Well, I think we were speaking of *WAVE* boards. Wave no-nose dont have
thicker rails than classic shapes (in fact my current AHD 267 exocet and
custom have both thinner rear rails than my previous classic boards).
Slalom no-nose are another thing :-)
Also, I think you should be aware of the volume, compare boards with same
volume. If you compare a 80l classic to a 70l no-nose of course you will
find them more difficult in waves.
BUT, if you mean by B&J conditions just going straight, jumping and
jibing I agree, no-nose wont bring you anything.
|> We should take a poll, would you buy another no-nose board?
Yes. Wave no-noses (mid point near center, not an extreme slalom no-nose).
Paul -- US366 (Maui)
I have 2 no-nose slalom boards. They are very fast and will rip a
jibe so fast and at such high speeds it leaves my head spinning.
Riding them successfully required that I change my style a lot
however. First I must stay much more over my feet and I need to
drive the board forward to stay in control. If I kick out like I
used to do on my traditional shapes I tend to catch the leward rail
and spin out frequently. So my style has to be much more "agressive".
Some photos I have of me sailing in 20-25 mph winds my knees are bent
about 90 degrees and my shins and back are almost vertical. In flat
water and moderate chop, at my present skill level these are the most
fun per pound I have ever had. When things get really choppy or I
wave sail, my skills are not presently sufficient to manage the
speed and high strung nature of a nonose. Then I prefer to fall back
to a good old glass wave board. I am sure as my wave and big chop
skills improve I will migrate more to high performance no-nose shapes
just to keep the adrenalin pumping.