Peter I wonder if maybe it was the board you have/had? I have no problem touching down with my 940mm board.Peter_Frank wrote: ↑Tue Oct 16, 2018 6:17 pmHaving boards from 85 to 175 cm, 6 different sizes, but only considering pocket boards in this thread:
Really short pocket boards cons -
Nose scoop not possible, giving the first 4 cons here.
Can not be ridden on the surface really.
IF they should be ever so slightly ridden on the surface, the angle should be set so you stand awkward with front foot bent.
Extremely difficult to waterstart strapless, if trimmed for a natural stance, straps much better of course.
Any touchdown in chop/waves can lead to a crash, both going straight and in transitions and jumps.
If seaweed, you WILL touchdown often, no matter how skilled, not fun without a snub nose - but okay, doesnt matter as you have to stop anyways...
You have no chance of riding safely in lulls if not sufficient to foil, so practical low end is hugely compromised.
You will risk huge crashes when you land from high jumps nose first (in order to foil away) and get the timing off just a bit.
You have no flotation so when you drift ashore you can not sit on the board very well, or not at all.
Dragging out in onshore marginal winds is more difficult, harder, if a thin board no volume at least.
I am pretty sure you've gained more skills over your many years of foiling then I have in my 1.25 years...Peter_Frank wrote: ↑Tue Apr 02, 2019 10:43 pmWell, it is not very likely the boards I have used (many different ones), but probably because many of you are way more skilled than me, I respect that.
But there will also be many at my level, who will have the same issues with super short and small boards, I am not in doubt, many disadvantages as mentioned.
Just to be clear, I assume we are not talking about riding in quite flat water?
As this is never the case here, always waves or big chop or waves with big chop, thus shorter masts are pretty useless really.
This might also impact touchdowns with supershort boards?
Dont know, as never ride relatively flat water, just a thought...
Assume it must be the skill level difference though
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