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Boards too light not good for boardoffs!

Postby Toby » Sun Oct 03, 2010 4:23 pm

I just tried one of the lightest production boards on the market...but it is not perfect for boardoffs...specially if you do spins with it, or the kick flip, then the wind affects the rotation, making it harder to spin.

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Re: Boards too light not good for boardoffs!

Postby Phil » Sun Oct 03, 2010 9:38 pm

Same issue with ultra-light surfboard when doing strapless ollies, grabs, jumps...
In this case "weight+inertia" is your friend :cool2: , at least for us ordinary people :dumbo:

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Re: Boards too light not good for boardoffs!

Postby twah » Sun Oct 03, 2010 9:40 pm

thanks for the public service announcement captian obvious.

who woulda thought a light board might get blown around a little by the wind?

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Re: Boards too light not good for boardoffs!

Postby Toby » Sun Oct 03, 2010 11:21 pm

you could thing a heavier board is harder to handle due to its weight...

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Re: Boards too light not good for boardoffs!

Postby speedyRider » Mon Oct 04, 2010 7:36 am

@Toby

Toby i have a 133 board and just changed it to same board 135, ive practiced a few times the tail-grab boardoff in the beach, and also without success some times in the water and its tricky to rotate the board a bit to bring it to your feet. I tried on the beach a 128 shapes from one of my friends and it was like a toy...do you think its possible i can do a boardoff with my current boards (i guess so its my skills limiting me)

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Re: Boards too light not good for boardoffs!

Postby longwhitecloud » Mon Oct 04, 2010 9:11 am

back to skinny narrow boards

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Re: Boards too light not good for boardoffs!

Postby Toby » Mon Oct 04, 2010 2:28 pm

I tested also longer boards and could do all my tricks on it. It is no problem. I guess once you are very secure with your tricks, it works with any board.

Important are big straps for easy out and in.

With that trick you have two options on how to get back into the straps. I do it in one movement, like throwing the board onto my feet, and due to high straps it works. But it is hit or miss, no second chance!
Or you take first one foot, then the second. The first is harder, the second is then like a one foot.


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