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James
17th July 2008, 03:49 AM
I like the looks of the hump in the deck of the new Rio's, and how it (apparently) allows comfortable use of the inboard back footstraps despite the wide tail.

I hope starboard will experiment with humps in the deck of other wide, early-planing boards, to make them more adaptable to different fin styles (i.e. shallow water, weed, etc), different rider abilities, and different sail sizes. I reckon that on wide boards it would be possible to have "normal" outboard footstrap positions as well as an inboard hump with straps.

I posted something about my "fantasy" light wind planing board on my blog here...

http://jimbodouglass.blogspot.com/2008/07/fantasy-imaginary-windsurf-board-for.html

...it would basically be a FE160 with a hump.