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  Topic: Dry suit with the latex dry socks attached (ie kokotat)
grantmac017

Replies: 7
Views: 3842

PostForum: Windsurfing Discussion   Posted: Wed Jan 19, 2022 1:04 pm   Subject: Dry suit with the latex dry socks attached (ie kokotat)
If I wasn't wavesailing through the winter I'd be in a Kokatat with the gortex socks for sure.
  Topic: Where have all the large sails gone?
grantmac017

Replies: 16
Views: 9143

PostForum: Windsurfing Discussion   Posted: Sun Jan 02, 2022 2:02 pm   Subject: Where have all the large sails gone?
People who previously used large freeride sails are now foiling with wave sails or winging. Also I'm pretty sure that market, not being a prestige segment, gets served last by the available materials.
  Topic: New Quatro and Goya Boards
grantmac017

Replies: 4
Views: 4416

PostForum: Windsurfing Discussion   Posted: Sun Dec 12, 2021 2:33 pm   Subject: New Quatro and Goya Boards
I'm into that Nitro 106L, something about a narrow board with a winger tail that says it'll turn really nice for the volume. Also glad to see they've finally gone to slot boxes.
  Topic: new board arrived today FLIKKA
grantmac017

Replies: 39
Views: 52991

PostForum: Windsurfing Discussion   Posted: Fri Nov 05, 2021 2:14 pm   Subject: new board arrived today FLIKKA
I have missed his contributions. This explains some unreturned PMs.
  Topic: 230 lbs. sail size to plane
grantmac017

Replies: 48
Views: 26324

PostForum: Windsurfing Discussion   Posted: Wed Nov 03, 2021 2:32 pm   Subject: 230 lbs. sail size to plane
I know plenty of foilers in Florida, depth of water is a lazy excuse to not learn something new.

As to sail size: I said sails bigger than 9.5 were just about VMG so you're agreeing with me in a wa ...
  Topic: 230 lbs. sail size to plane
grantmac017

Replies: 48
Views: 26324

PostForum: Windsurfing Discussion   Posted: Wed Nov 03, 2021 10:57 am   Subject: 230 lbs. sail size to plane
My experience:
Modern sails bigger than 9.5m aren't earlier planing, just offer better VMG which isn't really what your board is built for.
If planing time is your ultimate goal then a much lighter, ...
  Topic: 230 lbs. sail size to plane
grantmac017

Replies: 48
Views: 26324

PostForum: Windsurfing Discussion   Posted: Wed Oct 27, 2021 7:56 pm   Subject: 230 lbs. sail size to plane
I'm 200+ and the carbon boom advice is good, aluminum is a noodle at that length. You can probably get a used formula boom for fairly cheap. Possibly an older formula board too.
Definitely don't need ...
  Topic: Anybody using Chinook Pro Flex bases?
grantmac017

Replies: 16
Views: 20367

PostForum: Windsurfing Discussion   Posted: Thu Oct 07, 2021 11:55 am   Subject: Anybody using Chinook Pro Flex bases?
I don't have a pro-flex but I was going to get one for foiling. Tempted to install the regular tendon into it since I only really want the hinge for easier separate carry.
  Topic: Video: windsurfing vs. kitesurfing injuries
grantmac017

Replies: 13
Views: 16235

PostForum: Southwest USA, Hawaii, Mexico   Posted: Mon Sep 27, 2021 11:39 am   Subject: Video: windsurfing vs. kitesurfing injuries
There's a huge difference between death BY(aka "because of") windsurfing and death WHILE windsurfing(heart attack, barge, etc). I know I'm much more careful now on the extreme days. At 72, I ...
  Topic: Powerbox Foil Newbie
grantmac017

Replies: 7
Views: 8381

PostForum: Windsurfing Discussion   Posted: Sat Aug 28, 2021 10:45 am   Subject: Powerbox Foil Newbie
Of all the PB foils I'd say the new Fanatic is best by a mile.
 
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