Contact   Imprint   Advertising   Guidelines

the big board discussion: what goes upwind better?

Forum for everyone who is into racing and speeding on kites.


User avatar
Toby
Very Frequent Poster
Posts: 33197
Joined: Mon Sep 24, 2001 1:00 am
Kiting since: 2000
Local Beach: Cumbuco, Brazil
Barra do Cauipe, Brazil
Style: Airstyle
Gear: Rebel 2015 18
Brand Affiliation: None.
Location: World (KF Admin)
Contact:

the big board discussion: what goes upwind better?

Postby Toby » Thu Jul 26, 2007 11:56 am

a directional or a twintip?

User avatar
Toby
Very Frequent Poster
Posts: 33197
Joined: Mon Sep 24, 2001 1:00 am
Kiting since: 2000
Local Beach: Cumbuco, Brazil
Barra do Cauipe, Brazil
Style: Airstyle
Gear: Rebel 2015 18
Brand Affiliation: None.
Location: World (KF Admin)
Contact:

Postby Toby » Thu Jul 26, 2007 8:26 pm

currently the first 2 racers at the PKRA Portugal Course Race event are on directionals...

I will let you know who will win this stop and the gear he was on.

User avatar
tux
Very Frequent Poster
Posts: 830
Joined: Thu Jan 17, 2002 1:00 am
Kiting since: 1999
Local Beach: Lignano
Favorite Beaches: Jericoacoara CE BR
Style: wave
Gear: Naish Helix Limited '09 9 North rebel '09 9; vegas '08 9 , rhino '07 14
John Amundson Pro model '08 Hydro '08
Brand Affiliation: None
Location: Italy; Amundson 5'6'' Naish Helix ltd 9
Contact:

Re: the big board discussion: what goes upwind better?

Postby tux » Thu Jul 26, 2007 9:00 pm

Toby wrote:a directional or a twintip?

Probably if you ride in flat water like a lagoon the edge of a twin-tip board is the best, but if you ride in open sea with choppy or waves, long fins of a directional board do the work better.

User avatar
Toby
Very Frequent Poster
Posts: 33197
Joined: Mon Sep 24, 2001 1:00 am
Kiting since: 2000
Local Beach: Cumbuco, Brazil
Barra do Cauipe, Brazil
Style: Airstyle
Gear: Rebel 2015 18
Brand Affiliation: None.
Location: World (KF Admin)
Contact:

Postby Toby » Thu Jul 26, 2007 10:14 pm

interesting theory!

Did you try it?
Or anyone?

User avatar
tux
Very Frequent Poster
Posts: 830
Joined: Thu Jan 17, 2002 1:00 am
Kiting since: 1999
Local Beach: Lignano
Favorite Beaches: Jericoacoara CE BR
Style: wave
Gear: Naish Helix Limited '09 9 North rebel '09 9; vegas '08 9 , rhino '07 14
John Amundson Pro model '08 Hydro '08
Brand Affiliation: None
Location: Italy; Amundson 5'6'' Naish Helix ltd 9
Contact:

Postby tux » Fri Jul 27, 2007 11:32 am

Toby wrote:interesting theory!

Did you try it?
Or anyone?

Yes I've used many naish directionals TT and mutants, as well as twin tips.
:bye:

User avatar
Toby
Very Frequent Poster
Posts: 33197
Joined: Mon Sep 24, 2001 1:00 am
Kiting since: 2000
Local Beach: Cumbuco, Brazil
Barra do Cauipe, Brazil
Style: Airstyle
Gear: Rebel 2015 18
Brand Affiliation: None.
Location: World (KF Admin)
Contact:

Postby Toby » Fri Jul 27, 2007 1:33 pm

ok, thx for sharing.

I need to try that!

User avatar
icurumba
Rare Poster
Posts: 22
Joined: Tue Dec 05, 2006 10:27 pm

Postby icurumba » Fri Jul 27, 2007 7:02 pm

any pictures / dimensions of whats working well for the race boards (directional). What about the big barn doors with reverse rail (snow board style rails) they rip upwind (spleen style),...anyone tried these on the race course yet?

User avatar
Kitesurfing Denmark
Rare Poster
Posts: 9
Joined: Tue Jul 24, 2007 11:56 pm
Kiting since: 0
Brand Affiliation: None
Location: Denmark

Postby Kitesurfing Denmark » Fri Jul 27, 2007 10:43 pm

icurumba wrote:any pictures / dimensions of whats working well for the race boards (directional). What about the big barn doors with reverse rail (snow board style rails) they rip upwind (spleen style),...anyone tried these on the race course yet?


In 07 we have started a series of Races cald Cabrinha Kite Race. (See earlier post with links to pictures ect.)

We are experimenting with different boards. Until now these boards have succes going up- and downwind.

Spleene Door 64 with some modifications and a Magic Wave Custom board. Both boards have "spoilers" which is needed going fast downwind.

BR
Steffen
Surf & Kite Denmark
http://www.surfsurf.dk
Attachments
Spleenedoor64.jpg
Spleenedoor64.jpg (41.57 KiB) Viewed 1969 times
magicwavecustom.jpg
magicwavecustom.jpg (32.42 KiB) Viewed 1966 times

User avatar
Toby
Very Frequent Poster
Posts: 33197
Joined: Mon Sep 24, 2001 1:00 am
Kiting since: 2000
Local Beach: Cumbuco, Brazil
Barra do Cauipe, Brazil
Style: Airstyle
Gear: Rebel 2015 18
Brand Affiliation: None.
Location: World (KF Admin)
Contact:

Postby Toby » Sat Jul 28, 2007 12:28 am

the first two on the PKRA course race event in Portugal are on surfboards...
3rd is Shawn on the North Phantom.

And interesting, Bruno, #1 currently, was on a Takoon Air 16 (C kite) during some races, while others had smaller kites and flat...

So the board is more important than the kite?

We have so much room for discussion here, it is unbelievable...same on the beach during the races, about tactic, kites, boards, tacks etc...so far it is hard to tell, which combinations will win...and don't forget the weight of a rider, that could change things as well...

kcsurf
Rare Poster
Posts: 27
Joined: Fri Nov 11, 2005 4:12 am
Kiting since: 0
Brand Affiliation: None
Location: San Diego CA,
Contact:

Postby kcsurf » Sat Jul 28, 2007 6:48 am

Kitesurfing Denmark what are the conditions for thus boards

I would like to know what the top guy's are you’ sing at Crissy

Thanks for adding this forum Toby


Return to “Kiteracer”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests