Re: [ksurfschool] Re: Board Upwindability?
- 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.
--- hungvuatnetcomdotca <hungvu2000@...> wrote:
> --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, 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
> > going upwind? Twintips, Pickleforks, dirctionals?
> Twintips and directionals are fine. Picklefork tail
> is not quite
> > OR.... Is going upwind a matter of the kite design
> > the skill of the kiter?
> Both. a better kite makes it easier.
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