How big are your waves?janeko wrote: ↑Sun May 02, 2021 7:57 pmThanks both. To add more data - I'm planning to ride strapless, been doing wave strapless for a while now. I'm curious in what aspects the volume is helpful - I suppose easier water starts and perhaps helps handling lulls? Are there any other things to consider?
I think I will go for this in 118 x45 split if they ship to my place:Onda wrote: ↑Mon May 03, 2021 1:41 pmRecently I changed the board to an Anton "Skater", 100 cm long and only 1.5 cm thick, super light (1.8 kg), super robust. This is much more fun to ride than the bigger board, particularly in waves. You could use it even as a beginner due to its large scoop (nose of boards bends upwards). Touchdowns are very foregiving.
https://anton-kiteboards.de/produkt/ant ... -skater-2/ (hand-made 100 % in Germany by one of the most experienced shapers, really good quality, very fair price)
Just like kamikuza says: Volume mainly enhances the light-wind properties of your foil setup. But as a beginner, light-wind is not what you want (as it makes everything much more complicated). Hence I´d say: Thick boards are not essential for a beginner.
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