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Forum: Windsurfing School 27th October 2011, 01:19 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,520
Posted By imbrooks
Sailboarder -- Aargh, this seems...

Sailboarder --

Aargh, this seems conflicting advice ;) I contacted one shop, the owner recommended going w/ a 140-150L board as a progression.

My fear w/ 110L range is that I'd need strong...
Forum: Windsurfing School 26th October 2011, 11:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,520
Posted By imbrooks
Guys, thanks for the feedback. Let me 'drill...

Guys, thanks for the feedback. Let me 'drill down' a little further.

Roger -- I'll take your comment as a "yes" that 133L is plenty of volume. I don't think I'm ready to go down to 110-115 yet. ...
Forum: Windsurfing School 26th October 2011, 07:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,520
Posted By imbrooks
GO 133 as progression board?

Hoping to get some advice or feedback...

I own a Rio M, recently put a larger (58cm) fin on it. Interesting in progressing to a 2nd board, something lighter than the Rio and bit more "oomph" --...
Forum: Windsurfing School 12th October 2011, 11:13 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,982
Posted By imbrooks
Hey Roger: Found a 58cm fin online for a...

Hey Roger:

Found a 58cm fin online for a fair price, so think I'll go w/ that :)

Let me ask, what does it mean to 'lose control' w/ a larger fin at higher windspeeds?
I know small fin/high...
Forum: Windsurfing School 12th October 2011, 08:16 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,982
Posted By imbrooks
Hey Roger, how long is too long for the Rio M? I...

Hey Roger, how long is too long for the Rio M? I read on another site where somebody riding the Bic Nova 180L has a 60cm and suggests even going w/ a 70cm formula fin.

Any guidance? I need to...
Forum: Windsurfing School 24th September 2010, 10:46 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,241
Posted By imbrooks
Hi Roger: You asked if the conditions were...

Hi Roger:

You asked if the conditions were hot air temp, cold water temp? Yes..., it was an unseasonably warm fall day (87F) and the ocean temp was 63F. So, could you explain what forces were at...
Forum: Windsurfing School 23rd September 2010, 11:50 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,241
Posted By imbrooks
Rio: tuning and maintenance...

After returning from a water session today, I heard a barely audible air hiss which seemed to be coming from the Rio's daggerboard assembly. This led me to take things apart..., which let to taking...
Forum: Windsurfing School 22nd September 2010, 04:32 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,256
Posted By imbrooks
What sail to get planing in light-moderate winds?

Hi, I have a Rio M and weigh about 155lbs. The wind in my area seems to be light to moderate (10-15mph). What size sail will get me planing on the Rio in these conditions?

Thanks -
Forum: Free Forum 17th September 2010, 08:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,053
Posted By imbrooks
The cat looks intriguing, but I think the product...

The cat looks intriguing, but I think the product which really seems interesting is the Gemini.

The Gemini is a product I would consider buying once I have a family and small kids. With just...
Forum: Windsurfing School 17th September 2010, 09:08 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,205
Posted By imbrooks
Joe, I can understand your point, "why does...

Joe, I can understand your point, "why does Newbie need expensive equipment"? I used to be a competitive cyclist, and find it laughable when I see today's newbies on their $4000 full-carbon bikes. ...
Forum: Windsurfing School 16th September 2010, 11:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,205
Posted By imbrooks
Roger, thanks for the feedback. It's good to...

Roger, thanks for the feedback. It's good to know that my setup is in fact "heavy", and I am not just an uphaul weakling...

A few more questions:

1. You mentioned using a bar of soap on the...
Forum: Windsurfing School 15th September 2010, 08:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,205
Posted By imbrooks
Should beginner get hi-carbon mast?

Hi, I posted in free forum the other day, was considering purchase of used Rio M.

Yesterday I made the decision and bought the board :) Now I am excited to get started building my skills (but not...
Forum: Free Forum 13th September 2010, 10:31 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,367
Posted By imbrooks
Roger, thanks for your quick reply and advice. I...

Roger, thanks for your quick reply and advice. I think the board in question is a later version Rio, but I will verify..

Also, if I was going to start w/ just one sail, what size you recommend? ...
Forum: Free Forum 13th September 2010, 02:41 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,367
Posted By imbrooks
Beginner board choices --

Hi, I'm looking to get my first board and have opportunity to go w/ either Bic Nova or Starboard Rio. Both are used boards from demo/rental fleets, so they are a bit banged up, but oh well. The...
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