On 2002-10-04 15:55, Anonymous wrote:
Thanks for the input. What size was your JL vulcan II? How much do you weigh? Mine is 137 by 15 and I weigh 185. I bought some of the slingshot assym footsraps with the base plates. Some thought I would need a 139 by 15 and 1/2 or I would be nursing the board too much. Also, I notice that most riders with footstraps have more fins than the standard 4 that a JL allows.
Do you think a different board would benifit me?
My JL was 140 x 15". I hated mine. It was one of the first he built with no carbon. It flexed so bad, it had zero pop. The tail just gave out when loaded. The tail's flex made the board wash out under normal riding. Before that, I had a vulcan 1 in all carbon that did none this weird stuff.
I have tried a lot of boards. 15" is my favorite width for my 184 lbs. Length is not that important to me. 150 goes upwind better, but 140 is good enough too. If anyone cares, short is in. Martin Vari has Wave Trays in 110, 115, 125, and 137 ALL 15" wide. Wave trays ride 9cm shorter than the numbered length. This is because of the flipped ends. The wave tray rockets upwind like a board much longer than it's numbered size. This is one it's magic performance advantages. The flipped ends allow them to get away with straighter than normal rockers. It also has a parallel template.
All Undergrounds are designed to be ridden straps or bindings with the same fins. I converted all my undergrounds from bindings to straps with no loss in performance.
<font size=-1>[ This Message was edited by: Dwight on 2002-10-05 04:32 ]</font>