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Slalom: What course and board?

Postby kito16 » Tue Jan 31, 2012 1:55 pm

What type of course will be in the championship slalom? The same of windsurfing?
What kind of board will be the best for this discipline? :bye:

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Re: Slalom: What course and board?

Postby Toby » Tue Jan 31, 2012 2:15 pm

I guess a normal downwind slalom course.

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According to Damien Leroy a directional raceboard worked fine for him. You can go faster, and jibes/tags nowadays are so fast, that that is no problem.
Try to search on www.kiteforum.tv for a slalom race video with Damien Leroy, he put a cam into his kite during the slalom race...nice to see his boardspeed.

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Re: Slalom: What course and board?

Postby kito16 » Tue Jan 31, 2012 11:35 pm

yes.. i think the best boards for slolom are the free race board, like airush Sector for example :wink:

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Re: Slalom: What course and board?

Postby ronnie » Tue Jan 31, 2012 11:59 pm

You can get a lot of the answers from this thread.

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Due to the very light winds, course race boards were competitive.

There were very few entries for a World Championship too, hence they didn't run a lot of heats with different riders in each heat.

It will take time for the numbers to build up.


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