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Old 7th July 2009, 04:45 PM   #11
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Do you think you could handle a quad finned formula board?
Imagine the forces trying to gybe the thing in more than 15k!!
Your ankles would be ripped out of their sockets.
Listen to Anders Bringdal talking about speed sailing and that windsurfers might have to go to multi fin hull to catch up the monster sailboats that are not in use.

http://www.dailydose.tv/bringdal2009.htm
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Old 7th July 2009, 11:25 PM   #12
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Consider the kiters that are now course racing (upwind / downwind). They are trying to figure out what works best and all are using milti-fins at the moment. However, their boards are relatively small compared to formula boards and a single long fin simply has too much lift for their narrow boards, so they use three or four small fins. They are all experimenting with different board and fin designs, but the bottom line is that they are pretty darn fast around a formula course in windy conditions (20 - 30 knots) for a variety of reasons.

I don't think there is a direct correlation between the two (formula and kiting), but it's interesting to see them developing their sport.
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Old 8th July 2009, 12:29 AM   #13
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San Francisco kite racing and development.
Check out these fins.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bYV3f...layer_embedded

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Old 8th July 2009, 02:07 AM   #14
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Nice video, looked like a lot fun, racing and working out what works best. I liked the "non acid rivalry" feel.
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