Agreed, that's why I moved to eps or xtr for performance boards.Lots of variable, I know, but had this revelation when ordering custom HPSB's or daily drivers. Can't stand a heavy board. Don't care what the volume is, if it's too heavy it's a no go. Is weight the next volume????
I get your point but i'll answer it literally anyways... Thinking length, thickness, and width is irrelevant to weight when we have volume to use as a measurement. Anything over 5.5 pounds is too heavy at under 30 liters... for me anyways. Light would be < 5 lbs at 30 liters.What do you consider heavy ?
What do you consider light?
At what size/length?
You can get the same feel by bagging with epoxy. Bagging lets you add a layer of cloth but keeping the same weight. Epoxy's extra flex compensates for stiffness of an extra layer of clothI ride pro style glassed boards for my dd when waves are up to a few feet overhead and good. Single 4 oz bottom Single 4oz S-cloth deck with foot patches.
Boards don’t hold up but are noticeably more responsive. The one less layer of glass also affects the boards flex. Which is one of the reasons why the pro style glassing loses its pop faster.
When the waves get bigger and I use my set ups they are still glassed light. 4oz bottom 4oz e-cloth and 4oz s-cloth deck. Still want the boards to turn and adjust in the pocket.
Where are you? If in Orange County I think Barry Snyder bags. Does XTR bag?The glass shops my shaper uses don’t vacuum bag. I’ve tried epoxy on pu, meh for the extra charge. Don’t care for eps, and Petey who use to do xtr blanks here moved to Indo. Super happy with the performance of my extra light pu/pe boards. The only reason I mentioned durability is guys on this forum always bring it up. I’d much rather have a magic/great board for 6 months than a dog that last forever.
its already been for some pros, but its not going happen for the rest of us for practical construction reasons.... Is weight the next volume????
Most of us aren't scientists and have to do the best with what's in our minds when we're bored at work.Comparing one variable to another with no context seems fairly meaningless but I did a little thought experiment and decided that I disagree with the premise, as vague as it is.
Say you're ordering a board and the only choice you have is to pick the volume or the weight of the board, everything else is left up to the shaper.
Personally, I'm going volume.