Matteo V wrote: ↑Mon Feb 25, 2019 4:41 pmThanks for answering, and let me put your response up with your previous post.jumptheshark wrote: ↑Mon Feb 25, 2019 11:19 amGoing faster is not a measure of performance for me in this context.Matteo V wrote: ↑Mon Feb 25, 2019 6:17 amFirst off, thanks jumpy for not avoiding the direct challenge. And so......
Evidence for performance:
1. Going faster is quantifiable in measured speed for which strapped absolutely beats strapless
2. Handling chop better is quantifiable with how far and at what top speed you can enter, and continue through chop - Do you actually think you can handle chop better, at a higher speed while strapless on the same board?
3. Aerial maneuvers strapped can be done "on the fly" and changed mid execution while strapped by almost any level of kiter attempting those maneuvers, whereas the same or similar maneuvers strapless must be pre-planned and cannot be changed mid execution by almost any skill level.
Go ahead and try to debunk the above 3 pieces of evidence that strapped allows more performance. If you think anyone of the above is just an opinion, tell us why you think so and present your evidence.
As I said, speed is not really a pertinent parameter of surfboard performance in this context. Strapless boards seem to fit well within the "Performance Envelope" of most who ride in waves. By numbers standing up I am referring to just that... Not your comparison of MPH, but sheer numbers of riders world wide who choose strapless over strapped, and in so doing infer that speed is not a relevant handicap for the bulk of them either. I know, I know, were all victims of fad and fashion!
You posted your criteria and I pointed out that they are by and large irrelevant to the strapless inclined.
As to your concern over my comprehension. Look a little closer.
dog·ma - a principle or set of principles laid down by an authority as incontrovertibly true.
Could it be that I chose those words by coincidence? Inconceivable!
As you are neither a Sicilian nor is death on the line, let me end with pure personal opinion.
Everything you have presented so far, from your choice of board, to categorizing an airush sector as a surfboard, to your ideas on board weight, strap use, and "performance parameters" for surfboards in general coupled with the unforgettable image of you on said fish bouncing off a slider in a bike helmet has informed my personal opinion.....
I'm pretty solidly convinced you lack credibility when it comes to giving kiteboarding related advice.