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Saturday, 12 May 2012 16:30

What's the optimum length for a surfski?

Here’s a debate that pops up quite often: what length is optimum for surfskis?  Ralph Baker, a student at the Newcastle University School of Marine Science and Technology (phew what a mouthful!) recently completed an eight month long project looking at this precise question.

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Sunday, 24 April 2011 12:44

The Science of Paddling Part IV

OK, so we all know that paddling in shallow water is a pain. You trim aggressively bow down to keep from experiencing that "sinking feeling" in the stern, and paddle like there's no tomorrow. Yet when you hit the shallows it still feels like you've hit a wall. Waves become steeper; your hull speed fulls. And heaven forbid if you're on someone's inside as you enter a shallow water turn. Hello, shoreline!

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Polish your surfski and go faster – or not? 

Dr. Shawn Burke Ph.D. looks at the science of hull surfaces, turbulence and drag reduction…

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Wednesday, 17 June 2009 13:37

The Science of Paddling - Part I

Why aren’t doubles twice as fast as single skis? If I lose weight, will I go faster?  For some answers to these vexed questions... read on!

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[Editor: David Hartwanger of Intelligent Fluid Solutions explains how the Red7 Bullet Scuppers were designed.]   

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If you've ever wondered whether you really need to be exactly in synch with your doubles partner - read on.  Turns out that the answer is an emphatic YES - but there's more...

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