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by SimonP
Fri Feb 12, 2021 7:02 pm
Forum: Snow / Land
Topic: climate change / unpredictable weather/wind
Replies: 1964
Views: 65334

Re: climate change / unpredictable weather/wind

False. Then why did the prediction of Florida being underwater not come true? Why do we still have snow? Even the current climate models are run with full knowledge that there are at least more unknowns than knowns. And then there is the absolute fact that changing the known variables to anywhere w...
by SimonP
Fri Feb 12, 2021 6:19 pm
Forum: Snow / Land
Topic: climate change / unpredictable weather/wind
Replies: 1964
Views: 65334

Re: climate change / unpredictable weather/wind

Not really. The deterministic equations that govern the climate were known by 1896. More intellectually challenging science discovered in that era, e.g. relativity and quantum physics are no longer controversial, why should climate science be any different? Total bs. The sheer scale of the complexi...
by SimonP
Fri Feb 12, 2021 4:33 am
Forum: Snow / Land
Topic: climate change / unpredictable weather/wind
Replies: 1964
Views: 65334

Re: climate change / unpredictable weather/wind

Not really. The deterministic equations that govern the climate were known by 1896. More intellectually challenging science discovered in that era, e.g. relativity and quantum physics are no longer controversial, why should climate science be any different? The only scientists remaining who question...
by SimonP
Fri Feb 12, 2021 12:29 am
Forum: Snow / Land
Topic: climate change / unpredictable weather/wind
Replies: 1964
Views: 65334

Re: climate change / unpredictable weather/wind

This logical fallacy is called "God of the Gaps". The more we know, the more so-called sceptics will retreat into the uncertainties as 'evidence' for their opinions. I agree though that climate is a non-linear system with feedback loops. That is why we use paleo-climatic evidence to see what is poss...
by SimonP
Tue Feb 09, 2021 9:15 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Fish collisions
Replies: 28
Views: 3116

Re: Fish collisions

It is a goal of mine to hit and kill a fish whilst foiling and then carry it back to the land and feed my family with it. I have hit a few fish, but sadly none that I could then capture and eat. I nearly got a trout wingfoiling on Lake Tarawera on Saturday evening. I saw him on the surface but he l...
by SimonP
Sun Jan 17, 2021 7:20 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Off Topic - America's Cup Sailing - Foiled Monohulls
Replies: 991
Views: 28926

Re: Off Topic - America's Cup Sailing - Foiled Monohulls

The racing has been awesome to watch live. https://www.americascup.com/ There had been a wind shift partway through the race and the upwind/downwind had almost turned into reaches. American Magic had picked the wind shift better and were well in front at the bottom marker. There was lots of yelling ...
by SimonP
Sun Jan 10, 2021 11:36 pm
Forum: Wingsurfing
Topic: Switch Surf Wing 4.0 Detailed Unboxing and Visual Examination
Replies: 3
Views: 605

Re: Switch Surf Wing 4.0 Detailed Unboxing and Visual Examination

I have the Switch 4.0 and my other wings are F-One Swings 5.0 and 3.5. The Switch wing is definitely higher performance than the F-one Swings; faster, better upwind, and handles gusts better. The canopy is more stable and less prone to back-winding than the F-Ones. The downside is it is a bit heavie...
by SimonP
Tue Dec 08, 2020 4:13 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Off Topic - America's Cup Sailing - Foiled Monohulls
Replies: 991
Views: 28926

Re: Off Topic - America's Cup Sailing - Foiled Monohulls

Dave_5280 wrote:
Mon Dec 07, 2020 4:40 am
Good analysis of the different AC75 designs
I think wingfoil board designers could learn a bit from the Americas cup designs. I like the idea of a bustle to promote early foiling in conjunction with a flat wide section at the back.
by SimonP
Wed Dec 02, 2020 5:48 am
Forum: Snow / Land
Topic: climate change / unpredictable weather/wind
Replies: 1964
Views: 65334

Re: climate change / unpredictable weather/wind

LOL. October 2020 was the 4th warmest October, tied with 2017, since adequate global data began in 1880. Global temperature was +0.90⁰C relative to 1951-1980 and +1.13⁰C relative to 1880-1920. The January-October 2020 mean of +1.03°C relative to 1951-1980 is nearly even with 2016 (+1.04°C). For prac...
by SimonP
Sun Oct 11, 2020 8:32 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Switch Nano? Yay or Nay?
Replies: 13
Views: 2850

Re: Switch Nano? Yay or Nay?

I'm not sure what they are going on about in that review. I never noticed an on/off feel, but then I spent years riding C kites. I liked it a bit more than the later model Elements, especially surfing or foiling.

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