Greg is not my role model but he rides good and I can see he rides a deck which looks like $60 boogie board off your local surf shop. And a pretty large Lift 130 wing.
juandesooka wrote: ↑Sun May 06, 2018 3:58 pmI have been of the opinion that board is irrelevant. Once flying you could be on a cafeteria tray. But now that I'm trying a wakeskate with nearly no flotation I can confirm board matters in light wind.....I've had my wakeskate submerged knee deep trying to get going.
I think a stubby wide board would be ideal. Have also noticed that my narrow pointy nose surfboard will tend to dig in on hard touchdowns. A wider nose board would improve chances of recovery.
your board looks good. ...Nice to see you are stoked. Ultimately this supposed to be about having fun....so enjoy yourself
BTW. Peter Frank paid for his board and in my mind it's assaulting to state that he wrote such a positive review to pay back for a free board.Peter_Frank wrote: Thanks Juan, and you are absolutely correct - that the small boards dont stand a chance in marginal winds, and even in lighter winds they are not that good, compared, and I always choose a boardsize that matches the wind, as it gives you a much better overall experience no matter which wing sizes.
You dont know till you have tried - just like those who havent tried hydrofoiling at all, they got NO idea what they are missing
Out again today in less wind, starting with the wavefoil but it felt wrong in this wind so I took the Hover board and flew around the rest of the day without having to wait for gusts to start, or waste time trying to start with board dragging or sinking and sometimes kneeheight under water.
Compared at first view it does not look (nor feel) much bigger than my medium sized a lot less volume waveboard - but looks are deceiving, as there is so much difference in how low you can go between these two, even with the same wing, that you wont believe it.
I can really only recommend these types of boards, or similar types, if you want to move your limits significantly and still have fun and fast starts really easy, also when realy experienced.
Dont compare to the older big beginner boards - as they were typically a lot heavier, so felt wrong and also sucked to the water surface a lot more.
45 litres ish.
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