weight works

miscreant

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May 20, 2016
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My daily driver is a 33.4 pound 10’ solid balsa pig.

I walk it down and up for a nearly 3 mile scenic stroll, when I surf.

It is an awkward behemoth out of the water.

In the water, she shines. It is such a connected feeling.

Some of y’all must enjoy weight also.
 

sonOsea

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Apr 6, 2010
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USA
The hollow wooden pig i made (redwood/balsa) is 26lbs. I don't ride it as much as I once did, but when i do its always a humbling experience and makes me smile. The weight and momentum is part of what makes it so fun an challenging.
 

Sax-son

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Nov 23, 2019
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High Sierras, CA
21 to 22 lbs. maximum for me now. I rode those 30 plus pounders for years. As long as the board has the right rocker specs and floats good, I can make it happen. I have a 10' 1' Roberts (Playa Del Rey) that weighs in at 34 lbs. It's like paddling out on my 12-foot kayak.
 

Unleash My Log

Active Member
Oct 20, 2021
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Rhode Island
My daily driver is a 33.4 pound 10’ solid balsa pig.

I walk it down and up for a nearly 3 mile scenic stroll, when I surf.

It is an awkward behemoth out of the water.

In the water, she shines. It is such a connected feeling.

Some of y’all must enjoy weight also.
YUP. Just ordered a replica of this board, 11 feet, and asked for it to be made even heavier. Beast.
 

West81

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Jun 28, 2021
405
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Hollandia
I have a hollow wooden board that I build myself. Didnt use any fancy wood, just the cheap stuff from the store. Its 8' long and weighs around 11kgs or 24 something lbs.

It surfs real nice and doesnt mind chop at all. I call it my chop-killah. But getting hit by that thing is lethal for sure.

The glide and momentum feels amazing.
 

unforgiven

Active Member
May 10, 2006
540
74
I exclusively ride my (Clark foam)Tyler Noserider.
It weighed 29lbs when I bought it…I bet she has put on a couple pounds of water weight since then.
 

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Bruce Fowler

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Jul 28, 2018
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California
Even at a lighter 'daily riding weight' Balsa feels different in the ride. I built the first edition of Balsa V Machines & MiniMAX in a lighter, chambered version that really pleased guys that had my foam versions.

One guy in Miami bought one then after riding it he loved it so much, he sold all his BF foamies & bought out the remaining Balsa ones I had.
May be an image of text that says 'Sustainable product. MAY 10, 2018'
 
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SharkB8

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Sep 21, 2011
1,269
1,151
USA Virginia
I tend to like heavier boards. Hoping to get out a 10’ Austin soulglide that’s paulownia and a 11’ kookbox that feels like it’s over 60lbs. We don’t get long lined up surf here very often and I’ve unfortunately had some health issues but trying to get back to it. Don’t think the heavy weight would be much fun in our summer crowd.
 




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