neilhapgood wrote: ↑
Mon Oct 29, 2018 11:45 am
I am currently riding a moses T40 with their standard fluente set up, just free riding with foothooks at the front, pumping along on open swell but no open face wave riding, can't gybe and more than happy to drop into the water to turn around!
However wondering what the benefits are of a low volume board with twin tip type construction? Are there any benefits or once up and riding does it not really matter what you are on?
The thin smaller board are a lot easier to handle in breaking waves, when you have to drag through the crests
The T40 is an awesome board IMO, really light and still some area and volume, but feels a lot smaller than it is.
Almost the perfect allround and lightwind board.
The shorter boards have less swingweight, but as the T40 is quite light, it is IMO mostly mentally the difference is big.
Using a bigger but thinner board (usually never lighter of course), will as said be a tad easier to waterstart strapless when a beginner.
But dont use this information for anything, as when a beginner you use strap(s) anyways, and when learned even the biggest bulkiest thickest board is easy to waterstart strapless
Some like thin boards when riding on the surface, others dont feel the difference, so not really an issue but a personal thing and you will know yourself later, not easy for us to recommend as we are all different.
The thicker boards, same "size", if that is your question, has only advantages IMO.
They are lighter and stiffer and you can ride/hump/start in less wind.
And no disadvantages once up and riding.
BUT, if you feel they are bulky, it is not for you, or if you have to penetrate breaking waves dragging out.
If you dont, go with the thicker board as in every aspect better.