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Forum: Ask Our Team 23rd July 2016, 03:49 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 130
Posted By Jean-Marc
For current models of nose protector and sizing,...

For current models of nose protector and sizing, please check this out :

http://www.star-board-windsurfing.com/2016/products/charts/nose-protectors#2016

Cheers !

JM
Forum: Ask Our Team 22nd July 2016, 11:30 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 130
Posted By Jean-Marc
Nose Protector The Starboard dual density Nose...

Nose Protector
The Starboard dual density Nose protector - high density on the upper surface to spread the load, low density underneath to absorb impact energy.

To be attached to the nose with...
Forum: Ask Our Team 18th July 2016, 07:53 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 257
Posted By Jean-Marc
Benoit, I'm using an Ocean Signal RescueME...

Benoit,

I'm using an Ocean Signal RescueME PLB1 rescue beacon in case things can go wrong when gone alone in remote wild area where the cell phone is becoming useless.
...
Forum: Free Forum 27th June 2016, 07:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 671
Posted By Jean-Marc
About the 2012 SUPer 10'0" Whopper I tested 4...

About the 2012 SUPer 10'0" Whopper I tested 4 years ago, here is something about fine tuning the fin setup :

"We introduce the new Starboard composite Hexel fins in cool tinted black finish as...
Forum: Free Forum 27th June 2016, 07:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 671
Posted By Jean-Marc
I agree, you're right to say there is no need for...

I agree, you're right to say there is no need for longer fin on a windSUP. I tried the Whopper and the Freeride 12'2" windSUP (both as hard laminated boards, not as inflatable). Here is my review of...
Forum: Free Forum 18th June 2016, 03:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 671
Posted By Jean-Marc
The short Starboard Astro US box helps to roll up...

The short Starboard Astro US box helps to roll up the board as tight as possible :

http://star-board-sup.com/2016/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/us_box.jpg

Therefore, the Drake Shallow 22 cm fin is...
Forum: Free Forum 16th June 2016, 08:20 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,866
Posted By Jean-Marc
I would like to disagree : numerous drag & match...

I would like to disagree : numerous drag & match racing duels have shown that a Serenity + 11 m2 beats a Serenity + 7.5 m2 very easily. Speed is simply higher with a larger sail in light wind (2-7...
Forum: Free Forum 16th June 2016, 08:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 671
Posted By Jean-Marc
Hi, Tiesda You has said a long time ago that...

Hi,

Tiesda You has said a long time ago that a max fin lenght of 32 cm is fine in the US box of a Kombat 105 which is a hard laminated B&J board.

However, this is certainly a very bad idea to...
Forum: Ask Our Team 20th May 2016, 12:41 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,864
Posted By Jean-Marc
Go Foil with Starboard : ...

Go Foil with Starboard :

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ejbEAtkyefc

Hope a windfoil will follow for 2017...;-)
Forum: Free Forum 20th May 2016, 11:48 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,978
Posted By Jean-Marc
Great video with the 12 m2 sail :...

Great video with the 12 m2 sail : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G_3mcJlpNoQ

A couple of comments :

Make sure your iPhone is double-bagged in a waterproof pouch, otherwise it's gonna be...
Forum: French Forum 17th May 2016, 10:02 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 449
Posted By Jean-Marc
Salut JM, Je comprends bien ta demande mais...

Salut JM,

Je comprends bien ta demande mais j'ai un petit doute pour les raisons suivantes :

- pas sûr que ce soit une bonne idée de mettre un aileron de 54 cm avec une voile de 8.5 m2 seulement car...
Forum: Ask Our Team 17th May 2016, 09:15 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,864
Posted By Jean-Marc
Same fun on video : ...

Same fun on video :

https://www.facebook.com/Gofoils/videos/477745365761082/
Forum: Ask Our Team 17th May 2016, 09:11 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,864
Posted By Jean-Marc
Connor's new foil on a SUP downwind : ...

