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  Topic: Recommendations for lodgings for Cabarete - mid January
skonoplev

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PostForum: Europe, Caribbean & S. America, Australia & NZ, Africa, Asia   Posted: Wed Dec 29, 2021 11:35 am   Subject: Vela Cabarete
Vela in Cabarete is alive and working well; I was renting my gears and took lessons last February and have already made arrangements for next February. You might contact them directly for lodging reco ...
  Topic: Cuba vs. Dominican Republic
skonoplev

Replies: 0
Views: 2399

PostForum: Windsurfing Discussion   Posted: Mon Dec 27, 2021 11:44 am   Subject: Cuba vs. Dominican Republic
I have been several times in Cabarete, Dominican Republic and consider it a great windsurfing and wing foiling destination (I do not kite, but people say it is good for kiting as well; at least I alwa ...
  Topic: Small sail choices
skonoplev

Replies: 13
Views: 7497

PostForum: Windsurfing Discussion   Posted: Mon Dec 20, 2021 10:24 pm   Subject: Chinook small sails
I got a set of small sails (2.0 and 2.5 m) from Chinook; the set has a mast and a boom fitting both sails.
https://shop.wind-nc.com/products/kids-rig-pack-2-0-and-2-5-chinook-windsurfing-sail
  Topic: Learning to Foil
skonoplev

Replies: 13
Views: 17321

PostForum: Windsurfing Discussion   Posted: Sun Jul 04, 2021 3:18 pm   Subject: Re: Learning to Foil
foil is not worth the effort it requires to learn.
Dear Dave,
I agree with all points but I totally disagree with a conclusion.
1. Yes, it is expensive. Even on a budget you will pay close to $3k ...
  Topic: alternate foil ??
skonoplev

Replies: 27
Views: 51416

PostForum: Windsurfing Discussion   Posted: Thu Jun 24, 2021 9:49 am   Subject: alternate foil ??
All I am interested in, also given my limited budget, is to plane, forget about coughing up $ 1500 for a foil running the board 1 m or so above the water.
I have just started foiling, but it is ...
  Topic: hatteras questions
skonoplev

Replies: 15
Views: 34146

PostForum: Windsurfing Discussion   Posted: Fri Oct 02, 2020 10:05 am   Subject: Foiling at Hatteras
Is it possible to foil at Hatteras or is it too shallow?
  Topic: roof rack
skonoplev

Replies: 26
Views: 45075

PostForum: Windsurfing Discussion   Posted: Tue Sep 15, 2020 3:03 pm   Subject: Re: roof rack
I suspect that this will eventually scratch the roof as there always be some dirt/sand getting stuck there and be rubbed against the paint by the pads.
I was not a case for me (at least with Toyota ...
  Topic: roof rack
skonoplev

Replies: 26
Views: 45075

PostForum: Windsurfing Discussion   Posted: Sun Sep 13, 2020 1:56 pm   Subject: My experience
I used a similar brand on my 2009 Toyota Camry and drove my 150 Liter Fanatic Shark several hundred miles on a highway; the longest journeys were from Houston to South Padre Island, Texas (about 350 m ...
  Topic: Wingfoiling as a weight loss activity (my experience)
skonoplev

Replies: 8
Views: 15451

PostForum: Windsurfing Discussion   Posted: Thu Jul 16, 2020 10:10 am   Subject: Wingfoiling as a weight loss activity (my experience)
I am 59 and about 30 pounds above my ideal weight; loosing weight for me is literally a question of life or death for some health problems. Bert mentioned that he lost 15 pounds while wingfoiling, so ...
  Topic: 2 days on the wing thing.
skonoplev

Replies: 42
Views: 59409

PostForum: Windsurfing Discussion   Posted: Mon Jul 13, 2020 8:49 am   Subject: 2 days on the wing thing.
That's why I say kitesurfers have a huge headstart.

I totally agree. As a windsurfer with no kite experience, I am accustomed to 2-dimensional pull of the sail (I am not good enough for looping or ...
 
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