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Kiteboarder one ABC 7 Tonight

Postby sc-surfer » Wed Jul 17, 2013 12:39 pm

Just watched the vid.... Hey race guys... what was he riding? didn't look like a race board. Could he have gone faster on different equipment?

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Re: Kiteboarder one ABC 7 Tonight

Postby Loscocco » Thu Jul 18, 2013 8:09 am

The Oracle Video with Oracle vs Kai lenny he is on a regular kite surfboard and yes proabably would have been faster downwind on a race board.. the 2nd video is Bernie Lake on a foilboard vs the New Zealand Team. foil boards can point higher upwind than raceboard or surfboards but not quite as fast downwind but that may change
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Re: Kiteboarder one ABC 7 Tonight

Postby cleepa » Thu Jul 18, 2013 9:17 am

I've never tried a raceboard or a foilboard. What is it about a raceboard that makes it fast downwind? Why are foils slower downwind?
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Re: Kiteboarder one ABC 7 Tonight

Postby kitenaked » Thu Jul 18, 2013 11:29 am

Maybe way off base...but i think the foil has too much drag down wind....??

I am sure Mr Loscocco or one of the SF crew has a better / or correct answer...

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