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Old 30th November 2007, 01:56 AM   #22
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First its a question of speed. If you have enough speed in high winds on a small board (and big balls) you can go very deep. But if you reach a certain downwind angle you start slowering your board speed and than you are strating to be in danger. If you are good in vector addition you will find that point. Formulas can go deeper because you use a very big sail and there is only one downwind angle where the sail force fits to your weight. If you would go higher the sail force is to much or more down the sail force is to less. Its interessting if you watch your gps track points you will find that you go moreless the same way down as your upwind track is. Very typical for Formula. Hope there are some answers in for Marek.
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