Here is a video of this same plan shape board as the MICRO. The MICRO is a bit thinner than the board im riding in this video. But im 6’1 and 210 so we added 1/2 inch of volume to my board. Same outline and bottom contours though.
The board carries speed thru turns and doesnt bog in the tail (due to reverse chined rails that release the water which has flowed down the rail and is trying to flow over the tail of the deck)
We made the MICRO version of the shape in this video because there are a lot of riders in the 150 lb to 190 lb range who liked the board —but would benefit if it were a bit thinner.
Both ride very similar — but if you are over 200 and want to surf and kite and foil I recommend the thicker version like I ride.
If you are under 200 lbs definitely go with the MICRO
Ive experienced two blown out knees, a herniated disk, and a badly torn hip flexor— so I feel every bump in the ride.
But soft skin on a board kills loads of chatter— and It is noticeable and just so enjoyable to ride
Thats what its all about.... how it feels.
http://www.straplesskitesurfing.com/201 ... tesurfing/