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  Topic: Let's Talk Cammed Sails
DanWeiss

Replies: 116
Views: 11977

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: 4
Views: 1547

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: 10339

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: 4409

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 ...
  Topic: Rigging older Ezzy Wave S.E. Sails ??
DanWeiss

Replies: 31
Views: 4949

PostForum: Windsurfing Discussion   Posted: Tue Sep 11, 2018 1:11 pm   Subject: Rigging older Ezzy Wave S.E. Sails ??
As others posted, a picture tells one thousand words. The degree of upper batten droop (actually the No. 1 batten as battens are numbered from the head to the foot) may be telling or not, depending o ...
  Topic: Rounding up question
DanWeiss

Replies: 14
Views: 3464

PostForum: Windsurfing Discussion   Posted: Sat Sep 08, 2018 9:53 am   Subject: Rounding up question
NOVAAN, let me clarify. If we start with a sail properly rigged and tuned for lightest conditions in flat water, adding DH will bring the center of effort down and forward. That's what I had in mind ...
  Topic: Step/flip vs. Flip/step vs. Flip/sail out switch
DanWeiss

Replies: 258
Views: 41850

PostForum: Windsurfing Discussion   Posted: Sat Sep 01, 2018 9:05 pm   Subject: Step/flip vs. Flip/step vs. Flip/sail out switch
In order to lift a foot we must put that pressure onto something else, like another foot, a hand or something else like a harness. It's simply impossible to simultaneously two feet without hanging fr ...
  Topic: Rounding up question
DanWeiss

Replies: 14
Views: 3464

PostForum: Windsurfing Discussion   Posted: Fri Aug 31, 2018 4:01 pm   Subject: Rounding up question
SNIP By down hauling you put more curve in your mast and that moves the draft back. SNIP

All correct and valuable info, NOVAAN, except for the conclusion in your text above. Downhaul does bend the ...
  Topic: Rounding up question
DanWeiss

Replies: 14
Views: 3464

PostForum: Windsurfing Discussion   Posted: Thu Aug 30, 2018 3:58 pm   Subject: Rounding up question
You rounded up because the sail's draft was farther back than normal due to the dh added and lack of outhaul. This keeps the draft back and forces you to move the mast foot forward, assuming everythi ...
  Topic: Step/flip vs. Flip/step vs. Flip/sail out switch
DanWeiss

Replies: 258
Views: 41850

PostForum: Windsurfing Discussion   Posted: Tue Aug 14, 2018 2:46 pm   Subject: Step/flip vs. Flip/step vs. Flip/sail out switch

I've never said other successful techniques are wrong. I simply offer alternatives that work as OPTIONS and serve to expand skill quivers. The only people I would label as "WRONG" are thos ...
 
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