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Want super smooth chop absorbing 90-100 liter board
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isobars



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PostPosted: Tue Apr 23, 2013 12:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

All ya gotta do is cram enough helium in there to make it weightless.
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cgoudie1



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PostPosted: Tue Apr 23, 2013 12:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bigger jumps and earlier planing also, but I'd describe it as
buoyant rather than weightless ;*)

If you designed the thing with the appropriate surface tension, and
pressure, in a collapsible hull, you could probably suck the thing down
into a small cube that would fit in your motorcycle side bags for transport.
Gonna need a pretty high pressure pump though. ;*)

-Craig

isobars wrote:
All ya gotta do is cram enough helium in there to make it weightless.
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NOVAAN



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PostPosted: Tue Apr 23, 2013 2:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Try the Tabou Rocket 95. Narrow by todays standards. Smooth and fast.
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andrewc



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PostPosted: Fri May 10, 2013 10:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Don't neglect the effect of the foot pads on giving a smooth ride. Back in the day these were just thin pads stuck on the board. If you look at , say an RRD made in the last 10 years, there are depressions in the board for the pads making them quite thick and cushy under heel.
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Waterat Pat



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PostPosted: Mon May 27, 2013 8:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Andrew you are right on in emphasizing foot pads. I have an Exocet board with their double density pads which have a depression molded into the board with softer foam underneath and tougher foam on top. It is the most comfortable board I have ever ridden. The only problem is it makes you want to throw big airs which usually leads to broken boards. Wink
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noshuzbluz



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PostPosted: Mon May 27, 2013 3:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is the cushiest setup I've ever had. Wall to wall carpet!
http://www.northshoreinc.com/store/pc/viewPrd.asp?idproduct=62&idcategory=17

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PostPosted: Mon May 27, 2013 3:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Now consider using the double density version, then adding additional padding beneath your heels, on a hull designed to ride smoothly in the first place. It almost makes big chop fun.
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PostPosted: Mon May 27, 2013 4:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Although Brian's (Open Ocean Boards) stock pads are really comfy from the same maker, this is the deluxo setup if you're looking for the ultimate comfort level. Throw in the back kick tail pad that I had Brian add on all my OO's and it's REALLY nice for a locked in feel and upwind performance.
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PostPosted: Mon May 27, 2013 6:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I second that emotion. Kicktails really lock that back heel in the grove when driving upwind in chop, and are easy to add on top of or beneath an existing pad.
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