Re: [ksurf] [cankitesurf] Re: Global warming meansthe end of kitesnowboarding for most ?
- Sometimes, you may want a "loose" feel and don't want the board to grip
Lex Lissauer wrote:
>Thanks Hung! nice and concise info.
>It seems that there is no disadvantage to concave bottom. Or is there?
>If not, we will not see any more kiteboards without, will we?
>On 12/28/06, Hung Vu <hungvu2000@...> wrote:
>For kite, check http://kitesurfingschool.org/kite.htm
> More rocker: less upwind, easier carving, easier jumping off chop
> More flex: Absorb chop, what else?
> More parabolic outline (convex) : easier upwind, slow down a lot during turn
> Concave bottom: plan sooner, also grip water better and more upwind
> More width: more surface, plan sooner, less kitepower needed
> More length: more water line, easier upwind, harder to spin
>Others may want to correct or add more....