Faster Board

Discussion in 'Global Bodyboarding Talk' started by rfh1317, Apr 23, 2010.

  1. rfh1317

    rfh1317 Active Member

    Oct 20, 2009
    Im 6'3", 190lbs at 18. Im an amateur riding a 41.5' WR Tamega but need more speed since I keep getting stuck and dropping back in the barrels.

    Heres how I ride:

    Should I get a bigger board or a new riding style?
  2. dbiz135

    dbiz135 Well-Known Member

    Oct 3, 2007
    You definitely need a bigger board. Judging by your height and weight the board should reach your belly button and should have a nice thickness to it. You should go for a board that is rated for 200 lbs to 220 lbs. It will help you float better and paddle easier. Also you may want to move up your position on the board, arch you back and raise you legs out the water. You may be creating drag by not positioning yourself correctly on the board.

    Hope this helps!

  3. notjamee

    notjamee Well-Known Member

    Aug 30, 2008
    You need a longer board. Judging by your video, you were dropped on your head as a child or a crack baby. You should go for a board thats about 6'2" and try standing up. Stop blaming your board for not knowing how to ride barrels. Pea's out nucca
  4. he rides what?

    he rides what? Member

    Aug 19, 2009
    I'm 6'4" 190lbs and ride a 44. I'd say get a 43 or larger and definitely get on that nose more.