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  Topic: Step/flip vs. Flip/step vs. Flip/sail out switch
fxop

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PostForum: Windsurfing Discussion   Posted: Wed Aug 15, 2018 9:43 am   Subject: Step/flip vs. Flip/step vs. Flip/sail out switch
Lately I've been learning to do them in front of waves, and then get most of my weight on my front foot (and mast) to get the board sliding downhill and back to planing speed. I've mucked the sail ...
  Topic: Step/flip vs. Flip/step vs. Flip/sail out switch
fxop

Replies: 221
Views: 27565

PostForum: Windsurfing Discussion   Posted: Mon Aug 13, 2018 9:50 am   Subject: Step/flip vs. Flip/step vs. Flip/sail out switch
Here is a two second jibe, so the sailor must be Isobars before he boycotted Maui. Or it could be Josh Stone.

https://youtu.be/ah9HF1MTVII

Now if the guy in that jibe had straightened his front ...
  Topic: Step/flip vs. Flip/step vs. Flip/sail out switch
fxop

Replies: 221
Views: 27565

PostForum: Windsurfing Discussion   Posted: Sat Aug 11, 2018 10:34 am   Subject: Step/flip vs. Flip/step vs. Flip/sail out switch
Here is a two second jibe, so the sailor must be Isobars before he boycotted Maui. Or it could be Josh Stone.

https://youtu.be/ah9HF1MTVII

I see this type of jibe all the time offshore at the l ...
  Topic: Why west coast heat and coming changes to CA and Gorge
fxop

Replies: 7
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PostForum: Southwest USA, Hawaii, Mexico   Posted: Fri Aug 10, 2018 10:34 am   Subject: Why west coast heat and coming changes to CA and Gorge
This triggers my pitch to west coast residents to buy a whole house fan!

We have a 6,000 cfm fan that we run in the morning to suck in the 58 deg outside air. House gets down to 68. Then shut the ...
  Topic: Step/flip vs. Flip/step vs. Flip/sail out switch
fxop

Replies: 221
Views: 27565

PostForum: Windsurfing Discussion   Posted: Sun Aug 05, 2018 7:08 pm   Subject: Step/flip vs. Flip/step vs. Flip/sail out switch
Grant -- you and the old me (ok, sometimes the current me) could be clones.

If you unhook and then bend over with both arms extended you are by definition sheeting out.

If you roll in with you ...
  Topic: Satellite View of Coast
fxop

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PostForum: Southwest USA, Hawaii, Mexico   Posted: Fri Jul 27, 2018 2:39 pm   Subject: Satellite View of Coast
Cool, Mike!

fxop
  Topic: Satellite View of Coast
fxop

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PostForum: Southwest USA, Hawaii, Mexico   Posted: Wed Jul 25, 2018 12:20 pm   Subject: Satellite View of Coast
Mike's posting of a convection event made me look for the source. This is from GOES 16, relatively new, .5km resolution, updated every 5 minutes. Select the "red" band which approximates t ...
  Topic: Step/flip vs. Flip/step vs. Flip/sail out switch
fxop

Replies: 221
Views: 27565

PostForum: Windsurfing Discussion   Posted: Sun Jul 08, 2018 1:47 pm   Subject: Step/flip vs. Flip/step vs. Flip/sail out switch
Some people say bend your knees, others find it more helpful to think "bend your ankles".

If you bend your ankles and let your hips come forward into the turn, your front foot should come ...
  Topic: Why is the Planing Jibe the difference between beg and exp?
fxop

Replies: 41
Views: 15778

PostForum: Windsurfing Discussion   Posted: Mon Jul 02, 2018 12:37 pm   Subject: Why is the Planing Jibe the difference between beg and exp?
But not in terms of fear of failure but rather very bad muscle memory accumulated over first 25 years.

My hardest falls over the last 25 have been on "flat water", ie the washboard or ra ...
  Topic: footstraps again....
fxop

Replies: 15
Views: 8535

PostForum: Windsurfing Discussion   Posted: Sun Jul 01, 2018 10:22 am   Subject: footstraps again....
I like Da Kine Primo for ease of getting feet in and out. The Primo is fairly slim, not flabby, not wide.

Da Kine also has the Supremo. This used to be their most rigid traditional strap. Has ex ...
 
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