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Forum: Free Forum 1st March 2010, 01:05 AM
Replies: 30
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Posted By yankiwi
I agree with IRL-250. I also see many posts...

I agree with IRL-250. I also see many posts online wondering how to get new people involved in the sport. I only took up the sport 18months ago - and without a couple of local shops to visit and...
Forum: Windsurfing School 26th February 2010, 01:37 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 6,566
Posted By yankiwi
hmmmm - some people actually get past the...

hmmmm - some people actually get past the catapult phase huh?? Every time I think I am past it, it happens again. Only difference is that they get more spectular since they happen in higher winds...
Forum: Free Forum 21st February 2010, 12:42 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,035
Posted By yankiwi
Personally I am a Gaastra fan. But I think all...

Personally I am a Gaastra fan. But I think all new(ish) sails are pretty good. Most important is that you get the right one for the mast you have. Or if you are also buying a mast - but the same...
Forum: Free Forum 19th February 2010, 05:54 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 7,194
Posted By yankiwi
Check out the articles at...

Check out the articles at http://www.guycribb.com/windsurfing_technique_holiday_DVD_0076v01.htm

I found some of these very helpful. See tuning section.
Forum: Windsurfing School 24th November 2009, 12:22 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,645
Posted By yankiwi
Maybe if my early planing technique on my 120 was...

Maybe if my early planing technique on my 120 was better I would feel the same way :-)

Or maybe when problem with my 120lt board is that it is not a Starboard :-)

I just brought a new quality ...
Forum: Windsurfing School 20th November 2009, 11:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,645
Posted By yankiwi
Hi Roly. I am not an expert like Roger, I've...

Hi Roly. I am not an expert like Roger, I've only been sailing one year. But in the last 6 months I have progressed from a Carve145 to a 120lt and now a 97lt board. First tip - don't sell the 145...
Forum: Free Forum 26th August 2009, 07:20 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,633
Posted By yankiwi
Thanks for all the good advice guys. Mostly good...

Thanks for all the good advice guys. Mostly good advice anyway (I am not yet ready to sell my wife :-) ).
Based upon your advice I just traded the Carve 145 in on a brand new 97lt board. I am...
Forum: Free Forum 25th August 2009, 12:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,633
Posted By yankiwi
Thanks Roger. Good advice on the boards. The...

Thanks Roger.
Good advice on the boards. The Go does have a full EVA deck. When you say bigger fin, how big are thinking? It currently has a 50 or 52cm Drake fin.

I was already planning on...
Forum: Free Forum 25th August 2009, 11:02 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,633
Posted By yankiwi
Go155 vs Carve 145

Hi
Currently I have three boards. Go 155 (about 2006 or 2007), Carve 145 (2005) and JP X-CiteRide 120 (2009). I am lusting after a smaller board now, and to get budget approval from the family CFO...
Forum: Free Forum 23rd August 2009, 02:38 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 10,601
Posted By yankiwi
You are right. It has been worth the time and...

You are right. It has been worth the time and pain. I am now very much addicted. I just need to convince my wife it is worth the money - since I now want the next size smaller board (I already own...
Forum: Free Forum 20th August 2009, 06:13 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 10,601
Posted By yankiwi
I am new to windsurfing (started about 9months...

I am new to windsurfing (started about 9months ago). I am now totally addicted. But I gotta say at first I wondered if it was worth the trouble. For a newbie, the different range of kit and...
Forum: Free Forum 12th May 2009, 03:53 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,027
Posted By yankiwi
I would like to say waves. But unfortunately I...

I would like to say waves. But unfortunately I don't think I will ever get good enough. Time on the water is tough with job and family etc. So Freeride/BJ.
Forum: Windsurfing School 1st May 2009, 04:20 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,786
Posted By yankiwi
Thanks again Roger. While the catapults over the...

Thanks again Roger. While the catapults over the front have reduced a lot, I am sure that if I am sure that if I buy a nice new board I get flung over the front in the first 10 mins. Sounds like...
Forum: Windsurfing School 30th April 2009, 02:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,786
Posted By yankiwi
Thanks Roger. That does help. Can you tell what...

Thanks Roger. That does help. Can you tell what I consider when thinking about wood or technora contruction?

Cheers!
Forum: Windsurfing School 30th April 2009, 09:36 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,786
Posted By yankiwi
Next board??

I just started windsurfing 5 months ago. I curretly have a 2005 Carve 145lt. I am seriously addicted now, and thinking it is time for a slightly smaller board. I can blast in the harness and...
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