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gobigkahuna



Joined: 11 Mar 2004
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 09, 2014 11:56 am    Post subject: Any high wind Formula videos out there? Reply with quote

Not that I anticipate sailing a formula board in strong winds, I'd be interested in seeing what they look like in 20+ knots of wind. Any videos out there?
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whitevan01



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PostPosted: Wed Jul 09, 2014 12:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

check out Steve Bodner's blog:

http://stevebodner.blogspot.com/

all they do on SF Bay is sail Formula boards in 20+. Not sure if he has videos, but he has plenty of pictures.
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techno900



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PostPosted: Wed Jul 09, 2014 2:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here is one:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hne7TxmnIzA

Just guessing, but the above video looks like a 9.2 sail in about 20 knots. Just reaching shots without showing any upwind or downwind.

go to youtube and put in formula windsurfing racing and there are lots of videos.

I have raced formula in 25-30 knots with a sails as small as 6.5 or 7.5. I would never do it for fun, too crazy.
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zirtaeb



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PostPosted: Wed Jul 09, 2014 3:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

No vid, but guys in Berkeley are now starting to use 7.8 sails and 56 cm fins for the normal Berkeley days around 14-27 mph.
Formula works fine down to long boom 5.7 sails, using fins in the 60 range.
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gobigkahuna



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PostPosted: Wed Jul 09, 2014 6:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

zirtaeb wrote:
No vid, but guys in Berkeley are now starting to use 7.8 sails and 56 cm fins for the normal Berkeley days around 14-27 mph.
Formula works fine down to long boom 5.7 sails, using fins in the 60 range.


That makes sense, thanks.

@techno900 - No plans to try it, but was curious what it might be like. I also saw a video where a FW sailed neck and neck with a high performance trimaran. Four grand of hardware keeping up with four million's worth. Pretty impressive.
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manuel



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PostPosted: Wed Jul 09, 2014 11:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Used to free ride mine in 15 knots with a 7.0 on a 50cm. Worked great but it's still light to medium wind. From 3 minutes ish:

[youtube]http://youtu.be/jE4-zcoU-IE[/youtube]
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