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  Topic: Teaching my kids to windsurf question
FreakDrew

Replies: 28
Views: 23943

PostForum: Windsurfing Discussion   Posted: Sun Jul 14, 2013 9:58 pm   Subject: Teaching my kids to windsurf question
There's some excellent advice in a few threads on teaching kids in the HSM forum...

http://www.hotsailsmaui.com/forum/viewforum.php?id=2

Drew
  Topic: 2012 Starboard quad in the gorge?
FreakDrew

Replies: 2
Views: 2817

PostForum: Windsurfing Discussion   Posted: Sun Jul 14, 2013 9:55 pm   Subject: 2012 Starboard quad in the gorge?
Gorge Animal boards had 4+ fins back in the 80s.

Little history for the young'ins Wink

Drew
  Topic: Dufour Wing Longboard
FreakDrew

Replies: 10
Views: 16055

PostForum: Windsurfing Discussion   Posted: Sun Jul 14, 2013 9:49 pm   Subject: Dufour Wing Longboard
Ha! I spent a lot of my teen years sailing my grandfather's 420 (#16235) with my best friend. Learned to trapeze, fly a chute, etc on that yellow decked sweetheart. Great boat Smile

Drew
  Topic: Dufour Wing Longboard
FreakDrew

Replies: 10
Views: 16055

PostForum: Windsurfing Discussion   Posted: Sat Jul 13, 2013 9:56 am   Subject: Dufour Wing Longboard
A couple suggestions if/when you choose to upgrade:

HotSailsMaui makes a line of modern Dacron & Kevlar sails that have unique qualities that make them very good for beginners as well as advanc ...
  Topic: Why do lake sailors look old and tired at the same time?
FreakDrew

Replies: 31
Views: 19987

PostForum: Windsurfing Discussion   Posted: Fri Jul 12, 2013 7:59 pm   Subject: Why do lake sailors look old and tired at the same time?
Well after windsurfing for 36 years you get a little tired Wink

Here's how I look on my lake:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7rb4e-sBryI

Drew
  Topic: Dufour Wing Longboard
FreakDrew

Replies: 10
Views: 16055

PostForum: Windsurfing Discussion   Posted: Fri Jul 12, 2013 7:51 pm   Subject: Dufour Wing Longboard
Aaron -

Hello from a few hours north (Pretty Lake, north of Kendallville IN) Smile

This is a great board for lake sailing in the summer. I have a BIC 250 which is essentially the same board. I ...
  Topic: Giving up jibing, for now
FreakDrew

Replies: 52
Views: 26764

PostForum: Windsurfing Discussion   Posted: Fri Jun 14, 2013 9:30 am   Subject: Giving up jibing, for now
Spend some time carving from a beam reach to dead downwind and back. Try to keep your speed up throughout. This will improve your foot-steering skills and help you get a feel for how to stay powered ...
  Topic: Tips for dead onshore please
FreakDrew

Replies: 26
Views: 13140

PostForum: Windsurfing Discussion   Posted: Fri Jun 14, 2013 9:08 am   Subject: Tips for dead onshore please
Good call on going north a bit. I really wanted to get over to St. Joe but work made that impossible.

Lake Michigan can be a frustrating place. Crazy short-period waves and gusty wind make it tou ...
  Topic: Best camera mounts for windsurfing and kiting
FreakDrew

Replies: 47
Views: 82222

PostForum: Windsurfing Discussion   Posted: Wed Jun 12, 2013 4:50 pm   Subject: Best camera mounts for windsurfing and kiting
My first GoPro session:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7rb4e-sBryI

One of my friends asked, "are you being pulled by a motorboat?"

Rolling Eyes

Drew
  Topic: Windsurfing in Indiana?
FreakDrew

Replies: 9
Views: 11631

PostForum: Eastern and Central USA & Canada   Posted: Mon Jun 11, 2012 8:17 pm   Subject: Windsurfing in Indiana?
I'm in NE Indiana (a MI transplant) and get over to Lake Michigan whenever possible. When it is on, it's great, but you should always have a SUP board, bike, etc. just in case.

I posted a little i ...
 
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