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  Topic: Winter Sailing
DelCarpenter

Replies: 20
Views: 2124

PostForum: Eastern and Central USA & Canada   Posted: Thu Feb 18, 2021 11:48 pm   Subject: Winter Sailing
"Winter Sailing".... that is easy for me; I just select whichever of ice, hard packed snow or a parking lot has a workable surface & wind.

"Winter windsurfing" is now beyo ...
  Topic: Best setup for windsurfing on snow
DelCarpenter

Replies: 21
Views: 5162

PostForum: Windsurfing Discussion   Posted: Thu Feb 18, 2021 11:31 pm   Subject: Best setup for windsurfing on snow
Joe, thanks for the videos you show which prove to me my idea of using wake boards on snow will work. I think I'll get to try it out this weekend or Monday on 2-22-21. We have the snow, now need the ...
  Topic: Winter Sailing
DelCarpenter

Replies: 20
Views: 2124

PostForum: Eastern and Central USA & Canada   Posted: Sun Feb 14, 2021 6:20 pm   Subject: Winter Sailing
DrWind: in addition to looking good in your windsurfing, you have excellent taste in music.
  Topic: Best setup for windsurfing on snow
DelCarpenter

Replies: 21
Views: 5162

PostForum: Windsurfing Discussion   Posted: Tue Feb 02, 2021 11:36 pm   Subject: Best setup for windsurfing on snow
In my experience the only snow that can be sailed is hard or packed snow. (I don't have any experience with really dry snow.) The snow in the video Joe posted is hard or packed snow.

When the snow ...
  Topic: Best setup for windsurfing on snow
DelCarpenter

Replies: 21
Views: 5162

PostForum: Windsurfing Discussion   Posted: Mon Feb 01, 2021 10:01 pm   Subject: Best setup for windsurfing on snow
Snow sailing can be started with a minimal investment: buy used wake boards or used snow boards. Hardware store angle iron about 6 to 12 inches long can be bolted on both sides of the rear 1/3 of the ...
  Topic: Bent mast
DelCarpenter

Replies: 13
Views: 5417

PostForum: Windsurfing Discussion   Posted: Mon Feb 01, 2021 9:32 pm   Subject: Bent mast
Used bent windsurfing masts should be sold to or used by people like me: alternative surface sailors who use windsurfing rigs to sail on packed snow, ice, or parking lots. Or to another variety of pe ...
  Topic: Tack
DelCarpenter

Replies: 53
Views: 14021

PostForum: Windsurfing Discussion   Posted: Wed Dec 02, 2020 10:03 pm   Subject: Tack
As an inland sailor (Iowa, mostly), I think one of Coach G's remarks is either not actually correct or is for many irrelevant: "...but the vast majority of windsurfers sail at side shore venues ...
  Topic: Possibly confined until May 25th going windskate!
DelCarpenter

Replies: 28
Views: 26019

PostForum: Windsurfing Discussion   Posted: Sat May 30, 2020 11:29 am   Subject: Possibly confined until May 25th going windskate!
The confined space could be good for setting up videos to help & to share. Looking forward to the YouTube link or however you choose to share.
  Topic: Exocet longboards
DelCarpenter

Replies: 12
Views: 13364

PostForum: Windsurfing Discussion   Posted: Sun May 24, 2020 3:45 pm   Subject: Exocet longboards
Yes, grantmac017, but first I'm expecting I need to learn to turn at the bottom well enough to have a chance to go back out: total wave neophyte here.
  Topic: Exocet longboards
DelCarpenter

Replies: 12
Views: 13364

PostForum: Windsurfing Discussion   Posted: Fri May 22, 2020 2:11 pm   Subject: Exocet longboards
Lately I've been working on deluding myself that I have good conditions here in Iowa for practicing beginning moves for wave sailing. Iowa? Yeah, it does sound delusional. But, I live only 2 miles f ...
 
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