james wrote:Upwind in chop shows the biggest difference over the RRD construction that would slam and constantly slow down, the Temavento doesnt have the same losses
Lighter is better for almost everything (as you said, mainly acceleration/deceleration/turning), but in my limited experience lighter boards bounce more in chop (all other things being equal).
the RRD when i first got it actually was 5.4kg so not much more than the Temavento, and i had the same feeling in chop then.
james wrote:what i was saying is that the different construction makes the board feel different on the water, there was a 400g difference in weight and yet you could feel the two boards behave differently. is that clearer?
james wrote:i friend of mine tried the Temavento last night , he usually rides the 2012 North ( green) and he remarked on the same thing. it felt crisp, responsive and easy to accelerate.
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