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dvCali



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PostPosted: Tue Jun 17, 2014 9:39 pm    Post subject: Ultra light wind wave sailing Reply with quote

Just in case people forget how good windsurfs are in light (no wind!) conditions:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d4--W1-angA#t=65



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SPQR



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PostPosted: Wed Jun 18, 2014 10:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks like fun playing in light air, but posing for the cameras like that on 1 foot waves, well that's embarrassing.
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beaglebuddy



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PostPosted: Wed Jun 18, 2014 2:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Unintentionally hilarious...
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capetonian



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PostPosted: Thu Jun 19, 2014 11:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think light wind sailing like that is a great way to work on the basics of sail handling and wave riding.

And a lot better for you than sitting on the couch drinking beer and becoming part of the obesity epidemic.
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isobars



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PostPosted: Thu Jun 19, 2014 12:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah, but I can vouch for the SeaLion's capacity for producing fun when underpowered. I am having a ball learning what for me is almost a new arm of the sport ... "terrain-following", often planing, when I'd be survival slogging on lesser boards. Even with my <10% of the sail-handling ability shown in this video, the board takes the isometric hula out of deep holes in the wind, whether I'm on a 6.2 in 8-25 mph winds or on a 3.7 @ 10 to 45 mph. I went against the advice of Gorge windSUP experts at my own peril in buying one, and have zero second thoughts so far. Hey, they're having fun on calf-high waves; who's having the last laugh?
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airwave



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PostPosted: Thu Jun 19, 2014 3:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Isobars,

Here's to what you said !!!
And even when there is no wave at all sail handling is good exercise and good practice.
Think I might do some today.
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sl316



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PostPosted: Tue Jun 24, 2014 12:05 pm    Post subject: ultra light wind wave sailing Reply with quote

If only these guys would get a sealion think of the rad moves they could be doing....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WF3vy18wuGg
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isobars



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PostPosted: Tue Jun 24, 2014 12:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

They'd be dead in the water if it were blowing 5 ... or 0 ... mph.
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