Are you sure that's because of construction/weight? The two boards have different outlines/rockers/bottoms, imo these are much more likely to be the causes (along with fin-trimming/foiling out of the water)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
I do not race kiteboardslobodomar wrote:
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).
so you're saying the RRD gained weight, and as it did so you felt a deterioration of its performance in chop?james wrote:
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.
Yep. But I still think you're comparing apples to oranges when you attribute the difference in behaviour (in chop, to which you were referring in your former post) solely to weight. IMO, if you take 2 identical boards (exact same geometry), the heavier one will bounce less in chop.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?
Again, comparing apples to oranges. But there is no doubt that, between 2 identical boards, the lighter one will feel more responsive (we'd already agreed on that )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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