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The greatest thing about the channels is that there is no top end speed limit.
They just continually build speed.
You're taking the water that would normally run across the board and down the rail and catching it and storing the energy, releasing it at planned locations along the deck, more so the tail though, as opposed to the rail.
The only negatives that I have heard from channels is that they're too fast, I can't get in the barrel. I just tell surfers to deal with the speed and surf accordingly.
They also hold on the face better because they've got like fingers on the wall. They sit and hold better. Run higher and hold longer in the barrel once the speed is controlled and understood. If you don't outrun it you can stay in it longer.
I guarantee that once you get on one and learn it you will always have one in your quiver for the rest of your life.
59 years old. 6'2 195 lbs. a.k.a. DW on the Standupzone.
Wife SUPs too. Started SUPing May 2007
Real Names: Dwight and Jacky Fisher,
Contact: fishersfortblog at bellsouth.net or phone 910-two nine seven - four five six seven.