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tweeky



Joined: 19 Sep 2004
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 02, 2012 9:59 pm    Post subject: Whatever happened to these guys? Reply with quote

Talk about a blast from the past...! Does anyone remember these things, or even see them out on the water?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CODHj3GrQes&feature=related
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LeeD



Joined: 12 Jun 2008
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 02, 2012 11:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

For one thing, they maybe should have learned the rules of windsurfing.
Like, look back before you drift downwind into someone.
The were always a sligthly askewed sailing bunch, just not a fit at all.
At the trade shows, they stayed to themselves, never mixing, it seemed, to the windsurfers that the shows catered to.
Slow and in the way, almost like another sport.....which is actually intergrating nicely lately.
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mchaco1



Joined: 08 Sep 2010
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 04, 2012 10:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There still out there, my girlfriends dad was using one a couple months ago
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cgoudie1



Joined: 10 Apr 2006
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Location: Killer Sturgeon Cove

PostPosted: Mon Nov 05, 2012 11:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I remember Mcgruder. My recollection was that those wind weapons
didn't really have any advantage (jump wise) over a standard rig.
I.e. you could jump just as high with a regular rig (though maybe
not stay in the air as long). They did have the advantage of not needing
to be jibed though as I recall.

Still an interesting idea.

-Craig
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