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PonoBill

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Re: Dealing with nasty rollers on a touring SUP
« Reply #15 on: January 24, 2019, 02:23:56 PM »
There is nothing wrong with your choice, should be a fine board for you. I was just making a general comment. Confronted with a choice between stability and speed I have to ask myself "what is this board for?" If it's just for fun, I'd always sacrifice some speed for stability. Not too much, but a bit.
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Re: Dealing with nasty rollers on a touring SUP
« Reply #16 on: January 24, 2019, 08:19:12 PM »
There is nothing wrong with your choice, should be a fine board for you. I was just making a general comment. Confronted with a choice between stability and speed I have to ask myself "what is this board for?" If it's just for fun, I'd always sacrifice some speed for stability. Not too much, but a bit.
Thanks. I don't think I made a bad choice, but I have been second guessing myself after seeing that most people paddle the open ocean on skinnier boards with lower volume. OTOH, I would be kicking myself if I had gone a little more aggressive and kept falling off trying to get through the breakers. I think this is why so many of you have a lot of boards. They all have things they don't do as well as other choices, so you get the other choices also. It won't hold me back, that's for sure.
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Re: Dealing with nasty rollers on a touring SUP
« Reply #17 on: February 05, 2019, 04:00:13 AM »
There is nothing wrong with your choice, should be a fine board for you. I was just making a general comment. Confronted with a choice between stability and speed I have to ask myself "what is this board for?" If it's just for fun, I'd always sacrifice some speed for stability. Not too much, but a bit.
Thanks. I don't think I made a bad choice, but I have been second guessing myself after seeing that most people paddle the open ocean on skinnier boards with lower volume. OTOH, I would be kicking myself if I had gone a little more aggressive and kept falling off trying to get through the breakers. I think this is why so many of you have a lot of boards. They all have things they don't do as well as other choices, so you get the other choices also. It won't hold me back, that's for sure.
1. Some people have amazing balance.
2. Some people are willing to put up with huge discomfort in pursuit of speed, or because they have fantasies of being Kai Lenny.
3. The rest of us find a sensible compromise we can live with, and just get on with enjoying ourselves.
4. Finding that compromise is a highly personal journey, and might take some time. But thatís part of the fun.