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Re: 2020 Dwarfcraft 3'6" vs 4'6"

Postby Oldman_Dave » Sun Jan 19, 2020 1:08 pm

apos0 wrote:
Sat Jan 04, 2020 1:59 pm
Oldman_Dave wrote:
Sat Jan 04, 2020 1:47 pm
For a bit of a different perspective, there's been a few cheap 3'6 here but I wouldn't buy one now because they're a bit too big. Unless you're a complete beginner smaller is better in my experience.
Smaller than 3'6?
Yes I ride a 100cm X 42cm board (carbonco Nang) in all conditions and don't see the need for an extra 6cm to 3'6".

In fact I've just ordered an Axis Tray which is 94cm X 48cm. I think that's a good length.

This is my personal feeling, everyone's different.

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Re: 2020 Dwarfcraft 3'6" vs 4'6"

Postby tkaraszewski » Sun Jan 26, 2020 2:20 am

Oldman_Dave wrote:
Sun Jan 19, 2020 1:08 pm
apos0 wrote:
Sat Jan 04, 2020 1:59 pm
Oldman_Dave wrote:
Sat Jan 04, 2020 1:47 pm
For a bit of a different perspective, there's been a few cheap 3'6 here but I wouldn't buy one now because they're a bit too big. Unless you're a complete beginner smaller is better in my experience.
Smaller than 3'6?
Yes I ride a 100cm X 42cm board (carbonco Nang) in all conditions and don't see the need for an extra 6cm to 3'6".

In fact I've just ordered an Axis Tray which is 94cm X 48cm. I think that's a good length.

This is my personal feeling, everyone's different.
I purchased a 3'6" because my 37" board doesn't allow me to get my weight far enough forward for top speed riding. It works fine for moderate speeds but it's difficult to get the right stance to go fast on such a short board.

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Re: 2020 Dwarfcraft 3'6" vs 4'6"

Postby Milko0k » Tue Mar 16, 2021 12:08 am

purdyd wrote:
Sat Jan 04, 2020 3:44 pm
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In spite of the pictures the micro does not have inserts for two front foot straps.
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This is the only post I could find regarding my question :(

Is this true for the entire 2020 Micro line of production?

Just picked up a board and to my surprise it only has front and back inserts. Going through all Slingshot marketing info it clearly has three front strap positions with multiple inserts for each.
I've briefly seen two of these boards and I'm pretty sure one had two front straps.

Sales rep is telling me he contacted Slingshot and they told him all of them only have one front and back???

Thanks for any comeback.

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Re: 2020 Dwarfcraft 3'6" vs 4'6"

Postby purdyd » Tue Mar 16, 2021 12:38 am

Milko0k wrote:
Tue Mar 16, 2021 12:08 am
purdyd wrote:
Sat Jan 04, 2020 3:44 pm
...
In spite of the pictures the micro does not have inserts for two front foot straps.
...
This is the only post I could find regarding my question :(

Is this true for the entire 2020 Micro line of production?

Just picked up a board and to my surprise it only has front and back inserts. Going through all Slingshot marketing info it clearly has three front strap positions with multiple inserts for each.
I've briefly seen two of these boards and I'm pretty sure one had two front straps.

Sales rep is telling me he contacted Slingshot and they told him all of them only have one front and back???

Thanks for any comeback.

Marketing material is wrong. Sales rep is right. There is no version of a micro in 2020 that has three front foot straps.

2021 new versions have three I believe.

Shame on slingshot for not correcting their images. You are not the first to find out the hard way.

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Re: 2020 Dwarfcraft 3'6" vs 4'6"

Postby Trent hink » Tue Mar 16, 2021 2:53 am

What exactly is the benefit of the 2020 micro over the standard 3’6” dwarfcraft?

Does the lower volume make it a better board?

If you tell me the answer is weight, I call marketing shenanigans.

Stiffness? Don’t make me me laugh.

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Re: 2020 Dwarfcraft 3'6" vs 4'6"

Postby toyletbowl » Tue Mar 16, 2021 3:57 am

Trent.....the lower volume has several advantages.

It will "sit" in the water a little easier (water starting) when riding strapless and it will also be a little more responsive if pumping, etc.

I also ride strapped and cannot ride with 1 front strap if jumping. I have to have 2 in front, but that's me.

Hope this helps.

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Re: 2020 Dwarfcraft 3'6" vs 4'6"

Postby Chestnut » Tue Mar 16, 2021 8:37 am

Hello All,

Maybe this helps out? With Google translate....

https://oaseforum.de/showthread.php?s=0 ... f&t=179160


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