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Old 15th June 2011, 10:24 PM   #10
Ken
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Thanks for the added info. I like BelSkorpio's and Unregistered's comments.

Another factor in narrow vs wide boards is the lift wide boards get from air under the board once planing. This decreases the wetted surface and causes the board to ride shallower, all suggesting the need for a larger fin.

That is until you reach the "lift off" point and you become air-born. I have done this on my formula board a few times on an overpowered reach, by turning upwind a bit in an effort to slow down. Big mistake!
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