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Mat surfing Doho
« on: December 07, 2019, 07:53:49 PM »
Seriously considering getting one of these.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Szhz-AfXubE&feature=share

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Re: Mat surfing Doho
« Reply #1 on: December 08, 2019, 02:56:25 AM »
I have a feeling one's stomach muscles will be quite sore after all that bouncing if one surfs that mat for one hour (or more).

Speaking just for myself, "not my cup of tea".
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Re: Mat surfing Doho
« Reply #2 on: December 08, 2019, 05:30:23 AM »
I have a feeling one's stomach muscles will be quite sore after all that bouncing if one surfs that mat for one hour (or more).

Speaking just for myself, "not my cup of tea".

This much I can say.  A buddy of mine has a couple mats he had custom made in the UK and after trying them I think these are fun as hell.  Not quite bodyboarding but a whole different feeling.  Also these modern day mats far more advanced then the older beach shack rentals from the late 60s early 70s.  Down the line these are pretty fast. 

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Re: Mat surfing Doho
« Reply #3 on: December 08, 2019, 08:12:20 AM »
They are a blast and the fastest thing on the water. The “bouncing” isn’t a thing like on a bodyboard since these are barely inflated. They are super floppy when set up right. They float over stuff like an off road racer.

You can take fins and a mat in your carry on (mine are carabinered to the outside) and then also take it anywhere you go without the pain of strapping on a rental board for a day trip (or if you’re on a local bus.)

Not easy to master but not too hard. Great exercise and if it’s macking you will get barreled.

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« Reply #4 on: December 08, 2019, 10:17:18 AM »
The last 1/2 looked like they were having a blast.... running over each other, pushing, stacking 3 high.... ha ha, brings back memories of the nip rash that air mattresses gave me when I was 10  ;D

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« Reply #5 on: December 08, 2019, 10:28:05 AM »
The last 1/2 looked like they were having a blast.... running over each other, pushing, stacking 3 high.... ha ha, brings back memories of the nip rash that air mattresses gave me when I was 10  ;D

Stoney.... ? It's not sitting  :)
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« Reply #6 on: December 08, 2019, 06:31:29 PM »
These mats look like crazy good fun! I am definitely going to order one. It might work for some of our beach breaks when they are pealing too fast for a board. Thanks for posting.

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Re: Mat surfing Doho
« Reply #7 on: December 08, 2019, 06:47:30 PM »
After watching this video, I went ahead and ordered a mat. It looks like there is going to be a bit of a learning curve but it should be fun.

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Re: Mat surfing Doho
« Reply #8 on: December 09, 2019, 01:21:01 AM »
After watching this video, I went ahead and ordered a mat. It looks like there is going to be a bit of a learning curve but it should be fun.

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Re: Mat surfing Doho
« Reply #9 on: December 09, 2019, 03:33:39 AM »
funny creek--same prob--nipple scabs at aged 10--along with serious sunburn

id ride the things drop knee--and we'd inflate them firm, tho i gather the new wisdom says soft

fins? nah, just paddle hard and take the wave late if need be

i remember my first day riding dropknee in big glass on a surfmat in FL---so fun---effing 50 years ago!!! yikes

i was so desperate for a real surfboard---not in the cards---at that stage my mom and dad had five to feed and there was no $$ for a surfboard for the 10 YO
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Re: Mat surfing Doho
« Reply #10 on: December 09, 2019, 10:00:17 AM »
After watching this video, I went ahead and ordered a mat. It looks like there is going to be a bit of a learning curve but it should be fun.

Bob





Hey Badger

I ordered the KRYPT MT5 SURF MAT SERIES. It looks well made and easy to deflate a bit once out in the surf if needed. I am a bit leery of no leash, just don't let go of it I suppose and with fins on the swim back in would not be too bad if I do lose it. It should be a good alternative for guests rather than the boogie boards if they are non surfers. Does anyone understand why these are reported to be the fastest surf craft? Definitely not intuitive. I was wondering how this could be adapted to improve SUP surf design.

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« Reply #11 on: December 09, 2019, 10:48:52 AM »
beasho? pono?  step away from the foil for one moment......

why are surf mats faster than hard craft??
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Re: Mat surfing Doho
« Reply #12 on: December 09, 2019, 11:12:44 AM »
« Last Edit: December 09, 2019, 11:50:41 AM by Badger »
Jimmy Lewis Super Frank  7'6 X 31"  115L
Sunova Flow  8'10 X 31"  119L(Low volume version)
Hypr Gun  10'6 X 28"  148L
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« Reply #13 on: December 09, 2019, 11:55:13 AM »
Jimmy Lewis Super Frank  7'6 X 31"  115L
Sunova Flow  8'10 X 31"  119L(Low volume version)
Hypr Gun  10'6 X 28"  148L
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Re: Mat surfing Doho
« Reply #14 on: December 09, 2019, 03:36:33 PM »
beasho? pono?  step away from the foil for one moment......

why are surf mats faster than hard craft??
Who ever said they're the fastest surf craft, let alone against foils is stretching things a bit.  That being said, they are surprisingly fast.  The time I tried them (as mentioned above) they did seem to have a faster down the line speed than a bodyboard.  Not being a physics expert, I really cannot say why.   Regardless they were a lot of fun.




 


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