Jetboaters Fleet Admiral
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- Saint Louis, MO
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What @J-RAD posted^^^.These pics are great. Nice long clean pocket. I currently have either a thigh high wave with a short pocket or long pocket with knee high wave depending on speed and ballast setup. The issue with the high wave and short pocket is that we are running our surf style board into the back of the boat and I just had to complete my second epoxy repair on that board (eps core board). Damage has been minimal to the board in just chipping the way the finish on the nose corners but I still felt sealing them back up was the right thing to do. We have always fallen backwards and to the side so far when this happens and the bag actually adds some protection for the surfer but we can't continue that way. We don't have that problem with our long board (H/L Landlocked) on the tall wave with short pocket but still have a bit of an issue with the surf style even with the long pocket and shorter wave. My thinking is that I need to remove or change a couple of fins on the surf style (Doomswell Neo) as it is way too fast when we step on the gas with knees over toes or if standing a bit too tall it tracks causing us to pearl it heel side and we go for a swim. Someone posted a link to some great info on fins but I can't seem to find it searching as all of the boat fin steering stuff pops up instead. Can someone repost that link?
I feel we are a lot less advanced at this point as a family, compared to yours, albeit I feel like we are catching up to the level where we can start focusing on technique more. We still like larger boards more, and the more fins the better, lol!
Part of the issue has been just constantly messing with the setup - it consumes... entire days!!!
So, now that we finally have a decent and quick setup it is a blessing and a game changer as we can actually focus on surfing!
(rant edited out, lol)
We are still saving ourselves for the important board purchase decisions, which I refer to as "come to Jared" moment - it will be later in the season when we hopefully have a better idea of what we want/need.