kitegirls wrote: ↑
Mon Nov 06, 2017 6:48 am
Every spec I've ever read says that I should ride a 134 to 140 twin tip, which is what I've been on from my first day on the water. Recently I've switched to a 129 and I can't say I'd ever ride anything bigger again.
Length isn't everything!
Seriously, the width, shape and rocker matter just as much.
Boards designs go through phases... for a while it was short, fat, rectangular boards. Now it seems to be going with longer boards with more rocker.
As others have said, if you find a board that works well for you in most wind, you're in good shape. The tables are a guide only and vary by too many factors to rely on. A good thing when you see a board of a different shape than yours, give it a test ride. You'll find some things it does better than yours, and some things you don't like.
It also depends where you ride. If you typically ride flat water than a smaller flat board may work well for you. If you typically ride in choppy conditions, you'll want something with more rocker, concave or tip shape to help eat that chop and smooth out your ride. Different strokes for different folks.