- Bomb Drop
- Mike Valley
- skateboard move
- fresh water
- board floats
I learned to river surf on an iSk8, switched to a Hydrus Montrose XL, and have moved to the Bomb Drop this summer. It's a super fun board, easy to pop-up on most waves once you dial-in your technique. I've surfed a few other boards since, soft-top and traditional boards, when I get back on the Bomb Drop I am always really impressed with how well it handles and how much fun it is. For reference, I am 6' & 170lbs surfing around Colorado. My wife loves it too! I'd be super keen to get a hardboard or alternative construction with similar dimensions that has a bit more stiffness.
My son was getting good at standing on his boogie board (Badfish River Rat), so we picked up a Bomb Drop to get him to the next level. He is having a blast, and starting to own the wave. A great stand up surfer for the kids!
For experienced river surfers, its super fun! For beginners, good for boogie boarding.
I can’t believe such a tiny board floats in fresh water, but my river surfer is doing Mike Valley’s skateboard move with it as I type, he loves his Bombdrop. I love Bad Fish’s customer service, they could not have been more helpful!