On 2002-12-17 12:15, xid3d wrote:
would like to try a big-wave tow-in board for speed cruising.
Mutant is a great concept, but how is it when going toe side, jibing, and wave riding?
<font size=-1>[ This Message was edited by: xid3d on 2002-12-17 13:49 ]</font>
Mutants are the very best for waveriding, toeside riding, and jibing - you get both worlds in one board !
You don't need to jibe, if you want to ride a leg on the water without jibing - because you can so easily sail it backwards.
And the better fin grip gives you good pop for jumps, good waveride spray and cutbacks, and better low wind speed (upwind).
If the mutants are VERY small though - you will lose a bit of the grip in the cutbacks !
The TT's have other advantages - like easier to touchdown toeside after jumps and tricks.