4603Re: Board Upwindability?
- Oct 31, 2003--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, George Sarris
> I'd like to pose a question to the group:Bottom up rail: worst for upwind
> What criteria make a board with good upwind
> a) sharp rails?
neutral rail: OK for upwind
Top down rail: great for upwind
> b) rocker? More or less?More rocker less upwind
> c) tail shape? Fat or thin?wider is better for upwind
> d) fins? Big ones?Don't need any
> e) bottom shape? Concave or Flat or ???Flat is fine!
> In general what type boards are better than others atTwintips and directionals are fine. Picklefork tail is not quite
> going upwind? Twintips, Pickleforks, dirctionals?
> OR.... Is going upwind a matter of the kite design orBoth. a better kite makes it easier.
> the skill of the kiter?
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