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Re: About real small pocket boards < 1 m, benefits and limits

Postby junebug » Tue Jun 25, 2019 3:00 pm

junebug wrote:
Fri Jun 21, 2019 1:52 pm
I’m pretty tall (6’3”) and my stance narrowed dramatically when I started riding a small board. Some of that is probably because I moved the foil back, but it is also because there just isn’t room on the board for a wide stance. I like a narrow stance because it makes footswitches so much faster, which is necessary for me for underpowered tacks, and I love the way carving feels with a narrow stance.
I got curious about my stance width on my pocket board. Looks like it’s about 18 inches.

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I’m not setting any speed records with this stance, but my foot switches are really fast, which allows me to do tacks even when underpowered.

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Re: About real small pocket boards < 1 m, benefits and limits

Postby tkaraszewski » Tue Jun 25, 2019 7:54 pm

Only days after talking about how I don't like tiny pocket boards very much, I'm now in the position of maybe doing a trip that would require a very small board to fit on a very small plane, which puts me in the position of maybe building or buying a board significantly smaller than I'd normally like, so maybe I'll eat my own words, hah.

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Re: About real small pocket boards < 1 m, benefits and limits

Postby grigorib » Wed Jun 26, 2019 1:05 am

My stance is 32”
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Re: About real small pocket boards < 1 m, benefits and limits

Postby junebug » Wed Jun 26, 2019 2:53 am

grigorib wrote:
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My stance is 32”
Your board is NICE.

Does it handle touchdowns at all? I think for me having my front foot so far behind the nose gives me a little margin of error on touchdowns, even though my board has no rocker. I’m always pleasantly surprised how well it can handle minor touchdowns.

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Re: About real small pocket boards < 1 m, benefits and limits

Postby grigorib » Wed Jun 26, 2019 4:05 am

junebug wrote:
Wed Jun 26, 2019 2:53 am
grigorib wrote:
Wed Jun 26, 2019 1:05 am
My stance is 32”
Your board is NICE.

Does it handle touchdowns at all? I think for me having my front foot so far behind the nose gives me a little margin of error on touchdowns, even though my board has no rocker. I’m always pleasantly surprised how well it can handle minor touchdowns.
I very rarely touch water but I recover just fine

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Re: About real small pocket boards < 1 m, benefits and limits

Postby tkaraszewski » Wed Jun 26, 2019 5:04 am

grigorib wrote:
Wed Jun 26, 2019 1:05 am
My stance is 32”
What width is your board? Do you have any issue with space for flying foot switches?

My stance takes up about 32" as well, but I'm not sure how much difference that makes except making 32" the minimum length board I ccould comfortably use.

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Re: About real small pocket boards < 1 m, benefits and limits

Postby Oldman_Dave » Wed Jun 26, 2019 12:09 pm

Junebug and Grigorib, are those home made? If so would you mind sharing a little how they are made?

(Edit: found the thread, never mind)

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Re: About real small pocket boards < 1 m, benefits and limits

Postby grigorib » Wed Jun 26, 2019 12:56 pm

Oldman_Dave wrote:
Wed Jun 26, 2019 12:09 pm
Junebug and Grigorib, are those home made? If so would you mind sharing a little how they are made?

(Edit: found the thread, never mind)
http://www.timcgibbs.com/foil-boards.html

36x16x3/4”, two layers of paulownia wood, glass in between, glass on the bottom, and finally wrapped in glass. Upper deck concave, lower deck edges beveled, nose scoop rocker. Stainless M8 t-nuts.
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Re: About real small pocket boards < 1 m, benefits and limits

Postby grigorib » Wed Jun 26, 2019 12:57 pm

tkaraszewski wrote:
Wed Jun 26, 2019 5:04 am
grigorib wrote:
Wed Jun 26, 2019 1:05 am
My stance is 32”
What width is your board? Do you have any issue with space for flying foot switches?

My stance takes up about 32" as well, but I'm not sure how much difference that makes except making 32" the minimum length board I ccould comfortably use.
16”. 32” stance on 36” board is just fine. Going fast I tend to widen the stance

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Re: About real small pocket boards < 1 m, benefits and limits

Postby Kamikuza » Thu Jul 04, 2019 4:57 am

I measured my stance today; is about 75cm or about 30 inches, as the "middle" general purpose position...


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