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sflinux

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Re: Help on picking next board for big guy SUP Surfing on mushy waves
« Reply #30 on: June 20, 2022, 05:14:30 PM »
PonoBill,

Re:  "Leaning back just a little bit hits the accelerator--very strange feeling. You can make closeouts that you wouldn't normally try for."

Can you explain a bit more what is happening?  Weighting the back foot a bit more while going straight down the line?
It may have something to do with Clayton Nienaber's explanation of an oreo biscuit:
https://www.facebook.com/ombesurf/videos/surf-coaching-oreo-biscuit-technique/366836787784722/
When you press down on the tail, and the board pushes up on the tail, the only direction momentum of the board can go is forward.
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Re: Help on picking next board for big guy SUP Surfing on mushy waves
« Reply #31 on: November 27, 2022, 05:59:49 PM »
Pulled the trigger on a L41 ST after talking with Kirk.

Decided to go with the 8'10" just to maximize paddle power and volume as I'm not getting any younger or smaller. Even so the 8'10" should feel like a good step down from the 9'8".

Thank you everyone for the feedback and advice. Now we play the waiting game :)

How much do these cost BTW? Is it possible to get on the East Coast?

 


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