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by BTB
Thu Jun 10, 2021 7:40 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Boom height question, err kneeling vs standing
Replies: 2
Views: 88

Re: Boom height question, err kneeling vs standing

I've never kneeled and windsurfed. I thought you were talking wingfoil but mention of mast and boom suggests windsurfing? When learning windsurfing a lowish boom is better than a high one. But shoulder height so it encourages you to stand tall once you are moving.A common beginner problem is having ...
by BTB
Tue Jun 08, 2021 11:20 am
Forum: Looking Ahead
Topic: Doldrums
Replies: 18
Views: 438

Re: Doldrums

Some wind around next couple of evenings - might go for an after work session. Tides are not playing ball though - its a long slog out to the water.
by BTB
Tue Jun 08, 2021 11:04 am
Forum: Equipment
Topic: Summer windsurfing shoes
Replies: 5
Views: 123

Re: Summer windsurfing shoes

Yeah i got very thin ones for summer use for that reason but to be honest once in them its that same loss of feel as with my 5mm winter ones. I use the full boots most of the time as i'm in a full wetsuit most of the time. On the rare occasion im in a shorty then its the thin ankle type ones.
by BTB
Mon Jun 07, 2021 9:46 am
Forum: Equipment
Topic: Summer windsurfing shoes
Replies: 5
Views: 123

Re: Summer windsurfing shoes

I have the ones in the second link. Although they look exactly the same they might be a different brand - i suspect these are mostly produced generically and just badged up by the big brands. They work fine - the soles are tough but very thin so jumping on a sharp rock could do a lot of damage but i...
by BTB
Thu May 27, 2021 10:27 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Weight loss / impact on sail size and boards
Replies: 24
Views: 1636

Re: Weight loss / impact on sail size and boards

You can always use a range of fins to get the best out of a board but if you have lost a lot of weight i would hold of until you get a bit more sailing done. You get a feel for the number of times you are over / under powered and where to spend your money. You should notice you get more low end out ...
by BTB
Wed May 26, 2021 9:19 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Lockdown Windsurf Videos
Replies: 119
Views: 14701

Re: Lockdown Windsurf Videos

This is very impressive.

by BTB
Mon May 24, 2021 4:43 pm
Forum: Equipment
Topic: First quiver since the 90's. Getting back into the sport. Looking for VERY stable and VERY durable sails.
Replies: 30
Views: 2386

Re: First quiver since the 90's. Getting back into the sport. Looking for VERY stable and VERY durable sails.

No Limitz are as far as i know regular CC, as are Ezzy. There are only a handfull of brands that now use masts significantly different to CC so as long as you avoid the outliers you will be fine.
by BTB
Mon May 24, 2021 11:31 am
Forum: Equipment
Topic: First quiver since the 90's. Getting back into the sport. Looking for VERY stable and VERY durable sails.
Replies: 30
Views: 2386

Re: First quiver since the 90's. Getting back into the sport. Looking for VERY stable and VERY durable sails.

Northwave looks like a really interesting brand. They do employ a Dacron luff (optionally), and they use scrim in the window panel more liberally than others do. I can't really find much about them anywhere because they're so niche to the Gorge, but what I do find is 100% glowing. There is a lot to...
by BTB
Fri May 21, 2021 2:22 pm
Forum: Equipment
Topic: First quiver since the 90's. Getting back into the sport. Looking for VERY stable and VERY durable sails.
Replies: 30
Views: 2386

Re: First quiver since the 90's. Getting back into the sport. Looking for VERY stable and VERY durable sails.

1, they arent built as well, the monofilm panels around the boom get scrunched up when rigging/derigging putting creases in which then split after time. The monofilm goes all the way to the luff, whereas the Ezzy sails have a dacron/scrim panel which doesnt get creased as much. 2. I use RDM masts, ...
by BTB
Fri May 21, 2021 9:25 am
Forum: Equipment
Topic: First quiver since the 90's. Getting back into the sport. Looking for VERY stable and VERY durable sails.
Replies: 30
Views: 2386

Re: First quiver since the 90's. Getting back into the sport. Looking for VERY stable and VERY durable sails.

I was in a similar position a few years back. My 90's gear was getting out of date and i was sailing less and less. I went maybe 5 or 10 years with only a handful of days out renting when on holidays. Getting back into it was in the back of my mind but the cost of kit and time to do it was against m...