myiW Current Conditions and Forecasts Community Forums Windsurfing Videos Buy and Sell Services
 
Hi guest · myAccount · Log in
 SearchSearch   ProfileProfile   Log in to check your private messagesLog in to check your private messages   RegisterRegister 
Windsurfing Brands
Goto page Previous  1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8  Next
 
Post new topic   Reply to topic    iWindsurf Community Forum Index -> Windsurfing Discussion
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
noshuzbluz



Joined: 18 May 2000
Posts: 774

PostPosted: Tue Jun 24, 2014 7:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

swchandler wrote:
Guess Who. Some of the most beautifully finished polyester boards I have ever seen. The custom graphics were flawlessly detailed.


Lester Polyester. Or was it Polyester Lester?

_________________
The Time a Person Spends Windsurfing is not Deducted from their Lifespan...
http://www.openocean.com
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
gregnw44



Joined: 23 Jul 2008
Posts: 246

PostPosted: Tue Jun 24, 2014 12:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

youwindsurf wrote:
gregnw44 wrote:
Ha-ha... this is GREAT Smile

How about "Gorge Technology"... awesome mast bases (a few years back Smile
I know there are guys on here, who had these!
Where is Pat D. (owner, designer, and Nukin' Gorge sailor) these days?

And I see X-booms... I don't remember those.
And then, I see Z... but there's nothing after it?
Are we talking about the famous "Z-Booms"? They were quite big for a while. Supposed to reduce carpel tunnel because of the tube geometry.

Greg Smile


Thanks for this news (although VERY sad) about Pat Sad
I had not kept up with news of Gorge pioneers... innovators... and local Nukin' sailing stars (which he was all of these).
And I'm not surprised he was so into Moto-x racing... it fits.

What a cool website link... it sounds like he is making the best of a very bad situation. An awesome guy !!

Thanks again,
Greg -

Pat D. was a moto x'er. He suffered a significant and debilitating injury quite a few years ago while riding which rendered him paralyzed.

http://www.gofreewheel.com/fw/About-the-Inventor
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
swchandler



Joined: 08 Nov 1993
Posts: 5773

PostPosted: Tue Jun 24, 2014 1:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

"Lester Polyester. Or was it Polyester Lester?


No. I can't remember the name of the guy that made these boards over 20 years ago, but occasionally I would run into his boards during trips to the Gorge. The last one I saw was in Bart's consignment shop around 2001 or 2002, and I almost bought it. The only reason I didn't was the fact that it was a super small board for 3.5-4.0 conditions, so it would be rarely used. As I recollect, the board was made for a woman sailor.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
nw30



Joined: 21 Dec 2008
Posts: 1649
Location: The eye of the universe, Cen. Cal. coast

PostPosted: Tue Jun 24, 2014 1:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just off the top of my head that I didn't see~
Ampro masts
Aitken sailboards
Black Point sails
Freedom sails
Aeroforce sails, the first split batten/camber induced sail I ever saw, you could get it any color as long as it was white, a Mark Reynolds design.
Da Claw wrist straps, yikes!

_________________
I don't drink the 'cool' aid, I drink tequila, it's more honest.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
DelCarpenter



Joined: 06 Nov 2008
Posts: 179
Location: Cedar Falls, IA

PostPosted: Tue Jun 24, 2014 10:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Easy-Uphaul
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
geohaye



Joined: 03 Apr 2000
Posts: 1348

PostPosted: Wed Jun 25, 2014 12:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

OK, Ryan, this updated list of 188 includes just about every current Windsurfing brand. And a good number of the out-of-business ones (but certainly not all.)

