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  Topic: Lift from fin?
bred2shred

Replies: 25
Views: 472

PostForum: Windsurfing Discussion   Posted: Mon Mar 25, 2019 2:27 pm   Subject: Lift from fin?
You guys seem to have missed one vital factor: As discussed often here and in windsurfing magazines over the years, lift, in this context, refers to lateral/upwind, not vertical, force.


Bingo. ...
  Topic: Boom clew attachment
bred2shred

Replies: 8
Views: 210

PostForum: Windsurfing Discussion   Posted: Mon Mar 25, 2019 1:58 pm   Subject: Boom clew attachment
This one falls into the category of if you can’t tell any difference, then there is none.

Just put it wherever seems most comfortable or makes you happiest or where the Ouija Board says it should ...
  Topic: Cutting 62cm carbon fin
bred2shred

Replies: 20
Views: 863

PostForum: Windsurfing Discussion   Posted: Mon Mar 18, 2019 11:26 am   Subject: Cutting 62cm carbon fin
Personally, I would not recommend cutting the fin. Fins taper as they progress from the base to the tip. Cutting off the end of the foil is going to eliminate much of that taper resulting in a much ...
  Topic: Why is dirt windsurfing not more popular?
bred2shred

Replies: 30
Views: 3332

PostForum: Windsurfing Discussion   Posted: Fri Mar 01, 2019 12:24 pm   Subject: Why is dirt windsurfing not more popular?
I skate sailed a fair amount way back when. Haven’t done so recently. In fact, I skate sailed way before I ever windsurfed - using a board and rig I built myself when I was probably 10 or 12 years o ...
  Topic: Current Fins on the market
bred2shred

Replies: 30
Views: 3312

PostForum: Windsurfing Discussion   Posted: Tue Feb 26, 2019 8:47 pm   Subject: Current Fins on the market
Worrying about fins is a common early-intermediate windsurfer distraction. You can spend plenty of money, even buy some great fins, but not accomplish much. Unless you have a very wrong fin on you ...
  Topic: Current Fins on the market
bred2shred

Replies: 30
Views: 3312

PostForum: Windsurfing Discussion   Posted: Tue Feb 26, 2019 7:51 pm   Subject: Current Fins on the market
Hate to break this to you, but you’re on a 35lb beginner board. No amount of fin swapping is going to “wake” that thing up. Get yourself on a decent freeride board that weighs 20 or so Lbs and you w ...
  Topic: HPL boom head
bred2shred

Replies: 9
Views: 1507

PostForum: Windsurfing Discussion   Posted: Tue Feb 19, 2019 12:25 pm   Subject: HPL boom head
On the race booms from the early 2000’s it was pretty common to replace the HPL head with a Streamlined Strap-On head. Not the easiest adjustment, but a solid connection.

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  Topic: Mast sizes
bred2shred

Replies: 38
Views: 4043

PostForum: Windsurfing Discussion   Posted: Tue Feb 19, 2019 12:21 pm   Subject: Mast sizes
My Windwing 12.5 runs on a Gulftech 580 cm mast.

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  Topic: Best adjustable outhaul?
bred2shred

Replies: 6
Views: 1544

PostForum: Windsurfing Discussion   Posted: Sat Jan 12, 2019 8:55 am   Subject: Best adjustable outhaul?
If you're running large sails in light wind, I think you will find that a double sided outhaul is preferred. You will want to be able to loosen the outhaul to power up the sail to aid with getting on ...
  Topic: Windsurfing near Corolla, OBX
bred2shred

Replies: 3
Views: 1439

PostForum: Eastern and Central USA & Canada   Posted: Sat Jan 12, 2019 7:18 am   Subject: Windsurfing near Corolla, OBX
Thanks for the feedback. Where are folks launching in Duck? What are the soundside conditions - i.e., deep vs. shallow water? Would love to be able to take some beginners out, including kids, if co ...
 
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