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What's the optimum length for a surfski?

Saturday, 12 May 2012 18:30 |

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.

The Science of Paddling Part IV

Sunday, 24 April 2011 14:44 |

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!

The Science of Paddling Part 3 – The Rough Stuff

Thursday, 25 February 2010 08:44 |

Polish your surfski and go faster – or not? 

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

The Science of Paddling - Part I

Wednesday, 17 June 2009 15:37 |

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!

“Hydrodynamic Aspects of Surfski Drain Scuppers” or “The Science Behind the Bullets”!

Tuesday, 16 June 2009 06:21 |

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

The Science of Paddling Part 2 – Why Doubles Partners MUST be in Synch

Thursday, 16 July 2009 04:50 |

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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