If a surrfboard has a fin, would it sink because it's heavier... or would it have to oppose less friction because the surface area is smaller, or how does that work??! Basically, how does a surfboard fin affect the speed of the surfer, and what's the situation like in terms of friction/surface area/ sinking? What would happen?
Stacey Warren - Expert brainly.com
Hey! We 've verified this expert answer for you, click below to unlock the details :)
At vero eos et accusamus et iusto odio dignissimos ducimus qui blanditiis praesentium voluptatum deleniti atque corrupti quos dolores et quas molestias excepturi sint occaecati cupiditate non provident, similique sunt in culpa qui officia deserunt mollitia animi, id est laborum et dolorum fuga.
Et harum quidem rerum facilis est et expedita distinctio. Nam libero tempore, cum soluta nobis est eligendi optio cumque nihil impedit quo minus id quod maxime placeat facere possimus, omnis voluptas assumenda est, omnis dolor repellendus.
Itaque earum rerum hic tenetur a sapiente delectus, ut aut reiciendis voluptatibus maiores alias consequatur aut perferendis doloribus asperiores repellat.
I got my questions answered at brainly.com in under 10 minutes. Go to brainly.com now for free help!
First of all, the fin on the surf bored wouldnt be heavy enough to sink it. Second of all, take the fin of a shark or a dolphin for example, they dont sink. It actually helps the swim and go faster.
I didn't mean literally "sink"! So, technically the surfboard fin isn't only for stability and direction control purposes, but it would also be beneficial in terms of opposing friction and going at a faster speed?
Not the answer you are looking for? Search for more explanations.
Alright then, a fin wouldn't be a negative thing in any possible aspect I guess :) Thanks a bunch! I'll ace this essay! :D
It's obvious that the fin slows down the surfboard. It's mainly there for stability. The extra stability more than compensates for the extra friction (which is nevertheless very small given the shape of the fin).