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Forum: Windsurfing School 12th August 2009, 01:00 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,727
Posted By johntr
Thanks, Roger. I'll contact you privately too. ...

Thanks, Roger. I'll contact you privately too.

Was on vacation last week at a my family's lake place. Got in four days of sailing, which is a miracle for a midwest lake in the summer. I didn't...
Forum: Windsurfing School 12th August 2009, 12:39 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,499
Posted By johntr
Jackoboi: I've had great experience with the...

Jackoboi:

I've had great experience with the Retro Ripper sails for my kids. I now own a 5.0, a 4.2, and a 3.3, and the 5.0 and 4.2 are the sails my wife and daughter use almost exclusively. ...
Forum: Windsurfing School 12th August 2009, 12:35 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,488
Posted By johntr
Well this is embarrasing, but it turns out I...

Well this is embarrasing, but it turns out I mis-remembered the size of my trailer, which is nominally 6x12, not 6x10. Turns out the interior is actually more like 11 ft 9 inches, which just fits...
Forum: Windsurfing School 31st July 2009, 07:12 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,727
Posted By johntr
The Gemini fin slot is 1 1/8" from the start of...

The Gemini fin slot is 1 1/8" from the start of the cutout for the centerboard, or 1 3/4" from the place where the centerboard comes out of its slot. (The slot is a little bigger than it has to be.)...
Forum: Windsurfing School 30th July 2009, 01:45 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,488
Posted By johntr
Roger: My trailer is 6x10. Yesterday we...

Roger:

My trailer is 6x10. Yesterday we tried cramming the Gemini in diagonally -- and it fit! We'll probably go with that for long trips.

For shorter trips I love your idea of putting a rack...
Forum: Windsurfing School 28th July 2009, 11:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,488
Posted By johntr
wide board on roof rack

Hello all. I trailer most of my boards, but my new Gemini is too long :(. I've tried it on the roof in town, and it takes up more room than I'd like, making it impossible to bring along the kayak...
Forum: Windsurfing School 28th July 2009, 11:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,727
Posted By johntr
Thanks, Roger. Great stuff as always. I'll write...

Thanks, Roger. Great stuff as always. I'll write Curtis about the fin bolts, as 1/2 strength doesn't sound wise the way I drive those fins :).

Where do you buy your fins? I can't find...
Forum: Windsurfing School 28th July 2009, 01:22 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,727
Posted By johntr
Gemini Experience

Roger:

So: our Gemini arrived last week, and we finally got to try it on Friday. It went great! I sailed with my wife and daughter (at different times), and we had no problem sailing out and...
Forum: Windsurfing School 15th July 2009, 02:26 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,100
Posted By johntr
Roger: Interesting. I'll have to watch...

Roger:

Interesting. I'll have to watch closely where the spray is coming from. When I'm fully locked in the harness and straps, and driving hard upwind, the spray exits at the footstraps on both...
Forum: Windsurfing School 14th July 2009, 09:27 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,100
Posted By johntr
Roger: Is there a "typo" here? You...

Roger:

Is there a "typo" here?

You can tell is this is happening by looking at the spray coming from under your planing board.
If the spray is mostly coming from under the lee rail and going...
Forum: Windsurfing School 13th July 2009, 10:30 AM
Replies: 18
iDO
Views: 5,574
Posted By johntr
Roger: Among other things, your message...

Roger:

Among other things, your message convinced me I should make a tether for myself. I thought I remembered a message a few years ago where you explained how to make one, and where you attach...
Forum: Windsurfing School 13th July 2009, 09:49 AM
Replies: 18
iDO
Views: 5,574
Posted By johntr
Roger: Wow! Thanks for the detailed...

Roger:

Wow! Thanks for the detailed insights. Great stuff. I'll be mulling those ideas over for a while. Here's hoping it helps me be a better teacher :).

Ellen: thanks for the notes on the...
Forum: Windsurfing School 13th July 2009, 09:43 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,087
Posted By johntr
Thanks, Roger. I didn't realize the straps would...

