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  Topic: Reassessment of twin cam sails and longish boards
d0uglass

Replies: 17
Views: 1772

PostForum: Windsurfing Discussion   Posted: Sun Nov 12, 2017 11:34 pm   Subject: Reassessment of twin cam sails and longish boards
I went sailing today with a buddy who has been bitten hard by the windsurfing bug and has bought a bunch of 10-25 year old gear off craiglist and such.

Today he was using a mistral prodigy with a ...
  Topic: Just ordered my first NEW board.
d0uglass

Replies: 10
Views: 1969

PostForum: Windsurfing Discussion   Posted: Mon Oct 16, 2017 1:33 pm   Subject: Just ordered my first NEW board.
Awesome board, man. Congrats!
  Topic: Anybody quit kiteboarding to go back to windsurfing?
d0uglass

Replies: 36
Views: 6785

PostForum: Windsurfing Discussion   Posted: Tue Sep 26, 2017 11:35 am   Subject: Anybody quit kiteboarding to go back to windsurfing?
I kited 2009-2011. It was a lot of fun and had some advantages over windsurfing in some conditions. But I always windsurfed, too, and preferred the safety and security of windsurfing when dealing with ...
  Topic: Harvey
d0uglass

Replies: 8
Views: 2212

PostForum: Eastern and Central USA & Canada   Posted: Thu Aug 24, 2017 3:10 pm   Subject: Harvey
Looks like Hurricane Harvey is going to wham into the middle of the Texas coast as a pretty strong cat 3 hurricane. Is anyone going to try to sail the fringes of it?
  Topic: Anybody else here SUP when there is no wind?
d0uglass

Replies: 16
Views: 3281

PostForum: Windsurfing Discussion   Posted: Tue Aug 08, 2017 11:50 am   Subject: Anybody else here SUP when there is no wind?
I have gone completely bonkers about SUP for racing and fitness, as a glance at any of my recent blog posts will attest. But just a few years ago I could never have imagined that.

Originally, SUP ...
  Topic: A certain 9m sail
d0uglass

Replies: 15
Views: 3222

PostForum: Windsurfing Discussion   Posted: Thu Aug 03, 2017 11:00 am   Subject: A certain 9m sail
A 9 m2 sail is definitely going to need a 490 mast. The biggest sail that you can rig on a 460 mast is around 7.5 m2.

Aerotech Freespeed is a nice no-cam 9.0 that rigs on a 490 and has a relativel ...
  Topic: Fatanic adjustable mast track car bust
d0uglass

Replies: 3
Views: 1146

PostForum: Windsurfing Discussion   Posted: Wed Aug 02, 2017 1:15 pm   Subject: Fatanic adjustable mast track car bust
They sure don't make things like they used to.

Also, I love "Fatanic" in the subject line. Sounds like someone who worships a chubby devil. Twisted Evil
  Topic: Fanatic Light Wind or Slalom TE
d0uglass

Replies: 18
Views: 3961

PostForum: Windsurfing Discussion   Posted: Fri Jul 21, 2017 2:00 pm   Subject: Fanatic Light Wind or Slalom TE
The design and dimensions on the Falcon Lightwind remind me a lot of the Starboard Ultrasonic, which I demoed and liked a lot. Width and fin depth rule for light wind pump-to-plane performance.

Bu ...
  Topic: Fanatic Light Wind or Slalom TE
d0uglass

Replies: 18
Views: 3961

PostForum: Windsurfing Discussion   Posted: Fri Jul 21, 2017 11:40 am   Subject: Fanatic Light Wind or Slalom TE
The Falcon Lightwind looks awesome. There's a lot to be said for getting planing really early and easily, getting upwind/downwind really easily, and having enough width and volume to make it easy to h ...
  Topic: Adding footstraps to a bic?
d0uglass

Replies: 7
Views: 1336

PostForum: Windsurfing Discussion   Posted: Tue Jul 18, 2017 10:05 am   Subject: Adding footstraps to a bic?
1. Order the footstraps, footstrap inserts, screws, epoxy (not polyester resin!), filler, and fiberglass. You will also need a sharp knife to cut back the deck pad, scissors for the glass cloth, a sha ...
 
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