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LUCARO



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PostPosted: Sat Apr 13, 2019 7:51 pm    Post subject: Are these boards destined for the landfill? Reply with quote

Early 90s Fanatic transition board
Late 80s? Hifly
Late 90s Mistral XLE (screamer outline I believe)
Mistral Competition Epoxy



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dllee



Joined: 03 Jul 2009
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Location: East Bay

PostPosted: Sat Apr 13, 2019 8:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

3 bigger make poorman's SUP.
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DelCarpenter



Joined: 06 Nov 2008
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Location: Cedar Falls, IA

PostPosted: Sun Apr 14, 2019 8:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The big Mistral is the only one that I would be interested in sailing.

The crucial defining issue for most boards from that era is: do you have the mastbase/mastfoot connector that need to make the board useable? If yes, do you want to sail the board?

Regarding any board going to a landfill I hope the owner has the time to do what I am doing with two 12 ft sailboats. I'm taking off the outer shells (Lexan in both cases) then sawing the styrofoam into pieces small enough to go into my city's recycling. (I'm retired & have the time plus my local recycling center is only 10 minutes away.) I won't criticize anyone who doesn't have the time or an easily accessible recycling center to do that.
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rtz



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PostPosted: Sun Apr 14, 2019 10:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'd keep them around for decoration or wall art for the nostalgia of the era. There was a time when that was the newest, hottest, latest, and greatest.
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swchandler



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PostPosted: Mon Apr 15, 2019 3:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here's one of the two boards that I have destined for the landfill.


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U2U2U2



Joined: 06 Jul 2001
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Location: Shipsterns Bluff, Tasmania. Colorado

PostPosted: Mon Apr 15, 2019 11:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

rtz wrote:
I'd keep them around for decoration or wall art for the nostalgia of the era. There was a time when that was the newest, hottest, latest, and greatest.


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Jrobb



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PostPosted: Mon Apr 15, 2019 12:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mast base issue is definitely cause for concern. If you have the old proprietary bases for Fanatic, Mistral, and HiFLy, there are just waiting to fail in the middle of a lake.

From experience aside from that the bigger issue was modern sail compatibility.

Old sails from the boards vintage had much longer booms and the Center of Effort was further back ( Balance point). Modern sails have Center of Effort much further forward and shorter booms by comparison. This means on the Fanatic and HiFLy you would likely not be able to use the footstraps.

That Mistral XLE: I have used boards from that era with 2008 vintage sails as the two design theories seem to overlap just enough to make them compatible.

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dllee



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PostPosted: Mon Apr 15, 2019 12:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hey JRobb, howzit? If you want your old JP Slalom back, free of course, just say so. I'm in East Bay still, up near SP Dam road. I"m just too old to ride a 84 liter slalom board. Board is perfect condition.
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Jrobb



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PostPosted: Mon Apr 15, 2019 12:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

HEY LEE,

Doing good. Sounds like a solid offer. I'll ping you PM If I can swing it. It's a little small for me now.

J
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dllee



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PostPosted: Mon Apr 15, 2019 1:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah, me too, since I sail only at Berkeley and turned 70.
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