Thanks, Roger. I didn't realize the straps would be bad for the rails. Thanks for the ideas.

Cute story about the baggage handling!

John
Forum: Windsurfing School 8th July 2009, 11:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,087
Posted By johntr
Roger: I just ordered my Gemini. Should...

Roger:

I just ordered my Gemini. Should arrive next week. Will be an interesting experience ...

Too many weeds for straight fins in the lakes I sail. I was planning to use my 56cm Curtis...
Forum: Windsurfing School 8th July 2009, 11:56 PM
Replies: 18
iDO
Views: 5,574
Posted By johntr
Roger: I realize I don't have nearly the...

Roger:

I realize I don't have nearly the experience teaching beginners that you have, but my experience for newbies is much less happy than what you describe. With the Retro Ripper rigs and...
Forum: Windsurfing School 7th July 2009, 01:46 AM
Replies: 18
iDO
Views: 5,574
Posted By johntr
What did Ellen think of it? Is it really a way...

What did Ellen think of it? Is it really a way to learn to windsurf without the frustration?
John
Forum: Windsurfing School 2nd July 2009, 04:03 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 6,253
Posted By johntr
Thanks, Ken. I'm thinking of the board for me. ...

Thanks, Ken. I'm thinking of the board for me. I'll keep my 2003 Start for teaching. (I don't get tossed much any more, and I'm used to the outboard straps. In fact, the inboard straps on my...
Forum: Windsurfing School 1st July 2009, 05:13 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 6,253
Posted By johntr
Roger: Oh oh. My wife would *not* be very...

Roger:

Oh oh. My wife would *not* be very happy with whacks to the head and shoulders. Thanks for the warning.

Sigh. I do want to find a way to give Starboard some more of my money this...
Forum: Windsurfing School 1st July 2009, 05:10 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 6,253
Posted By johntr
Ken: Is your Formula board fun for just...

Ken:

Is your Formula board fun for just zooming around on lighter wind days? What's it like to blast around trying to go fast across the wind, playing with gybes, &c?

Thanks,
John
Forum: Free Forum 30th June 2009, 09:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,387
Posted By johntr
o2bnme: How did the Gemini work out for you and...

o2bnme: How did the Gemini work out for you and your wife? My wife and I are considering getting one ... but I've never even seen one to date. I'm used to sailing Starts (in the straps and...
Forum: Windsurfing School 30th June 2009, 04:55 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 6,253
Posted By johntr
Thanks, Roger. I really appreciate your frank...

Thanks, Roger. I really appreciate your frank answer, as always. (And: here's hoping the Starboard designers are listening to you!)

I've had my Start repaired a few times, and it's still in good...
Forum: Windsurfing School 25th June 2009, 12:30 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 6,253
Posted By johntr
Yes, I'm with Espen on the 2001 Start. It's just...

Yes, I'm with Espen on the 2001 Start. It's just a great board for sailing in light wind. Once the wind gets close to 20 knots I find the Start a bit awkward -- 40 knots is just scary to think...
Forum: Kevin`s Corner 24th June 2009, 05:18 AM
Replies: 20
Hpl
Views: 6,836
Posted By johntr
So ... what booms do you like now that HPL is out...

So ... what booms do you like now that HPL is out of action?
John
Forum: Windsurfing School 24th June 2009, 02:57 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 6,253
Posted By johntr
Thanks, Roger. I look forward to your wisdom. ...

Thanks, Roger. I look forward to your wisdom.

Also: what booms do you like with the new big Retros? I'm replacing my 10.5M Retro with an 11M Retro, and am thinking about getting a carbon boom at...
Forum: Windsurfing School 22nd June 2009, 02:40 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 6,253
Posted By johntr
Formula Experience vs. Go 175 vs. Futura 155

Hello all. I'm a long-time reader of this forum who learned just about everything I know about windsurfing from Roger. Thanks to advice from this forum I went from never planing to always planing,...
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