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  Topic: Windfoiling on a Bic Techno 133?
dhmark

Replies: 3
Views: 985

PostForum: Windsurfing Discussion   Posted: Fri Apr 30, 2021 4:38 pm   Subject: Windfoiling on a Bic Techno 133?
Will the Windance Powerplate obviate the need to get a tuttle mast? It fits into deep tuttle (or other) box and provides 4 hole attachment for foil mast, can be adjusted fore and aft. Look it up at ...
  Topic: Anybody using Chinook Pro Flex bases?
dhmark

Replies: 6
Views: 2272

PostForum: Windsurfing Discussion   Posted: Wed Apr 28, 2021 8:48 am   Subject: Re: New joint
Good for foiling when uphauling not good and really sucks when water starting joint hangs up 90 deg from mechanical joint flips board over drove me nuts till I figured out what was going on foil uphau ...
  Topic: Duotone XT extension, a mixed bag
dhmark

Replies: 26
Views: 6814

PostForum: Windsurfing Discussion   Posted: Tue Apr 27, 2021 1:09 pm   Subject: Duotone XT extension, a mixed bag
Another time using the XT with some additional experience. They say that you should downhaul as much by hand with the cleat end of the line. However, the 2-pulley system is difficult to do without s ...
  Topic: Duotone XT extension, a mixed bag
dhmark

Replies: 26
Views: 6814

PostForum: Windsurfing Discussion   Posted: Sat Apr 24, 2021 11:25 am   Subject: Duotone XT extension, a mixed bag
Just picked up my new Hurricanes. Downhauled the biggest one (i.e., greatest DH tension) to the max with one hand and a simple one-handed clamcleat DH tool.

The XT lets you do it on the water. T ...
  Topic: Anybody using Chinook Pro Flex bases?
dhmark

Replies: 6
Views: 2272

PostForum: Windsurfing Discussion   Posted: Sat Apr 24, 2021 11:08 am   Subject: Anybody using Chinook Pro Flex bases?
I think its too hard to change mast base position on the water with the sail attached, there's just too much friction or bending (of tendon) necessary with various forces. What you want is ease of co ...
  Topic: Great lakes wave sailing on a Kona one? Other board?
dhmark

Replies: 15
Views: 2786

PostForum: Windsurfing Discussion   Posted: Fri Apr 23, 2021 9:14 am   Subject: Great lakes wave sailing on a Kona one? Other board?
One advantage (might be the only one) of learning to water start on a long board is that you can use the tail of the board to assist in clearing the sail from the water. In my early days when I had s ...
  Topic: Great lakes wave sailing on a Kona one? Other board?
dhmark

Replies: 15
Views: 2786

PostForum: Windsurfing Discussion   Posted: Thu Apr 22, 2021 3:21 pm   Subject: Great lakes wave sailing on a Kona one? Other board?
Learning to water start is a lot easier if you can touch bottom at waist to chest deep and there is enough wind for full on planing in the straps. You save a lot of time maneuvering the gear when you ...
  Topic: Used market is shrinking
dhmark

Replies: 31
Views: 7714

PostForum: Windsurfing Discussion   Posted: Sat Apr 17, 2021 2:34 pm   Subject: Used market is shrinking
I used to lurk around Windance's used sail section, even bought one a few years ago. I thought they had outstanding selection at a wide range of prices, and fair deals. I just looked at it, and sele ...
  Topic: Used market is shrinking
dhmark

Replies: 31
Views: 7714

PostForum: Windsurfing Discussion   Posted: Tue Apr 13, 2021 12:02 pm   Subject: Used market is shrinking
More windsurfers means more windsurfing gear being turned over periodically for upgraded kit, that creates more used gear than 1 windsurfer quitting the sport. People upgrading are more likely to pro ...
  Topic: Anybody using Chinook Pro Flex bases?
dhmark

Replies: 6
Views: 2272

PostForum: Windsurfing Discussion   Posted: Tue Apr 13, 2021 11:48 am   Subject: Anybody using Chinook Pro Flex bases?
Several months ago Chinook introduced Pro Flex base which the cup or pin swivels on top of the tendon, thus allowing it to flex easily to 90 degrees for ease of attachment. They say it also reduces w ...
 
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