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  Topic: Foiling limitation : uphaul
hilton08

Replies: 13
Views: 16287

PostForum: Northwest USA & Canada   Posted: Wed May 09, 2018 7:56 pm   Subject: Foiling limitation : uphaul
It seems like more people are switching to smaller front wings (kite sized) when foiling in the stronger winds. This allows you to carry a slightly bigger sail (so you can waterstart) and also sheet ...
  Topic: Tuttle box for foiling
hilton08

Replies: 12
Views: 11113

PostForum: Windsurfing Discussion   Posted: Sun Oct 08, 2017 11:06 am   Subject: Tuttle box for foiling
I have been using the LP foil with the regular Tuttle base (and flange) in an old Starboard Carve (no extra reinforcement) for about 30 sessions with no issues.
(Your results may vary)
I did get som ...
  Topic: 9/10 Conditions better in the Gorge
hilton08

Replies: 1
Views: 6316

PostForum: Northwest USA & Canada   Posted: Tue Sep 12, 2017 11:05 pm   Subject: great kite or foil conditions on 9/12
The air at the Event Site was remarkably clear after the west winds returned this afternoon. You could see smoke in 3 out of 4 directions but plenty of blue sky overhead. The wind had a rare (for th ...
  Topic: The Gorge - First Trip
hilton08

Replies: 71
Views: 50756

PostForum: Northwest USA & Canada   Posted: Sat Sep 02, 2017 10:17 pm   Subject: The Gorge - First Trip
Talked to Windance about tomorrows' "end of season bbq party" which I was looking forward to. Their response was..."We're having a bbq party tomorrow?". So, no year end bbq at Wind ...
  Topic: The Gorge - First Trip
hilton08

Replies: 71
Views: 50756

PostForum: Northwest USA & Canada   Posted: Sat Sep 02, 2017 10:33 am   Subject: The Gorge - First Trip
I think the Hook might be TOO mellow. There's a balance between off the hook and boredom. Appearanlty the Hook is "The Kiddy Pool". We have a lot to learn but I think the kiddy pool might n ...
  Topic: Idiot kiters and windsurfers at Stevenson/Blackberry Beach
hilton08

Replies: 22
Views: 29095

PostForum: Northwest USA & Canada   Posted: Sun Aug 27, 2017 6:22 pm   Subject: Idiot kiters and windsurfers at Stevenson/Blackberry Beach
Where is this scoop zone?
How are we supposed to know if we are idiots?
Didn't see any scooping at Stevenson today.
  Topic: The Gorge - First Trip
hilton08

Replies: 71
Views: 50756

PostForum: Northwest USA & Canada   Posted: Wed Aug 23, 2017 12:51 am   Subject: The Gorge - First Trip
The outside (west end) of the Hook is shallow and out of the main river channel (barge lanes) so perfect to practice beach starts and water starts.
Don't venture into the main river until you have a ...
  Topic: Worst week ever (or was it?)
hilton08

Replies: 9
Views: 10636

PostForum: Northwest USA & Canada   Posted: Mon Aug 07, 2017 11:12 pm   Subject: Worst week ever (or was it?)
Yes, the WindBow model is a great tool for determining if and when it is going to blow. At least as accurate as the human forecasters and it works all winter.
This afternoon was way too windy to foil ...
  Topic: Worst week ever (or was it?)
hilton08

Replies: 9
Views: 10636

PostForum: Northwest USA & Canada   Posted: Mon Aug 07, 2017 10:26 am   Subject: epic week for foiling?
Hey Guy,

I hate to turn this thread into another discussion on wind foiling, but the current forecast of west winds struggling to reach the upper teens has me excited about the windfoil potential t ...
  Topic: Swell City Shipwreck
hilton08

Replies: 7
Views: 8514

PostForum: Northwest USA & Canada   Posted: Mon Jul 31, 2017 11:01 pm   Subject: Swell City Shipwreck
Did anyone lose a sailboat?
There's an extra one washed up in the rocky cove at Swell City.
Maybe Bart and the CGWA will get salvage rights.
 
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