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westender



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Location: Portland / Gorge

PostPosted: Mon Nov 06, 2017 9:04 pm    Post subject: Hard Winds a Blowing. Reply with quote

Thanks Guy!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xyZMcV1YZ5k
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zirtaeb



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PostPosted: Tue Nov 07, 2017 12:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Makes you wonder where the high jumps went?
Move the mast track forward and it comes back. But you lose the spinny tricks.
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scorpionfish



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PostPosted: Tue Nov 07, 2017 2:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I owned that new on VHS. Loved the soundtrack
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westender



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PostPosted: Tue Nov 07, 2017 10:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Better get some new gear so you can rip like back in the day.
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zirtaeb



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PostPosted: Wed Nov 08, 2017 2:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

No, better get a 10 lbs.slalom board, set the track far from the footstraps, use a full power sail, and add a huge dosage of moxie. Modern advanced sailors just don't want to jump like Bruce, Mike, or Dale Cook. They want to perform spinny tricks.
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philodog



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PostPosted: Fri Nov 10, 2017 8:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It cracks me up when people obsess about having the latest greatest gear so they can sail better.
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zirtaeb



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PostPosted: Sat Nov 11, 2017 12:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It cracks me up when sailors comment about gear have not the skills nor the experience to jump 10 feet high and stick the landings. Novices should not be philosophizing about choices of gear used by experts for specific disciplines.
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isobars



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PostPosted: Sat Nov 11, 2017 4:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

zirtaeb wrote:
It cracks me up when sailors comment about gear have not the skills nor the experience to jump 10 feet high and stick the landings. Novices should not be philosophizing about choices of gear used by experts for specific disciplines.


FWIW, I was doing that (and sailing very comfortably in winds averaging over 40 mph) fairly often long before I could plane through most of my jibes. All three require quite different skill sets. Novice then? No. But "expert" then? Also no. And I still see some guys go mast high with consistent flawless landings who still stall most jibes.

I get and agree with your point, but not only is "expert" undefined (and inaccurately if so claimed simply because it's too complicated and subjective) but the gap between novice and expert is gigantic. OTOH, I always wonder if the newbies who say "I have my jibes down; now how do I waterstart (or get into my harness)?" have any idea what "jibing" means in this context?
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