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BWD
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Re: Hand Shaped Beauty

Postby BWD » Wed May 29, 2019 1:36 am

I have a soft vee/belly to the rocker entry area of my diy foilboard and ~10 cm nose scoop and it works quite well to avoid nose dives. The rocker is needed but i know the belly is working too when i lose lift and see spray coming out from under the boards sides while the rails stay dry. Kinda neat and has a soft feel. Only about 3-5mm as i recall.
Concaves work too tho, especially if the rails are soft or beveled.
The board featured here looks great, I have to add.
Nice work!

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Re: Hand Shaped Beauty

Postby rynhardt » Wed May 29, 2019 9:04 am

Kamikuza wrote:
Wed May 29, 2019 1:13 am
rynhardt wrote:
Tue May 28, 2019 6:34 pm
Kamikuza wrote:
Tue May 28, 2019 1:58 pm
Going off topic here, but the belly bottom got me interested in reading...

http://www.surfscience.com/topics/surfb ... ment-hulls

Seems like they're saying the OPPOSITE of what we have today for kiting small waves -- which seems to be planing hull with double V front and flat or channels to the rear.

...wonder how deep a belly you could go, to get volume under the front foot but with a narrower width up there...
There's a lot of anecdotal beliefs masquerading as knowledge in that link. It's true that a little bit of knowledge is dangerous.
So where are the sources of knowledge? That was the top hit that actually contained something about "belly bottoms" and not some dodgy photos or diet sites...
The best source of knowledge is that gained first-hand. Join the discussion over here:
viewtopic.php?t=2403154&p=1056447

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Re: Hand Shaped Beauty

Postby Kamikuza » Fri May 31, 2019 9:32 am

rynhardt wrote:
Wed May 29, 2019 9:04 am
The best source of knowledge is that gained first-hand. Join the discussion over here:
viewtopic.php?t=2403154&p=1056447
Too esoteric for me :lol:


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