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  1. #21
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    Talking

    there is some really good advice & tips in this thread!!! thanks guys for all your thoughts & help.great bunch a folks on the boards here!!!

  2. #22
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    I dont have any desire to go back to bodyboarding. ive been surfing for almost a decade at least 3 seasons a year.....Im not the kind who talks shhhit to bboarders but I myself am a surfer and always will be

  3. #23
    If ya know how to ride a BB.......you wont slide out on anything. The board helps but any setup will do fine. Figure out how to use your fins in the face..............

    Ive had sessions on no channel bats and they work great. I currently went from a bat and channel to a crescent and channel. Crescent is faster and bites more IMO.

  4. #24
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    i disagree.i started riding BB's around 1984.all the basic skills were learned many years ago.i'm no pro by any means,but i have fun & can hang.this board just won't hold an edge & slips way to much.maybe it would work fine for someone else,but it's a headache for me.ECsponger had a similar experience,so i know it's not just me.i just need something that hooks up & holds the edge more.there is alot of engineering in the boards today & i think there's a good chance you'll run up on a few that just don't work for you.everybodies different & has different riding styles etc.i don't believe you can jump on any board & have no issues ever.there's too much subtle variation in them now.seems like your more likely to have a few you don't like before you find the best combo of features that works the best for you.it's all good though,that's what these forums are here for,so we all can learn more & reap the benifits when we line up in the local breaks

  5. #25
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    Quote Originally Posted by wontonwonton View Post
    ...Crescent is faster and bites more IMO.
    That's what we all were getting at man. Hey, I recall seeing your avatar as a lunch tray a while back for a long time... did you used to tray surf before?

  6. #26
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    Here's a few photos of the BZ Double Platinum - 5 years old.



    Tail. This thing has seen better days.



    Nose.



    Yea I really don't use this board anymore haha.

  7. #27
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    here's some attachment pics of my offending model.i can't remember if it was '04 or '05 when i bought this,but i figure it's near the same vintage as yours & the bat-tail dimentions look the same.
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  8. #28
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    congoboards.com
    dial in your dimensions and get it !
    nice local dude.
    Top quality too

  9. If I were you, I wouldn't buy a comercial board like bz, mike Stewart ect or any other mass produced board. Check out some oz made boards. Reon Fisher is a shaper from the land down under and has some sick ranges for Manta and 4play. The first step to buying a new board is to figure out where u are as a rider. How do you ride, are a flow rider, u pop fat airs and spins? Myself personally, I ride pro model boards bc there is more input from the pro to the shaper of what could be tweaked from handling, to speed, to recoil. As for fins I rock pod 2's, they are nasty in the water, they channel water nicely and they have tremendous thrust and they are super stylish. Make sure u do ur research and don't buy a board cause it looks cool or it's a good price. Ur the rider so u want a board that compliments ur style of riding. Hope this helps

  10. #30
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    Quote Originally Posted by bmore surf View Post
    congoboards.com
    dial in your dimensions and get it !
    nice local dude.
    Top quality too
    Those boards are EXPENSIVE. Going to be hard competing with Brands & team riders of those brands that have been around for years with the high price tag.