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Best boogie boards 2018 – [Buyer’s Guide]Last Updated February 1, 2020
Best boogie boards of 2018
I review the three best boogie boards on the market at the moment. Come with me.
Before you spend your money on boogie boards, start by familiarizing yourself with the various types. The best boogie boards will make your fairytale dreams come true!
Test Results and Ratings
Why did this boogie boards win the first place?
The product is very strong. Its material is stable and doesn’t crack. I am very happy with the purchase. It is definitely worth its money. The product is top-notch! I don’t know anything about other models from this brand, but I am fully satisfied with this product. The rear part fits perfectly! It is mounted really tight and reliable.
Why did this boogie boards come in second place?
This is a pretty decent product that perfectly fitted the interior of our office. Seems that the material is good. It has a very beautiful color but I don’t really like the texture. I like this product. For such a low price, I didn’t even hope it to be any better. It’s decently made. Managers explained me all the details about the product range, price, and delivery.
Why did this boogie boards take third place?
This price is appropriate since the product is very well built. I liked the design. We’ve been using it for 2 months and it still looks like brand new. The material is incredibly nice to the touch. It has a great color, which will suit any wallpapers. It is inconvenient to use due to the size. I am going to get something different next time.
boogie boards Buyer’s Guide
The wide point on a bodyboard is literally the widest point down from the nose of the board.
Boards with the wide point towards the middle work very well in most conditions, both for prone (lying) and drop knee (semi standing). The further up the board the wide point is, the more directional the board will become. This works better in bigger waves, where your weight is pulled a little further up the board for speed.
The best way to test how wide a board is against another is to lay them down side by side as shown in the photo.
Many people ask us….what is the difference between a £30 board and a £150 board? Basically it will come down to strength, build quality and performance. All of our boards here will have the best performance for their price but before you buy we will explain a little more about what is inside your new board. Starting from the cheapest, let’s look at the options.
NRG & PARADOX CELL CORES
In recent years we have seen the addition of what are known as as either NRG or Paradox cell cores. These are names given by the two main factories producing bodyboards in the far east. These cores were primarily produced to replace PE cores on pro boards but they have infact found there own place in the market.
These cores are 1.PCF PP cores that are less dense than standard PP, hence allowing for more flex. This is often used in conjunction with various stringer and mesh combinations to give strength. Early results seem pretty good as long as you get the correct combination of materials. A typical NRG/ Single stringer/ Mesh combo is perfect for 1to 1degree water temp. Paradox cell and three stringer combination is very similar perhaps a tad stiffer.
Double rails mean that there are two layers of foam running down the edge of each side of the board. By adding an extra layer the rail can be stiffened up which helps to give extra strenths to the boards edge, This helps to give the board durability and a bit more speed.
The inner layer is often a crosslinked foam which is a higher density. There are various combinations of materials used on the outside rails but the rule of thumb tends to be that crosslinked deck boards use double crosslinked rails wheras open cell boards tend to use a crosslink inner and open cell outer rail.
NOSE & TAIL BUMPERS
Bumpers are extra layers of higher density foam attached under the nose and tail that help prevent these areas from de-laminating.
The corners of a board take a lot of punishment so having this extra protection is great feature that will make your board last a lot longer.
The following section covers all the different aspects of the boards design, features and how they affect the way the board will ride in the surf.
TEMPLATE SHAPE & WIDEPOINT
The higher the widest point is on the board the more directional it will become. Better for heavier, more hollow waves. For more all round conditions look at a widepoint a little lower towards the centre of the board. This will also make the board much more resonsive for manouvres.
NOSE & TAIL WIDTH
Wider tails offer more flotation which is great for smaller weaker surf. they also tend be looser for sliding moves, spins and slower speed manouvres. Narrower tails will turn harder of the bottom turn and are generally more responsive which is great in better surfing conditions. The downside is the loss of float so not really a good choice for the small stuff.
The rails are the side edges of the board. There are two parts, the rail which is the lower proportion of the edge and the chine which is the part that wraps around onto the deck. The rail, chine proportions are often referred in percentages like 60/40 or 50/50 with the first number being the lower half of the edge. Nowadays most of the better companies use a 55/4rail configuration. This means 55% rail to 45% chine. A great all round design for most type of waves and riding styles.
