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  Topic: Crossover/freeride vs. Freestyle boards
tshred

Replies: 6
Views: 3473

PostForum: Windsurfing Discussion   Posted: Sat Aug 26, 2006 10:08 am   Subject: RE: Crossover/freeride vs. Freestyle boards
I like the JP 85 ltr freestyle wave. Its a great SF bay board, early to plane and its a great freestyle board. If you weigh less than 170 this will be a one board quiver.

I had a 91 JP Freestyl ...
  Topic: Freestyle board?
tshred

Replies: 6
Views: 3471

PostForum: Windsurfing Discussion   Posted: Thu Jul 06, 2006 9:31 am   Subject: RE: Freestyle board?
At 190 lb I would go for the 109. Weight makes a difference. I think the JP freestyle & freestyle wave boards are the best on the market and offer a real breakthrough in helping intermediate sa ...
  Topic: Old question - curious re: Windsurfing v Kitesurf
tshred

Replies: 13
Views: 5826

PostForum: Windsurfing Discussion   Posted: Sat Jun 24, 2006 12:57 am   Subject: RE: Old question - curious re: Windsurfing v Kites
Ive windsurfed since 1980 and started kiting in 1998. I kited for 3 years then went back to windsurfing.

Kiting is very simple to learn, unlike windsurfing. Kiting got boring for me, I started to ...
  Topic: Staying/Getting fit
tshred

Replies: 16
Views: 8283

PostForum: Windsurfing Discussion   Posted: Sat Jun 24, 2006 12:37 am   Subject: RE: Staying/Getting fit
Im 54 now and have sailed since 1980. Ive tried lots of strategies (like getting fat during the winter and the weekend warrior sore muscle stuff)

What works well for me is running on trails, ~5 to ...
  Topic: harness line position and length
tshred

Replies: 11
Views: 3322

PostForum: Windsurfing Discussion   Posted: Mon Oct 03, 2005 5:08 pm   Subject: RE: harness line position and length
Perhaps this is a choice for each individual.

For short board, bump and jump, freestyle, I find the balance point by sailing one handed then put the harness lines on either side of that point. ...
  Topic: lay-down jibe ?
tshred

Replies: 17
Views: 12627

PostForum: Windsurfing Discussion   Posted: Mon Oct 03, 2005 5:01 pm   Subject: RE: lay-down jibe ?
A fun variation which teaches a lot about carving and sail handling is the one handed lay-down jibe.

Have good power and turning down a wave helps some but is not necessary.

Position the back ...
  Topic: lay-down jibe ?
tshred

Replies: 17
Views: 12627

PostForum: Windsurfing Discussion   Posted: Fri Sep 30, 2005 11:39 am   Subject: RE: lay-down jibe ?
For a fun laydown variation stay in the straps and release the front hand when you initiate the laydown jybe. Lean forward and try to touch your front hand to the water on the upwind side of the nose. ...
  Topic: Forwards / Forward Rolls
tshred

Replies: 11
Views: 5764

PostForum: Windsurfing Discussion   Posted: Tue Sep 27, 2005 11:27 am   Subject: RE: Forwards / Forward Rolls
sorry Shitan, I had my names mixed up. Your looking great and in a year or two youll be passing us all up.
  Topic: Forwards / Forward Rolls
tshred

Replies: 11
Views: 5764

PostForum: Windsurfing Discussion   Posted: Mon Sep 26, 2005 11:15 am   Subject: RE: Forwards / Forward Rolls
There is not a lot in common with the cheese roll and loop except guts.

I did cheesers for several years before I got the nerve to go forward.

Cheesers are good for over powered conditions or ...
  Topic: Freestyle: where to start??
tshred

Replies: 12
Views: 4263

PostForum: Windsurfing Discussion   Posted: Mon Sep 26, 2005 10:57 am   Subject: RE: Freestyle: where to start??
Get a freestyle board around 90 to 100 leters like the JP freestyle. This selection will be a one board quiver good for 4.0 to 6.0. They are great bay area boards and will improve your sailing great ...
 
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