Originally Posted by van
The difference in weight was huge. And my board was one size smaller as well.
Van, you might be surprised by how little board weight influences performance. There was an article on Boards UK about a year ago in which they compared identical boards in different constructions (the usual PRO vs STD) and failed to detect ANY difference due to weight for boards below 120L. Do a little experiment: attach 0.5-1-1.5 Kgs to your mast base and see if you can detect any difference (there will be no difference at all if you add weight to the back). In addition: my small CA slalom boards are very light, but I sure would have preferred an extra half-pound of weight and more strength!