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Flyer01



Joined: 22 Aug 2008
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 07, 2012 7:03 pm    Post subject: winter ice/snow windsurfing Reply with quote

Greetings windsurfers of the snowy white north,

Can anyone give me a general overview of snow/ice windsurfing equipment? Someone I know kindly offered me an older snow/ice setup that somehow attaches a rig to a tri-ski setup. I have yet to see it, but it sounds intriguing being that I love to windsurf, downhill ski, x-country ski, etc. But I'm wondering, what sort of equipment is there for winter fun? Is some of it oriented more toward snow versus ice, i.e. lake versus fields/slopes? Have there been advances is these winter setups over the years, i.e. am I looking at the 1980, 35lb O'Brien longboard of snow/ice sailing when there is a modern Mistral Syncro 100 liter board of snow/ice? How does one dress for windsurfing in 20-degree temps with a 20mph wind? Do you still use a harness and footstraps?

Thanks in advance!
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outhaul



Joined: 27 Sep 2011
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 07, 2012 9:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Talk to Kevin at Windpower Windsurfing in Fond du Lac, Wi. Here's the link.
http://www.windpowerwindsurfing.com/shop/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=3_49&zenid=a120fdb85f642623a9e5bfc70c89ba62
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speedysailor



Joined: 11 Sep 2007
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 08, 2012 6:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Iceratz holds the world speed record on ice and is active on the Eastern forum. Contact him.
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joethewindsufa



Joined: 10 Oct 2010
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Location: Montréal

PostPosted: Sat Sep 08, 2012 1:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

check:
http://joewindsurfer.blogspot.ca/2010/03/how-i-started-winter-windsurfing.html
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MattD



Joined: 25 May 2011
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 10, 2012 12:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Also, see my thread here. I'm going to change the brackets such that it connects the board and ski directly. I'm also going to install footstraps.
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Boardtests



Joined: 04 Jul 2011
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 30, 2012 5:26 am    Post subject: Iceboard DIY Reply with quote

Hi,

A great thing with Iceboarding is that old sails with less och no twist works better than modern sails which helps to keep the cost down. The following board-concepts have proven to work really well on ice.

IceBoard DIY instructions

Hiberna production board


Best regards Claes


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w8n4wind



Joined: 12 Nov 2008
Posts: 273
Location: canada

PostPosted: Tue Oct 02, 2012 9:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

hey Boardtests, nice setup there!
ive got an old fibrespar ice board..seems pretty stable at speed. just doesnt turn as sharp as id like it to, so im going to be building up a more carving type board, better for smaller patchy ice surfaces.
some good info and ideas there.

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