Connor's new foil on a SUP downwind :
...
Forum: Free Forum 8th May 2016, 04:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 489
Posted By Jean-Marc
Greg, Agree as well that you could cover a...

Greg,

Agree as well that you could cover a wide range with only 2 sails : Ga Savage 7.2 and 8.6 m2 (range about 12-25 knots) with one 460 cm mast and one high quality and stiff 170-220 cm carbon...
Forum: Free Forum 8th May 2016, 10:05 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,866
Posted By Jean-Marc
Sorry to disgress but curious to know why the...

Sorry to disgress but curious to know why the 10.8 sail didn't work out on Phantom 320 ?

Would you mind to be a bit more specific, please, e.g., something like :
- Schlogging upwind/downind ? ...
Forum: Free Forum 8th May 2016, 09:45 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,978
Posted By Jean-Marc
Not yet, sorry. Good point, I'll add your...

Not yet, sorry. Good point, I'll add your suggestion on my next to-do list.

Cheers !

JM
Forum: French Forum 5th May 2016, 12:08 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,337
Posted By Jean-Marc
Conditions : lac Léman Vent : 14-21 noeuds...

Conditions : lac Léman
Vent : 14-21 noeuds onshore (bise NE)
Houle : 0.5-1 m
Rider : 183 cm x 65 kg
Voile : NP NR 6.2 m2
Planche : Kode Freewave 81 carbone 2015
PDM : 60% (1 cm en avant du repère...
Forum: Free Forum 3rd May 2016, 11:17 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,978
Posted By Jean-Marc
Nicely lit up and windy. Great to see that. Are...

Nicely lit up and windy. Great to see that. Are you using a shorter fin than 70 cm in stronger wind ?

I don't know whether the fish-eye of your Go-Pro cam is distorting the image but it looks like...
Forum: Free Forum 2nd May 2016, 09:19 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,978
Posted By Jean-Marc
Believe it or not, riding big gears does improve...

Believe it or not, riding big gears does improve your skills and balance a lot. By a lot I mean big time.

When I jump to smaller gear in strong wind, planing, foot steering and carving jibes are...
Forum: Free Forum 2nd May 2016, 09:05 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,423
Posted By Jean-Marc
Steven22, Wind quality is an important...

Steven22,

Wind quality is an important parameter in order to choose the best gear that will suit the conditions. Weiny nailed it on the head : a gusty and patchy 7-17 knots puffy wind is something...
Forum: Ask Our Team 27th April 2016, 12:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 670
Posted By Jean-Marc
TomOB, The Ultrasonic would be the best...

TomOB,

The Ultrasonic would be the best choice for early planing as compared with your old F175. Both have round and thin rails near the tail block which make jibing in chop easy. You will have to...
Forum: Free Forum 27th April 2016, 12:20 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,423
Posted By Jean-Marc
This is a good read indeed :...

This is a good read indeed : http://www.windsurf.co.uk/peter-hart-up-and-riding-in-a-flash/

However, starting and sustaining the planing with a short board in Force 3 winds is something that...
Forum: Free Forum 25th April 2016, 11:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 521
Posted By Jean-Marc
The Rio is not a bad choice at all if you sail in...

The Rio is not a bad choice at all if you sail in gusty winds on an inland lake. You have a daggerboard which helps a lot to come back to your starting point. The long tail version is a good choice...
Forum: Free Forum 25th April 2016, 03:02 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,423
Posted By Jean-Marc
I agree that a little bit of catapulting is the...

I agree that a little bit of catapulting is the price to pay for pushing your own limits further and further. Falling sometime is how you can improve your skills. Same with a lot of sports.

The...
Forum: Free Forum 25th April 2016, 02:15 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,423
Posted By Jean-Marc
Steven22, I'm sorry but I have to...

Steven22,

I'm sorry but I have to respectfully disagree with you on all of the above accounts.

If you live in a windy place, you're fortunate enough of not ever using a huge sail, big board...
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