Stability of the new board is less than the original. I call this the Dwight Model Version 2. To compensate for reducing the thickness by 1/4" and shaping the rails ultra thin. (matching a prone fun board rail size), I increased the width by 7/8". I'm a bit surprised the stability is a lot less. About mid way between the Jacky Model and Dwight Model in stability at my current weight of 195 lbs. For Scott, who weighs only 175 lbs, he found the V2 model more stable. The difference being he rides high and dry on the original. Placing his CG too high above the water. You want the deck flush with the water. For how it surfs......sporty! With the tail being 3/4" wider, it actually feels way sportier and feels SMALLER. Much snappier. Going back to the original board, it feels a bit like a caddy. When we get some real waves again, I expect it will take my surfing to another level.
The waves have departed. The new board curse.
Here she is. 7'8 x 30.38 x 4.25 with ultra thin rails.
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,
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