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  Topic: Why foil....fin vs. foil
gregnw44

Replies: 36
Views: 4066

PostForum: Windsurfing Discussion   Posted: Fri Nov 01, 2019 1:35 pm   Subject: Why foil....fin vs. foil
My local spot is Lopez lake near Pismo beach Ca. The winds funnel up the canyon and it has a Gorge like affect. Warm wind and water spring to fall. Yesterday was the first day I got chilly without a w ...
  Topic: Why foil....fin vs. foil
gregnw44

Replies: 36
Views: 4066

PostForum: Windsurfing Discussion   Posted: Fri Nov 01, 2019 12:02 pm   Subject: Why foil....fin vs. foil
"Fin vs Foil" all great comments here and I agree... and this all really applies to most of you with plenty of breezy days over 10 mph stuff.

But here in Seattle, we typically have less t ...
  Topic: Why foil....fin vs. foil
gregnw44

Replies: 36
Views: 4066

PostForum: Windsurfing Discussion   Posted: Fri Nov 01, 2019 11:23 am   Subject: Why foil....fin vs. foil
Agree. Foil has hugely enhanced our sport.

It has achieved the previously unimaginable feat of putting formula windsurfing planing power and upwind/downwind performance into easy-handling, wavesai ...
  Topic: Why foil....fin vs. foil
gregnw44

Replies: 36
Views: 4066

PostForum: Windsurfing Discussion   Posted: Fri Nov 01, 2019 10:30 am   Subject: Re: Why foil....fin vs. foil
First of all I am a windsurfer and have been since 1981..Three years ago sitting at my local spot, waiting, hoping for some wind to sail, John came out and put his new foil thingy in the water. There ...
  Topic: Light Wind Option for joethewindsufa
gregnw44

Replies: 33
Views: 6765

PostForum: Windsurfing Discussion   Posted: Mon Oct 21, 2019 2:37 am   Subject: Light Wind Option for joethewindsufa
Greg,

You should really look at the Slingshot Flyer 280 for winds from 2-10 knots. As I stated at the beginning of this Topic the Flyer was not tested. I have sailed the LT & the Flyer in sim ...
  Topic: Light Wind Option for joethewindsufa
gregnw44

Replies: 33
Views: 6765

PostForum: Windsurfing Discussion   Posted: Sat Oct 12, 2019 1:01 pm   Subject: Re: Light wind options for joethewindsufa
Gregnw44,I'm curious what size fin you use on your Windsurfer LT with such big sails? Biggest sail I've used was a 6.5 with a 33 cm fin. I'm 180# and use a 9.0 on my Kona with the stock 46 cm. I'll ...
  Topic: Light Wind Option for joethewindsufa
gregnw44

Replies: 33
Views: 6765

PostForum: Windsurfing Discussion   Posted: Thu Oct 10, 2019 3:20 pm   Subject: Light Wind Option for joethewindsufa
The wind was listed as 7 to 13 knts. It did not say if that was averages or the general wind but looking at the pictures of the water it looked like they were sailing in winds 7 to 13 knts with an av ...
  Topic: Light Wind Option for joethewindsufa
gregnw44

Replies: 33
Views: 6765

PostForum: Windsurfing Discussion   Posted: Thu Oct 10, 2019 3:53 am   Subject: Light Wind Option for joethewindsufa
Thanks coachg for posting this interesting article. As you said, different sailors will have different results. I wonder if they came up with these opinions using lighter weight sailors... most every ...
  Topic: Foot strap hardware options
gregnw44

Replies: 8
Views: 3689

PostForum: Windsurfing Discussion   Posted: Mon Apr 01, 2019 1:18 am   Subject: Re: Foot strap hardware options
I'm only familiar with this type of hold down washer. JP has a double bolt system but where can one purchase that hardware at? What other options are out there?


https://i.postimg.cc/6pVnCpR1/E5 ...
  Topic: Lightest wind speeds for foiling?
gregnw44

Replies: 39
Views: 24359

PostForum: Windsurfing Discussion   Posted: Fri Jan 25, 2019 9:27 am   Subject: Lightest wind speeds for foiling?
Getting a windsurfer flying a couple feet above the water, and holding it there for a bit is "an awesome feeling"!
At least for me.
Most of my attempts have been in wind that's too light.. ...
 
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