First, we shaped a bunch of wood boards with varying mid-body and tail
widths, going for maximum speed and control, while striving for consistent
upwind performance in all conditions. Then we made an experimental board
with adjustable rocker (bolts every 6 inches along the length). I tested
for 10 days in Mexico, last winter, optimizing the rocker for the given
length and width board. Then Brian made the rocker template and started
cranking out "upwind boards." He uses a special process to get high
strength from traditional foam, carbon and fiberglass surfboard materials.
This let's him keep the buoyancy and weight to a minimum. The edges are
sharp with a single fin aft.
I don't know how or where Flash places his five fins.
I don't understand. How do you "fly it dry?"
From: Marcel Gresnigt <cjmgresnigt@...>
To: kitesurf@... <kitesurf@...>
Date: Monday, September 14, 1998 9:44 AM
Subject: [ksurf] <no subject>
>How did you improve the upwind abilitys on your Open Ocean board? Do you
>know were Flash puts his 5 fins and how long they are?
>About the nasawing I use it to surf and it works pretty well. I don't crash
>it to often and when I do it's quite easy to 'fly it dry' if you know what
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