Re: Fastest kiteboard?
- There's no website but you can see some video of Manolo in action at
http://membres.lycos.fr/radicool/ , on a black 130 something
directional, and there's also a video of someone on their biggest
directional, (Green and white one) .. all filmed at Bora Bora..
Tahiti... probably no more than 15 knots in these videos, and Manolo
uses a Naish 11.5 to do those jumps... when everyone else is on
--- In ksurfschool@y..., Hung Vu <hungvu@n...> wrote:
> What is the web site?
> timfriedel wrote:
> > ever heard of Manolo boards from Noumea? They are crazy flat
> > rockered directionals, the biggest is 155cm and the smallest is
> > 135cm.. huge jumping potential, and faster than anything else on
> > water (I've seen one go...)!
> > --- In ksurfschool@y..., Hung Vu <hungvu@n...> wrote:
> > > So far my fastest kiteboard is a finless wakeboard in moderate
> > > strong wind (both for beam reach and down wind).
> > >
> > > Finless definitely accelerates the board faster and has much
> > > water escape (I rode both finless and multi-fins with the same
> > board).
> > >
> > > The wakeboard is hardly made for speed; however, I have passed
> > > planning windsurfers on a down wind reach and occasionally
> > some
> > > slower ones on a beam reach.
> > >
> > > I am building a finless speed bidirectional board and thinking
> > the
> > > following characteristics:
> > > - Almost straight rail on the leeward side (or slightly
> > concave like a
> > > snowboard)
> > > - Regular wakeboard rail shape on the windward side
> > > - Slightly round and thicker at the center of the board on
> > the windward
> > > side
> > > - Become razor sharp at the tips on the windward side
> > > - Razor sharp edge all leeward side
> > > - Very little rocker (I will try with no rocker first or
> > whatever comes
> > > with the plywood)
> > > - Around 145 cm (slightly longer than my wakeboard)
> > > - Slightly less width than my current wakeboard to make
> > total
> > > surface slightly less than my current wakeboard
> > >
> > > Anything else???
> > >
> > > Hung.
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