Curious about the differences in all the new board technologies?
Noel has you covered. In this episode, Noel compares the Black Sheep VS the Light Speed board construction on the RNF 96 at Waco Surf. Watch as Noel and Asa put the board through the paces. Both boards felt great, but what’s the difference?
Noel said, “the 5’3” offers quicker pivot and it’s easier to put the board where I want quickly due to it being shorter.” Noel and Asa, both agree the 5’3” in Light Speed was a bit short in the pool and it needed a little more rail line to have more drive off the bottom. Noel and Asa agree the Light Speed tech offers a bit more pop in the pool compared to a normal PU/Poly. Noel said “the 5’4” in Black Sheep had more drive through turns (1” longer) and the construction feels a little more explosive in the lip…. It offers a little more pop.”
The construction also seemed to be a bit more resilient, meaning less pressure dents, saving the board for more epic rides.
Noel’s Height 5’9″ (175.26 cm) and Weight 173 lbs (78.47 kg)
Asa’s Height 5’10” (177.8 cm) and Weight 166 lbs (75.29 kg)
Board Dims: Stock DIMS Black Sheep 5’4″ x 19.25 x 2.33 (27.25L)
Stock DIMS Light Speed 5’3″ x 19 x 2.30 (26L)