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Interesting re board/surfboard area/volume

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I'm not too sure what he's saying about volume there. Naturally, the depth/height of the board is going to change with different dimensions, but I'd have thought that the relevant measurement would be area. Anyone have any insight?

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As a long time windsurfer I understand what he is talking about but it isn't really volume as such. (volume is a more for wet water sports). In the snowboard context he is really talking about surface area ie; a shorter, wider snowboard can have the same surface area and consequently the same 'flotation' in snow when planing on top of the snow as a longer narrower, board.

However they would not necessarily have the same handling characteristics.

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However they would not necessarily have the same handling characteristics.

Yep, quite true for surfboards on that front as well.  It's a good rule of thumb, but even paddling can be affected a lot by board shape if there's a big difference.

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