Not sure if this is the right spot ot ask this but I have been reading up a bit on EPS V PU foams but one question I have not yet found answered is can you ride an EPS board at a slightly lower volume due to the weight difference between PU foam and EPS foam boards.
My thinking being that if the board is actually lighter the bouyancy provided by the relevant volume would be higher therefore you could have a smaller/lower volume board ?
Anyone got thoughts or experience in this ?
EPS foam is less dense vs. PU foam so it should be more buoyant (it’s been said to the tune of 10-15%). That said, I think a lot of manufacturers using EPS have endeavored to make the EPS boards feel ‘less corky’ and more like PU.
I personally ride similar volumes in EPS and PU because I need all the help I can get paddling onto waves and generating speed. The extra paddle power of EPS is usually just a bonus for me
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