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Forum: Free Forum 16th June 2010, 11:43 PM
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Posted By eric b 125
roger, thanks for the input. since my last post...

roger, thanks for the input. since my last post ive been out a few times. getting into the harness definately helps get the pressure onto the mastfoot and off of the tail of the board. i was...
Forum: Free Forum 4th June 2010, 07:14 AM
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Posted By eric b 125
long to short board- steep learning curve

yesterday i took my new board out for the second time. the first time i went out with it was much too windy (may God one day strike me down for saying that). its my second year sailing. last year...
Forum: Free Forum 11th April 2010, 10:25 PM
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Posted By eric b 125
i whole-heartedly agree that the conditions...

i whole-heartedly agree that the conditions werent conducive to learning. i also have to admit that i should have spent more time on the shore, making adjustments to my harness lines and foot straps...
Forum: Free Forum 9th April 2010, 09:45 PM
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Views: 1,640
Posted By eric b 125
first time out on new board

when i left the house it was blowing a steady 12-13 knots, but when i got to the lake about an hour later it was twice that. thats pretty uncommon for pittsburgh, and i'm not exactly equipped or...
Forum: Free Forum 5th April 2010, 09:40 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,618
Posted By eric b 125
does the easy uphaul work well with waist...

does the easy uphaul work well with waist harness'?
Forum: Free Forum 28th March 2010, 08:40 PM
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Posted By eric b 125
roger, thats pretty interesting. i didnt even...

roger, thats pretty interesting. i didnt even think about how the two bolt would restrict adjustment. i actually already ordered the two bolt, before i read your response. i read that at my skill...
Forum: Free Forum 26th March 2010, 10:35 PM
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Posted By eric b 125
thanks for the quick response mike! guess i'll...

thanks for the quick response mike! guess i'll go with the two bolt.
Forum: Free Forum 26th March 2010, 09:29 PM
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Posted By eric b 125
mast foot: the last thing i need to get wet

have a final order before i'm ready for the lake. i've already researched the harness and extension, as well as the difference b/w tendon and mechanical. my question is: single bolt 'twist-on'...
Forum: Free Forum 11th March 2010, 09:29 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,216
Posted By eric b 125
mast bases...

when i was a kid my dad had me using a rubber mast base. it wasnt a tendon. what's the difference b/w tendon, rubber, and mechanical?
Forum: Free Forum 11th March 2010, 07:51 AM
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Views: 1,576
Posted By eric b 125
roger: sorry it took so long to get back to...

roger:
sorry it took so long to get back to you. i bet you were REALLY wondering the answers to those questions. well, i hate to make you wait any longer...
it's my second year sailing- 6.5 and...
Forum: Free Forum 5th March 2010, 09:38 AM
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Posted By eric b 125
weed fin for futura 144

any recommendations?
Forum: Free Forum 26th February 2010, 01:07 PM
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Posted By eric b 125
shayne, thanks for the post and the link. i...

shayne, thanks for the post and the link. i checked out the boardlady website and i gotta tell ya: those modified nose protectors are quite an eyesore. what was said on the site about solid...
Forum: Free Forum 25th February 2010, 09:22 AM
Replies: 16
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Posted By eric b 125
roger, thanks for the response dude. i...

roger, thanks for the response dude. i definately appreciate your experience and opinion, and what you've said to me has got me giving the deviator a second thought. i'm having a tough time...
Forum: Free Forum 25th February 2010, 09:06 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 7,802
Posted By eric b 125
Oh, i'm still here, for sure. i'm thinking about...

Oh, i'm still here, for sure. i'm thinking about what everyone had to say, and i think what it really boils down to is having more experience. i still have a lot to learn, and i'm not so sure i'd...
Forum: Free Forum 22nd February 2010, 07:11 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 7,802
Posted By eric b 125
by the way: that sailworks rigging guide is way...

by the way: that sailworks rigging guide is way better than what came with my gaastra's. however, the gaastra's rigging guide is a good reference to rig the sail to neutral.
Forum: Free Forum 22nd February 2010, 06:58 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 7,802
Posted By eric b 125
that helps a lot, thank you.

that helps a lot, thank you.
Forum: Free Forum 21st February 2010, 10:33 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 7,802
Posted By eric b 125
vikingsail: i'm 5'11'', 90kg. most of the time...

vikingsail: i'm 5'11'', 90kg. most of the time i sail flatwater, 15mph winds. all of my equipment is brand new: '09 futura technora 144 (stock fin), the above sails, both my masts are fiberspar...
Forum: Free Forum 21st February 2010, 09:56 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 7,802
Posted By eric b 125
i checked out the rigging guide that came with...

i checked out the rigging guide that came with one of my sails, and i've also visited the gaastra website, to see the proper rigging of the sails i have. i'm just not sure what the +/- downhaul and...
Forum: Free Forum 21st February 2010, 01:20 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 10,358
Posted By eric b 125
i'm going to buy a waist harness. i have the...

i'm going to buy a waist harness. i have the seat (although outdated, i'm sure) and not only did i have trouble getting hooked-in, but when a gust would over-power me, i couldnt get un-hooked early...
Forum: Free Forum 21st February 2010, 01:14 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,933
Posted By eric b 125
unregistered: like i said earlier in the thread,...

unregistered: like i said earlier in the thread, i sail with a few dudes that use the deviator. these cats have way more experience than i do, and arent nearly as prone to getting launched as i am....
Forum: Free Forum 21st February 2010, 12:21 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 7,802
Posted By eric b 125
i dont really even know what questions to ask,...

i dont really even know what questions to ask, though. like when you say:
- downhaul as hard as you can - maybe if sail is too big for conditions or over-powered and not much time left

why...
Forum: Free Forum 20th February 2010, 09:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,438
Posted By eric b 125
thanks for the responsed guys. i thought i...

thanks for the responsed guys. i thought i posted a response last night, but it's not posted for whatever reason...
i checked out thules website and couldnt find a box that would fit the 8.5, like...
Forum: Free Forum 20th February 2010, 01:13 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,438
Posted By eric b 125
i'll have to check out a quiver bag. i can fit...

i'll have to check out a quiver bag. i can fit the 8.5 and 6.5 both inside the car, like ken was saying, but every now and then my girlfriend likes to come to the lake w/ me to ride the trails on...
Forum: Free Forum 19th February 2010, 10:58 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,438
Posted By eric b 125
transporting equipment w/ small car

i drive a '03 vw golf- not exactly the roomiest car in the world. i have a thule roof rack that i would strap everything to: a fanatic ultra cat, a one piece mast, and a 91 gaastra slalomfoil 6.2. ...
Forum: Free Forum 19th February 2010, 10:24 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 7,802
Posted By eric b 125
right before i checked back i unrolled one of my...

right before i checked back i unrolled one of my new sails in the living room (the 2.5' of snow makes it hard to check out the new equipment) and saw the rigging guide. i know the basics of rigging...
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