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Board thickness

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Created by Special one 26 days ago, 19 Sep 2018
Special one
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19 Sep 2018 4:30AM
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ok, so what are the main characteristics of different board thickness when paddling in open choppy ocean conditions when racing? Using an allwater board i.e. Allstar or maliko etc....

DavidJohn
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19 Sep 2018 11:50AM
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A thicker board can often be stiffer and have less drag from water washing over the rail/tail/deck and a thicker board is much more wind effected by side winds and side chop.

A thicker board can be more tippy and have a corky feel when surfing and ideally you want the board to be just thick enough without being too thick and the paddlers weight can have a huge effect on this.



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