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  Topic: Famous Windsurfers?
DanWeiss

Replies: 8
Views: 277

PostForum: Windsurfing Discussion   Posted: Tue Jan 15, 2019 2:39 pm   Subject: Famous Windsurfers?
Prince Charles, Juan Pablo Montoya etc. The list is nearly endless because windsurfing was the fastest growing watersport in the world during the 1980s.

Head to the Old School Windsurfer page on ...
  Topic: Current thoughts on dry suits?
DanWeiss

Replies: 17
Views: 553

PostForum: Windsurfing Discussion   Posted: Tue Jan 15, 2019 2:34 pm   Subject: Current thoughts on dry suits?
Though long since discontinued, the Bare Polar Heat was the go-to drysuit for most of us in New England and Mid-Atlantic region. The Polar Heat was a hybrid design, with thick neoprene for the legs up ...
  Topic: stinky boots
DanWeiss

Replies: 13
Views: 844

PostForum: Windsurfing Discussion   Posted: Thu Jan 03, 2019 4:51 pm   Subject: stinky boots
Enzymatic cleaner is the only stuff you want as it actually destroys what causes the stink. The key is to buy one specifically for wetsuits to avoid any chemicals that will interact with the glue, ta ...
  Topic: Who sails in the cold?
DanWeiss

Replies: 23
Views: 1716

PostForum: Windsurfing Discussion   Posted: Thu Jan 03, 2019 4:47 pm   Subject: Who sails in the cold?
Back when I was 1/2 the man I am now, I regularly sailed year-round in Massachusetts using a two-piece neoprene drysuit called the Ronny Rollover, with no other insulation except for a hat, Glacier Gl ...
  Topic: Flying with gear - United
DanWeiss

Replies: 5
Views: 1226

PostForum: Windsurfing Discussion   Posted: Wed Nov 28, 2018 3:18 pm   Subject: Flying with gear - United
From 23E of Unitedís Contract of Carriage:

Windsurfing Equipment- Subject to the conditions and charges specified below, windsurfing boards will be accepted as Checked Baggage. For purposes of thi ...
  Topic: attaching sail/rig to snowboard
DanWeiss

Replies: 26
Views: 4249

PostForum: Windsurfing Discussion   Posted: Wed Nov 28, 2018 3:10 pm   Subject: attaching sail/rig to snowboard
On snow is the one place a kite makes more sense.

I was going to suggest the same thing - kite.

Not sure how you would switch tacks on a traditional snow board with your feet locked in the bind ...
  Topic: Let's Talk Cammed Sails
DanWeiss

Replies: 116
Views: 19881

PostForum: Windsurfing Discussion   Posted: Tue Oct 30, 2018 12:38 pm   Subject: Let's Talk Cammed Sails
There really is no mysterious bit of kit that will make progress in windsurfing easier
I suggest one partial exception: learning how to jibe on a board designed to turn. Others have argued long ago ...
  Topic: Coast Guard renews Weatherflow sensor agreement
DanWeiss

Replies: 5
Views: 3075

PostForum: Northwest USA & Canada   Posted: Tue Oct 23, 2018 6:58 pm   Subject: Coast Guard renews Weatherflow sensor agreement
Thumbs UP!
  Topic: RS-X Uphaul use while sailing?
DanWeiss

Replies: 20
Views: 14473

PostForum: Windsurfing Discussion   Posted: Fri Oct 12, 2018 12:40 pm   Subject: RS-X Uphaul use while sailing?
The reason this works is it increases the distance of the sailors center of mass from vertical. Doing this allows a sailor to use more power or at least tune to it. Speed increases or stays more eve ...
  Topic: Rant: Dealer markup on windsurf gear
DanWeiss

Replies: 41
Views: 9697

PostForum: Windsurfing Discussion   Posted: Fri Oct 12, 2018 12:31 pm   Subject: Rant: Dealer markup on windsurf gear
A long time ago, many windsurfing shops existed. Quite a few simply were run as the personal quiver of the owner. Those shops shut doors in the late 1980s or early 90's. Those around now either sta ...
 
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