Huei is the man hey booalakaboo wrote:Similar size, shape, countours, rocker and foil.wingnut2443 wrote:How similar are the designs of the two boards? Other than stringer differences, how similar is the rocker, bottom contours, foil, fin placements, etc?alakaboo wrote: ... I tried the GL sidebites in a rail-centric board and liked them (Stretch SF4) but in a more stringer-centric board I wasn't totally digging them.
This is the Stretch, I felt it was overfinned with the SF4 set and just wanted to go straight and fast, stay high on a wall. The GLs turned it into a turbo twinny skateboard
This is the other board to show placement, with some funky fins.
I use basically this set in it now (different board)
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I mainly rode a Stretch F4 6'10 with the stock SF4 fins (in epoxy/glass flex) in chest to overhead and a half for the last month at Ulus and Impossibles. For me it performed turns of any arc with speed and drive, fast but always in control, whatever I asked of it it would do, no need to think, perfectly maneuverable in any size. My back foot was always against the tail block, gives great control.alakaboo wrote: ...the Stretch [F4}, I felt it was overfinned with the SF4 set and just wanted to go straight and fast, stay high on a wall. The GLs turned it into a turbo twinny skateboard
Also tamed the Fatburner this time. Taking advice from Nick "...make your worst board your best board". Not quite in this case. I had problems with it the last time, it would take off at impossible speed and track and do all sorts of horrible stuff, couldn't control the fcuker.
The problem was that I was too far forward on the board (enticed by that wide point forward), as soon as I had my back foot against the tail block the control issues disappeared. The board was then pretty staid and pedestrian, always in complete control, just a reliable wave catcher when I want to outpaddle the opposition (just to get my share, I'm not greedy) and have a laidback surf in up to head and a half (I think it could go bigger though)
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Dropped down to PC2s on my daily driver, with G-L trailers. Works nicely. They're too small for my fishy board though - it has a hip in the outline just in front of the side fins, making it plenty loose.
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