What The “Keg On Legs” Ride
Height: 5′ 9″
Weight: 181 lbs.
Not everybody has four-percent body fat and weighs 145 pounds dripping wet. Some of us like to eat hearty meals, have a sedentary lifestyle, and work more than surf. Because of these factors, not everyone is going to ride a potato chip disguised as a surfboard.
Here’s Mick Lowe-a normal guy (with abnormal talent) who rides surfboards that most of us can relate to.
“This photo was taken in Tahiti, so I was carrying boards that ride the tube well-you don’t have to do much else there,” says the sturdy fellow.
“All of my boards shown here are generally 18 1/2 inches wide, with the 7’0″ and 7’2” being slightly wider at 18 5/8 inches.
“With the exception of the 6’2″ and the 6’3″, all of these boards are pintails. I feel that pintails ride the tube better than boards with width in the tail.”
“The 7’2″ is nearly 2 3/4 inches thick, but with rolled rails so it holds in on the face. If I’m on this one in Tahiti, you’ll notice I’m wearing dark trunks!”
“The 6’2″ and 6’3″ are both rounded squares, which are my everyday boards at home. They’re made for surfing the beachies and small days on the reefs.”
“The pick of these boards was the 6’8”. It was unridden at the time of this photo, but I took it for a run in Tahiti and got some pits on it. But I took it to G-Land, and the thing was magic. It was the only board I rode for four days in six- to ten-foot waves. Unfortunately, it’s in surfboard heaven now-I broke it during my last surf there. You only ever break the good ones … “