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  Topic: Inflateable SUP
dllee

Replies: 6
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PostForum: Southwest USA, Hawaii, Mexico   Posted: Mon Jan 21, 2019 2:27 pm   Subject: Inflateable SUP
Weight of hard SUP hurts acceleration but not top speed.
$2700 hard SUP still weigh 22 lbs.
$900 inflate weighs 19, but don't come longer than 12'.
  Topic: Lightest wind speeds for foiling?
dllee

Replies: 18
Views: 712

PostForum: Windsurfing Discussion   Posted: Mon Jan 21, 2019 12:20 pm   Subject: Lightest wind speeds for foiling?
Nothing planes earlier than LWS boards, and coupled with a big foil, will be the earliest planing unit in the water...by about 2-3 mph sooner than windsurf.
  Topic: Inflateable SUP
dllee

Replies: 6
Views: 294

PostForum: Southwest USA, Hawaii, Mexico   Posted: Fri Jan 18, 2019 4:00 pm   Subject: Inflateable SUP
Jp too, on sale at adventure sports florida?
  Topic: Ideal conditions to learn water start?
dllee

Replies: 24
Views: 732

PostForum: Windsurfing Discussion   Posted: Mon Jan 14, 2019 12:41 am   Subject: Ideal conditions to learn water start?
Steady 15 mph breeze, warm water, 4' depth,hard sand bottom, no waves, 5 meter sail.
  Topic: Where We Sailed Today
dllee

Replies: 2456
Views: 1092891

PostForum: Southwest USA, Hawaii, Mexico   Posted: Sun Jan 13, 2019 5:39 pm   Subject: Where We Sailed Today
Yeah, twas gusting around 20 then, and quickly died at Berk.
Was sup from 2-4 on Sat.
  Topic: Lightest wind speeds for foiling?
dllee

Replies: 18
Views: 712

PostForum: Windsurfing Discussion   Posted: Fri Jan 11, 2019 6:08 pm   Subject: Lightest wind speeds for foiling?
App. To get up, 9mph.
To glide thru, 6 mph
To hold onto with that setup, 14mph.
  Topic: Current thoughts on dry suits?
dllee

Replies: 17
Views: 847

PostForum: Windsurfing Discussion   Posted: Thu Jan 10, 2019 5:11 pm   Subject: Current thoughts on dry suits?
Drysuits for sub 42 degree air and water.
A separate overlapping bootie lasts longer and can be replaced when needed.
What air and water temps?
  Topic: Big sail users post here
dllee

Replies: 23
Views: 1088

PostForum: Windsurfing Discussion   Posted: Thu Jan 10, 2019 5:06 pm   Subject: Big sail users post here
Only used a 10.5 once, Formula and Np.
Sailed 9's maybe a dozen times, current upper limit is 7.4.
Big sails need +130 liter and wider than 80cm boards, which limit wind to -16 mph max. Planin ...
  Topic: Tendon or mechanical for foiling?
dllee

Replies: 23
Views: 1584

PostForum: Windsurfing Discussion   Posted: Tue Jan 08, 2019 6:32 pm   Subject: Tendon or mechanical for foiling?
I ride a 110 Skate Freestyle sometimes, with a 7 meter sail planes right up in gusts of 15mph, so 10-17 is just fine.
Haven't got stuck downwind since the early '80's, so see no need to head upwind ...
  Topic: Tendon or mechanical for foiling?
dllee

Replies: 23
Views: 1584

PostForum: Windsurfing Discussion   Posted: Tue Jan 08, 2019 11:26 am   Subject: Tendon or mechanical for foiling?
I have less faith in the speeds of foils.
Had some Cal Cup winners try to sail with me on their smaller foils, not their Course foils, and while speeds were almost close...they dropped in from abov ...
 
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