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Does the foil board itself give us any lift?

Postby richy-c » Mon Jan 27, 2020 11:55 am

Just a thought 🤔 Does the board itself at speed give us any lift?

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Re: Does the foil board itself give us any lift?

Postby cwood » Mon Jan 27, 2020 12:51 pm

richy-c wrote:
Mon Jan 27, 2020 11:55 am
Just a thought 🤔 Does the board itself at speed give us any lift?
It does have some small impact at speed but its negligible. Holding any board in a heavy wind will prove that to you but against apparent wind given that we are pointed into it and the board is parallel to the flow, it can't be much on a small to mid sized board.

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Re: Does the foil board itself give us any lift?

Postby tautologies » Mon Jan 27, 2020 10:21 pm

richy-c wrote:
Mon Jan 27, 2020 11:55 am
Just a thought 🤔 Does the board itself at speed give us any lift?
No.

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Re: Does the foil board itself give us any lift?

Postby TomW » Tue Jan 28, 2020 12:01 pm

Taut,
I've thought about this. But more in terms of wind resistance affecting ( effecting?) the feel and response during flying. You are more of a scientist than myself, me being an empirically oriented designer.
My thoughts are that at 35 km/hr, having a 40cm x 30cm piece of board in the wind forward of your front foot must effect agility. Yes it's not perpendicular. But think about a deep profile rim on a road bike and how it effects the handling in a wind.


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