Jimmy Mazzanti wrote:Thank you for your impressions
did you have the chance to ride here again?
Yes, I have had the pleasure of riding the Temavento board some more times now.
The love to the orange lady just grows with every session!
There is no doubt that it is faster both upwind and downwind when comparing it to my old 2012 North.
Also I have lined up with a 2013 North, a 2012 Aguera, a 2013 RRD Rapida and a ML Custom. And against all boards the result was possitive as well. But the 2013 North were not on correct trimmed fins and the rider on the ML had pain in his ribs, so a little unfair to compare...but still. All riders on the other boards were much more experienced than me, so I was proud just beeing able to keep pace with someone I have not been able to follow before.
But back to the temavento board. When standing in the straps the feeling is much more relaxed than what I am used to. Of course it is hard for the legs, but not as it used to be. The board just find a steady way to go through the chops and you do not have to use force to keep the right position.
The board is light - maybe not as light as I expected (ap. 5,8 kg.) - but still ok light. The footstrap position is just where you want it. And also here I think it is easier to be in the right foot position without using force. The balance of the board also feels better. I do not have to put as much weight on the back foot, which maybe also is the reason that my legs are not that tired. Downwind the board is a little more loose, this I am starting to get used to, and when I get it, I think it will be much faster as well. I just need to switch off my brain