Aeroforce
Aerolite 
Aeron  
Aerotech  
AHD  
AirInside  
Aitken
Al Winner  
AL360 
Alpha 
Ampro
Angulo  
Arrows 
Avanti  
Bassett 
Bic  
Black Point
Black Project 
Blade  
Briand 
Bull 
C3 
Carbon Art 
Carbon Creations 
Carpenter
Cascade 
Challenger  
Chinook  
Choco 
Clip 
Copello 
Corona 
Curtis 
Da Claw
Dakine  
Deboichet 
Demon 
Dill 
Drops  
Dynafiber
Easy-Uphaul
Epic 
Exocet  
Ezzy  
F2  
F4 
Fanatic  
Fathom 
Fleetwood 
Flikka 
Flying Objects 
Flymount 
Folkfinn 
Freedom
G-Sport 
Gaastra  
Gale Force 
Gasfins 
Gorge Animal
Gorge Technology
Goya  
Grandall
Guess Who
Gulftech 
Gun  
Hale
Hansen 
Haut 
Hi Per Tech 
HiFly 
HiTech  
Hot Sails Maui  
HPL: Hawaiian Pro Line 
HTS 
Hurricane 
Ianovated 
Ifju Fins 
Insect  
Jimmy Lewis 
JP Australia  
Jump & Jibe
K3  
K4 
KA 
Kartwright 
Kashy 
Kinetic 
Klepper 
Kona 
Lefebvre  
Lessacher
Lester Polyester
Lightning
Lipsticks 
Loft  
Logosz
Lorch  
Magnum
Makani 
Mast Hero 
Maui Project 
MauiSails 
MaverX 
MB
Meritex
MFC 
Mike's Lab 
Mistral  
Moo 
MUF 
Multi-Sail
MXR 
Mystic  
Naish  
NeilPryde  
Nelson 
Nolimitz  
North 
North Pacific 
North Shore Maui 
Northern Boardworks 
Northwave 
NP Surf 
O'Brien 
OES 
Open Ocean 
Original 
Pacific 
Pacifico
Patrik 
Petit 
Point 7 
Poison 
Powerex  
ProLimit  
ProMotion 
Quatro  
Rainbow 
Real Wind 
Reptile 
Roberts 
Rogue Wave 
RRD  
Rushwind 
Rutger
Sailboards Maui 
Sailloft 
Sailworks 
Seatrend 
Select 
Severne 
Sheldon
Simmer 
Smart 
Sonntag 
SOS 
Spindrift 
Starboard  
Stealth
Streamlined 
Tabou  
Techart 
Tectonics Maui  
Teknosport
Terrasail 
TFC 
Thommen1  
Tiga  
True Ames 
Tushingham 
Unifiber 
UP: Ultra Profile
Vandal 
Vector 
Virus 
VMG 
Waddell
Watson
West Wind 
Wind Obsession 
WindSpeed 
Windsurfing Hawaii 
Windwing 
Witchcraft  
World 
X.O 
Xbooms 
Z Fins
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
geohaye



Joined: 03 Apr 2000
Posts: 1348

PostPosted: Wed Jun 25, 2014 12:41 pm    Post subject: Multi-Sail! Reply with quote

Holy smoke, I cannot believe I forgot about Multi-Sail. I had a "quiver" of those in the late 80s and they were pretty interesting.

Semi-early one morning after arriving at Lake Isabella in the middle of the previous night, my buddy and I woke up in the camper and saw parked right next to us:

A modestly-sized van with the following in massive lettering covering the entire side of the van:

"BIG BOARD SAILBOARD MULTI-SAIL"

My buddy and I were astonished!

After that I couldn't help but get a one-sail "quiver" of those Multi-Sails. The triple-threat: 5.0-4.4-3.8, I think mine was. Randy Reynolds was a genius!



1.JPG
 Description:
 Filesize:  26.64 KB
 Viewed:  853 Time(s)

1.JPG


Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
swchandler



Joined: 08 Nov 1993
Posts: 5773

PostPosted: Wed Jun 25, 2014 1:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I would add Doyle (blue colored hollow boards from the Gorge), but I would remove Lester Polyester, since his brand, Gorge Animal, is already on the list.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
gregnw44



Joined: 23 Jul 2008
Posts: 246

PostPosted: Wed Jun 25, 2014 1:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

swchandler wrote:
I would add Doyle (blue colored hollow boards from the Gorge), but I would remove Lester Polyester, since his brand, Gorge Animal, is already on the list.


AND... was there a company named "X booms"?
Maybe there was, I don't recall that one, but I'd believe it, if others know.

But there was the "Z-Boom" company. I had many friends with them... and tried 'em out myself, but never bought one. More than one shop here sold them.
Greg -
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
geohaye



Joined: 03 Apr 2000
Posts: 1348

PostPosted: Mon Jun 30, 2014 7:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bic is on the list.

From the archives:
Here is a Bic Sport ad from France, circia 1998.

Not sure what to think of this.



Bic.png
 Description:
 Filesize:  271.9 KB
 Viewed:  748 Time(s)

Bic.png


Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic    iWindsurf Community Forum Index -> Windsurfing Discussion All times are GMT - 5 Hours
Goto page Previous  1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8  Next
Page 6 of 8

 
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum
You can attach files in this forum
You can download files in this forum

myiW | Weather | Community | Membership | Support | Log in
like us on facebook
© Copyright 1999-2007 WeatherFlow, Inc Contact Us Ad Marketplace

Powered by phpBB © 2001, 2005 phpBB Group