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joethewindsufa



Joined: 10 Oct 2010
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Location: Montréal

PostPosted: Sat Mar 19, 2022 3:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I mount my boards on a rack belly down facing the back for the wind
with NO bag
and love the hint about the twist in the straps to stop strap songs lol Smile

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how's that for some old boards on my old van - DIV2 and Equipe2
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Ugly_Bird



Joined: 04 Nov 2008
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 19, 2022 11:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

isobars wrote:

The board's V doesn't matter if you rack your board belly up. I can't imagine mounting them belly down, because that just shoves the forward end of the load way up into the air.


Oh, boy... OK
I was speaking about the belly up and the nose down.
When the front strap goes across V there are two gaps between the strap and the board. The air flows under the strap there and the strap vibrates at the certain car speeds turning the board into a drum machine.
As some one suggested, I might make a twist or two on the strap. It would be the fasters and the easiest solution.
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Ugly_Bird



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PostPosted: Sat Mar 19, 2022 11:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

dhmark wrote:
If it is literally the strap, it is the AIRFLOW to the sides of the board and whatever the strap is attached to. Put a half twist in the strap so that it no longer acts like a reed in a wind instrument, no more vibration.


Hah! This should be the simplest solution. Thanks a lot, I'll check it out.
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stotts.ryan



Joined: 17 Jan 2022
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 20, 2022 1:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Some very low cost bags listed on these pages compared to usual bag prices: https://progressivesports.com/windsurf/used/bags
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NOVAAN



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PostPosted: Sun Mar 20, 2022 11:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

A wall bad will allow for the thickness of the board. I have had very good luck with Epic bags...
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NOVAAN



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PostPosted: Sun Mar 20, 2022 11:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

A wall bag will allow for the thickness of the board. I have had very good luck with Epic bags...
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dhmark



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PostPosted: Mon Mar 21, 2022 2:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think if you had padding that had covered up the gap due to the V you would have no sound there, but from the sides of the board and where you tie the board down that definitely can cause vibration noise if there is no twist in the strap. Sometimes its not an issue because the strap twists when it loops around rack attachment.
I always put the belly (bottom) of the board down, stern of board to the front, so that the straps will not potentially dig into the rails of the board. When I had a fragile extra-light construction Mistral Screamer from ages ago, dealer told me never to transport the board bottom up with straps pressing against rails. Since then I never transport my good boards bottom up. Inflatables, Bics no problem.
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isobars



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PostPosted: Wed Apr 06, 2022 3:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Have you checked out Windance's selection of used board bags?
There are a few 245s and 8-footers that may fit at
https://www.windance.com/Used-Gear-Used-Board-Bags/ .
They'd be happy to measure them for you.

Another idea: If you still need one by Memorial Day, I can look for one at our next Gorge swap meet that weekend. I'd need minimum and maximum dimensions and your condition requirements (they range from excellent to poor). They also range from thinly padded sun protection to gorillaproof. I always check the zippers, and lubrication can usually fix even the most corroded zippers.
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