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  Topic: Gear you've used for years and still love
DelCarpenter

Replies: 28
Views: 9133

PostForum: Windsurfing Discussion   Posted: Mon Apr 25, 2022 6:55 pm   Subject: Gear you've used for years and still love
Kona One Design (I have two): because I love racing them in the fickle winds we have in the Midwest. Starboard Start & Kona Hula because the few beginners I teach deserve to the best for learning ...
  Topic: Where have all the large sails gone?
DelCarpenter

Replies: 16
Views: 9288

PostForum: Windsurfing Discussion   Posted: Thu Jan 06, 2022 8:56 pm   Subject: Where have all the large sails gone?
Perhaps at least part of the "market" change is a "marketplace" change: specifically a change to Facebook's "Marketplace." I've noticed in my Iowa area regarding other k ...
  Topic: Wanna Wing?
DelCarpenter

Replies: 2
Views: 5311

PostForum: Eastern and Central USA & Canada   Posted: Tue Nov 09, 2021 9:32 pm   Subject: Wanna Wing?
Wing sails are designed for water; they are also a great way for people like me, who live in very cold weather in December through February or March, to extend our "sailing" season by doing ...
  Topic: Mount a seat onto a big board for double-bladed paddling?
DelCarpenter

Replies: 31
Views: 24305

PostForum: Windsurfing Discussion   Posted: Thu Oct 28, 2021 7:28 pm   Subject: Mount a seat onto a big board for double-bladed paddling?
In my future, when WS is no longer possible, I'll land sail a sit-down trike on parking lots ala "Blokart" or anything like that (one friend made one out of a cargo box & wheel chair whe ...
  Topic: Minivan non-removable center consoles
DelCarpenter

Replies: 23
Views: 14994

PostForum: Windsurfing Discussion   Posted: Thu Oct 28, 2021 6:31 pm   Subject: Minivan non-removable center consoles
Really enjoy my 2019 Honda Odyssey. A passenger can ride in right front seat while extra long stuff like 350cm Kona OD fits on its side between the two front seats, the stern supported by the console ...
  Topic: Shipping Windsurfing boards
DelCarpenter

Replies: 5
Views: 14850

PostForum: Eastern and Central USA & Canada   Posted: Tue Jun 29, 2021 9:04 pm   Subject: Shipping Windsurfing boards
I have not tried, but I think I could find a business with a commercial shipping account which is willing (for a negotied fee) to allow a windsurfer the use of their shipping account. I live in a c ...
  Topic: Reliable wind predictions for Madison Wisconsin?
DelCarpenter

Replies: 9
Views: 10343

PostForum: Windsurfing Discussion   Posted: Fri Jun 18, 2021 1:47 pm   Subject: Reliable wind predictions for Madison Wisconsin?
Achieved 37 years of windsurfing pleasure in the midwest, because I would rather slog than not windsurf. On travels in the midwest I take the board with the widest range. Right now for me that is a K ...
  Topic: questions about building a custom board
DelCarpenter

Replies: 7
Views: 14652

PostForum: Windsurfing Discussion   Posted: Sun Apr 25, 2021 4:45 pm   Subject: questions about building a custom board
Thombiz; you are a windsurfing treasure.

Surfalex: I wish you luck. I hope you will feel good enough about your work you will sail any board you make no matter how much it weighs.\

Weight is on ...
  Topic: Great lakes wave sailing on a Kona one? Other board?
DelCarpenter

Replies: 15
Views: 25617

PostForum: Windsurfing Discussion   Posted: Sun Apr 25, 2021 3:59 pm   Subject: Great lakes wave sailing on a Kona one? Other board?
I'm of no help on the waterstarting issue. Just chiming in to express my hope you will be able to keep the Kona One, if you also get a shortboard. We have the best class system for one design racing ...
  Topic: Used market is shrinking
DelCarpenter

Replies: 32
Views: 45424

PostForum: Windsurfing Discussion   Posted: Sun Apr 25, 2021 3:45 pm   Subject: Used market is shrinking
I think all of the reasons mentioned so far are valid. The one that makes the most difference for me going forward is: fragmented marketplace.

I found my first board in the classified ad section o ...
 
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