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Forum: Ask Our Team 5th August 2013, 12:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,500
Posted By GEM
Question Well, sure, and the Speed Freak is a freerace...

Well, sure, and the Speed Freak is a freerace design and the 7.5 is close enough to 7.8 that I'm good with it. I like the 8.5 Speed Freak on the 107 because the sail is substantially lighter than a...
Forum: Ask Our Team 5th August 2013, 03:05 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,500
Posted By GEM
Choosing sails for an iSonic 107

Hi
I sold my Futura 133 (original model) and (hopefully) another board, to get a 2012 carbon iSonic 107. It was the last remaining I could find in N.A. Holy cow what a board!

So I've only...
Forum: Free Forum 18th July 2008, 08:56 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 7,685
Posted By GEM
I rarely do this, SteveC,...but it's DR. Moore to...

I rarely do this, SteveC,...but it's DR. Moore to you.

Your posts have been unbelievably arrogant and based on your anecdotal experience and observations, and not facts. I retract my compliments...
Forum: Free Forum 17th July 2008, 10:20 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 7,685
Posted By GEM
Thumbs down In fact, SteveC, I am a team physician and...

In fact, SteveC, I am a team physician and exercise scientist who, while not doing any work on helmets to prevent concussions / closed-head injury (medical jargon for a head injury that does not...
Forum: Free Forum 16th July 2008, 09:08 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 7,685
Posted By GEM
This helmet is junk for windsurfing. As pointed...

This helmet is junk for windsurfing. As pointed out, it is designed for surfing.

If you go to the Snell Foundation and ask them what "watersports" helmets (kayaking/surfing) were designed for,...
Forum: Free Forum 15th July 2008, 04:38 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,183
Posted By GEM
Thumbs up Very fast and lively when powered up. Technical...

Very fast and lively when powered up. Technical to ride because of the asymmetrical volume distribution and kind-of thick rails in the tail. I have a 295 that doesn't get used much anymore (left it...
Forum: Women's Zone 26th May 2008, 08:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 7,138
Posted By GEM
Thumbs up I tried a similar thing, which was keeping in the...

I tried a similar thing, which was keeping in the outboard holes but moving the screw from the middle hole in the strap to the outer hole and making the straps bigger. This moves the strap maybe 5...
Forum: Women's Zone 25th May 2008, 09:32 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 7,138
Posted By GEM
I concur, I LOVE the F133...it's WAY better than...

I concur, I LOVE the F133...it's WAY better than the C131 I sold (though I can't say I thought there was anything "wrong" with the C131, it just wasn't right).

Only thing about the F133, and this...
Forum: Ask Our Team 10th April 2008, 09:44 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,268
Posted By GEM
For B&J, True Ames Convert 11.8 inches For...

For B&J, True Ames Convert 11.8 inches
For weed, True Ames Surfgrass (check what size...off the top of my head I'm not sure).

I have NEVER been anything but fabulously impressed with True Ames....
Forum: Free Forum 11th March 2008, 10:33 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,144
Posted By GEM
Angry Starboard uses fine quality straps, it's the...

Starboard uses fine quality straps, it's the holes that are too close together.

The holes are fine for 42 wide, but for a 46 wide / 47, in booties, the only way I can get them to fit is to spend...
Forum: Free Forum 16th February 2008, 05:36 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,720
Posted By GEM
Not sure I agree with you, Peter. I agree that...

Not sure I agree with you, Peter. I agree that the load is distributed, but the ENTIRE visible section remains completely straight, at least to my eye. Perhaps a slower motion / less distorted image...
Forum: Free Forum 15th February 2008, 10:11 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,720
Posted By GEM
Interesting thing is that the blade itself...

Interesting thing is that the blade itself doesn't seem to flex at all! So much so I have to wonder about the stability of the camera mounting apparatus. If it is in fact stable, which I suspect it...
Forum: Free Forum 12th February 2008, 07:08 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,403
Posted By GEM
I don't have a K114, but have an Aero 117. I...

