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  Topic: Older Race Board(EquipeII)Vs New Starboard 380/377
PeconicPuffin

Replies: 34
Views: 747

PostForum: Windsurfing Discussion   Posted: Sun Feb 18, 2018 2:37 pm   Subject: Older Race Board(EquipeII)Vs New Starboard 380/377
Ditto.

I've done as much shortboarding and surfing as any, but I feel that a great day on the longboard, in wonderful isolated sea surroundings, can have an effect on the soul that locks into the m ...
  Topic: Older Race Board(EquipeII)Vs New Starboard 380/377
PeconicPuffin

Replies: 34
Views: 747

PostForum: Windsurfing Discussion   Posted: Thu Feb 15, 2018 2:57 pm   Subject: Older Race Board(EquipeII)Vs New Starboard 380/377
Old race boards are fun to sail in light conditions. And if you want to get on a body of water and sail to any point regardless of wind direction, they are stars.

I keep an ancient (before footst ...
  Topic: Board turns upwind
PeconicPuffin

Replies: 60
Views: 3013

PostForum: Windsurfing Discussion   Posted: Wed Feb 07, 2018 10:47 am   Subject: Board turns upwind


Every minute on a board makes you better, but repetition is the key to getting better faster.

Repetition is practicing. If what you're practicing doesn't work or is mediocre, you get better at ...
  Topic: Board turns upwind
PeconicPuffin

Replies: 60
Views: 3013

PostForum: Windsurfing Discussion   Posted: Mon Feb 05, 2018 2:39 pm   Subject: Board turns upwind
What's great about where this thread went is the stoke level. We have a bunch of windsurfers arguing about how best to sail when there isn't enough wind to plane. Whether on the biggest boards, or ...
  Topic: Board turns upwind
PeconicPuffin

Replies: 60
Views: 3013

PostForum: Windsurfing Discussion   Posted: Mon Feb 05, 2018 8:03 am   Subject: Board turns upwind


My main objection to the quoted advice was in the later part, i.e. 'Also your ability to uphaul smaller SINKY boards. (a skill you will want to have when you are FAR FROM SHORE ON A SINKER whe ...
  Topic: Board turns upwind
PeconicPuffin

Replies: 60
Views: 3013

PostForum: Windsurfing Discussion   Posted: Sat Feb 03, 2018 1:26 pm   Subject: Board turns upwind
Lots of good advice from Andy (Wind-NC) there.

When there's not enough wind to plane on your big board, that's a great time to put a smaller board in the water and work on your shlogging skills. ...
  Topic: Board turns upwind
PeconicPuffin

Replies: 60
Views: 3013

PostForum: Windsurfing Discussion   Posted: Fri Jan 26, 2018 4:33 pm   Subject: Board turns upwind
☺ every time I move to a smaller board, It feels like my technique needs to be improved.

Exactly right.

Step your front foot in front of the mast, and tilt that rig way forward...an exagge ...
  Topic: Getting into the Footstraps
PeconicPuffin

Replies: 226
Views: 42253

PostForum: Windsurfing Discussion   Posted: Thu Jan 25, 2018 11:43 am   Subject: Re: Front foot - back foot. Early gybe entry (lots of mistakes)


I think you look good! You're in both straps, yes?

With time you'll get more comfortable and hike out more, and use a little more mast base pressure to get the nose down so you're skimming ...
  Topic: Mini van equipment organization tips
PeconicPuffin

Replies: 24
Views: 2437

PostForum: Windsurfing Discussion   Posted: Thu Jan 18, 2018 8:37 pm   Subject: Mini van equipment organization tips
lethal projectile very dramatic! Wink
This is minivan, not maxy. Not much room in there. Noses of boards on the rack are touching back of driver seat. There is not much play. They are not going forw ...
  Topic: Mini van equipment organization tips
PeconicPuffin

Replies: 24
Views: 2437

PostForum: Windsurfing Discussion   Posted: Tue Jan 16, 2018 12:08 pm   Subject: Mini van equipment organization tips
Here's a slightly different angle (photo taken yesterday...the rack is now 14 years old). Note how the uppermost rack does not need to be cantilevered...it "hangs" from the roof. Also how ...
 
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