- Big Wave Charger
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- Joined: Wed Feb 24, 2016 3:58 pm
- City: Bordeaux
- State or Province: Aquitaine
- Country: France
Last weekend I tried a new board, same shape as usual (long/narrow), plywood, but this time I used 15mm thick plywood instead of the 10mm I normally use.
I wanted a board easier to paddle out, which was the case, more buoyancy there was.
But something I hadn't though about was the lack of flex.
For regular bodyboard stance riding, no noticeable difference. But the superman stance didn't work well, a lot of nose diving as soon as I moved forward on the board (like I normally do).
So, for a superman stance board, I would say that the board needs flex, so that an artificial rocker can be temporarily created by the body positioned forward. That is also true for the canon ball stance.
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