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When powered up my board wants to go: Deadruuuunnnnniiing!!

Postby Brenho » Mon Apr 21, 2003 2:48 pm

Hi,
When i am very powered-up, my board just forces me to point downwind into a deathrun until i manage to speed the kite down by putting it at the zenith (i ride Rhino1 12 and 16).
Altough this happends, it never spinsout! I just can't hold the edge! Can this be a too-much fin problem? Too-much fin lift? It has 6 fins, and the tip ones are big. Has anyone experienced this? How did you solve it?
Here i send a profile of the board+fins:
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I love this board, but i still have to sort out how to solve this problem... Thanks!

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Postby Guest » Mon Apr 21, 2003 6:34 pm

You have to be more specific about the board dimensions and the wind conditions when that happen to you.

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Postby Airgear.com » Mon Apr 21, 2003 11:01 pm

We made an experiment here on the beach and took a (.5inchx15x60) piece of plywood with no fins and mounted footstraps on it. It wasn't pretty, but it did stay upwind and we even jumped it.

My point: I don't think it's the board. You need to learn to control your speed by edging.

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Postby Brenho » Tue Apr 22, 2003 12:10 pm

The board is 148cmx37cm and one of the situations was in 20-25 knots choppy lagoon water with Rhino1 12m (i am 80 kg).
I am betting on my incorrecte technique, but the thing is that with my previous boards (Rick Shapes 165x39 and ahd 185x45) i never had this problem. In those boards, the board always did a spinnout when i was at speed and over-powered.

Thanks!

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Postby Guest » Tue Apr 22, 2003 1:24 pm

i am risking to say that you got too much of fins
and that is it.
cheers
ccat :P

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Postby Brenho » Tue Apr 22, 2003 3:44 pm

Next time on water i will remove the inner fins to see what happens... Thanks!

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Postby Mr Jo Macdonald » Tue Apr 22, 2003 3:56 pm

Towards the top of the wind range of your kite you could try a narrower board

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Postby Guest » Tue Apr 22, 2003 4:56 pm

Hi again Brenho!
the fins you got mounted there look big to me - light wind like
get a set of 3.0cm or 1.0" - 1.3" and you will be able to edge your board alright!
c ya
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