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Old 3rd August 2008, 03:29 AM   #7
Ola_H
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Mike: It matters a lot where the weight is located. This is the same with surfing, windsurfing, cycling, skiing etc. In biking fx, a rule of thumb is that 1kg on the bike feels like 10kg on the rider. The reason is that the bike moves more (under the rider). This is the same thing in windsurfing. And it also matters where on the board (or bike) the weight is. Typically, the worst place to add weight is on the nose since that moves the most when going through chop and is the furthest away from the rider. A bit heavier footstraps will not be as noticeable. On a bike, weight on the wheels is the worst.
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