I just finished my first tests with the grabrails.
After Toby said I should go training due to the lack of water and wind here, I tried to train throws, flips, passes etc....
Well, my custom modifications for the grabrail are not yet what I expect them to be.
It offers more hold because of the negative 17,5% angle, but because it leaves quite some space free till the edge it is not a perfect fit to your hand when catching the board from a flip etc.
That means I will have to produce a grabrail myself from foam rubber that combines the positive features of both grabrails:
- Modified: Perfect angle inside wall (no chance of the board slipping out of your hand), perfectly fitted and glued to the staired edge of the Radical
- Original: Starts right at the edge of the board - feels more comfortable in your hand when you grab it
Well, its gonna be a bit of work, but due to the lack of kiteable water and wind here (its just too cold
) I am left with material tests only here anyhow