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Do you plan to built yourself a Mallet windsup in the near future?
Hi Warren,pitty, your detailed answer has gone, i highly appreciate your thoughts on this.But exactly my thoughts on board designs, with designs like the Mallet SUP meets Windsurfing / Kiting, whereas the classic SUP Shapes with larger rockers are much more on the surfboard roots, like the rockers of the first windsurfboards 30 years ago, that didn't plane.Your pics could be complemented with pictures of the Fanatic Stubby and the JP Slate or other Tomo SUPS, at least regarding concept and outline, but (i'm repetitive here) regarding rocker i don't know.What makes me also think is your statement about volume in the Mallet thread, that the small volumes of the Tomo shapes can't defy physics, Archimedes is Archimedes as Colas said in the Aussie forum. I also think you need some volume, also or especially for windsuping in non planing conditions, it helps to get you out over the impact zone or for the occasional uphaul start in there.Your Mallet and also the Simsups tend to have more volume than the Tomo concepts, i think this is relevant in choosing the shape concept for a "perfect" windsup.Waiting for your first ride impressions on your Mallet windsup.Do you also consider the Foil thing? Change Centerbox to Tuttle should be easy with your custom building.Alex
James do you have any more video of it sailing clips of this board. http://jimbodouglass.blogspot.sg/2012/10/got-new-tractor-wheeeooo-doggies.html
Jpeter, I have the 110 L Quattro Quad and it replaced my RRD 8'5 WasSUP. The WasSup was better for climbing over white water in 10 mph winds, but if the wind is 12-14 mph or I'm slogging at a spot with a decent channel the 110 L Quattro is far superior. Once I'm on a wave and my feet in the straps the apparent wind takes over and I can even pull off aerials in 10-12 mph. I demoed one of the very first versions of the Goya 104 about 6 years ago and at the time (coming from a fast planing FSW) wasn't impressed. But I've heard they made changes to the Goya in 2013 or 2014 that made it much livelier.