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Forum: Windsurfing School 17th January 2011, 04:02 AM
Replies: 2
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Posted By johnk
Thanks Roger... I'm getting a 460 as per your...

Thanks Roger... I'm getting a 460 as per your suggestion.
Forum: Windsurfing School 12th January 2011, 11:49 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,401
Posted By johnk
Question Mast/Sail Quiver question

Hi Roger,

I have Sailworks Retro's in 9.0 and 7.5 that I get away with rigging on a 490 Joystick. I just ordered a 6.0 Retro and need to get a smaller mast. Since the Retro 6.0 can be rigged on...
Forum: Windsurfing School 21st December 2010, 10:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,304
Posted By johnk
Hi Roger, Happy Holidays! So, I have...

Hi Roger,

Happy Holidays!

So, I have tried out another deep tuttle fin in my board and concluded that it probably makes sense to build up the fin box seeing that all of my fins consistently sit...
Forum: Windsurfing School 5th December 2010, 11:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,304
Posted By johnk
Thanks Roger for your very thorough answer as per...

Thanks Roger for your very thorough answer as per usual. I'm going to borrow and insert another fin as you suggested before I make any modifications to see if my fin box or the roots are the...
Forum: Windsurfing School 5th December 2010, 04:47 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,304
Posted By johnk
Question Deep Tuttle fin box question

Hi Roger,

I have Deep Tuttle fins for my board and noticed when I tighten the bolts that the root sinks down below the surface (approx. 1/8"). The fin feels securely in place and the bolts get...
Forum: Windsurfing School 20th August 2010, 08:23 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,270
Posted By johnk
Question Weed fin for formula boards

Hi Roger,

I'm looking into taking a windsurfing clinic this fall and have been advised that the sailing site is shallow water. My Bic Techno Formula board currently has a 70 cm vertical race fin...
Forum: Windsurfing School 17th August 2010, 03:07 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,304
Posted By johnk
Thank you Ken and Roger. I'll give your...

Thank you Ken and Roger. I'll give your suggestions a try and let you know how I make out.

Best Regards,
JohnK
Forum: Windsurfing School 16th August 2010, 10:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,304
Posted By johnk
Question Marginal planing question

Hi Roger,

I've been assembling an early planing quiver to deal with the light wind summer conditions in my area. Presently, I have a Bic Techno Formula (94 cm wide) combined with a 70 cm fin and...
Forum: Ask Our Team 5th May 2010, 10:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,150
Posted By johnk
I really struggle with slogging upwind on my...

I really struggle with slogging upwind on my formula board as well. The technique of sailing upwind by sinking the windward rail works brilliantly on my smaller and narrower boards however, I have...
Forum: Windsurfing School 9th September 2009, 03:26 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 5,433
Posted By johnk
Hi Roger, I am typically using either a 9.0...

Hi Roger,

I am typically using either a 9.0 Retro on the Techno Formula. Thank you for the suggestions... I will try tipping the board further and moving my weight forward.

Best Regards,...
Forum: Windsurfing School 8th September 2009, 08:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 5,433
Posted By johnk
Hi Roger, I have put your directions for...

Hi Roger,

I have put your directions for sailing upwind without a centerboard to practice this summer. Do the really wide formula type boards require a different technique to go upwind in...
Forum: Windsurfing School 15th July 2009, 05:55 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 8,788
Posted By johnk
Yes, I've been using the strap/buckle style...

Yes, I've been using the strap/buckle style adjustable outhaul from Sailworks. I am likely sailing with too much outhaul tension in the light breezes. How do you gauge the outhal trim for maximum...
Forum: Windsurfing School 13th July 2009, 10:01 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 8,788
Posted By johnk
Hi Roger, Just wanted to provide an update...

Hi Roger,

Just wanted to provide an update on my quest for early planning. I ended up picking up a lightly used 2006 Bic Techno Formula 170 with 70 cm fin for $450 over the past winter. I have...
Forum: Windsurfing School 29th May 2009, 07:02 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,157
Posted By johnk
Footstrap Positioning

Hi Roger,

I was reading through the Starboard tuning tips regarding footstrap positioning. Some instructional material reccomend using the inboard intermediate position while learning the...
Forum: Windsurfing School 22nd May 2009, 10:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,665
Posted By johnk
Hi Roger, Please keep us posted on your...

Hi Roger,

Please keep us posted on your plans for August as I couldn't make it down to Lakes Bay last weekend.

Best Regards,
John
Forum: Windsurfing School 3rd April 2009, 08:47 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,876
Posted By johnk
Thanks Roger for the prompt response! Would the...

Thanks Roger for the prompt response! Would the same thing apply for my 2000 Retro 9.5... that a 520 would provide more shape and power?

Thanks again,
John
Forum: Windsurfing School 3rd April 2009, 07:16 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,876
Posted By johnk
Question Short mast w/ long extension vs long mast?

Hi Roger,

I have always been curious about the performance differences of using a shorter mast with long extension verses a longer mast with short extension. My 2000 Retro 9.5 for example is...
Forum: Windsurfing School 6th March 2009, 05:34 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,964
Posted By johnk
Before replacing the cleat, I would first...

Before replacing the cleat, I would first experiment with using a different outhaul line. I have been using an 8 plaited Marlow Pre-Stretch in 5/32 which I find grips better than the black/blue line...
Forum: Ask Our Team 4th November 2008, 05:06 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,239
Posted By johnk
Question 2008 Futura 166

I have seen reference to a Futura 166 in a few different places, however I do not see it listed in the 09' board specs. Was this board ever produced and if so, what are the specs?

Thanks,
John
Forum: Windsurfing School 15th October 2008, 03:51 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 8,788
Posted By johnk
I've found the same with the intermediate strap...

I've found the same with the intermediate strap position on my NTrance as well.

Roger, thanks for helpping us get the most out of our existing equipment!
Forum: Windsurfing School 12th October 2008, 09:01 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 8,788
Posted By johnk
Hi Roger, As you are responding to Bazza's...

Hi Roger,

As you are responding to Bazza's inquiry, could you please elaborate further on foot strap position relative to early planning? On my N'Trance, I have been sailing with them in the...
Forum: Windsurfing School 6th October 2008, 06:30 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 8,788
Posted By johnk
Yes, fortunately water depth is not a problem...

Yes, fortunately water depth is not a problem where I sail.



I typically use a G-Sport Driver 60 with the Retro 9.5 and Curtis CR-12 51 with a Neil Pryde Solo 7.0.

In general, how much does...
Forum: Windsurfing School 6th October 2008, 04:11 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 8,788
Posted By johnk
Early Planning

Hi Roger,

I frequently find myself sailing in light winds (10-15 knots) and would like to get some suggestions for an early planning upgrade over my beginner board. I'm an advanced beginner...
Forum: Windsurfing School 12th September 2008, 06:02 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 5,433
Posted By johnk
Roger, Thanks for your very thorough...

Roger,

Thanks for your very thorough response. I'll give it another try and report back. My thinking with the Go was for added durability and full EVA deck.
Forum: Windsurfing School 12th September 2008, 12:05 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 5,433
Posted By johnk
Upwind without centerboard

Hi Roger,

Could you describe the upwind techniques used in non-planning conditions on boards without centerboards? I've tried going upwind with the centerboard raised on my current board, but it...
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