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Short Boards dont work in waves !!

Postby Guest » Fri Jul 18, 2003 4:38 pm

I try short board 126x39 but in choppy water and waves dont work proper because slides litle when i turn ,
So wath the minim size and with for all condition ride , (waves , Choppy ; etc)

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Postby not annonymous » Sat Jul 19, 2003 2:20 am

Maybe it is not the size but some other problem with the board.

What board is it?

You have fins on it don't you?

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Postby FR » Sun Jul 20, 2003 7:42 pm

I am 82kg and riding the Underground SWT110x38 90% of the time!
In all conditions, flat, chop, wave...
I just love that Board! :thumb:

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Postby Santa » Mon Jul 21, 2003 7:55 am

:evil: Ofcause does a shot board work in wave, what you need is the right one.............

My 125*37,5 work perfecly, the waterline is aprox 110 and it's a blast, what your are talking aboat is shotboards without any scoop/rocker, mine got 3 cm, that enogh so try to get a board that made for wave, nobody 20 m2 kite in 40 knots so way go in waves with a flat waterboard :o

Try it short rules everywere :thumb:

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off course they do...

Postby Kite:Life » Mon Jul 21, 2003 8:24 am

work, just like someone said u just need the right one! :idea:

Try one that is short and narrow (12? x 32-33 cm) with very little rocker and cut out's underneith (to make it not dive when u hit a wave) this is what we use here anyway and they cut through chopp like nothing else :thumb:

I just recived a "missfit" from SS and am about to try it, it has pretty much the measurments of your board ( 122 x 35 or something) and it's suppose to work for anything! (according to Doyle himself)

I'll try it today and let u all know...

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Postby Carver » Mon Jul 21, 2003 9:37 am

I use my Dragon S 135*37 in every sort of waterconditions..
It's all in the fins baby..!
TFC fins are VERY good.. :thumb:

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Postby Mar » Mon Jul 21, 2003 10:41 am

On reply to your question. I have tried a couple off models (shorter than 125 cm) these last few week / days. And short boards (sb's) are great and radical in hard wind or powered up conditions and probably within 1,5 year almost all of you will by riding these boards. Me, myself as well!

A few are already mentionned (missfit, stubbie, blob, popsyco, grind..) on this forum. But are there more sb's that I really should put to my feet some time? Which do you think are the best?

Sb's are great at waves as wel.

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Postby luketheloony » Tue Jul 22, 2003 10:36 pm

i ride my 120 cm cyclone all the time and all conditions it takes a liltle longer to get used to but 1s ur there ull never change

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Postby bobbybill » Wed Jul 23, 2003 7:17 am

it's true, take a while to settle on fin config that works for you.

Santa Cruz, Calif. shaper Stretch (does boards for Trow, Dana Pinto, Scheibels, etc), has drilled some of his trays for 5 fins on each tip (3 on end, plus 1 inside each corner fin), plus 2 between heels, so you can mix/match sizes/shapes. With 12 possible placements, and a bunch of sizes, you can spend a few months experimenting.

Also borrow a true mutant, like a naish or Gaastra, that has a lot more rockered nose. The slingshot and cabrinha "directionals" don't really have much difference in rocker between tail and nose.

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Postby Mo » Wed Jul 23, 2003 7:58 pm

Today we had winds like 14 knots. I was with 18m2 kite. There was a lot of chops and waves.

I was switching b/w 140*38 TT and Mutant 5'4". IMO, the mutant rides much better in these conditions. You feel more solid on the water and even you can move on the waves with a nicer sliding style as compared to the TT. Others find the TT better and they love it more. It's a matter fo style I guess. I still prefer the TT on relatively flat surfaces and the mutants on waves and highly choppy conditions.


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