60/40 rails will give more hold but a tad less speed. 50/50 is a little faster but with less grip in the face.
Remember that there is a fine line between speed and hold. Without control you will loose speed so it is always to consider a design that ticks both boxes.
Nose bulbs are small indentations that are scooped out from the corners of the nose on the slick side. The idea is to give you more grip and a better feel for a board. Well worth having and feature in all our boards from the NMD 360 upwards.
This fun little
Catch Surf Womper can be used like a hand plane so if you are looking to get deeply barreled, this is the mini kickboard for you. Not only is it made by the fun guys at Catch Surf, it is also a highly functional board with the right features to give you stability and speed when you need to take out your swim fins.
Tail is the length of the tail.
Surlyn (Bottom of the board) The material of the bottom of a bodyboard affects the quality of your ride. Most bodyboards come with a polyethylene or a polypropylene bottom. Some boards are built with graduated channels at the bottom to help achieve greater speeds.
The first step in choosing the best inflatable an inflatable SUP is to decide what kind of stand up paddling you want to do.
This trend continues to evolve
It all depends where we look. Today for example 98% of SUP boards, in Germany are inflatables. But in countries like France, Spain, Portugal and also the Scandinavian countries we still sell a majority of hard boards.
The wrong paddle board will give you a clumsy, strenuous experience: the perfect inflatable SUP for you will make paddle boarding a pleasure.
Tips for Better Performance
Two of the most popular tail designs used are the crescent and bat tail. The crescent tail shape forms a wide curve that puts more of the body on the water. It provides more control. The bat tail has two curves and is made for smaller waves. It has more lift, which creates more speed and better movement on top of the water.
This board is a great general fitness/balance board the larger size will give you more room to do different types exercises on.
The larger size of the board is also great for people over 6ft because it will give you more room to spread out your feet as well as has a higher weight limit than smaller boards.
This board is only ok to use if you are into board sports, If you want to practice carving skills, it can be utilized with the gigante cushion to simulate the feel of carving.
Might not be best choice for you If you are already at an intermediate to advance level in a board sport thier are better balance boards out there to work on flipping tricks, rotation skills and carving I would look into some of the Vew-Do boards.
It is sold as the deck only or in a package with an 1/2in. high roller or the large gigantic cushion.
The Indo gigante
The indo flow gigante 24in. balance cushion inflates by mouth, and the more you blow up the cushion the more unstable it becomes to balance on.
The thing I like about this big cushion is that it allows you work on carving and 360-degree balance skills that you can not develop when using an indo board used the roller.
This larger cushion is better for working on board sport skills because it will provide more instability than the smaller cushion. You can make a balance trainer by placing this cushions under an old skateboard deck, snowboard or surfboard.
Indo foam roller kit
The kit is composed of a 36in foam roller, cut up into an 18in foam roller, a half-round roller, two wedges and two slivers. If you are concerned about talking a lot of falls while learning to use a balance board, this kit will allow you to progressively work your way up to using a balance board with a roller This product would be perfect for a physical therapist that needs to be able to change how challenging the board will be to use depending on the balance skills of their clients. If you are already into board sports or have experience using a balance board with a roller, you will probably find using the board with these pieces of foam to be too easy.
If you got one of these boards and are not sure what else to do with it after you have masted rocking back and forth check out my article showing over 100 tricks and exercises you can do with a balance board.
First of all thanks for reading my article to the end! I hope you find my reviews listed here useful and that it allows you to make a proper comparison of what is best to fit your needs and budget. Don’t be afraid to try more than one product if your first pick doesn’t do the trick.
Most important, have fun and choose your boogie boards wisely! Good luck!
So, TOP3 of boogie boards
- №1 — Levitate Body Board Boogie Board with Wrist Strap
- №2 — Levitate Body Board Boogie Board with Wrist Strap – Assorted Colors
- №3 — Boogie Board 8.5-Inch LCD Writing Tablet