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  Topic: choosing board volume relative to neutral buoyancy
grantmac017

Replies: 30
Views: 2686

PostForum: Windsurfing Discussion   Posted: Mon May 25, 2020 4:28 pm   Subject: choosing board volume relative to neutral buoyancy
Joe is in Canada, the border is staying closed to non-essential travel.
  Topic: Exocet longboards
grantmac017

Replies: 12
Views: 1734

PostForum: Windsurfing Discussion   Posted: Fri May 22, 2020 2:30 pm   Subject: Exocet longboards
None of your other boards will be able to stay with a wave unless it's running dead straight so learning to turn will be irrelevant unless you commit to the one that'll do it on a wave.
The 135 lion ...
  Topic: Exocet longboards
grantmac017

Replies: 12
Views: 1734

PostForum: Windsurfing Discussion   Posted: Fri May 22, 2020 11:23 am   Subject: Exocet longboards
Of all those boards I'd use the sea lion, they will carve an easy wave nicely.
  Topic: Curiosity on standard fin sizing in new boards.
grantmac017

Replies: 22
Views: 1615

PostForum: Windsurfing Discussion   Posted: Thu May 21, 2020 5:02 pm   Subject: Curiosity on standard fin sizing in new boards.
Actually it's the forefather of the Cube, the Quad LS. I am ~200# and always in a fair amount of gear because it's cold here.
I don't think I'd want bigger rear fins, when I tried 12cm Ezzy fronts it ...
  Topic: Curiosity on standard fin sizing in new boards.
grantmac017

Replies: 22
Views: 1615

PostForum: Windsurfing Discussion   Posted: Wed May 20, 2020 11:36 pm   Subject: Curiosity on standard fin sizing in new boards.
I run a set of 17 Scorchers on my Quattro 95 with the stock ~9.25cm fronts for onshore/side-on and it works quite well.
  Topic: choosing board volume relative to neutral buoyancy
grantmac017

Replies: 30
Views: 2686

PostForum: Windsurfing Discussion   Posted: Mon May 18, 2020 4:48 pm   Subject: choosing board volume relative to neutral buoyancy
If you plus all your gear including the board and rig are only 83kg then 95L is a pretty massive board. Most intermediate or better wave sailors use something close to 10L above their bare bodyweight ...
  Topic: Chinook mechanical joint failure
grantmac017

Replies: 38
Views: 44570

PostForum: Windsurfing Discussion   Posted: Mon Apr 27, 2020 8:55 pm   Subject: Chinook mechanical joint failure
Hopefully they will sell just the top piece, last thing I need is another complete base.
  Topic: Magic Ride/Gecko/Volar
grantmac017

Replies: 43
Views: 15799

PostForum: Windsurfing Discussion   Posted: Thu Apr 16, 2020 5:58 pm   Subject: Magic Ride/Gecko/Volar

I'd love to tell you there is a board out there that is both the earliest to plane & most maneuverable but the reality is it doesn't exist.


Not to beat a dead horse but that does exist, i ...
  Topic: Using the wing on a no-foil SUP
grantmac017

Replies: 15
Views: 8829

PostForum: Windsurfing Discussion   Posted: Wed Apr 15, 2020 12:03 pm   Subject: Using the wing on a no-foil SUP
Much slower than a sail. Locals report that it takes significantly more wind than windfoiling and is less efficient.
In less than 10kts the wing barely flies itself which makes it far more awkward.
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  Topic: Magic Ride/Gecko/Volar
grantmac017

Replies: 43
Views: 15799

PostForum: Windsurfing Discussion   Posted: Mon Apr 13, 2020 10:57 pm   Subject: Magic Ride/Gecko/Volar
I wouldn't use a PB foil on a wide board. DT for more than ~70cm.
 
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