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nico34
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new board

Postby nico34 » Thu Sep 10, 2009 10:01 am

hello everybody, just suscribed to this forum, to present myself there is my race board, see you
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race nico spotz 2.jpg
race nico spotz.jpg

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Re: new board

Postby Toby » Thu Sep 10, 2009 11:21 am

why the step in your tail?

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Re: new board

Postby stefaans » Thu Sep 10, 2009 5:10 pm

Step in the tail on raceboars are to keep the nose out of the water when flying downwind in chop mainly and also helps manuvering the board(big flat tail inst exactly snappy). the implementation on this board seems to be not that good since in this case he sacrifised rail and this will cost him on his upwing tack.
Normally a cutout will be between the 2 back fins but will not go all the way to the rail but inbetween the fins.

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Re: new board

Postby Wawando » Thu Sep 10, 2009 5:39 pm

How it is on the water?

You ride it flat all the time, right?

Is it compensating the conversion of board edging for more fin area?

Is the big fins drag noticeable, specially downwind?

What is the length? It looks short for light wind, no?

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Re: new board

Postby Nico » Fri Sep 11, 2009 4:28 am

Looks funky.
How does she go ?
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Re: new board

Postby nico34 » Fri Sep 11, 2009 8:32 am

hello, size: 160x60cm,9cm thick; the step in the board is done to have less drag, I ride the board flat so upwind performance is done by the fins mostly.
I'm very happy with it, you need time to get use to it but is going very well upwind with a good general speed

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Re: new board

Postby ronnie » Fri Sep 11, 2009 8:38 pm

Similar to the 2010 Starboard windsurf raceboard.
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Re: new board

Postby nico34 » Sat Sep 12, 2009 9:18 am

exactly :P

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Re: new board

Postby gbleck » Sat Sep 12, 2009 7:13 pm

It only looks short because it's real wide. Cool idea. Does it jibe easy?

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Re: new board

Postby nico34 » Mon Sep 14, 2009 1:06 pm

no problem to jibe


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