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by ronnie
Mon Mar 18, 2019 2:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Red Bull Stormchase
Replies: 33
Views: 690

Re: Red Bull Stormchase

Thomas Traversa has tried doing things like that - going where conditions are EPIC. He didn't seem to find much support for it.

by ronnie
Thu Mar 14, 2019 5:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Red Bull Stormchase
Replies: 33
Views: 690

Re: Red Bull Stormchase

It was good to see Koster at the Magheroarty event - he has the best jumping talent, and it was good to see wave riders like Thomas Traversa and Jaeger Stone winning these extreme events. It may be possible to find locations that are even more suitable for the Storm Chase, but they may not be quite ...
by ronnie
Thu Mar 14, 2019 9:33 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Red Bull Stormchase
Replies: 33
Views: 690

Re: Red Bull Stormchase

Day 1 Newsreel



Day 2 Newsreel. They began at the reef, but as the wind changed direction and the waves got bigger, they moved into the bay.
https://www.continentseven.com/jaeger-s ... hase-2019/

by ronnie
Wed Mar 13, 2019 12:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Red Bull Stormchase
Replies: 33
Views: 690

Re: Red Bull Stormchase

Day 1


Day 2
by ronnie
Tue Mar 12, 2019 11:26 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Red Bull Stormchase
Replies: 33
Views: 690

Re: Red Bull Stormchase

A picture of Magheroarty. There is a windsurfer beyond the pier and his van is at the rigging area. The reef is to the left of the pier. You will have to save it to magnify it. Magheroarty.jpg Mikey Clancy sailing Magheroarty on a good day. Despite the bikinis, this was filmed in the Winter! https:/...
by ronnie
Mon Mar 04, 2019 2:41 pm
Forum: Foiling
Topic: How to land
Replies: 4
Views: 108

Re: How to land

Thinking of starting to foil where I live. The beach has a sloping jetty about 6m wide. Do you have siimilar? How do you launch and land? Beach is rocky until tide drops, then sandy. One of the places I launch has a 4m wide concrete slipway. I usually use it near low tide, as there are some boulder...
by ronnie
Thu Feb 28, 2019 7:33 pm
Forum: Foiling
Topic: Foiling for oldies
Replies: 25
Views: 792

Re: Foiling for oldies

Exactly that. I think it was probably a stance problem. Weight could also be a factor. The lift of a foil is related to the square of the speed (assuming you are using the same AOA), so if he was say 70kg, you would be about 1.4 times heavier, so would need about 1.2 times the speed he needs to get...
by ronnie
Thu Feb 28, 2019 3:04 pm
Forum: Foiling
Topic: Foiling for oldies
Replies: 25
Views: 792

Re: Foiling for oldies

Richarli wrote:
Thu Feb 28, 2019 2:54 pm
That's Eric the Instructor, I'm nowhere near as light or as young as that!
As for across the wind just a lack of lift it seems compared to up or down.
So although you felt the sail was a bit too big, it felt like you didn't have enough lift from the foil?
by ronnie
Thu Feb 28, 2019 2:49 pm
Forum: Foiling
Topic: Foiling for oldies
Replies: 25
Views: 792

Re: Foiling for oldies

So on the water yesterday with my 150 Futura for the first time and a Ker slalom foil. The slalom clinic we're out with 8.6's, the waveheads with 4.5/5.3. I tried a 7.0 but that was silly, changed down to 5.9 which was still too much but manageable. I could foil upwind and very scarily and very wob...