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Thread: Speaking Of DIMPLES.....
Apr 7, 2013, 06:31 PM #21
Apr 7, 2013, 08:07 PM #22Senior Member
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Apr 7, 2013, 11:22 PM #23Member
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Stop the constant Coil bull. Its crap
Apr 8, 2013, 04:30 PM #24
"The only people skeptical about the Kick are the ones who haven’t ridden it. All the people who ride it don’t want to go back."
"You know how we do it - we let the surfboards do the talking. "
"But rest assured we wouldn't introduce anything as different as Kick without having testing and feedback that has extremely positive results."
"It's a significant leap in fiber-to-resin ratio, so Kick is both lighter and stronger."
"The Grid schedule is still offered, but Kick is lighter and stronger."
"Solid test results up to DOH+ all over the Caribbean. Of course, if someone wants more weight, we can add. We've always had a heavier schedule as an option for bigger surf."
"The way the Kick waxes up is a big bonus, and for those using booties you may not even need wax."
"I know that the golf ball analogy is going to be used, but it's not applicable in a strict sense. Tripping the boundary layer on a golf ball reduces the drag on a sphere moving through air, by allowing a smaller ''wake'' behind the ball. On a planing surface the effect is a little different. Any planing surface is going to have transition points between laminar (no boundary layer) and turbulent flow. We are just tripping the boundary as soon as possible. All our feedback from testing and initial customer reports indicates it's working."
"As usual, we're not going to do any big claims. We'll just let the surfboards do the talking. It wasn't sharks that specifically inspired Kick. I have to plead the fifth past that."
"We started this thread so people would know it wasn't hype. All these guys paid for their boards and they get no prodding from us to post on here. There's a 260K+ thread about us on the erbb and I don't even post there. We don't engage in hype but I will say we welcome comparisons to any other surfboard out there."
"If you could see my inbox... I wouldn't publish peoples emails, but I'll paraphrase one we just got from a skeptic in the Caribbean. He's reporting the boards pick up speed quicker and are more sensitive and responsive. Something about he knew he should have trusted us lol"
"With new fibers, an increase in fiber/resin ratio, and a new finish, Kick is a bold step."
"Big bold changes are going to produce skepticism. We don't have a problem with that because we have a lot of confidence in the product. That hasn't changed."
"Kick Tech allows us to streamline our process and increase fiber-to-resin ratio while still getting the physicals we want from the skin. Lots and lots of background work and testing went into Kick - we've been heading this direction for a long time. Extremely gratifying to finally ''get there'' and be able to release to the public. Can't wait to send some more up there, but in the meantime I'm sure people will be looking at M's board like it's an alien spacecraft - which of course it essentially is...."
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Apr 9, 2013, 01:02 AM #28Member
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just checked out their website. hey DawnPatrol, did you meet up with the shapers and get a board specifically for you? or is yours just off the rack?
either way, that board you got looks really good. let us know some feedback on how you liked it in the water. thanks, take it easy man.
Apr 9, 2013, 01:13 PM #29
Apr 24, 2013, 06:44 PM #30
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What size dimples are the most effective, larger or smaller? I was thinking about this and wondered if you would get a similar "dimples" type result if you didn't hot coat the bottom of your board. Would the slight depressions from the weave act as dimples?