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  Topic: Great lakes wave sailing on a Kona one? Other board?
jlooby

Replies: 15
Views: 7368

PostForum: Windsurfing Discussion   Posted: Thu Apr 22, 2021 6:40 am   Subject: Great lakes wave sailing on a Kona one? Other board?
Also a great lakes sailor (Grand Bend).
The great lakes can be tough because of the short period waves; shore break current etc... but also great because of the variety of conditions. Wasaga Beach is ...
  Topic: Adding Side Fins???
jlooby

Replies: 10
Views: 11232

PostForum: Windsurfing Discussion   Posted: Sat Feb 20, 2021 10:52 pm   Subject: Adding Side Fins???
Looking for opinions...
I was hoping to pick up a Severne Dyno 125 for great lakes on shore b&j sailing with 7.5 / 6.4 but I can't seem to get one until later in 2021; so got me thinking...
Shou ...
  Topic: Aerotech Phantom 7.5
jlooby

Replies: 7
Views: 6498

PostForum: Windsurfing Discussion   Posted: Sat Nov 14, 2020 7:58 am   Subject: Aerotech Phantom 7.5
Thoughts on an Aerotech Phantom 7.5?
Currently my big sail is an Ezzy Cheetah 8.0. Love its smooth power and durability. Don't like its weight and handling in the waves.
185lbs sailing Lake Huron wi ...
  Topic: 2020 fanatic Blast 115
jlooby

Replies: 28
Views: 42392

PostForum: Windsurfing Discussion   Posted: Sun Aug 30, 2020 5:49 pm   Subject: 2020 fanatic Blast 115
Ask and ye shall receive...

https://windsurf.star-board.com/products/kode/

New kode 125 and 135 tri fins!
  Topic: 2020 fanatic Blast 115
jlooby

Replies: 28
Views: 42392

PostForum: Windsurfing Discussion   Posted: Wed Aug 19, 2020 9:21 pm   Subject: 2020 fanatic Blast 115
Yikes That does sound challenging. Also sounds like fun if you could find a side shore launch or point that would give an angle to the swells.

Yes we have launch close by that has a better launch ...
  Topic: 2020 fanatic Blast 115
jlooby

Replies: 28
Views: 42392

PostForum: Windsurfing Discussion   Posted: Wed Aug 19, 2020 6:36 am   Subject: 2020 fanatic Blast 115
Yesterday's session example:
Wind 12-15kts and dead onshore
big wind buffer on shore
blast 130 43cm fin ezzy cheetah 8.0
At first could not get out because of wind direction, current and light win ...
  Topic: 2020 fanatic Blast 115
jlooby

Replies: 28
Views: 42392

PostForum: Windsurfing Discussion   Posted: Tue Aug 18, 2020 7:06 am   Subject: 2020 fanatic Blast 115
Can I ask how much you weigh? I'm looking for something in that size range and I'm 200+ lbs.

I have a Blast 130 (and a 3s 116) and sail on Lake Huron, 180lbs.

Always looked for that same magic ...
  Topic: Launching / Landing foilboard in surf
jlooby

Replies: 9
Views: 8741

PostForum: Windsurfing Discussion   Posted: Mon Nov 25, 2019 5:20 pm   Subject: Launching / Landing foilboard in surf
Been there James and it's tough. I've actually busted my mast bolts and bent the fuselage after getting caught in the shorebreak (Coming in).
Going out - I don't find it too bad going out. Walk out b ...
  Topic: Ezzy Hydra or Sailworks Flyer?
jlooby

Replies: 24
Views: 23404

PostForum: Windsurfing Discussion   Posted: Wed Oct 16, 2019 6:32 am   Subject: Ezzy Hydra or Sailworks Flyer?
No specific concerns - its very well built and all x-ply.

It's just super light (check out the specs - a 8.2 flyer weighs slightly less than a 6.5 retro!).
Where I sail we get really tough shorebr ...
  Topic: Ezzy Hydra or Sailworks Flyer?
jlooby

Replies: 24
Views: 23404

PostForum: Windsurfing Discussion   Posted: Tue Oct 15, 2019 4:37 pm   Subject: Ezzy Hydra or Sailworks Flyer?
I have a SW Flyer 8.2 and really like it (no experience with the ezzy hydra).
Compared to my Ezzy Cheetah 8.0:
- waaay lighter (ways about the same as a 6.0). Lightweight is very important for foili ...
 
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