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The fundamentals of a board’s stability / SUP Tech talk

In this video Reuben and Harry explain the fundamentals of a board’s stability. Why is width the biggest factor of stability and why are some boards of the same width more stable than others?  What can we do to increase stability? What do people mean when they talk about secondary stability?   

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Helen Pullen
Helen Pullen
1 year ago

Hi – this video is the reason why I re-subscribed to the pro content – brilliant! I will definitely go back to the previous video mentioned and watch it, thank you

Ben Williams
Ben Williams
1 year ago

As a self confessed geek I absolutely loved this vid. Explains so much regarding relative stability people feel given all their varied dimensions.

Richard Perriss
Richard Perriss
1 year ago

Super interesting stuff. Sounds like it would be very difficult for the average layman to calculate the meta centre for their board, but I wonder if it would be easier for the manufacturers to calculate from their design files, especially companies like Starboard who obviously put a lot of work into their board designs and shapes. If so, I wonder if publishing the meta centre height of a board as part of its specs would be a useful indication of its potential stability for different sized paddlers? Or maybe it would not really be useful in real world use given… Read more »

micheljansens
micheljansens
1 year ago

Hi, thanks for this great video. I really enjoyed it. Please give us more of those 🙂

EddystoneSup
EddystoneSup
1 year ago

Physics is great, but being “vertically challenged” is just something to remember ….

EddystoneSup
EddystoneSup
1 year ago

Besides, Science is great … go on

John French
John French
1 year ago

Thanks for the Video. I am really enjoying this series. I did notice the the second moment of area graphic of the equation was wrong. Harry said it correctly as b*d^3/12. This and the hull speed have given me enough terminology that I have then been able to do further research.

Windsup1
Windsup1
1 year ago

Really enjoyed both videos. Fascinating.
Explained why the pro surf shape felt so unstable re pulled in nose and tail, and probably because I tend to stand quite tall.
Anyway not an issue now as swapped for a Spice….definitely more stable.
Can spend more time riding and less in the water.
Just need some waves.
Thanks again Craig

gentsch
gentsch
1 year ago

Math/physics is God! LOL, Glad to know being short would have been a better option than practice practice practice JK.
Great content!
Maybe we could get a video on determining optimal fin placement in the box!

Andrea Varetto
Andrea Varetto
11 months ago

Woooooow this is really a wonderful video, thanks for this pro content!!! please speak about the shapes of the boards but also the paddle shape and his angles.
Thanks!

helen nightingale
helen nightingale
11 months ago

more of these would be great

Beau Nixon
Editor
11 months ago

We have some more planned! Glad you enjoy them.

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