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Re: New Race Board with nose hole. What is it for?
« Reply #15 on: June 29, 2015, 12:46:00 PM »
Maybe it's like a visual speedo..

The faster you go the higher the water gushes..  ;D

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Re: New Race Board with nose hole. What is it for?
« Reply #16 on: June 29, 2015, 12:58:29 PM »
Put some lava rocks around it, you'd have a nice downwinding fountain.
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Re: New Race Board with nose hole. What is it for?
« Reply #17 on: June 29, 2015, 01:32:11 PM »
Is there some water spurting out of the hole?
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Re: New Race Board with nose hole. What is it for?
« Reply #18 on: June 29, 2015, 01:42:17 PM »
The owner loves the board so much that he wants to take his relationship with it to the next level?

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Re: New Race Board with nose hole. What is it for?
« Reply #19 on: June 29, 2015, 05:04:28 PM »
Yugi was closest. Our local SUP Association was provided with 20 race boards. They requested that they be towable behind a boat in a chain and rather than handles or tow hooks be added to the front and back they decided these holes would be a good idea like those integral handles in plastic sit on kayaks..

Contrary to expectation, when paddling, that air would pass from the top of the board to the underside, when you get up to speed the exact opposite happens at the front hole and a small fountain appears. 

So plugs are being made...
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Re: New Race Board with nose hole. What is it for?
« Reply #20 on: June 29, 2015, 07:21:56 PM »
Hopefully the appropriate party will be chastised for making such a big bunghole...  and a bungle.

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Re: New Race Board with nose hole. What is it for?
« Reply #21 on: June 29, 2015, 09:09:00 PM »
Wow, that's goofy. The bast way to put a tow on a SUP is a leash plug under the nose. The early starboards had them
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Re: New Race Board with nose hole. What is it for?
« Reply #22 on: June 29, 2015, 11:21:31 PM »
Wow, that's goofy. The bast way to put a tow on a SUP is a leash plug under the nose. The early starboards had them

I am sure it looked like it made perfect sense on the drawings. It'll be interesting to see how they plug them. Actually one of the paddlers found that the Yakult bottle fits perfectly!
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Re: New Race Board with nose hole. What is it for?
« Reply #23 on: June 30, 2015, 12:11:37 AM »
The owner loves the board so much that he wants to take his relationship with it to the next level?
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Re: New Race Board with nose hole. What is it for?
« Reply #24 on: June 30, 2015, 02:36:24 AM »

Contrary to expectation, when paddling, that air would pass from the top of the board to the underside, when you get up to speed the exact opposite happens at the front hole and a small fountain appears. 


If you windsurfed in the Windsurfer days you’d know that.

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Re: New Race Board with nose hole. What is it for?
« Reply #25 on: June 30, 2015, 02:51:20 AM »
No-one has nailed it yet... here are the boards in action..

I don't see any nose holes in those boards.
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Re: New Race Board with nose hole. What is it for?
« Reply #26 on: December 30, 2015, 04:16:25 PM »
Sounds like the old joke about the dude going to hell find himself surrounded by beautiful women and every bottle of alcohol imaginable, only to find all the bottles have holes in the bottom...
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Re: New Race Board with nose hole. What is it for?
« Reply #27 on: December 30, 2015, 05:17:22 PM »
I forgot about this post. The holes in the noses and tails of these boards were designed for towing them... But the front one blows like a sperm whale when you ride them...
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