Originally Posted by COACHG
Mercedes Benz conducted a wind tunnel test on boards carried on roof racks and the findings showed that wind noise and drag could be reduced by positioning the equipment on the car with the nose toward the front of the car, the deck facing down and the nose overhanging the roof as little as possible. This study is posted in the book “Start Windsurfing Right!”
And so if a german car brand gives this test results, usually it mean that this is the better way to carry a board.
Anyway when I went to Munich to pick up the Serenity, the Starboard distributor staff suggested me to put the long serenity (460 cm) over my 430 cm car in this way. So Starboard itself does agrre with the test.