Slyde wrote:Hi Marek, very nice boards. Having built many boards over the years I can appreciate the time that goes in to making a product of this quality.
Do you think that simply dropping some new inserts that moved the front foot forward 10cm would unbalance the board if I had the rear strap as far back as possible?
I afraid it would destroy the balance. I would suggest to ride it strapless for couple of hours (especially downwinds!) and check location of your feet. This is how I establish my settings once testing unknown foil for the first time.
To be honest - placing of the strap inserts in relation to the foil inserts and the board itself is pretty complicated. Still working on it
My idea is to place the back foot at the very possible end of a tail (to keep the board's length shorter). This is a starting point. Than foil inserts and finally front foot.
Additionally the rider's stance changes with time. It varies due to following facts (known to me):
- experience of a rider. Beginners starts with smaller stance. In my case it was 40cm with Moses board. I increased it upto 68cm with my board and tested Sword last week . However with Vorace it is around 55cm now. Need to test it with 60 next time.
- length of the legs. Obvious matter.
- size of the board.
- AR of a foil.
During last week Europeans I was happy to hear from a top rider that my latest settings (extreme stance of 68cm) were perfect for him. It means that the narrower stance settings must be comfortable for the rest.
Taking all above you can imagine how complicated is to make one board matching the wide range of foils. My next boards will have the us boxes 25 or maybe 30cm long. That would help to find the sweet position for Silente, Vorace, Levitaz, Sword, Magma and old Carafino.
antonell0 wrote:The original Moses board is too small. That's a fact. Period.
Now we know it but when the board was designed 3-4 years ago we were in different times.
Foilboards 2014 are getting pretty same outline, volume, shape. Similar story to the last three years of development of Formula Kite boards.