mo'wind wrote:I ride strapless and strapped, but seen a guy in Michigan RIP on a TT in the waves. Thinking its more skill than what you choose to ride. Corey was killin it strapped with handle passes, don't limit yourself with what is "cool"... windsurfing was cool once. ( still is if you know where and who to watch)
I have seen the most amazing awesome down the line waveriding in big clean waves on TT's now and then on international good wave spots.
These guys were killing it bigtime - and the very best hardcore waveboard waveriders did not "look" better.
Eventhough - does it matter how it looks ? But thats another issue...
My point is - that as mo'wind says - it is all about skill and how you ride, not the gear
If I go out and there are almost no waves, just ancle snappers - and start out on a TT - then I have fun doing freestyle for maybe 20min half an hour - but then I always end up doing lay down bottom turns and hitting the small but steep waves hard in the cutback - an ENOURMOUS spray, and it just feels good
Not "riding" the wave no, but does not matter - in these conditions it is still great and much more fun than freestyle that becomes boring very fast.
What happens next, is that I go and take a strapless or strapped waveboard, and go out doing the same in the small waves - just feeling even better and having more "glide" and fun with small aerials and really enjoying it out there
In (not almost flat) waves I am never out on my TT (as why would I), but I see absolutely no reason not to ride good waves on a TT down the line, if you for some reason dont have or want a waveboard.
Its all in your mind ! (and skill)