I made a skimboard last summer. Its 120cm x 60cm wide. I really only used it once with sucess in about 15km/hr winds. I couldn't stay upwind but I could see potential with a bit more wind and it was alot of fun. I'm thinking about making another possibly larger skimboard for next summer and I'm wondering about shapes? I weigh about 200 lbs.
I copied the shape I have from some commercial non-kite board off the internet. Specifically I'm wondering about swallow tails (which mine has) and if it serves some purpose or if there is a reason not to make a symetrical (twintip) skimboard?
Also is more width better near the front of the board or the tail and are straigher rails or rounder rails best?
Lots of questions but I haven't found much information on these things.
Wider ends with straighter rails will work . Will be harder for tricks . Put a bit of rocker into it .This will help . Take two boards to the beach ,that way you wont be disapointed . Were looking at 120 x 50 with fairly straight rails and wide ends with a small tuck in the ends .
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