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windfind



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PostPosted: Tue Nov 18, 2014 10:19 am    Post subject: Barbie takes up windsurfing! Reply with quote

Hey Gang,

Barbie, at age 50, has finally taken up windsurfing. You can see in the photos below that her gear selection is eclectic. Her ride is a retro style board with the mast track way forward. But she uses the high boom position favored by hot new school sailors. And her straps are a new design that should markedly reduce the chances of ankle injuries. I am not so sure about the weed fin.

Barbie is clearly a high wind gal with that 1.5 meter sail. Yet she is safety and health conscious with her day glow pink emergency kit and sun glasses.

Despite her youthful appearance item #4 below in Mattel's description suggests Barbie will fit in perfectly with our aging windsurfing population.

To meet your new windsurfing buddy go to the Matell web site: http://shop.mattel.com/product/index.jsp?productId=37986156

Here is a description of Windsurfing Barbie from the Mattel website:

Fly across the waves on the bright pink and blue windsurfing board with spots for Barbie doll to "stand" when she's swooshing across the sea! Also includes a beach tote and sunglasses to stay cool in the sun. Includes Barbie doll dressed for fun in the sun, sports gear and accessories.
Barbie doll is ready to fly across the sea on a windsurfing board

1. Stand” her in the slots to “ride” the waves

2. Doll comes dressed for fun in the sun with stylish accessories like a beach tote and sunglasses

3. Includes Barbie doll dressed for fun in the sun, sports gear and accessories

4. Doll cannot stand alone.

Mike Godsey



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gerritt



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PostPosted: Tue Nov 18, 2014 3:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've heard of tall blonds, but mast high?
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rigatoni



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PostPosted: Tue Nov 18, 2014 3:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Will Ken be kiteboarding? If so, I hope they don't forget the shorts over the wetsuit.
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edscott



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PostPosted: Tue Nov 18, 2014 4:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Barbie's such a poser. She's not even wearing a harness!
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geohaye



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PostPosted: Tue Nov 18, 2014 8:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That is true, and in the pictured action photos, this mast-high girl would also be less-poser and more-sailor if she would just place those sunglasses over her body parts that need them most when shredding on the water: the eyes, not the hair!
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stevenbard



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PostPosted: Tue Nov 18, 2014 11:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://www.amazon.com/Barbie-Lets-Windsurf-Accessory-Pack/dp/B00EVQL8V4

On Amazon for $8.99 with free shipping....

Beware, She is not anatomically correct. Laughing
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trey



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PostPosted: Wed Nov 19, 2014 5:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Who shaped that board? Not enough rocker. The sail could use some more downhaul to put some twist in the head. Who'll offer to tune her equipment?
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superkraut



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PostPosted: Wed Nov 19, 2014 6:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

she's all set up for speed sailing at Luderitz, starboard tack and all. And look at those snap-in foot straps - we might learn a thing or two from her about safety release?
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spennie



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PostPosted: Wed Nov 19, 2014 8:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

edscott: I'd like to put Barbie in a harness! Rowrrrr!
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stevenbard



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PostPosted: Thu Nov 20, 2014 12:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

spennie wrote:
edscott: I'd like to put Barbie in a harness! Rowrrrr!


You already have your own Barbie, and she's wearing a harness every time I see her.
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