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Board design vs knee stress

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Created by doonut A week ago, 6 Aug 2017
doonut
WA, 184 posts
6 Aug 2017 11:08AM
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Does anybody believe that certain board designs actually release from the water with less tension on the knees?
These boards with tip channels and the like would be assumed to release more smoothly or is it all about technique and timing?

Thoughts?

Plummet
3875 posts
6 Aug 2017 1:17PM
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Release out of the water is not what screws the knees. Its hard landings, crashes and smashing through chop on a stiff and unrelenting board design.

Board designs with more rocker and flexible tips can significantly smooth the ride and reduce stress on the knees. The down side to more rocker and to some degree tip flex is that are more powerhungry that a stiff low rocker board.

ice
VIC, 194 posts
6 Aug 2017 9:30PM
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Narrower stance help your knees immensely. Hard to find twin tips with narrow stance these days though



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