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    b-board to catch really weak waves?

    Just wondering something. Today I got skunked with knee to thigh waves with zero power. 3.5 feet at 5 seconds. I couldn't catch them with my board. Not enough power to those waves. They were spilling and had open sections though. They weren't closing out. Now I know that longboards can catch small waves that normal surfboards can't.

    So I was wondering if I made by bodyboard more buoyant by taping one board on top of another board, would I be able to catch those really weak waves?

    Also, would a longer board(like the 46 inch big kahuna), (I'm 6 foot 2 155 pounds) have the effect of better being able to catch completely power-less waves?

    I'd rather tape one board onto the other with duck tape because those "big man" type bodyboards are like $200 and I'm broke and I spent 50 bucks on my bodyboard and it works great in regular waves. It's a 41.5 inch board.
    Last edited by mikeb2056; Jun 25, 2010 at 04:02 AM.

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    doubling up on boards is a really silly idea, and I wouldnt suggest that.

    My advice for you is to get what you can out of the weak waves with the board you have, or find another hobby when its small! I lot of guys I bodyboard with, bust out a fish or a longboard on the small surf days.

    a bigger bodyboard will float you more, but generally will be less reactive for any maneuvering.

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    Its all about the leg power man.

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    Its not leg power. I have perfect positioning in the wave to catch it. The waves simply will not move me. There's zero power to the waves. It just trickles.

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    Are you in southeastern North Carolina? That sounds like the kind of mushy weak surf I've been trying to catch all week. They just weren't breaking outside with any kind of force to them, even the longboarders couldn't catch them. Sometimes you've just got to give up and ride the shorebreak, I guess.

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    Haha i know, i hate when the waves are like that. If the waves are that weak i do what scarecrow said and ride the shorbreak.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Swellinfo View Post
    a bigger bodyboard will float you more, but generally will be less reactive for any maneuvering.
    Do you think anyone's tried to make a custom "fish" or "longboard style" boogie using the same principles they do in surfing (i.e. more volume, surface area, etc.)? Would it work the same way do you guys think?

    I'm thinking about something like the CX Bull:
    http://www.ebodyboarding.com/bodyboa...stringer-42-25

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    With the waves the way they've been the past few days, I'm not too worried about this anymore. haha Yes I think finding another hobby when the waves are super small is a good idea and just be patient.

    Anyway, this has nothing to do with riding small waves, but my old board was like 12 years old so I actually just got a new board a morey cruiser 42.5 for only 40 bucks at a local sporting goods store! I love it! Had a blast out there with it the past couple of days.
    Last edited by mikeb2056; Jul 13, 2010 at 03:11 PM.

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    That is the most rediculous thing ive ever heard, tape 2 boards together? hahaha. Just like said above, if its that small dont waste your time, i know were all anxious but you need to be patient. you guys with the stupid ideas is what makes us bodyboarders look like kooks anymore

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    Quote Originally Posted by hardcoreboogieboarder1 View Post
    That is the most rediculous thing ive ever heard, tape 2 boards together? hahaha. Just like said above, if its that small dont waste your time, i know were all anxious but you need to be patient. you guys with the stupid ideas is what makes us bodyboarders look like kooks anymore
    Alright, I'll admit, probably not the brightest idea haha, but that's what a month of no waves(when I first posted) does. It makes you crazy. After a couple weeks of awesome waves, It looks like were going into another flat phase here The week outlook doesn't look promising. Oh and I could careless if I look like a kook.
    Last edited by mikeb2056; Jul 25, 2010 at 07:54 PM.