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Forum: Free Forum 20th December 2006, 03:48 AM
Replies: 5
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Posted By TomG
RE: 4.0 m2 sail with 400 mast (luff 376)

Hi all,

Thanks for your responses. You have confirmed my gut feel that I should go for the right mast length, which I will do now. Also thanks to you James about your view that I could use the...
Forum: Free Forum 19th December 2006, 03:16 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,729
Posted By TomG
4.0 m2 sail with 400 mast (luff 376)

I am planing to buy a Gaastra Poison 4.0 sail with a luff length of 376 cm. Ideal mast according to Gaastra is 370 RDM 75% carbon mast, IMCS 19. I have a 400 cm SDM mast, 75% carbon, IMCS 20. The...
Forum: Windsurfing School 17th December 2006, 05:50 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,457
Posted By TomG
RE: How to avoid "spin outs"?

Hi Roger,

I will be in Bonaire 3rd to 13th January, so will miss you. Windsurfing is not the main objective but still want to do some. I will be in Lac Bay - may be the short fins are the best...
Forum: Windsurfing School 16th December 2006, 11:29 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,457
Posted By TomG
RE: How to avoid "spin outs"?

Roger,

Thanks again for your elaborate response. With winter in the UK and some heavy work over the next few months it will be unlikely that I get much TOW (if any at all) - apart from a 1.5 week...
Forum: Windsurfing School 16th December 2006, 04:21 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,457
Posted By TomG
RE: How to avoid "spin outs"?

Hi Roger,

I still don't have as many opportunities as I would like to get on the water. However, I think I start getting the "message". Although a number of other things (such as rig tuning to...
Forum: Windsurfing School 31st October 2006, 03:44 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,457
Posted By TomG
RE: How to avoid "spin outs"?

Hi Roger,

I had the opportunity to sail last weekend, not great conditions though. However, I used a 9m2 sail with JP Freeride 129 (width 69cm) and 48cm fin (Curtis CR12). Foot straps in the outer...
Forum: Free Forum 22nd October 2006, 09:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,026
Posted By TomG
RE: Sail quiver: One or more manufacturers?

Ola and particular Geoff,

Thank you for broadening the discussion from the mast issue, where it is quite clear that the mast must firt the sail, to other aspects.

My take from the discussion so...
Forum: Windsurfing School 15th October 2006, 03:05 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,528
Posted By TomG
How to effectively pump to plane?

Roger,

Can you explain/describe how effective pumping works in order to get to plane earlier?

Thomas
Forum: Free Forum 14th October 2006, 05:33 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,026
Posted By TomG
Sail quiver: One or more manufacturers?

Hi all,

I am in the process of renewing my sails. I am interested in your opinion/experiences for selecting a sail quiver from either one manufacturer only or a selection from various...
Forum: Windsurfing School 7th October 2006, 02:16 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,457
Posted By TomG
RE: How to avoid "spin outs"?

Thanks to both of you Roger and o2bnme,

I have actually 3 boards, all JP's :@ from 85 to 130 l Crossover type (Freestyle Wave) the smallest and Freeide the other two. I have for each board 2 fins,...
Forum: Windsurfing School 7th October 2006, 12:07 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,457
Posted By TomG
How to avoid "spin outs"?

I still experience too often "spin-outs" (the fin doesn't "work" anymore and the board moves sideways). I believe that I put too much pressure via the rear foot and strap onto the boards. I have...
Forum: Free Forum 28th September 2006, 03:40 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,314
Posted By TomG
RE: iSonic or Carve as Lightwind Board

Hi Roger,
Thank you again for your response. I am getting clearer what board gives me want I am looking for. I definetly don't want to go below 133l - I look much more for the marginal planing. How...
Forum: Free Forum 24th September 2006, 02:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,314
Posted By TomG
RE: iSonic or Carve as Lightwind Board

Hi Roger,
Thanks again, as always your responses are quite elaborate and provide lot information, which me make actually think a bit more.
Currently I have a 7.0 sail for my 104 l board (JP...
Forum: Free Forum 24th September 2006, 12:04 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,314
Posted By TomG
RE: iSonic or Carve as Lightwind Board

Hi Roger,

Thanks for your response. So, looks like an iSonic - probably more 133. Im am looking indeed for a wind range of 10-15 knots, maybe a bit less. For stronger wind I will use my 104 l...
Forum: Free Forum 23rd September 2006, 04:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,314
Posted By TomG
iSonic or Carve as Lightwind Board

Hi,

The question that I asked ealier about an Early Planin Boards seems to got lost in the list of threads so that I start a new one.

I am looking for a board to complement my 86 and 104 l...
Forum: Free Forum 14th September 2006, 01:03 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,426
Posted By TomG
RE: Early Planing Board

Russel,

The idea of replacing my current 129 l (JP:( Freeride) is also that I can sail while my son does it as well.

If it helps, I live in the North West of the UK.

Thomas
Forum: Free Forum 13th September 2006, 03:53 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,426
Posted By TomG
Early Planing Board

Hi, I look for a board that enables me to enjoy my hobby even when the wind conditions are not great. Since I don?t have as much time as I wish (family and job ) I need to live with the conditions...
Forum: Windsurfing School 13th September 2006, 12:33 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,369
Posted By TomG
RE: Best Board for Young Beginner

Roger,

Thanks for your response. I appreciate that you responded while you are between trips and don't have much time. I am leaning towards the Rio because I assume that although you mention that...
Forum: Windsurfing School 10th September 2006, 12:28 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,369
Posted By TomG
Best Board for Young Beginner

Hello, you have heard this question probably thousands of times :( but hope still respond:D. My son, 12 years of age and 45kg, has completed a basic windsurfing course during our recent holidays. He...
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