How to Go Faster

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How to Go Faster

Get a wind tunnel.

What happens in a black hole stays in a black hole.

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Adjusting the wind speed reminds me of the opening scene of “Back to the Future”.
Don’t let Ed see this...

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Re: How to Go Faster

More here. Use Chrome/Chromium to auto-translate https://www.francebleu.fr/infos/societe/le-veliplanchiste-antoine-albeau-s-entraine-en-soufflerie-pour-son-projet-de-record-du-monde-de-1607283499

Coming from a cycling background where the wind is your absolute enemy, surprised that some of this stuff wasn't optimized earlier. Like they cut the boom in half to reduce drag but the big round body is still exposed to 60 mph wind.

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It is a world first. A windsurfer who trains in a wind tunnel like the Formula 1 drivers. The experience is unprecedented and it's Antoine Albeau, the REST with 25 world titles who has been living it since early January 2020.

Antoine Albeau trains in the Magny-Cours wind tunnel in Burgundy
Antoine Albeau trains in the Magny-Cours wind tunnel in Burgundy - ZEPHIR - Richard Bord
The project is called Zéphir: objective to beat the absolute world speed sailing record held by the Australian Paul Larsen (65.5 knots, 121km / h). Since last January, Antoine Albeau has been working with around fifty partners and sponsors from all over the world. Technology is at the heart of the project. New step in this month of December: to do wind tunnel tests to study aerodynamic phenomena at high speed. All cutting-edge technologies are mobilized, from aeronautics to artificial intelligence

These Monday and Tuesday, Antoine Albeau will train in two wind tunnels in Ile-de-France, in Saint-Cyr. It is an absolutely new method in sailing. Last week he spent two days in a wind tunnel in Burgundy and his team observed the elements to be improved: "We realized that the body of the snowboarder is completely in the grip of the wind. So we will have to improve its penetrations in the air to prevent all this braking, to make a special combination, a special helmet also because the head is a big volume, it is not at all aerodynamic ".

Antoine Albeau in training in the Magny-Cours wind tunnel in Burgundy
Antoine Albeau training in the Magny-Cours wind tunnel in Burgundy - ZEPHIR - Richard Bord
A 3D scan of the windsurfer was also carried out, coupled with all the data collected during training thanks to high-performance software, it will allow Antoine Albeau and his team to improve his equipment and positions to be as efficient as possible. "It's new things that were just improbable before. We're going to move forward a lot and then we'll go back after we model all of this to see if what we did is really right."

Antoine Albeau in training in the Magny-Cours wind tunnel in Burgundy
Antoine Albeau training in the Magny-Cours wind tunnel in Burgundy - ZEPHIR - Richard Bord
The Zéphir project will last three years: "It's not in four days in the wind tunnel that we say to ourselves, it's good, we will get there. We will have to work behind, we will need a lot of resources but we are going in the right direction. direction." The goal of the world speed record is set for 2023.

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Re: How to Go Faster

Just turn the throttle!

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peelskid wrote:

Just turn the throttle!

I think you were looking for www.jetskisportatlanta.com Lol

--- The Arrogant Jerk: Crabby and irritable since 1998.

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Fascinating but turn down the sound. Trust me...

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