Bombora 59" - Blue
- Product Review (submitted on December 20, 2013):
- I have been riding a Bombora for about 7 months. I have owned boards greater than 55 inches, and prefer them because I was a big wave surfer, a native Hawaiian, and I like a big board. Most of the big boards I have ridden were too slow,, not well balanced, too flexy. When you weigh about 140 , and the board is cracking, there is a problem in engineering. I am no stranger to restoring my boards, adding shock pads or risers, changing wheel size or durometer to get the perfect "wave". I am a distance and speed rider. If I want to do tricks, I get a little board. If I want to enjoy life, I go for a bigger gun. As we say I Hawaiian "No ka oi" . It means its the number one (or Ichi ban- in Japanese). The perfect balance, thickness, wood and weight for its size. Its no lightweight to carry. It almost 20 pounds. If you are pushing, its twice the height to lift your leg. If you have a paddle and the will, you will surpass the foot pusher in speed. You also will develop a pair of delts and traps and abs that will make you look rad. I'm totally recommending a paddle. This board is ungripped, so for all of you who like to be barefood, its gnarly . I gripped one of my Bombora because I landsurf downbig hills too. It has a wise enough contact patch that you can lean on the edge with all your weight for turns and not experience wheel bite. . I used a clear spray grip not to mar its beauty. As for care and feeding, the wheels that the Bombora comes with are also primo grade. They have Bear trucks which are rad, they only thing I like to do when I first get a board beside loosen my trucks a little (preference) is change the bearings ., I am over 50. working poor, had a lung removed 2 years ago and still wanted to do board sports. Using a land paddle- The Big Stick- built up my core and upper body, and who can not use that? You can never be too old or messed up to landpaddle and skate. I do recommend a helmet and reflective gear. Be safe out there.