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Old 15th May 2009, 06:29 AM   #4
cholo
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thanks andretsin, thanks Ken

I am speaking about slalom boards that are planing, your are right Ken.

My own explanation was that a wider board, or probably just a wider tail, make the rider "rail the board" easier, thus helping the fin to counteract the side force. In this case rail shape and thickness is also important.
But I am asking because I am not so sure, and I feel this is not the only reason.

Maybe with a wider board/tail rider stance and position realtive to the sail are naturally more optimized for upwind performance?
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