please recomend a good bodyboard

Discussion in 'Global Bodyboarding Talk' started by bondage, Jan 9, 2010.

  1. bondage

    bondage Member

    Jan 3, 2010
    hey guys, I will like to get my self a new body board this summer. Anyone like to recommend?
    I am tall, 6foot2, so this board needs to be fairly large.
    If you can send a link to where I can buy it as well, that will be extra cool.
  2. rgnsup

    rgnsup Well-Known Member

    Jun 23, 2008
    Check out

  3. Surfer Cutie

    Surfer Cutie New Member

    Jan 13, 2010
    Where do you live bondage?
  4. kittymmeow

    kittymmeow New Member

    Mar 14, 2010
    there are a lot of factors that you need to consider when buying a new bodyboard...
    • board material - different cores and bottoms are better for different temperatures - some may be too stiff for cold water, while others may be too flexible for warm water
    • stringers - having at least 1 stringer is a good idea - keeps your board from bending or breaking in rough shorebreak - though if you live in a cold water area, 2(or more) stringers may make the board too stiff
    • tail - bat tail or crescent - DK riders tend to prefer crescent for its ability to hold the wave better - prone riders tend to prefer bat tails for more maneuverability - mostly a personal preference
    • size - should reach within 1 inch above or below your bellybutton when standing - also a matter of personal preference
    • thickness and width - if you are heavier guy, you will sink if you try to ride too thin or narrow of a board - the opposite goes for smaller guys - you wont be able to catch waves properly if your board is too buoyant or too wide for your shoulders to reach across
    • price - you might not want to pay $150 - $250 for a high performance board if you are a beginner and you will not need the extra performance for a while (possibly by then it will be time to get a new board) - though more experienced riders may need the $200 high performance board to do maneuvers better or to catch bigger waves
    this site goes into more detail on this:
  5. VBwaver

    VBwaver Member

    Feb 14, 2009

    i recomend morey i ride one and they last me forever. but not the ****ty cheap moreys. they suck. if not buy a toobs they are pretty good too
  6. carlabrown78

    carlabrown78 New Member

    Apr 6, 2010
    yai..atlanticbodyboards are pretty good on these thing...
  7. LIbodyboarding

    LIbodyboarding Member

    May 16, 2010 is your best bet, but the best brand is by far NMD, or BZ. NMD's are so Light and Durable, i love them! I have an NMD Base and it's great! They go great with creatures of leisure leashes
  8. Cwhite

    Cwhite Well-Known Member

    May 19, 2006
    Whoooaaa.....tap the brakes a bit.

    Atlanticbodyboards is the place to go for BBING needs, but BZ & NMD being by far the best brands is a stretch considering all the top manufacturers out today. Nothing against either NMD, BZ, but unless you have many years of well traveled experience or ridden most of the manufacturers boards recently, that's a mighty bold statement.

    bondage- I see you listed your hgt @ 6'-2" make sure to mention to Bob your weight also. The location, type of wave you ride, etc will make a difference on the type of board to select.

    These are the boards from our No.6 line up suited for the bigger guys (200lbs+ and 6ft +/-)
    These 2 boards are pretty similar except for the tail design. 1st board Brawler is crescent with a bit more control for the steeper waves & the Goliathe with a bat tail to slide/throw around a bit easier.

    Just check out Bob @
  9. basscaptain

    basscaptain Member

    Aug 28, 2010
    Ive been rocking BZ since i started getting serious about body boarding, I have an early model BZ Hubbard 42 with rails and the new hubb fundamental 42" with rolled bat tail. My first sponge is still bad ass on the waves, and its been through about 6 hurricane seasons lol. Thats the quality that i have came to expect and love from BZ
  10. Waverider82

    Waverider82 Well-Known Member

    Mar 26, 2010
    Remember to buy two boards and make sure you tape the two boards together for extra flotation. ;)
  11. beachkat

    beachkat Well-Known Member

    Oct 16, 2009

    Love my No 6 Idol, got it from Atlantic Body Board.... great flex and response... (tho I'm not a pro to know, I can still tell from older previous board.....)
  12. JZx56

    JZx56 New Member

    Oct 7, 2010
    im 6'3 200 pounds and i ride a BZ fundemental its the best board ever and floats me and im fat
  13. Haig Bakhtiarian

    Haig Bakhtiarian Well-Known Member

    Jul 8, 2011
    science best boards out there
  14. MDSurfer

    MDSurfer Well-Known Member

    Dec 30, 2006
    Why not go straight to the source,,
    Ask for Jay and you'll be talking to a certified professional who knows whereof he speaks. His wife Vicki is just as knowledgable, refer to their profiles if you don't believe me. and just click on "Owners" to see their background and knowledge base.
  15. Swellinfo

    Swellinfo Administrator

    May 19, 2006
    Jay and Vicki will definitely make sure you get a board that is right for you...
  16. beachkat

    beachkat Well-Known Member

    Oct 16, 2009
    link for custom bodyboards

    i had a board made by him, great site, reasonable too.

  17. Treason

    Treason Member

    Jun 9, 2012
    I ordered a beater board from and it took forever to be sent. When I finally got it they sent me a color i didnt ask for. I emailed the guy back and rather than fix his mistake he cried about running the whole business himself and having to move his store and told me the one he sent would look better in photos?

    Oh and it was also supposed to be free shipping according to the website and the owner who i spoke to before placing the order but shipping charges still showed up on my card.
  18. rodndtube

    rodndtube Well-Known Member

    May 21, 2006
    Amen to that.
  19. Koki Barrels

    Koki Barrels Well-Known Member

    Aug 14, 2008
    This board is the sh^t.
  20. Erock

    Erock Well-Known Member

    Aug 6, 2011

    You seem like a spammer.