- Hydroptère did 61kn peak
- Sailrocket did 51.8kn peak
- We can move 90% of the total weight during a speedrun in less than a second, from the mastfoot to the backfootstrap. I think this also explains why "we" windsurfers can survive extreme windgusts. Kiters or sailboats can't keep into the water.
- Windsurfers and Kitesurfers can sail almost everywere, easy to move, and a bit cheaper.
- We have to get more information on taillift, especially what is the finlift we need? The "best" fins are making the bottomlift of your speedboard almost zero. Finian Maynard mentioned after his speedrecord he didn't feel any chop... This is what we're looking for. Holy grail of control & massive speeds
- Less drag on findesign, look @ the hydroptere massive foils, bottomsection looks like a supcavitation section to me! This could also explain why the boat started to accelerate @ very high speed, when the vacuumbulb is complete a massive drag-reduce will follow, or in other words the lift increased a lot (gust). This foils looks very intresting, a normal foil combined with a supercavition section.. But also the supercavitation section looks normal behind the first 3% of the foil.
- From my sails I can't actually think of any better. The Neilpryde RS Racing which are simply really the best, are just all most sailors could ask for. Some other brands are really close, but NP has that very good balance between stiffness vs twist vs profile.
- Boarddesign, for ultimate speed, I would think the board has to be good in flying. So a good noselift is required. I think to get started the boarddesign has a lot of influences. Overall the boarddesigns are also very good at this point. Plenty of good designs like the carbon art speed, fanatic falcon speed, f2 missile xs, etc.
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