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Postby jever98 » Mon Jul 22, 2002 2:53 pm

Hi guys,

As many of us, I have been thinking about shapes a bit.
Although I am not sure that the release step on a lot of small twintips work, I find the wavetray rather interesting.
Does it make more sense to put them on small/ highwind boards (e.g. 140x36 plus tips) or more on the lightwind boards, assuming that both are being used in waves?

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Postby Guest » Tue Jul 23, 2002 5:33 pm

It makes sense to use them on anything ridden in rough water. The tip makes the board go faster in this water. The board rides up a wave face much faster than a straight tip. A straight tip board feels like it's digging the tail and slowing down when it shoots up a wave face.

The release edge does works. You can see it in the water pattern coming off the tail.

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Postby jever98 » Tue Jul 23, 2002 5:35 pm

What does the water pattern look like on a flip-up?
On my wake, which is built very cleanly, the water release is super smooth


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