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PostPosted: Thu Oct 22, 2020 7:01 am    Post subject: Video: Hitting 35 mph, 30.41 knots on freestyle wave gear Reply with quote

Speed sailing to 30.41 knots, 35 mph, 56.32 kph, on wave / freestyle wave gear with inboard straps on an inland lake.

Very gusty and choppy this day .

Date: October 17, 2020
Spot: West Side, Clinton Lake, IL
Sail: 4.7 Ezzy Tiger
Board: 95L RRD FSW
Fin: 27cm MFC Freewave
Camera: GoPro HERO6 Black

Video: https://windsurfillinois.com/index.php/videos/63-reid-fillman/video/273-windsurfing-to-30-41-knots-35-mph-56-32-kph-with-wave-freestyle-wave-gear


Later,
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 23, 2020 9:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice! I love the anticipation (enhanced with Cake)!
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 26, 2020 2:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice! Love the harness lines btw.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 26, 2020 8:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh, yeah!

Three questions:

1). What was the wind speed, approximately?

2). Hard to estimate chop height on gopro vids ...how high do you think it was?

3). What made you finally dial it back at the end? Feeling of enough is enough, or were you monitoring for 35 mph in real time?
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 28, 2020 10:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

justall wrote:
What was the wind speed, approximately?


It was very gusty this day. From 3 closest meters, base wind(south 180 degrees) was 17 mph to 28. Gusts were 30 to 40 mph. Peak gust 44 mph. Don't like the wind, wait 15min. Very Happy At the beginning of the vid I'm so close to the dam that I'm in its shadow waiting for a gust to come over. To the east of the dam is a spot where there's not much treeline and the wind can come straight off the flat farm fields of IL as I try to setup an offshore speed spot.


justall wrote:
Hard to estimate chop height on gopro vids ...how high do you think it was?


And in SuperView it's even more squashed. At the launch it was 2 feet high. By heading up wind 3/4 of a mile I was able to reduce it to 1 foot whitecaps. I was 100 yards from shore. The dam pool (1 of 14 spots on the lake) is 50 feet deep. A SSW wind would allow me to get closer to that shore and hopefully find "buzzed" water. Next time.


justall wrote:
What made you finally dial it back at the end? Feeling of enough is enough, or were you monitoring for 35 mph in real time?


I was entering the total shadow of the treeline. When I came to a stop I was in glassy water. I had to swim back to the wind-line.

Wind graphs and map and more on the day in link.

https://windsurfillinois.com/index.php/forum/clinton-lake-windsurfers/1145-saturday-10-17-20


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