I don't have a K114, but have an Aero 117. I highly doubt it, but you'll be OK with it as a wave board. I use mine as a light wind wave board, put the straps right next to each other (actually...
Forum: Ask Our Team 3rd February 2008, 08:43 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,492
Posted By GEM
From what I've read about the Futura, what I...

From what I've read about the Futura, what I intend to do is rig it with the straps full out and back, find the sweet spot for the mast base, and hold on to as much sail as I can. Everyone, save...
Forum: Ask Our Team 3rd February 2008, 08:33 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,106
Posted By GEM
Lightbulb Ola, I have size 12 feet, C width. Your...

Ola,

I have size 12 feet, C width. Your solution is a joke for guys like me. With booties on, which I wear because I sail in rocky areas far from sandy beaches of Maui, I've NEVER gotten a board...
Forum: Ask Our Team 30th January 2008, 09:19 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,492
Posted By GEM
Perhaps, but if you are important *B as a...

Perhaps, but if you are important *B as a retailer, then this is not the best place to get their attention - it's too public and thus not sufficiently diplomatic. That's one businessman's opinion (I...
Forum: Ask Our Team 26th January 2008, 10:54 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,492
Posted By GEM
Well, not to defend Starboard, they can do that...

Well, not to defend Starboard, they can do that themselves...but I disagree with you.

Had a Carve. Nice board, but I sold it. Didn't get to ride an S-type, but have a Futura on order. All reports...
Forum: Free Forum 24th January 2008, 07:35 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,484
Posted By GEM
Cool Yeah. High performance production raceboards are...

Yeah. High performance production raceboards are NOT biased for 1) fresh water (i.e., less dense than sea water), and 2) gusty winds. The proper adjustments for inland sailors are slightly wider...
Forum: Free Forum 22nd January 2008, 12:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,484
Posted By GEM
Question Why do you think the 133 has a higher top end?...

Why do you think the 133 has a higher top end? That would be nice, since I put in my order for a 133, but I would expect the 122 to be quicker. Or did I mis-understand you?
Forum: Ask Our Team 16th January 2008, 10:02 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,998
Posted By GEM
We agree, JM, it just must not be clear in my...

We agree, JM, it just must not be clear in my posts.

10.0 to 8.0 / 7.5 is definitely do-able, depending on the sails. I don't have a 9.0, I have an 8.0 SuperFreak and an old 8.7 Z1 still in good...
Forum: Ask Our Team 14th January 2008, 11:38 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,998
Posted By GEM
Jean-Marc Thank-you very much for your help....

Jean-Marc

Thank-you very much for your help. Christine's posts are most interesting (I took French in school and lived in Québec for a year, but my skills are rusty).

I'm not at all interested...
Forum: Ask Our Team 3rd January 2008, 05:58 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,998
Posted By GEM
Futura to match 06 K96?

Ola

Forgive me for seeking your advice, but I admire and respect your understanding of boards and sails, and have most often felt in very tight agreement with your well-articulated views.

I am...
Forum: Free Forum 12th March 2007, 10:32 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,608
Posted By GEM
RE: Board/sail combo for gusty flat water sailing

At 75 kg, I pretty much agree with Maximus that you want a 110-130 L board; bigger won't be that much of a penalty if it's never more than small chop. I never rode a HS, but the size range is right....
Forum: Ask Our Team 10th February 2007, 07:24 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,448
Posted By GEM
RE: How long do boards actually last?

Hmmm. I pretty much agree with Phil, but I don't think he answered your question.

Leaving a board in strong sunlight, dragging it over bricks, flat landing huge aerials, putting on the biggest...
Forum: Free Forum 8th February 2007, 07:54 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,246
Posted By GEM
RE: Why Board Maker lie about actual volume ?

Well, uh,...excuse me but whom among you have actually measured the volume of your board(s)? If you haven't ever done that, then you don't have the objective data to mount the opinions put forth...
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