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d0uglass



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PostPosted: Mon Jan 24, 2022 2:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

"Go now"

"Bring everything" (variation on the Puffin's wisdom)

"Rig big"

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jingebritsen



Joined: 21 Aug 2002
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 25, 2022 2:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

WW one. i have crosses 94, 104, and 114. i use the 30 from the 104 on the 114 on lit up days in kind of shallow launches. all others i use select after market stuff.

sure wish the fast wave select was available in 32 for barely powered 7.5 on the 114. the 29 is superb on 104 and 94.

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joethewindsufa



Joined: 10 Oct 2010
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Location: Montréal

PostPosted: Tue Jan 25, 2022 6:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

my windsurfing skills are not nearly what half you guys have ...
and I have no fancy sayings either

but some of your sayings tend towards safety, which for me comes first

know your skills (or lack thereof)
know your location - winds, shadows, currents
know your equipment and check it - almost got hypothermia testing a D2
not really supposed to sail alone
HAVE FUN - people here always complain about gusty, my response is,"Welcome to Montreal." Smile

and at this time of year - some of us need to be extra careful
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techno900



Joined: 28 Mar 2001
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 25, 2022 8:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Which brings to mind:

"Damn, I wish I had replaced that tendon".
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NOVAAN



Joined: 28 Sep 1994
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 25, 2022 12:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A local one: its going rain THIS year and fill the lake
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coachg



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PostPosted: Tue Jan 25, 2022 1:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I wouldn't do this waiting for that rain.
Laughing Laughing Laughing

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NOVAAN



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PostPosted: Thu Jan 27, 2022 1:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice
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bonner



Joined: 17 May 2000
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 27, 2022 8:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

How about...

"Fat birds don't fly" Think jumping, looping, etc.

"Moonwalking" For Bay sailors trying to get to shore in neck deep water after the wind has completely died
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isobars



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PostPosted: Thu Jan 27, 2022 10:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

bonner wrote:
"Fat birds don't fly" Think jumping, looping, etc.

"Moonwalking" For Bay sailors trying to get to shore in neck deep water after the wind has completely died


I used to sail with a 225-pound, extremely muscular Marine. He wanted to do aerials, but decided he was too big and settled for racing ("It's the only aggro option for guys my size.")

The best, most awe-inspiring aerialist in our crowd is bigger.

Back in my gear-testing days, a guy that big was our go-to tester for putting a years' worth of stress on boards in just a couple of sessions. I have never personally seen WSers consistently get that much air under race boards.

With a solid (non-mushy) ramp, weight doesn't significantly affect altitude. If you're one of those big guys and want to go big, don't despair. Where there's a will, there's (usually) a way, and in this case speed, skill, and balls are your friends.

The moonwalking comment hits home. Our shoreline wind shadow OFTEN leaves me bounding, in very short hops, from the windline or weedline to water I can actually stand in.
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ss59



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PostPosted: Fri Feb 04, 2022 12:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

drop and push
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