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71cm wide wingboard, can you still paddle it well when lying on it or is it too wide?

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71cm wide wingboard, can you still paddle it well when lying on it or is it too wide?

Postby omg » Thu Jul 30, 2020 7:15 pm

No way for me to demo etc, but just wondering if it would be possible to paddle out lying on the board of 71cm width or will it be too wide? My idea is to paddle to the windy area from wind shadow area.

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Re: 71cm wide wingboard, can you still paddle it well when lying on it or is it too wide?

Postby BWD » Thu Jul 30, 2020 7:50 pm

If your shoulders are narrow and arms short, it may not work.
Otherwise it sounds worth a try, especially for reasonable distances.
Maybe find a narrow SUP or an old windsurfer same width and try it, or mock up something on land?
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Re: 71cm wide wingboard, can you still paddle it well when lying on it or is it too wide?

Postby tkaraszewski » Thu Jul 30, 2020 8:45 pm

I have a 72cm-wide slingshot outwit and I can still paddle it like a surfboard to get in and out of wind shadows. I am a pretty average-sized man, 180cm tall.
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