Originally Posted by wodin
Hmmm, I'd think that wouldn't matter for snow/skate boards, but don't waves break from left to right (in the northern hemisphere)? How about you Aussies, do waves break opposite there?
Hmmm, that's the same myth like bathtub swirls going the other way round in the south, the masses involved are just to insignificant to be truly affected.
Bathtubs are more influenced by the way you scrubb them (clockwise or counter), the same is true for waves. A handful of rocks has more influence than all planetary rotation.
BTW Snow/Skate-Boards are 100% symmetric (ok, some very customized high performance world-champion boards are not)
The fact about japanese tradition is astounding, How come a country of nearly no contact to europe evolves the same prejudice