MBLV vs. MB5

Jul 20, 2008
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For those who have ridden both particularly in small to medium surf. Which do you prefer and why? Ride characteristics of both and how would you size one?
 
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sdsrfr

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I have a b5 but not the other to compare.

how does a b3 vs b5 vs LV compare?

where does the AO fall into place?
 
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Bman76

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I have a 3. Love it! Loose, drivey, super fast - super fun. I had a 5 fin Bumblebee in the same dims. Funboard, but not in the same league as the 3 fin MLV. Again, though, haven't ridden a 5 fin MLV. Overall, i prefer the 3 fin bonzers. Suits my surfing.
 
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rowjimmytour

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GWS is/has holy grail of Bonzer info and gives bezt feedback. Me personally only have one groveler a 8' ewing 5 fin pintail log. Works great from 1' to 6'+. The rest I own/sold:
5'8" alpha omega does not like mush but fun 3'-6'+
5'6" bumblebee thumb 5 fin liked solid wave loved barrels
7'1" 5 fin swallow semi gun used only couple times North.
 
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