The thing that kind of optimized the Super 8 for me was when I really started emphasizing riding it off my back foot. I moved my stance back towards the tail and sharpened the hell out of the edges - especially back towards the rear contact point. That camber under the rear foot is, for me, what really engages in the turn on that board. Focusing on that has helped me find more dynamic response from the board transitioning edge to edge, as I can more intentionally unweight that camber and get more of a spring off of the edge as I transition out of a turn at the end of the arc. To maximize that, I focus on really committing to standing on my edge, locking it in, and transitioning my weight onto my back foot as the board moves through its arc. I kind of try to do that on all my boards when I carve turns, but I feel like the Super 8 really rewards me for kind of exaggerating it. One of the things that I really like about the Super 8 is that I can also just ride it with less effort and kind of cruise without getting into trouble. Some of my other boards, like my Korua, aren't like that.
well, thanks to you all i just ended up with a 160 from last year. if it's as fun as claimed it will be the best value i've ever gotten on a board.
i kinda like the graphic in a dad sweater sort of way. and its generic enough that my wife can't tell that there's another board there.
6'4" | 215 lbs | 11-11.5 boots