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  Topic: Large wave board?
tyler4bu

Replies: 99
Views: 77488

PostForum: Southwest USA, Hawaii, Mexico   Posted: Tue Jan 17, 2012 10:00 am   Subject: Large wave board?
As one of the guys who goes out when it's not even windy enough to get Andrew interested, I advocate a sailable SUP with a smaller sail. I primarily sail a Starboard 8'10" WidePoint with a 5.8 H ...
  Topic: Newb gear question
tyler4bu

Replies: 21
Views: 11693

PostForum: Windsurfing Discussion   Posted: Sat Dec 24, 2011 1:39 pm   Subject: Newb gear question

Overall, I will say this. If you can't start and make a go of it with the featured package, windsurfing isn't in your future.

I disagree, I attempted learning on a similar package, spent way too ...
  Topic: board for progressing teen
tyler4bu

Replies: 8
Views: 6897

PostForum: Windsurfing Discussion   Posted: Tue Aug 23, 2011 2:27 pm   Subject: board for progressing teen


it would be nice if the board could do double-duty for me as a light wind ocean board.., say for a 6.2 wave sail..., and i'm pretty sure i don't want a freestyle board for that.

From my experie ...
  Topic: planing helpppp
tyler4bu

Replies: 13
Views: 8743

PostForum: Windsurfing Discussion   Posted: Sun Aug 07, 2011 9:57 pm   Subject: planing helpppp
Do you know what the strength of the wind was and the size of the sail you were sailing?
  Topic: planing helpppp
tyler4bu

Replies: 13
Views: 8743

PostForum: Windsurfing Discussion   Posted: Sun Aug 07, 2011 2:36 pm   Subject: planing helpppp
You shouldn't be just stepping back to start the planing process, you should be stepping back as a reaction to gaining more power. The process begins with getting more power in the sail, and for that ...
  Topic: Is windsurfing cool with the kids again?
tyler4bu

Replies: 6
Views: 5765

PostForum: Windsurfing Discussion   Posted: Sat Aug 06, 2011 11:28 am   Subject: Is windsurfing cool with the kids again?
For what its worth, every time I've been out this season I've been the only windsurfer between 18 and 30 (lots of kiters though). Probably has something to do with young people (especially in southern ...
  Topic: Please help me choose a board
tyler4bu

Replies: 12
Views: 10339

PostForum: Windsurfing Discussion   Posted: Fri Aug 05, 2011 5:06 pm   Subject: Please help me choose a board
short means no fore and aft stability as well as no glide, nor upwind ease when not planing. short typically assumes that one can plane for most of the windsurfing experience. years ago, we had not ...
  Topic: mast placement
tyler4bu

Replies: 6
Views: 5050

PostForum: Windsurfing Discussion   Posted: Wed Aug 03, 2011 11:58 pm   Subject: mast placement
What is your ability level and what kind of board are you riding? You just received some great advice.. for an advanced sailor on a shortboard. I don't get the feeling you're in the footstraps anyway, ...
  Topic: beginner questions
tyler4bu

Replies: 4
Views: 3972

PostForum: Windsurfing Discussion   Posted: Mon Aug 01, 2011 8:16 pm   Subject: beginner questions
First off, your board should be between 900 and 100 times larger!

On a more serious note, to keep yourself from rounding upwind just "bear into the wind" by moving both hands in front of ...
  Topic: Suitable board for a 130lbs 16yr old?
tyler4bu

Replies: 35
Views: 26281

PostForum: Windsurfing Discussion   Posted: Thu Jul 14, 2011 9:51 am   Subject: Suitable board for a 130lbs 16yr old?
Especially given that everything you said is completely relative and in comparison to the board that the OP is checking out none of those things are true. Wider than other 70-110 L boards yes, but at ...
 
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