Just getting into strapless riding - I bought a 5'10 bic fish to learn on (and because it was cheap)
been on the board about 4 times, i can carve heel and toe side but so far only managed a few gybes out of many attempts.
lost the center fin on the 2nd time out riding in too shallow water - however i quite like the feeling of it as a twin fin set up
i find the board doesnt go upwind as well as i like so i've ordered som M7 fins to replace the M5's that came with the board with the idea that this would improve upwind performance - is this sound logic? i based it on the fact race boards have massive fins and a built for charging upwind. -
Will putting the center fin back in make the board go upwind better ?(i was thinking of putting the smallest fin i could find in the rear fin box just so it wasnt empty.)
Or is it that my technique sucks?
I have read that riding upwind on a surfboard you have the board flatter in the water that a TT and steer it upwind using the feet and let the fins rather than the rail do the work.
I also wonder if the board is a bit small for me being 6'3 and 90kg as i have yet to find any difference between riding the surfboard and my 140x42 TT in light winds except i go better upwind on my TT which shouldn't be the case from what everyone has told me, but i think this again is more poor technique than anything.
Thanks for any feedback.