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Aerodynamics and the mullet(4 posts)

Aerodynamics and the mulletWilly D.
May 10, 2001 2:02 PM
Does anyone know if there has been a comprehensive scientific wind tunnel test based on the mullet. While it may not "hold water" in the lab, I swear that as the mullet grows, I get faster. Any thoughts?
re: Aerodynamics and the mulletMaillot Rouge
May 10, 2001 4:10 PM
Following the basic principals of aerodynamics it makes sense that your speed would increase up to the point where the mullet begins to create drag, ie. Laurent Fignon's pony tail that may have cost him the '89 Tour. The hair in the back should provide a surface disruption that smooths out the flow of air off the back of your head creating a more laminar flow. I have considered using the same principal on my legs by leaving a stip of hair going up the back of my leg. My suspicion is that a bald head would create an eddy current behind the head creating drag.

I'm surprised the aerodynamics of the mullet have not been discussed on www.mulletsgalore.com . The skullet may be the most aero hair style, to use the term style loosely. Good Post!

MR
I thought a Mullet was a fish? (nm)runstevierun
May 11, 2001 11:14 AM
re: Aerodynamics and the "speed-dealer" mulletslackerbri
May 14, 2001 3:06 PM
I would think that the "speed-dealer" Mullet would have a significant advantage considering the lubricant used and created by the mullet would eliminate friction and resistance thus propelling the rider forward, faster.