Beater Board?

Discussion in 'Global Surf Talk' started by livesurfish, Jan 17, 2014.

  1. livesurfish

    livesurfish Well-Known Member

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    May 13, 2013
    I used to surf but know I body board and I'd like to try a combination. I am thinking about buying a twin fin beater but I want to hear some reviews first.
     
  2. livesurfish

    livesurfish Well-Known Member

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    May 13, 2013
    Any one ever use one or own one.
     

  3. TheWocal

    TheWocal Well-Known Member

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  4. livesurfish

    livesurfish Well-Known Member

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    May 13, 2013
    c'mon I'm not joking I just want some
    reveiws
     
  5. RIsurfer

    RIsurfer Well-Known Member

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    Dec 5, 2012
    I used to want one, but I figured it would kinda be a waste of money. It would be fun for those days at Matunuck when it is high tide and shorebreak. You could get up early on those reforms and just slide around on it.
     
  6. RIsurfer

    RIsurfer Well-Known Member

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    Dec 5, 2012
    Good thing for summmer when you just want to mess around when its mushy and small.
     
  7. livesurfish

    livesurfish Well-Known Member

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    May 13, 2013
  8. TheWocal

    TheWocal Well-Known Member

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    Sep 4, 2012
    It's fun if you know how to surf. It sucks as a boogie board. If you get a beater, get it finless or else just save up your money for a real board. It's hard to make a steep drop so I prefer to ride it in on shore conditions. Demon spin fo lyfe bruiuih
     
  9. MrMacdugal

    MrMacdugal Well-Known Member

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    Aug 19, 2011
    I got a twin fin Beater last year for the terrible New England summer flatness. It made for some highly entertaining beach days. Get your buddies to get one too and have some real fun. Just like Catch Surf says, you can literally do it all on one of these. Surf, Skim, Boogie and just plain look like a boss to the normal folk on the beach. Get a twin in my opinion because the fins are removable for skimming, which can be removed with only a thin rock or strong seashell right on the beach.
    The absolute most fun you can have with it is to get a Banshee Bungee and tow into the shorebreak. You can launch and or do some good slashers, since I'm not nasty at skimming, it lets me get further out into the water and into the wave before it breaks.
     
  10. paperplate

    paperplate Well-Known Member

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    Nov 22, 2013
    And it's more comfortable to **** on than a surfboard surfboard...someone tell beyonce
     
  11. willeyboards

    willeyboards Member

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  12. beerndwata

    beerndwata Well-Known Member

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    Sep 18, 2013
    Anyone that says they "used to surf" never really did in the first place.

    Unless you're paralyzed. but you're not cause you're talking about surfing again.

    Stop dragging your **** around, get a fish, or better yet, start kneeboarding!
     
  13. Cwhite

    Cwhite Well-Known Member

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    Pretty cool looking boards Chris.
     
  14. willeyboards

    willeyboards Member

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    Thanks Chuck. Been using exposed raw cork for about 2 years now on my surfboards, paddle boards and bodyboards. Pretty amazing material. When exposed to water it releases a waxy, oily substance called suberin which provides all the grip you need without the need for wax. Cork doesn't actually absorb water, so there is no weight gain and the suberin never wears out. Also won't shred your stomach up like wax can, not to mention all the days your run out of wax, leave your board in your car and wax gets everywhere . . . .

    www.willeysurfboards.com
     
  15. maddogg

    maddogg Well-Known Member

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    Aug 29, 2013
    I can't agree more with the advice to get a banshee bungee. So much fun on skim boards, just don't skimp on your anchor or you'll prob die. Fun in the snow too.
     
  16. seldom seen

    seldom seen Well-Known Member

    Aug 21, 2012
    Cool boards man! Sustainable materials too, good stuff.
     
  17. TX Shreddin

    TX Shreddin Well-Known Member

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    Sep 13, 2012
    Got the twin Beater on cyber Monday for a steal. Didn't really know why, maybe it was the naked Anastasia ads in Surfing Magazine, but thought it might be fun. Only messed with it a couple of times but so far it is a hoot. I'd say a must ad to any quiver.
     
  18. MrMacdugal

    MrMacdugal Well-Known Member

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    Aug 19, 2011
    I'm really digging these boards. They are pretty cool, and I really like the idea of the cork for traction and less mess during summer heat. All you gotta do now is start some super amazing advertising campaign and boom, You're a millionaire. Oh and custom stamps, the kids go crazy for those custom stamps.
     
  19. seldom seen

    seldom seen Well-Known Member

    Aug 21, 2012
    And a banner, of course.
     
  20. NICAfiend

    NICAfiend Well-Known Member

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    May 12, 2012
    I've got one. Like everyone else said they're fun to mess around with on a small, mushy day. I sometimes ride it like a boogie board into some dumpy shore break or after drinking beer in the sun all day. If you're semi-serious about doing both look in to a used surfboard and a cheap boogie board. The beater board (I've got the 54" twin fin) is fairly short and if you're not decent at surfing it would be really, really hard to learn on it.