Kamikuza wrote:Define "better"?
I'll add that more flexible boards are easier to ride through the chop . . .
yep. more flex = better in chop..... guess what its worse at? your right upwind performance.
So. very flexible, lots of rocker, rounded tips make for a plush ride. But a power hungry ride.
More width and length gives better upwind performance too...
So to get a board thats good in chop with reasonable upwind you need to ballance size, width, rocker, shape, flexibility..... to get what you want.
I only ride in chop/swell. The only flat i find is inbetween waves.
So... my board is abit longer than normal. 142cm. it has reasonable width. 42cm. Its rounded at the tips and is flexible with intermediate rocker. So.... the longer length and width counteract the flex and shape to give a board thats has reasonable upwind while giving awesome chop slicing performance.