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whats the key for being fast?

Postby drewkite » Wed May 01, 2013 7:15 pm

im new to racing but to be competitive whats the key for being fast? lets say i have the rght racing gear... im not even faster then guys in twin tips :angryfire: :angryfire: :angryfire:

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Re: whats the key for being fast?

Postby ronnie » Wed May 01, 2013 8:07 pm

A lot of it is going to be down to finding some flat water to practice on, trim the board flat and getting a good stable stance.


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Re: whats the key for being fast?

Postby coleman » Wed May 01, 2013 8:58 pm

i am a beginner at this as well and have had a few sessions on my lab70 but i can tell that for all out speed the course racer isn't waay faster than my monk. however, once i get it trimmed right it just flys over the chop on a reach, where the twin tip would have to cut through it and would be slower.

but definitley the boards are designed to be fast upwind so around a course you would destroy a twin tip. but if you are just out training with other riders who are on twin tips it will not appear to be that much faster. although i pretty sure these things carry more speed over distance than other boards. they seem to just keep accelerating with good clean air currents and proper board and kite trim. it is certainly not as easy as it looks!

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Re: whats the key for being fast?

Postby ronnie » Wed May 01, 2013 9:05 pm

Some twin tips are not all that slow.


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Re: whats the key for being fast?

Postby Billy B. » Thu May 02, 2013 12:44 am

ronnie wrote:Some twin tips are not all that slow.




Speed boards are not twin tips..... Have you ever ridden a speed board, those fuckers lock the edge like on a rail. unreal!

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Re: whats the key for being fast?

Postby ronnie » Thu May 02, 2013 9:36 am

Billy B. wrote:Speed boards are not twin tips..... Have you ever ridden a speed board, those fuckers lock the edge like on a rail. unreal!


There was one - the 2012 Underground Speed board, but the video wasn't as good as Alex's and I thought I might get away with it because Alex has a fin on the nose for riding it back to the start. :oops:



And a video from the North team which has some good slow motion of race board trim and control.


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Re: whats the key for being fast?

Postby JessicaWinkler » Thu May 02, 2013 2:35 pm

drewkite wrote:im new to racing but to be competitive whats the key for being fast? lets say i have the rght racing gear... im not even faster then guys in twin tips :angryfire: :angryfire: :angryfire:


What type of board are you riding? What type of racing are you doing?

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Re: whats the key for being fast?

Postby lander » Thu May 02, 2013 7:32 pm

I would say the key for being fast is time on the water, and some good racebuddies to train with...

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Re: whats the key for being fast?

Postby drewkite » Thu May 02, 2013 11:47 pm

JessicaWinkler wrote:
drewkite wrote:im new to racing but to be competitive whats the key for being fast? lets say i have the rght racing gear... im not even faster then guys in twin tips :angryfire: :angryfire: :angryfire:


What type of board are you riding? What type of racing are you doing?


i am living in mexico aswell, i see youre from progreso great spot, i kite in bucerias north of pv..
i used to race speedboards but now im into course racing whole diferent thing!

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Re: whats the key for being fast?

Postby drewkite » Thu May 02, 2013 11:48 pm

lander wrote:I would say the key for being fast is time on the water, and some good racebuddies to train with...

youre right the most time in the water the best im going through some good threads here!


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