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coachg



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PostPosted: Tue Jun 11, 2019 10:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

capetonian wrote:
Rather talk to the guy on the beach whose sailing you want to emulate.

I can talk to Robby until the cows come home; It won't make a bit of difference.

Coachg
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dllee



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PostPosted: Tue Jun 11, 2019 10:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Most important is what YOU like.
I have and rotate thru 3 85 liter Fsw single fin boards.
In my feeble mind, all would be better with smaller main and some sidebites. Rail to rail would be quicker and landing jumps more consistent. The finbox would last longer, and I can sail home even with 2 fins missing.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 12, 2019 10:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

kevinkan wrote:
chalk me up as a guy who has absolutely loved his STB 85 & 95 with thrusters for sailing in the Bay. Very fast and glidey.... goes upwind like crazy and provides grip in the turns. Also did not impede my freestyle surprisingly. Some people prefer a larger center fin. YMMV


What size fins and which ones ?

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 12, 2019 10:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

dllee wrote:
Most important is what YOU like.
I have and rotate thru 3 85 liter Fsw single fin boards.
In my feeble mind, all would be better with smaller main and some sidebites. Rail to rail would be quicker and landing jumps more consistent. The finbox would last longer, and I can sail home even with 2 fins missing.


Nice to read both that you are not delusional, and feeble minded.
Lol, insert smiley face.

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 12, 2019 11:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ancient history, I was making Robin Prodanovich, Local Motion shaper, add woodies side AND front, to 10" US boxes in 1984. I broke a finbox on each of my first three single fin glass boards landing jumps slightly off kilter.
He charged me an additional $50 per board.
Was using 8.5" single wave fins and weighed 145 lbs.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 12, 2019 11:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

As for Stubbies, I believe stock is 17 with 2 10's.
My 92 Firewave came with MUCH smaller 17's which I replaced with a 22 speedtrials still using the sidebite 10's.
The 22 was for my 15 and 17" wide speedtrial boards.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 12, 2019 1:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

dllee wrote:
As for Stubbies, I believe stock is 17 with 2 10's.
My 92 Firewave came with MUCH smaller 17's which I replaced with a 22 speedtrials still using the sidebite 10's.
The 22 was for my 15 and 17" wide speedtrial boards.
should be 18 ad 12 and 19 and 12.

Of course Kevin may be using something other than stock. Thank you very much

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 12, 2019 3:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

coachg wrote:
capetonian wrote:
Rather talk to the guy on the beach whose sailing you want to emulate.

I can talk to Robby until the cows come home; It won't make a bit of difference.

Coachg

Or Kevin! He is in a very different windsurfing skill category!!!!! Very Happy
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U2U2U2



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PostPosted: Wed Jun 12, 2019 8:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

dllee wrote:
As for Stubbies, I believe stock is 17 with 2 10's.
My 92 Firewave came with MUCH smaller 17's which I replaced with a 22 speedtrials still using the sidebite 10's.
The 22 was for my 15 and 17" wide speedtrial boards.

Fanatic make Stubby.
Fanatic make a Free wave STB.
I would think Kevin would know which one he has.

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 13, 2019 1:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

U2U2U2 wrote:
dllee wrote:
As for Stubbies, I believe stock is 17 with 2 10's.
My 92 Firewave came with MUCH smaller 17's which I replaced with a 22 speedtrials still using the sidebite 10's.
The 22 was for my 15 and 17" wide speedtrial boards.

Fanatic make Stubby.
Fanatic make a Free wave STB.
I would think Kevin would know which one he has.


that's easy... I have both!

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