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Old 21st June 2011, 01:52 PM   #30
Farlo
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Yes we all agree that there is water displacement at high speed and the lift comes primarily from that. There might be phases where the hull doesn't touch water and air speed may help, but it won't last. Now depending on surface tension and sharpness of the rails, water may not have time to wet the edges but will rather be sprayed around. And depending on its outline, the tail of the board may have no grip at all due to the way water is released. IMO this is more likely to happen when going downwind over chops.
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