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  Topic: Neil Pryde film delamination
boardsurfr

Replies: 15
Views: 1239

PostForum: Windsurfing Discussion   Posted: Sat Apr 06, 2019 6:57 am   Subject: Neil Pryde film delamination
The problem is the glue is breaking down. Someone chose the wrong glue for the proprietary lay-up. It is almost unheard of in products made in the Dimension Polyant shop in the USA. Their glue use ...
  Topic: The BIG front hand grip DEBATE: under or over?
boardsurfr

Replies: 19
Views: 1380

PostForum: Windsurfing Discussion   Posted: Fri Apr 05, 2019 4:32 pm   Subject: The BIG front hand grip DEBATE: under or over?
Even just cruising along, it hurts my arm to use an underhand grip. It causes an odd twist.

Depends on the boom and where your grip is, and probably other factors. On my gear, I use an undergrip on ...
  Topic: Good sails for gusty conditions?
boardsurfr

Replies: 16
Views: 1723

PostForum: Windsurfing Discussion   Posted: Fri Mar 29, 2019 11:55 am   Subject: Good sails for gusty conditions?
There are a bunch of general rules that have come up in the previous responses. These may help, but keep in mind that there are always exceptions, and that personal preferences also play a big role. F ...
  Topic: Airline travel with gear
boardsurfr

Replies: 12
Views: 1284

PostForum: Windsurfing Discussion   Posted: Fri Mar 29, 2019 11:38 am   Subject: Airline travel with gear
Check the regulations for the airline you are flying. When I checked the details for United at the end of last year, it would have cost the same to fly with two bags, each up to 23 kg, as with one up ...
  Topic: Lift from fin?
boardsurfr

Replies: 27
Views: 2190

PostForum: Windsurfing Discussion   Posted: Tue Mar 26, 2019 11:05 am   Subject: Lift from fin?
Yes. Interesting difference is that the vertical lift from the hull is directly linked to drag. Assuming a flat wetted area that does not change, increasing the angle of the board will increase both v ...
  Topic: Lift from fin?
boardsurfr

Replies: 27
Views: 2190

PostForum: Windsurfing Discussion   Posted: Mon Mar 25, 2019 5:39 pm   Subject: Lift from fin?
Can of worms indeed ...

Windsurfing fin theory is quite interesting and complex, and most of the answers given so far contain some truth - that include the "it doesn't matter". But note t ...
  Topic: While waiting for warmer weather...
boardsurfr

Replies: 7
Views: 1372

PostForum: Eastern and Central USA & Canada   Posted: Mon Mar 25, 2019 12:07 pm   Subject: While waiting for warmer weather...
Ron, I tried yesterday, but I don't think I'm ready for the cold yet. It was in the high 90s when we left Oz. 6 mm neoprene, extra layers, gloves and hood - it's all still a bit much. It did not help ...
  Topic: Effect of foil mast length on planing, leverage, etc.
boardsurfr

Replies: 9
Views: 876

PostForum: Windsurfing Discussion   Posted: Sun Mar 24, 2019 10:02 am   Subject: Effect of foil mast length on planing, leverage, etc.
Good question, let me know what you find out Smile. I think shorter masts are good for the first steps, since you can start and sail in shallower water, and the crashes when breaching (or suddenly going ...
  Topic: While waiting for warmer weather...
boardsurfr

Replies: 7
Views: 1372

PostForum: Eastern and Central USA & Canada   Posted: Wed Mar 20, 2019 8:45 pm   Subject: While waiting for warmer weather...
We knew about the speed spots from postings on the GPS Team Challenge (http://gpsteamchallenge.com.au) and the Seabreeze forum. We had seen videos for Lake George and Mandurah Bay, and I wanted to sai ...
  Topic: While waiting for warmer weather...
boardsurfr

Replies: 7
Views: 1372

PostForum: Eastern and Central USA & Canada   Posted: Wed Mar 20, 2019 8:42 am   Subject: While waiting for warmer weather...
We brought one board bag each, for a total of 2 boards, 4 sails, 2 booms, and 4 masts. $200 per bag each way, so $800 total (may be more in the future, United changed their policies). All gear was sla ...
 
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