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Bigboy

AU$ 1,700.00

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THE BIGBOY is for big guys! If you are big, you have to go big!!

Anyone over 100kg or of a bigger stature can take advantage of this high-performance longboard tailored to a larger person. With the 24” width, it adds an almost shortboard curve to the outline.

The tight pulled-in tail running into a clean curve back towards the middle allows smooth yet tight snaps as the board flexes under the weight of a heavier rider. A nice balance of flex and curve in one package. If you thought your surfing days were getting limited with the frustration of not catching many waves, revive your surfing on the BIGBOY and feel alive.

About the board

 General goal | theme of the board

A big guys longboard.

 Wave type ||| size it's working best

All waves. From just under waist high up to double overhead.

 Maneuvers it does best

Flowing roundhouse cutback and power carves, it can do a decent vert reo as well.

 Skill level it's best for

Novice to Pro.

 Paddle power

Average.

 What you thought of when you designed it?

Designed as a big guy's longboard with more area and thickness to carry a bigger guy. With the focus being on performance surfing and less on nose riding, its generous curve through the middle gives it a nice shortboard feel and the low rails make it super sensitive.

 What it possibly compromises on then?

The extra outline curve makes it more of a challenge to nose ride, it still does nose ride but needs a certain skill to stop it from going into a drift/spin while on the nose.

Shape details summary | Design info

Outline

Pulled in longboard nose, clean outline with generous curve in the middle into a tighter rounded pin. At 24 inches wide it can carry a bigger guy into waves easily, the outline is quite curved in the middle because the tail pulls in relatively narrow, so for a longboard it has a lot of outline curve. This combined with the performance rocker gives it a free flowing and loose feeling no matter where on the board you stand, so it's easy to pump for speed and has a nice rail to rail feeling. Wide tailed boards get really hard to attack the pocket at speed, not so with the Big Boy, even in 2 x overhead waves, the tail is still narrow enough to throw it under heavy sections and whip it from rail to rail.

Rails

Low profile, shortboard style. The really low rails do a few different jobs; fat rails are harder to bury, especially at speed, so the low rails make the board super sensitive, responsive into turns and help slice through the water nicely. With Sunova’s Balsaflex technology our stringers are in the rail line which means the board has a greater range of flex and spring back, however the thickness of this particular model at 3 inches helps reduce the flexing when a big guy is walking the board, yet the rail line is still free to flex and spring back nicely. The low rail is more submerged when walking and nose riding, so the board is nice and stable to walk with water flowing over the rails holding them down. Lastly the bottom edge through the tail is quite tucked under, this gives the board good hold into late drops and a smooth ride in general.

Rocker

Full high performance rocker. This amount of rocker fits nicely into tighter parts of the wave, yet it is still flat enough to carry without needing to be pumped, but it can be pumped for speed with ease if the wave requires. The curve is even all the way out the tail, so it still carries speed even if you are standing right on the tail. The board has a nice squirt of acceleration if you stomp your back foot, opposed to a tail flip which is like hitting the brakes.

Bottom

Flat bottom. The idea is to keep the board going fast, it already has plenty of features to keep the board loose and sensitive, no need for added contours as the overall design is not dependent on bottom contours for control. Additionally the general Sunova construction with the flexible bottom adds another dimension that reduces the need for contours. 

Deck

Quite a domed deck from 3” to a really refined and low rail with nice thickness distribution. Having the nose and tail quite refined, lowers swing weight and keeps the super thin railed tail feeling sensitive and alive out of turns.

Fins

Thruster. For sure the best performance option, I personally like to run a slightly smaller tail fin, as this frees the tail up a little better in tight under the lip style turns and snaps in general.

Final Statement

A good high performance longboard for bigger guys. Being a bigger guy myself I designed this board for myself, at the time it was designed I was 6’4” and 100kg, it was my go to board, 15 years on, I'm up to 120 kg and the board still works really well, in fact, I can actually duck dive it now which is a bonus.

Data Table

Summary of the shape
LENGTH
NOSE WIDTH
WIDTH
TAIL WIDTH
THICKNESS
VOLUME (L)
WEIGHT (KG)
9'2"
18 9/16"
24"
14 1/2"
2 15/16"
68.2
5.0
10'0"
18 3/8"
24"
13 7/8"
3 3/8"
84.5
5.8
LENGTH
NOVICE (KG)
INTER (KG)
ADVANCED (KG)
PRO (KG)
NOVICE (LBS)
INTER (LBS)
ADVANCED (LBS)
PRO (LBS)
9'2"
88
98
107
116
195
216
235
256
10'0"
97
108
118
128
214
238
259
281
LENGTH
FIN SET UP
FRONT FIN
REAR FIN
CENTRE FIN
9'2"
FUTURES. (THRUSTER)
3D GO HARD THRUSTER
N/A
3D GO HARD THRUSTER
10'0"
FUTURES. (2+1)
3D GO HARD THRUSTER
N/A
3D GO HARD THRUSTER
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DESCRIPTION
OUTLINE
PULLED IN LONGBOARD NOSE, CLEAN OUTLINE WITH GENEROUS CURVE IN THE MIDDLE INTO A TIGHTER ROUNDED PIN
BOTTOM
FLAT BOTTOM
ROCKER
FULL HIGH PERFORMANCE ROCKER
RAILS
LOW PROFILE, SHORTBOARD STYLE
FINS
THRUSTER
GOAL
A BIG GUYS LONGBOARD
WAVE
WAIST HIGH TO DOUBLE OVERHEAD
RIDER
NOVICE TO PRO

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