Thought experiment

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Re: Thought experiment

Unread postby CHRISPI » Thu Sep 14, 2017 6:12 am

My first wingless boards, so easy to make compared to the wing boards. The white decked board has been tested in very good conditions 1.5 m @ 11seconds off shore, very easy to get comfortable on not like the wing boards that take at least 3 sessions to work out, very well balanced board, tracks well no need for fins, it’s hard to be objective comparing it to the wing boards, I am suffering information overload
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Re: Thought experiment

Unread postby CHRISPI » Mon Sep 18, 2017 7:50 am

Both boards tested in fantastic surf. The white decked board faultless, black decked board is ok , pulls great cutbacks not as directional, fells lose not tracking as well down steep faces
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Re: Thought experiment

Unread postby bgreen » Wed Sep 20, 2017 5:47 am

Chrispi,

Sounds like the boards go better without the wings. An interesting opportunity to test new designs - in good waves. What are the dimensions of the better performing twin-keeled board?

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Re: Thought experiment

Unread postby CHRISPI » Thu Sep 21, 2017 6:33 am

Bob
All my boards are about the same size, 46 in long, 19 in tail, 22 in widest point. I am blest in Durban lots of good warm water waves to test on. Are the wing less boards better than the winged ,wing less don’t handle choppy faces as well , and get pushed out of position by collapsed sections , the winged boards blast through collapsed sections so I make more waves. Off all the boards I have made the white decked board is the first that felt perfect from the first wave
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Re: Thought experiment

Unread postby bgreen » Thu Sep 21, 2017 1:30 pm

Thanks. Confirms the theory that there is no perfect board.

The big question - what is next?
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Re: Thought experiment

Unread postby CHRISPI » Thu Sep 21, 2017 2:26 pm

It confirms that I have no cooking clue about understanding riding an incompressible fluid wave
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Re: Thought experiment

Unread postby GeoffreyLevens » Fri Sep 22, 2017 9:10 am

CHRISPI wrote:It confirms that I have no cooking clue about understanding riding an incompressible fluid wave

Probably will require quantum computer modeling to even come close. The best (for now and likely for always) is your approach, intuitive experimentation based on direct experience. Pioneers may get arrows in their backs but they also make to edge of the map discoveries!
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Re: Thought experiment

Unread postby Nels » Fri Sep 22, 2017 8:41 pm

Keep the "thought" in "Thought experiment"...if it makes you happy then you must be doing something right, even if it's wrong...

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