Wonderbread wrote:adam.s wrote:brad wrote:Can't knock it till you try it.
Seriously, bodyboarding is all about gimmicks...
Contours? Gimmick IMO.
40/60 - 45/55 - 50/50 rails? Who actually notices anything different there?
3D? It's just heavy.
Now this "Parabolic" business. It doesn't make a difference. We are just so easily conned.
I'll take a PE double stringer, nose bulbs, channels and be done.
Contours? You notice it if you're not the size of a 12 year old girl and your elbows "lock in" properly
Rail sizes? You've got to be kidding me, try drop knee on a 60/40 and then a 50/50 and tell me there is no difference between the two
3D - I wouldn't go back to any other core after trying it, it's only 200g heavier than my PP board and when you weigh around 78kg 200g isn't going to make any difference
Lets be honest here mate, for me, contours don't do f@k all. My elbows do "lock in" to the dints I've made on the deck. They just look flasher and add $20-30 to the price of the board. My elbows and hips don't move at all with a normal board and some wax so why have them there?
And I have tried drop kneeing on a 60/40 and a 50/50 and there is no difference. I've been doing heaps of DK lately on a few different boards and theres no difference what so ever. And I used to have a 3D core, it's just more expensive than a PE x2 stringer. Waste of money.
And the only thing I'll give to different rails is they feel a bit different in your hand but don't actually do much else. I have tried heaps of different things - contours, PP, PE, 3D, 60/40, 55/45, 50/50, nose bulbs, no nose bulbs, bat tail, crescent tail, wide boards, skinny boards, drop knee, stand up boog so I reckon I can comment on these things.