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fox



Joined: 09 Sep 1997
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Location: Pine Point, Maine

PostPosted: Sun Dec 02, 2018 11:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

gorky wrote:
That ice windsurfing video from Maine is really great, those jibing tacks or whatever they are, are about the coolest maneuver in windsurfing.

A lot of monkey jibes in that video. Regular jibes don't work when moving much faster than the wind.

Well, we called them monkey jibes, I see Royn is calling it a donkey jibe? And calling what I thought was an Essex a monkey jibe... http://www.roynbartholdi.com/windsurfing/maneuver-descriptions Maybe someone with a tricktionary can set me straight.

gorky wrote:
Do people still do this? Those guys made it look pretty amazing.

Every chance we get! That was a great day with nearly perfect conditions and a large turnout. The short track figure 8 racing around the cones gets pretty thrilling.

It looks like we could get a stretch of good ice sailing starting later this week.
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fox



Joined: 09 Sep 1997
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Location: Pine Point, Maine

PostPosted: Thu Dec 13, 2018 10:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Epic ice up here, and of course you can't buy 5 knots of wind!

some light-wind sailing from yesterday (may require chrome browser)

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1tegHzkvn0CVGQYqjRHz6eHhvikOLfj5j/view?usp=sharing
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 14, 2018 10:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

After this thread began, I found two of the three Freeskates mentioned.... Thank YOU Gerda and Bruce...(still owe you $20)

Have re-purposed two....one of which is Ice-ready

THe Blades have been thru a few grind downs...and are light-table ready...

THe trucks took alot of work....Fresh Black Doh-Dohs!!!!

It's all coming together!

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DelCarpenter



Joined: 06 Nov 2008
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Location: Cedar Falls, IA

PostPosted: Fri Dec 21, 2018 3:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

atlas.wave55 expressed a quite reasonable idea: "Don't think I would use any of my newer race sails though wouldn't monofilm be pritty brittle in low temps." . But, in my experience monofilm is not bothered by temperatures down to 0 degrees Fahrenheit. Most of my winter sailing is done between 20 F and 0 F.

In my winter sailing on hard packed snow or ice (or parking lots) the most damaging parts for the sails is the scraping on the hard surface.
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iamjnelson



Joined: 16 Jan 2014
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 30, 2018 11:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is a great thread. I put together an ice board last year using a extra long skateboard, a Kahuna Creations 59 Bombora with a Frebord 12 truck for the rear and standard skateboard truck in front with blades I got from a guy moving to Florida. Nice thing is I can put wheels on it and wind skate as well.

I went a few times to lake Quannapowitt last Winter with a local crew there, though missed the windy Tuesday with black ice before Christmas and then it warmed up (though then can windsurf!). Hoping to get on ice again soon, it is addicting.



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wdsurf



Joined: 22 May 1999
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 31, 2018 4:32 pm    Post subject: Freeskates 3 boards Reply with quote

PM freeskates from mid 80,s two blue ones and a yellow.carbon masts sails booms extensions.FOR SALE.pm me for details
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Joined: 09 Sep 1997
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Location: Pine Point, Maine

PostPosted: Wed Jan 16, 2019 1:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

As good as it gets on Sebago lake today. In awe of the DNs!


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 16, 2019 4:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow, great looking ice!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Who is faster you or the ice version of the land yatch.
Would love to see a video head to head.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 16, 2019 5:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You could clearly see the bottom, everywhere. I'm calling it aquarium ice.

The DNs were hitting 60 mph, going up wind! I topped out at a disappointing 30.6 mph. They played around with me on some drag races but I wouldn't call it head to head. They were so fast and so quite it was scary being near them Shocked



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PostPosted: Wed Jan 16, 2019 9:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice

We found some hard water today in Taunton MA
Not aquarium ice, but pretty nice
A bit thin, but nice, and a good breeze as well

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