jkrug, unless your board is super short like <4 foot then the balance point of the board with foil attached is before halfway from stern. if you have a super short board and the manufacturer hasn't compensated for the short length by moving the balance point closer to the middle then that's a specific manufacturer issue applying to your short board. Your front foil needs to be just in front of the middle of the board for the centre of ballance to be in the middle of the board.jkrug wrote: ↑Sun May 02, 2021 12:50 pmi opened this topic because i was hoping designers would reconsider where they put the insert handle on the bottom. that's all. if where it is works for you and everyone else, that doesn't negate the fact that it doesn't work for me (though it likely means no designer will change what they're doing). i haven't told anyone they're wrong about their experiences, i'm only telling about mine. if you want to argue with me about what happens to me when i try to carry my board, then maybe it's you that is out of balance.fluidity wrote: ↑Sun May 02, 2021 7:35 amCrikey jkrug, you put in a complaint on a public thread and when people explain why and that it works for them, you tell them they are wrong!
My F-one inflateable 7'6 board I made a 3D printed handle and fitted the centre of it about 200mm forward of the front of the mast, on the 5'6 board I made, I fited a 3D printed inside handle about 150mm centre in front of the mast front and that also ballances just fine!
jkrug, its you that is out of balance, not your board !
If the manufacturer has stuffed up then get someone to print one of my 3D handle designs below and superglue it underneath after you've tested the best location with a tie down strap:
https://pinshape.com/items/103544-3d-pr ... rab-handle
https://pinshape.com/items/103532-3d-pr ... rab-handle
But I assure you, yours is an uncommon experience that does not justify "fixing" of the majority of other ones that are ballance centered!