I think our design seems to have hit on a pretty good compromise.
Performance on high speed slalom and jibes is good, although if you
don't dig in enough rail on a high speed 180 degree jibe it can tend to
Shape is similar to a conventional surf board design slightly stretched,
then shrunken with less rocker. Control in winds > 20 kts is still good
but retains good slalom performance (it'll be interesting to see how the
five fins go slalom).
> I don't think 5 fins is the good way ( Do you remember research about three
> fins windsurf race boards and it success) Or the famous BIC SHOW KEN WINNER
> REPLICA in the 80's!!!
I'm not familiar with this research can you provide some more details
> Have you ever seen surf boards with centered fins????
My latest prototype has one rear centre FCS G2 fin with two side G2 fins
slightly in front then another two G4 (smaller) side fins further
forward again (just behind front foot). I'll let you know how it goes
when I get it in the water. The beauty of the Fin Control System (FCS)
fins is that you can quickly change their size or remove them all
together if it doesn't work out - great for development prototypes.
The latest board weighs 2.5 kg and is strong - triple glassed for wave
jumping performance - I weigh 82kg.
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