Unless you're tow surfing, the size of surfboard needed for paddle surfing will always ride kinda bouncy on wind chop, but once you're on a decent face and you want to ride waves rather than the kite, you'll want and need that surfboard size again.kazi wrote: Right now I have to limit it to one board for surfing and kiting.
It's not clear which size Dominator you have (nor how heavy you are) , but in either case that is a pretty high volume board and is very wide, so I imagine it was a bumpy ride.kazi wrote:I got out twice on Saturday in pretty light winds with a 15m Envy and my Firewire Dominator and had to really work to manage the chop soupy conditions. The swell was about 4-5 feet. Started kiting directionals and strapless for the first time this year.
I had to really control the speed and couldn't cut loose or I would hit a piece of chop and go flying. I felt like I was bouncing around like a cork.
My chop killer is my North Kontact 2010.....5'9" long...16 7/8" wide...1 3/4" thick...rides like it's on railskazi wrote: I'm just surprised there isn't a market for kite specific chop handling surfboards.
I have the Nugget 2013kazi wrote:What do you think allows them to do this. Is it the amount of concave? Have you compared the concave of the nugget to a regular surfboard? Is there a difference?coleman wrote:I ride a north nugget and they excel in our lake chop. Better than my twin tips.
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