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4603Re: Board Upwindability?

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  • hungvuatnetcomdotca
    Oct 31, 2003
      --- In ksurfschool@yahoogroups.com, George Sarris
      <jakefarley2000@y...> wrote:
      > I'd like to pose a question to the group:
      >
      > What criteria make a board with good upwind
      > capabilities?
      >
      > a) sharp rails?

      Bottom up rail: worst for upwind
      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 at
      > going upwind? Twintips, Pickleforks, dirctionals?

      Twintips and directionals are fine. Picklefork tail is not quite
      relevant.

      > OR.... Is going upwind a matter of the kite design or
      > the skill of the kiter?

      Both. a better kite makes it easier.

      Hung.
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