First let’s look at the boards themselves. With the explosion of mesh products on the marketplace in SL, I felt like we needed to know what those surfboards are made of. The newest version of surfboards, C -3, are a mixture of mesh and standard prims. The visible components of most boards are either mesh or sculpties. "This is done to achieve the realistic appearance of today’s surfboards", said Shack. Additionally, the quality of the surfboard ride depends on variations such as board shape and differences in components.
As with most things in RL and SL, size does matter. Larger boards react differently than smaller boards on the waves. Secondly, the animations determine whether you are standing on the board, flipping, or hanging ten. The most important component of a surfboard is the one that brings everything to life, the scripts. Scripts determine how the board moves, floats, turns and reacts with the waves. C-3 Surfboards work on all waves in SL today, however, to surf the fluffy waves, a different scripting is needed. The C-3 version has the fluffy wave modifications. So, let’s all get out there and enjoy all this hard work from the creators by catching a wave.