Well I have less rocker in the tail, but more width and less tail V. So lets see what happens when I hit bigger waves.Peter_Frank wrote: ↑Tue Oct 08, 2019 2:14 pmplummet wrote: ↑Mon Oct 07, 2019 10:09 pmYour logic makes sense Peter as far as wave arc angle is concerned. My thought process is that i care less if i bury the nose in smaller stuff. So I can give away some wave performance for better upwinding and boosting performance. But on big waves i do not want to bury the nose in any circumstance. So i would prefer more nose rocker to ensure that doesn't happen.
But i've only had one 40 min session in pitchy shitty shore break. Now i need to get out there for some real testing.
It does, but it is experience in waves that has lead to these choices, not the logic as such.
Should emphasize that when I say rocker I dont mean nose-rocker, or scoop as it is called.
How much lift in the nose is mostly a personal thing.
It is the main rockerline, and the tail or tailkick that is most important to select for the waves (combined with width and V or not of course).
So using a flatter line/tailkick for bigger waves, to get more speed so able to surf in control on big monsters, and also able to carve around closing sections to get to the clean lip.
And in medium but steeper waves, more rocker or tailkick works fine for hooking into the waveface, and you dont need the same board speed.
For small waves or low wind it is personal as said, a wider tail of course, but whether a more flat rockerline so you can glide a lot easier but need to control your cutback, or you prefer more rocker so you need more power but a he.. of a lot better and smoother cutback, is just a choice.
I assume these characteristics for waveboards should fit the very same on a wave mutant board
Well i dont have the facilities to manufacture at to get any decent level of economies of a scale. But i do entertain the idea of subbing the build out to a botique builder to build on my behalf. So maybe we will see some Plummet mutants some time in the next year or 2.
Well you were right. I got into some decent peeling slabs today. 4m swell and a gusty 30 knots.Peter_Frank wrote: ↑Mon Oct 07, 2019 7:48 pmHmmm, I would say just the opposite - for really big waves you need less rocker, as you want a faster board with more control to get past sections.
Whereas for smaller steeper waves you need rocker, on cost of speed (and somewhat control)
And in really small waves a wider tail.
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