worst board you ever had

Discussion in 'All Discussions' started by metard, Apr 6, 2018.

  1. LBCrew

    LBCrew Well-Known Member

    Aug 12, 2009
    Not so much "float on the wave" face, but certainly in responsiveness to rider input. Think traditional log (heavy) that has a lot of glide, but slower to get up to speed, vs. HPLB which is lighter, more responsive, and accelerates quickly. The log will also noseride differently... it will noseride more parallel to the wave face and locked in trim even on a more vertical wave face, while the HPLB will noseride more at an angle toward the beach, and likes a slopey-er wave face.
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  2. soulrider

    soulrider Well-Known Member

    Jul 19, 2010
    I wish I was smaller man... I read some article... maybe someone posted it on here I can’t remember... but it’s about being 5’8” is the best surfing height.

  3. sisurfdogg

    sisurfdogg Well-Known Member

    Jun 17, 2013
    What about boogers...is taller better?
  4. BassMon2

    BassMon2 Well-Known Member

    Jan 27, 2015
    I'm 5'8. Unfortunately it doesn't make me surf like Slater. I wish it did
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  5. nopantsLance

    nopantsLance Well-Known Member

    Aug 15, 2016
    I believe all (new to you) boards go through a similar process, depending on the conditions, your attitude and belief. When you truly believe in a board you are way ahead on the curve.

    Attitude determines you Altitude
    within reason
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  6. JayD

    JayD Well-Known Member

    Feb 6, 2012
    The latest journal has an under water experiment showing three riders three different boards (single, twin, thruster...knost on single of course).

    All three barrels are shot from under water showing the water displacement on inside rails and also shows the fin relationship to the wave. Pretty interesting perspective...
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  7. LBCrew

    LBCrew Well-Known Member

    Aug 12, 2009
    Got a link? Or is it Surfer's Journal hard copy only?
  8. JayD

    JayD Well-Known Member

    Feb 6, 2012
    It was in hard copy LB.

    Pretty sure the experiment was indo...perfect reef barrels with clarity and similar waves for each rider.
    Last edited: Apr 10, 2018