Input needed for my first kneeboard.

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Input needed for my first kneeboard.

Postby chendersby » Sat Feb 04, 2017 8:08 am

New convert here. Been surfing since the early 70's but health reasons has me converting to knee riding. Been playing around on a 6'6" 23 3/8 wide fish that i had made years ago and having a blast. I'm having a 6' x231/2 board made. I is based on this board http://colesurfboards.com/trunkboard.html
without the bonzer bottom. 44 liters. I'm 6'7" 245 lbs. I surf on boards in the 42-45 liter range.

Questions:
fin placement? obviously need to be further forward than the pic above. Was going to put 5 boxes in because i really don't know what i will like.
Tail shape?
Anything else i should know?

Thanks
Chris

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Re: Input needed for my first kneeboard.

Postby Josh Peters » Mon Feb 06, 2017 8:34 pm

You should look at a true kneeboard. The Cole would work OK but there is a difference in the way a Kneeboard is shaped.
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Re: Input needed for my first kneeboard.

Postby unclepeepo » Wed Feb 08, 2017 9:01 am

Have been kneeboarding since 1975. I'm 6'4" 210 lbs.Have shaped my own boards since '76.Current ,and best board yet is 4'11"x 22" by 2 " quad swallow tail. Shaped from a "super lite" blank.Obviously a lot smaller board than is standard ,but hauls ass, turns on a dime, floats me fine.I would suggest smaller is better, at least for waves under 8-10 ft. Anything under 3 ft.and slow it bogs down but then I have a "mini=simmons" I shaped for mush.Just saying I think you should consider smaller lighter boards if your not surfing overhead waves all the time.

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Re: Input needed for my first kneeboard.

Postby chendersby » Wed Feb 08, 2017 8:42 pm

Josh Peters wrote:You should look at a true kneeboard. The Cole would work OK but there is a difference in the way a Kneeboard is shaped.


He has made a few kneeboards from this basic board. We pulled the wide point back to center and made it wider. the fins are going to be pushed forward.
Mind elaborating on how kneeboards are different besides shorter and wider.

This board is going to J bay with me this year so it will see good waves

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Re: Input needed for my first kneeboard.

Postby Josh Peters » Fri Feb 10, 2017 9:48 pm

Sounds like a custom Cole Kneeboard Lucky you. Post pics when you get it, Will the bottom contour be the same. Are you running a deck pad. Surf it like you stole it.
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Re: Input needed for my first kneeboard.

Postby chendersby » Tue Feb 14, 2017 10:59 pm

Josh Peters wrote:Sounds like a custom Cole Kneeboard Lucky you. Post pics when you get it, Will the bottom contour be the same. Are you running a deck pad. Surf it like you stole it.

No the bottom won't have that extreme concave. going with standard single to double concave. Undecided on the tail shape.
No luck needed, been riding Coles boards for years. Was going to go with a pad from Cove unless Astrodeck makes something.


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