oregonkiter wrote: ↑
Wed Apr 03, 2019 1:31 pm
I may be confused..... My understanding is that the stab provides counter lift--downward--to counter balance the upward lift of the front wing. So then, wouldn't a smaller stab require the front foot to move farther forward to balance this out?
The rear stab almost always gives a bit of negative lift (downward) your are right.
This is in order to have a good easy balance when you ride, stability.
It is not to "counterweigh" the main wing lift.
So the bigger the rear wing, and the more it pulls down, the further forward you have to stand on the board, to balance it out of course, so the hydrofoil do not seek to the surface.
Thus removing the stab, OR using a smaller stab, will give you a more rear stance on the board for balance.