edt wrote: ↑
Sun Oct 31, 2021 12:06 am
if you use both boots and straps sooner or later you will end up buying one board for big air and one board for wakestyle. The reason being it's just too darn inconvenient to use the screwdriver every session to switch over the bindings. Just keep it in mind your main goal will be to have two boards. Just my opinion.
I became rather quick with the screwdriver
I also don't swap all that often, as in spring/autumn I use 90% boots, and in winter I use 90% straps. Only in summer things are more random, but even then it is often possible to predict in advance, and when there are 5-6 hours of wind it's not that bad to spend a few minutes swapping.
In any case, carrying the screwdriver and straps is much easier than carrying an extra board, especially on the many days here where you cannot leave anything in the car due to the sun/heat.
If I end up buying an extra board it will be for the different performance, and not for saving the need to swap between boots and straps.
Overall the only thing I feel the Radnium might be lacking for big air is acceleration.
I always ride boards around 139. Recently changed down to a 137 abd haven’t been able to jump so high since. Not sure why. Any one find a bigger board helps more?
For given win conditions, if you aren't lit up on the 137, and can hold an edge on the 139, you should be jumping higher with the 139. When you aren't pushing the high-end of the wind range, the larger board will generate more speed, so as long as you can hold its edge it will jump better. I think smaller boards are mostly preferred when being so powered, that having an easier time holding an edge on a smaller board is more important than generating more speed on a larger board.