myiW Current Conditions and Forecasts Community Forums Buy and Sell Services
 
Hi guest · myAccount · Log in
 SearchSearch   ProfileProfile   Log in to check your private messagesLog in to check your private messages   RegisterRegister 
Volume distribution
Goto page Previous  1, 2, 3
 
Post new topic   Reply to topic    iWindsurf Community Forum Index -> Windsurfing Discussion
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
grantmac017



Joined: 04 Aug 2016
Posts: 826

PostPosted: Wed Sep 18, 2019 3:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

manuel wrote:
My 85L wave board has a domed deck so there's still some volume out back but more concentrated in the middle. With thinner rails it can dig into the water and turn well controlling bouncing yet the tail resists sinking when slogging.


In a way that sounds like the wider of my two boards. The thinner railed turns better even though it's wider (but the tail is narrow).

I've noticed that my 85L single and 95L quad slog very similarly but the Quad climbs white water better and I think that is because the volume is under the mast. I'd have to look (they are in different countries right now) but I think the Quad has a flatter deck even though the tail is wider (but shorter).

Boards are definitely more than just a set of numbers and adding a foil makes a significant static stability difference. Now if only the manufacturers could get on floating foils to add a couple of liters worth of volume rather than the anchor I'm currently using.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
dllee



Joined: 03 Jul 2009
Posts: 4590
Location: East Bay

PostPosted: Wed Sep 18, 2019 10:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah, with a alu foil attached, my 122 Hover floats worse than my 111 Isonic-Futura, my 109 Supersport, and even my 105 Naish Freeride-JP X-cite.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
grantmac017



Joined: 04 Aug 2016
Posts: 826

PostPosted: Thu Sep 19, 2019 10:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes it's worth a good -5L or so, but easier to uphaul or tack.

Still I'd like a manufacturer other than Horue to make one that floats. Especially with a big surf wing.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
dllee



Joined: 03 Jul 2009
Posts: 4590
Location: East Bay

PostPosted: Thu Sep 19, 2019 12:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Naish Hover mini, 202x78
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic    iWindsurf Community Forum Index -> Windsurfing Discussion All times are GMT - 5 Hours
Goto page Previous  1, 2, 3
Page 3 of 3

 
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum
You can attach files in this forum
You can download files in this forum

myiW | Weather | Community | Membership | Support | Log in
like us on facebook
© Copyright 1999-2007 WeatherFlow, Inc Contact Us Ad Marketplace

Powered by phpBB © 2001, 2005 phpBB Group