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Thread: Kooky things we love to see
Sep 24, 2013, 02:06 PM #71
Sep 24, 2013, 02:09 PM #72
None of it is good for the board, that said, fins 1st to avoid the worst case scenario stated above
Sep 24, 2013, 02:11 PM #73
Sep 24, 2013, 02:13 PM #74
If for any reason, it's fins first on the rack because that's how it's ALWAYS been done. It's a tradition, screw the scientific benefits or lack thereof in either fins first or nose first.
Sep 24, 2013, 02:15 PM #75
Sep 24, 2013, 02:17 PM #76
Sep 24, 2013, 02:22 PM #77
It's a personal prejudice that's been ingrained in me since I was a young child.... I just can't help think "not experienced," "not a real surfer," "poser," "they shoulda gone the distance and put their fins in backwards as well" when I see a board nose first on a car. It's like a Pavlovian response for me, not meaning to be offensive or anything!
Sep 24, 2013, 02:38 PM #78Senior Member
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- Singer Island
How about gas mileage and aerodynamics? If you takeoff in the water fin first the board spins around 180 degrees. Does this translate into excessive wind resistance when the board is on top of the car fin in front? Does this cause more torque to vibrate through the board during high speed travel, causing micro cell collapse in the foam and glass? I think a board bag would keep board damage to a minimum, but create more drag and less fuel efficiency. I have an SUV so I only strap my longboard on top when I have a passenger, otherwise it says inside, out of the sun. It is dark green and gets hotter than hell in the Florida sunshine. The boardbag wont zip anymore so that is not an option.
Sep 24, 2013, 02:58 PM #79
This is what I use: http://www.rackattack.com/product-pa...FWxo7Aodo3EAuQ
Works great, and is safe/aerodynamically better mounting certain boards nose first (like my fun shape or Kechele 6'4" Grinder).
Unlike this rack setup:
Which has a chance of allowing the board to slip out. In that case, the fuel economy hit and chance of damage is less of an issue than losing your whole board.
Last edited by brewengineer; Sep 24, 2013 at 03:00 PM.
Sep 24, 2013, 03:08 PM #80
"Always drive with your fins first." - Mark Twain