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  Topic: Boards for foiling
jfeehan

Replies: 87
Views: 13773

PostForum: Windsurfing Discussion   Posted: Thu Feb 01, 2018 1:28 pm   Subject: Boards for foiling
I have been looking for a freeride board that can serve as a first planing short board for my two daughters who are at that stage - something around 130 liters, ~70-75cm wide.

I would also like a b ...
  Topic: Lemnos?
jfeehan

Replies: 0
Views: 391

PostForum: Europe, Caribbean & S. America, Australia & NZ, Africa, Asia   Posted: Thu Jan 04, 2018 9:23 pm   Subject: Lemnos?
aka Limnos..., a greek island

anyone here been?

I'm thinking of going with the family first week in september.
  Topic: Boards for foiling
jfeehan

Replies: 87
Views: 13773

PostForum: Windsurfing Discussion   Posted: Sun Dec 10, 2017 8:53 am   Subject: Boards for foiling
Joe,
Look for an old Starboard Go board, late 90's to mid 2000's. There's gotta be one of those gathering dust in someone's garage up in your area. They have a deep Tutle box... are strong enough (b ...
  Topic: Phantom Sails
jfeehan

Replies: 7
Views: 1665

PostForum: Windsurfing Discussion   Posted: Wed Dec 06, 2017 9:02 pm   Subject: Phantom Sails
Their technology looks a lot like Avanti's.

i think one of the main differences is that avanti uses aramid fibers where phantom will use dyneema.

Aramids (kevlar is one) have been used for many ...
  Topic: Phantom Sails
jfeehan

Replies: 7
Views: 1665

PostForum: Windsurfing Discussion   Posted: Mon Dec 04, 2017 8:48 am   Subject: Phantom Sails
the announcement
http://mailchi.mp/088599db321a/glz41mhvjb-3130865

marketing direct to consumer - claiming they are 25-30% cheaper than other brands, while using better material resulting in 25% w ...
  Topic: Phantom Sails
jfeehan

Replies: 7
Views: 1665

PostForum: Windsurfing Discussion   Posted: Sat Nov 11, 2017 2:05 pm   Subject: Phantom Sails
North, Neil Pryde, Gaastra were sailboat sailmakers before they branched out to windsurf gear. Hope they find their niche in the market.

yes - i do a lot of sailboat racing

the difference is tha ...
  Topic: Phantom Sails
jfeehan

Replies: 7
Views: 1665

PostForum: Windsurfing Discussion   Posted: Fri Nov 10, 2017 4:04 pm   Subject: Phantom Sails
Maybe some of you are aware of Phantom International - they are a French company that builds foiling catamarans.

http://www.phantom-international.com/

Anyway, they have been teasing on their Fac ...
  Topic: Extension Question
jfeehan

Replies: 29
Views: 4893

PostForum: Windsurfing Discussion   Posted: Thu Oct 19, 2017 9:38 am   Subject: Extension Question
The cone shape of the extension has a wedging effect on the bottom of the mast. It will eventually split the mast. I did it years ago with a standard mast.
Might be better with a rdm mast but why ta ...
  Topic: Extension Question
jfeehan

Replies: 29
Views: 4893

PostForum: Windsurfing Discussion   Posted: Thu Oct 19, 2017 9:06 am   Subject: Extension Question
Do not remove the collar and set the mast all the way down. You will break your mast

I've done this a few times never a problem, never heard of one

i've wondered about this as well.

it certai ...
  Topic: Which 150L board for a heavyweight?
jfeehan

Replies: 89
Views: 10540

PostForum: Windsurfing Discussion   Posted: Sat Oct 07, 2017 6:39 am   Subject: Re: Boards

Last summer I got a chance to rent the Magic ride for two weeks on Lake Garda. I ended up using the pro edition in sizes 111, 119 & 142. The rental shop had fins way too big for my taste, but ev ...
 
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