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The Shape Shack / Re: Advice on size for first time build
« on: June 07, 2019, 10:55:31 PM »

Hi

Did you look at Atuacores website for a pre-shaped blank and the supplies ?

https://www.atuacores.com/surfshop/127-mod%C3%A8les-sup-paddle


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Downwind and Racing / Re: 50 knot+ downwind near Marseille - video
« on: May 18, 2019, 11:21:15 AM »
Ma famille me disait que le Mistral soufflait a 120km/h dans la vallée et 200 km/h au Mont Ventoux. Faut bien s'accrocher a sa planche :-)

Je ne suis pas allé voir en haut du Ventoux, mais on a enregistré 103 km/h sur l'étang pendant la descente. Faut bien s'accrocher en effet, je ferme généralement la marche avec un leash en corde noué à la cheville et à 2 plugs sur la planche :-)

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Downwind and Racing / Re: 50 knot+ downwind near Marseille - video
« on: May 17, 2019, 01:26:25 PM »
Another one last week-end   ;D


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The Shape Shack / Re: Trimaran SUP
« on: April 25, 2019, 02:17:04 AM »
Actually with the trimaran it was really easy, I was able to follow my regular SUP buddies, needing one paddle stroke when they needed two  :)

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The Shape Shack / Re: Trimaran SUP
« on: April 24, 2019, 02:08:59 AM »
"Dordogne Intégrale", 350 km race in 3 days, done :-)



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The Shape Shack / Re: Trimaran SUP
« on: January 24, 2019, 12:57:04 AM »
Hi PonoBill

Sorry, no foil experiments yet.  This trimaran is designed for the Dordogne Integrale race 2019 special 10th anniversary edition (350 km / 217 miles instead of the usual 130 km) , where I shall need stability (= confort, no energy loss in keeping my balance) with a minimum drag. Think of it as a fuel-efficient long distance SUP.

it is probably also very fast, but would need a better paddler than me.

The idea is to inject some kayak DNA into SUP design ( these guys have been designing hulls for centuries, they probably know one or two things...) and see what happens. Look at this video, at 2:30. I had the luck to buy this black beauty.




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The Shape Shack / Re: Trimaran SUP
« on: January 23, 2019, 12:31:12 PM »
Glagla race 2019

credit @paddleleague/@kalamurza_ph

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The Shape Shack / Re: Trimaran SUP
« on: January 20, 2019, 10:58:36 AM »
First tests of the 2019-flatwater version, based on a marathon kayak  ;D


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The Shape Shack / Re: Trimaran SUP
« on: October 04, 2018, 11:21:19 AM »
And today, it was a "stand up Va'a"


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Sessions / Re: Unlimiteds don't like to turn into the wind....
« on: September 25, 2018, 12:46:28 PM »

Hmm?  Too bad the design did not gain much traction.  That might be useful for our quick 2 mile upwind DW runs we often do around here.  Even on a 14V2.

Just try this... a US box, a few drops of Sikaflex (easily removable), a small fin...

And enjoy the difference... I did that in 2013. The gain was so obvious, even on a 12'6, that two days later I was drilling my board...


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Sessions / Re: Unlimiteds don't like to turn into the wind....
« on: September 25, 2018, 11:58:04 AM »

I’ve rarely seen a less convincing video. That arrangement is not needed for those conditions, and any problem being encountered is likely due to a combination of poor standing position, the wrong board for the conditions and application, and poor paddle technique.

Aha :) Thanks for the laugh  Area 10

The videos just show how the system is made and works, it's obviously not needed for those conditions, I'll ask the photograph to come back with 50 knots of wind :)

And thanks for the poor paddle technique. I'd love to see you paddling with 30 knots crosswind on a 18'. I've never met a guy doing it on ANY board and not complaining :) But everyone here in France has a  poor paddle technique I guess :-)

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Sessions / Re: Unlimiteds don't like to turn into the wind....
« on: September 23, 2018, 10:56:47 PM »

and your ventral becomes a problem when  downwinding... I DO not understand why we don't see more  removable daggerboard/centreboards..

Biggest enigma of the 21th century  :)

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Sessions / Re: Unlimiteds don't like to turn into the wind....
« on: September 23, 2018, 10:52:12 PM »


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Sessions / Re: Unlimiteds don't like to turn into the wind....
« on: September 23, 2018, 10:46:51 PM »

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The Shape Shack / Re: Trimaran SUP
« on: September 22, 2018, 04:48:34 AM »
It was just a first test with amas made of PVC pipes, but it was definitely fun. I just received carbon tubes, and am starting working on a seat and foot rests, and maybe a rudder.

It should be possible to turn the trimaran SUP into an OC1 in less than 5 minutes :-)
 
Now I'm looking for a Va'a iato to make a downwinder version.

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