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Short fuselage opinions
« on: March 30, 2020, 12:20:55 PM »
I am redesigning my fuselage.  More in line with the Axis foils set up except for it being full carbon ( old carbon fiber hockey stick filled with solid carbon).   Just curious. Iím wondering if making the fuse shorter will help with pumping.  Already planning on a smaller tail wing.  Iím pretty sure Iíll just have multiple tail wing mounts on the fuselage which will allow me some room for experimentation.  Thanks in advance
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Re: Short fuselage opinions
« Reply #1 on: March 30, 2020, 09:02:17 PM »
The shorter fuse and smaller tail wing can feel really unstable and twitchy at first. Some riders try it and go straight back to their std setup again , you need to stick with it for a couple of sessions and you quickly settle into it with more speed and a much tighter turning arc. The pumps takes a bit more to get used to as the pump arc is much shorter and faster , as you settle into that you'll find you pump much more efficient with a reduced motion travelling further between each pump. Another advantage of both the shorter fuse and smaller tail wing is tackling foam balls , you have much more control and far less likely to get boosted. 
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