In this video Harry joins Reuben to explain why a longer board is faster than a shorter board. Harry has a Master’s degree from Plymouth University in Marine Technology and is a Chartered Engineer through the Royal Institute of Naval Architects. So he is the man to tell us why! There are many things that […]
Really informative. Great explanations. Thanks Harry and Reuben.
Looking forward to part 2
Thanks Craig, glad this one was useful for you. Cheers, Will
This is great stuff! Love the science / geeky part.
So the goal is to beat the 5.8 knots to get in plane?
Hey Fenna – glad you enjoyed it. Yes, top level racers are managing to sprint their boards onto the plane – its interesting that they are often using open water boards for this that have a slightly shorter waterline length too 😉 Regards, Will
This was great! I would love for Harry to talk more about acceleration of boards and trimming. Would it be good to stand further back at the board to start, then move to the middle and when gaining maximum speed, move to the front? Anyway, great video. Thank you both.
Thanks – forward and back trim is a really interesting subject and can really help your paddling. Certainly something we can look into getting Harry to talk about!
OOoooooh this is really a great video, I love the subtitles, for not english people would be great to read the text of the dialogues. I always was wondering why great sprinters use allwater boards with great rocker for very short distances and not a flatwater board. Is it to plane quickly?
Thanks for your comments Andrea. We will look at subtitles for sure. Yes, the sprinters use these boards as they plane a bit quicker for sure! Cheers, Will
Really enjoyed this video. Videos like this make Supboarder standout from the general Sup Youtube video’s. As an engineer you gave enough info and data points for me to use the info and work out for my boards. I think a few more like this would be excellent. I see you are doing width and may be do one to discuss the merits of weight or lack of it. Also nice to have a feature on the stroke rate and stroke length of a range of people to have info to compare to your own may on 2 couple of… Read more »
Hi John, thanks for this feedback! Yes, we are certainly going to do more of these tech series and i’ll share your ideas with Harry! Its nice to deep dive into the science behind it sometimes! Cheers, Will
Excellent video – looking for more featuring this guy. Thanks for bringing some science into the game!
We will pass on the kind words.