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  Topic: Windsurfing business
isobars

Replies: 8
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PostForum: Windsurfing Discussion   Posted: Mon Oct 15, 2018 8:45 pm   Subject: Windsurfing business
I've been sending people out to Mike's favorite launch lately
So THAT'S what happened over the past several years. Sure glad I tell NO ONE about my backup spots. Almost told a bestie about the best ...
  Topic: Let's Talk Cammed Sails
isobars

Replies: 93
Views: 7105

PostForum: Windsurfing Discussion   Posted: Mon Oct 15, 2018 8:38 pm   Subject: Let's Talk Cammed Sails
If the OP lived in the Gorge (or drove to Squamish, hint hint) he'd own totally different gear, he'd also not need to learn to pump efficiently.

But that isn't the case. He sails in metro Vancouver ...
  Topic: Compact/Stubby Wave Boards..
isobars

Replies: 56
Views: 29341

PostForum: Windsurfing Discussion   Posted: Mon Oct 15, 2018 8:31 pm   Subject: Compact/Stubby Wave Boards..
What is an "unbiased remark" on ANYTHING?
  Topic: Are you serious about your health, fitness, and longevity?
isobars

Replies: 135
Views: 40562

PostForum: Windsurfing Discussion   Posted: Mon Oct 15, 2018 2:17 pm   Subject: Are you serious about your health, fitness, and longevity?
As you know, any strength-building exercise "goes stale" after about six weeks. i.e., our bodies find ways to cheat, making them much easier and thus much less productive. A bud has done the ...
  Topic: Let's Talk Cammed Sails
isobars

Replies: 93
Views: 7105

PostForum: Windsurfing Discussion   Posted: Mon Oct 15, 2018 1:56 pm   Subject: Let's Talk Cammed Sails
I'm in love with the seamless, effortless, silent, imperceptible power transition available even -- heck, especially -- in extremely quick transitions with the really good RAF/camless sails. I haven't ...
  Topic: Rant: Dealer markup on windsurf gear
isobars

Replies: 34
Views: 1313

PostForum: Windsurfing Discussion   Posted: Sun Oct 14, 2018 5:08 pm   Subject: Rant: Dealer markup on windsurf gear
An additional option: buy current gear from sailors who have quit WSing for kiting or foiling. Some of them almost give their WSing gear away.
  Topic: Let's Talk Cammed Sails
isobars

Replies: 93
Views: 7105

PostForum: Windsurfing Discussion   Posted: Sun Oct 14, 2018 11:28 am   Subject: Let's Talk Cammed Sails
Just fanning the back hand won't do anything.
Many of us strongly disagree. As past treads have stated, it clearly helps if one is already close to planing. It works too well, too often to be merely ...
  Topic: Rant: Dealer markup on windsurf gear
isobars

Replies: 34
Views: 1313

PostForum: Windsurfing Discussion   Posted: Sun Oct 14, 2018 11:11 am   Subject: Rant: Dealer markup on windsurf gear
A bud's early '80s Mistral PanAm cost him >$6,500 in today's dollars.

My Mistral Superlites and Equipe cost over $4,000 in today's dollars.

Many of my finest performers cost me ≤ $100 ...
  Topic: Let's Talk Cammed Sails
isobars

Replies: 93
Views: 7105

PostForum: Windsurfing Discussion   Posted: Sat Oct 13, 2018 5:52 pm   Subject: Let's Talk Cammed Sails
Jerk the crap out of it, and if necessary kick the foot panel. That's just one of many reasons I have no use for them.

Not even counting the time I had to dive 15-20 feet into the Columbia -- in a ...
  Topic: Windsurfing business
isobars

Replies: 8
Views: 389

PostForum: Windsurfing Discussion   Posted: Sat Oct 13, 2018 2:57 pm   Subject: Windsurfing business
OTOH, my favorite venue gets more freaking jammed every year.
 
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