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Old 27th March 2009, 03:30 AM   #1
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Cool Board Design or Physics ?

Was watching a good freestyle sailor;he weighed around 65k (guess) was on a modern freestyle board (90 litres/60cm wide) and using a Combat 4.2.
His acceleration out of blocks was incredible;his abilty to stay on plane amazing;uwind ability great and control in chop looked pretty good too.
Now I reckon theres no way any 90K + sailor could replicate this mix.(on any board/rig combo) Fair enough heavier sailors might well overhaul him on longish runs but short runs no chance; and his speed onto plane was almost instant.
Is this down to simple (???) physics(power to weight etc) or lack of board choice for heavier saiors.? (Biggest freestyle 108 ish ?)
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