The theory of vortex shedding is well known to golfers with their little dimples (the balls, that is!) It was also toyed with in the past by 12 Metre sparmakers… so why not extend the benefits to the rigging itself?
The parentage of Future Fibres’ latest answer to high-tech composite rigging, becomes quite clear when you start looking at how AEROsix is put together. An extended elliptical aerofoil shape, AEROsix takes the best elements of Future Fibres’ multistrand carbon rigging, ECsix, and combines it with RAZR, Future Fibres’ solid carbon product. More here. (we know, it’s shedding, just havin’ a bit o’ fun. – ed)