popout... what weigth will it handle? anyone ridden one?
my opinion is why not get a real surfboard?
quite rediculous in my oppinion. NO FISH IS RIDDEN 2 1/8 INCH THICK! In other words its a very strange board.
NSP's normally have flatter decks, and can be correct float with that thinness.
Get whatever you want, you are the only person responsible for your own fun.
That size, that thick? Wouldn't float my fat a$$ but might work for all those 5'6" 130 lb guys out there!
NSP's are basically the same as Surftechs. EPS core with pvc foam/epoxy composite sandwich shell. More bouyant than Polyurethane core boards, so will be a bit thinner than the equivalent "standard board"
Not saying you're wrong, but.....
Isn't weight/volume ratio the formula?
A lighter board tends to float a little bit better.
But NSP's, from the 6'6"er to the mid 7'er, to the 9' noserider, are all heavier than conventional poly glass boards. And have thicker rails! At least they do in the windsurf shop I frequented last week.
Haven't seen the newest one yet, so neither of us really know!
Lee, Yeah that is the formula as I understand it too. I'd read that NSP's were made at Cobra in Thailand using the same technology as Surftech's so I'd assumed they were as light too. If they are heavier than polyboards with the same width/ deck profile, then for sure they aren't going to float as well. Come to think of it, I handled one a while ago and it didn't seem that light.
Didn't the rails seem really thick, possibly to make up for all that dead weight?
I suspect, and can't confirm, that NSP's are sold by the peeps who make NeilPryde/Jason Polakow. If that's the case, YEAH, another card I can call in! Current NP/JP rep owes me a favor I can call in anytime!
Boo hoo, why'd I ever want or need a overheavy surfboard with blocky rails?
I repaired a snapped NSP 10'2" longboard a while back. It had no PVC core in it. The advertising says they are glassed with multiple layers and densities of fibreglass. The board I repaired had at least one layer of chopped strand matt on the deck.There was some other glass as well, but it was hard to tell what it was.The csm will account for the boards feeling heavy.platty.
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