Even tho' I don't have one, I think they definitely have a place.... especially on the ocean. Ocean swells, chop and waves make it really hard to keep track of your board. Get more than 20 feet away from it, and you don't see it more than you do see it. Having day-glo pink floaties would help a whole lot in keeping track of the board. Do a quick tea-bag lift with the kite while you're body dragging, and you could easily see the board. The color would catch your eye real quick. Maybe the Lakers don't need it, but the Oceaners would find it useful.Bill C wrote:Well...trying to avoid a shit storm bla bla bla debate over body dragging, blo-joes, board leashes, etc, etc.
No need for anything if riding on flat water, bays, lakes or even the ocean. However, riding on the river with the wind blowing one direction and a stong current running the oposite direction, it helps having something to slow the board and spot the damn thing. I hate telling the wife I lost a $600 board. I thought attaching those little floaty things was a good idea.
BWD wrote:I have another idea, <untested.>
speed guys ride with a weight toward the nose.
If you ride in big chop and had that set up for the "against the chop" side,
It might help you damp the chop
And make the board float with one tip up in the air. But it would depend on current, the board, and the size of weight.
Not great in strong current against wind I think....
Maybe a small weight would be enough.
Would slow down the spins a bit...
Anybody (maybe with speed board experience) have thoughts?
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