Thursday, June 3, 2010


dr robert said...

good to see someone remembers the John Kelly hydroplane..I was fortunate enough to have ridden one around 65'..amazing board from a truly innovative surfer.

hydrodynamica said...

thats great...
note planing surface
between figures 36 and
26...the universal planing
totem...again...its there.

dr robert said...

just by the way: the one I rode had a way different fin template than that shown on the patent document.
it was a much more sleek and foiled job, very much like the Greenough stage 4 fins that came out in the late 60's.
I'm thinking there was a connection.
and yes the planing surface..
always the attempt to find the holy grail between release and control.