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isobars



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PostPosted: Tue Oct 14, 2008 11:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Why would anyone want to sail in straight lines? Wink
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gregorvass



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PostPosted: Tue Oct 14, 2008 1:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The quickest way to cover flat terrain (lake) is a: straight line!
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 14, 2008 2:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

99% of my sailing has been on lakes, and I have to snuggle right up to an upwind shoreline to find a spot with no chop or swell. Even there, it's interesting to lift the windward rail, expose the bottom of a longboard to the wind, and see how much air one can catch with a 7.5 on absolutely flat water. I watched a guy consistently put five to six feet of air under his shortboard fin on a "fogged mirror", i.e., knee-deep water with barely a ripple on the surface (Fred Howard Park, Tampa, just offshore in strong offshore winds). I've watched Elliot Leboe land loop after loop on slightly lumpy knee-deep water with a 6.5 7-cammed race sail. Unless one's on a 12.0 and a table top, the option usually exists to vary one's routine, and videos are a great motivator and tutor.

Besides, if I needed to be on the other side of the lake ASAP, I'd leave earlier. Wink

Mike \m/
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 14, 2008 2:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I did not mean that anyone can sail in a straight line, hence my point earlier?!


The guy in the video knows how to sail straight:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R3-euMjOAA0&feature=related
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 14, 2008 3:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks pretty straight to me. Laughing

http://lufftube.guycribb.com/kickapps/_Windsurf-speed-record/video/36396/3562.html?b=

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 14, 2008 4:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

3D Freestyle:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tSzYMCGcqDA&feature=related
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 14, 2008 4:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lanes in Kona winds = Hairball

No argument from me!

Love this footage:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ccb50FkcT1o
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