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Re: [ksurfschool] Re: Board Upwindability?

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  • George Sarris
    Thanks Hung! I just finished constructing a board that meets all the criteria for a good upwind board. I hope to soon try it out as soon as I get the right
    Message 1 of 3 , Nov 2, 2003
      Thanks Hung! I just finished constructing a board
      that meets all the criteria for a good upwind board.
      I hope to soon try it out as soon as I get the right
      combination of time off from work and wind. It seems
      as though they never conicide.

      Thanks Again,
      Jake
      --- hungvuatnetcomdotca <hungvu2000@...> wrote:
      > --- 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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