Tuesday, 4 August 2015

Little board for big waves

Since I've started using the handplanes more I've realised size of my paipos isn't as important as I first thought in terms of wave catching and performance so this little ride is significantly shorter than my previous paipos at just 82cm.

The last paipos took steep drops confidently but the large big rocker has meant it required a bit of grunt to keep the speed up. This board on the other hand has a perfectly flat rocker up to the nose where I've then added a healthy curve. The theory is that it should take steep drops well while also carrying speed well for when the wave slows down. But I suppose there's only one way to find out if it works.

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