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Offline The Lone Surfer

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how much weight would you have to gain...
« on: August 20, 2005, 12:26:49 PM »
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  • before buying a board with more volume? 5,10,20 lbs?

    Offline lisurfer16

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    Re: how much weight would you have to gain...
    « Reply #1 on: August 20, 2005, 01:39:58 PM »
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  • im 5'6 like 118 pounds. I lost like 10-12 pounds since winter from work and surf and my surfing has improved dramatically. If i gain it back ill be more then likely surfing my 6'0 instead of my 5'8. I think an extra two inches of height or a 1/4 inch of width makes up for it. Dont think its much to worry about..stay in fighting shape and ur surfing will only progress.

    Offline moses_is_crowded

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    Re: how much weight would you have to gain...
    « Reply #2 on: August 20, 2005, 05:33:12 PM »
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  • i think it depends on you starting weight.   i'm about 6'6" 240. i would have to lose i think 30 pounds to see any difference in the way my board floats....a guy who weighs like 130-140 probably would have to lose 15 pounds to see a difference..  just a guess

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    Re: how much weight would you have to gain...
    « Reply #3 on: August 20, 2005, 08:14:56 PM »
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  • damm moses you are a big dude..  what kind of board do you surf??
    howdy

    Offline moses_is_crowded

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    Re: how much weight would you have to gain...
    « Reply #4 on: August 20, 2005, 09:04:26 PM »
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  • its all in the width brother....my daily rider is a 6'8"  20.5 wide and 2 3/4 thick....i have a fish that is 6'1"  21 1/4 wide and like 2 1/2 thick


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    Re: how much weight would you have to gain...
    « Reply #5 on: August 21, 2005, 02:05:35 AM »
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  • just face it: you're a fat old Fuck.  just kidding ;D  i think there are too many factors to give a straight answer.  so much about board selection depends on the waves for me, so i wouldn't know where to start.  the crappier the waves are, the more float and paddle power you need.... the fatter and weaker you are the more float and paddle power you need.... the more people in the water, the more....etc

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    Re: how much weight would you have to gain...
    « Reply #6 on: August 21, 2005, 10:27:17 AM »
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  • if u do feel the need to get a new board that will give u a little bit more float but do not want anything longer than wat u are riding now, im pretty sure that 6inches in length=1/4 inch in thickness and =1 1/2 inch in width so if u add just a little bit more in those dimensions you'll still get the float u want without having to long of a board

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    Re: how much weight would you have to gain...
    « Reply #7 on: August 21, 2005, 12:29:09 PM »
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  • i've mostly been thinking about what someone said about full winter wetsuit gear weighing 20lbs wet. like moses said if your biger to begin with it would mess you up too much, but if you start out small that weight may matter.