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Forum: Free Forum 22nd August 2014, 02:07 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,131
Posted By Roger
Unreg, The Ultra Sonic (with the correct size...

Unreg,
The Ultra Sonic (with the correct size and type fin for the conditions and sail size) goes upwind just fine.
You need to be in fully planing mode and at least slightly powered up for any...
Forum: Free Forum 7th August 2014, 11:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 219
Posted By Roger
Do you have an airport nearby that reports the...

Do you have an airport nearby that reports the average wind speed near your lake?
Do the weather forecasters in your area forecast the wind strength?
The amount of wind, and whether or not it's...
Forum: Free Forum 7th August 2014, 12:16 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 219
Posted By Roger
Evert, Yes, a lot more information is needed...

Evert,
Yes, a lot more information is needed here to give you any sort of meaningful/logical advice.
Did you ride short boards, without center/dagger boards when you took the UCPA course?
Only the...
Forum: Ask Our Team 5th August 2014, 11:36 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 7,388
Posted By Roger
Alena, Instead of holding the rig clew first,...

Alena,
Instead of holding the rig clew first, try raking the mast upwind to "drive" the nose around.
Are you stepping well back on the board to lift the nose and shorten the waterline?
A delicate...
Forum: Free Forum 28th July 2014, 05:47 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 152
Posted By Roger
6.5-7.5 m2 It's more about what the fittings on...

6.5-7.5 m2
It's more about what the fittings on the inflatable WindSUP can handle than what a
big guy can learn to use.
Roger
Forum: Free Forum 24th July 2014, 06:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 148
Posted By Roger
Unreg, I just have to ask.....too long for...

Unreg,
I just have to ask.....too long for what?
You only use the area of the board from the front footstraps back when fully planning.
The front of the board is up out of the water.
Would it not...
Forum: Ask Our Team 9th July 2014, 11:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 551
Posted By Roger
Andy1234, I do not have an Atom IQ to test, but...

Andy1234,
I do not have an Atom IQ to test, but from what I hear, it might be a much better board for
your GF as it planes in a lot less wind, has softer rails, and covers a much wider range of...
Forum: Ask Our Team 26th June 2014, 11:48 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 7,388
Posted By Roger
Alena, Have someone record a video of your...

Alena,
Have someone record a video of your jibing attempts, put it on the net somewhere, or email it to J-M and myself.
We could perhaps see what's in your jibe technique that's causeing you to...
Forum: Free Forum 16th June 2014, 03:40 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 320
Posted By Roger
Unregistered; You must use either the provided...

Unregistered;
You must use either the provided Tiki Tool #3 Phillips screwdriver or a good quality aftermarket #3 Phillips Screwdriver, preferably with a heat treated/black oxided tip.
The really...
Forum: Ask Our Team 3rd June 2014, 10:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 357
Posted By Roger
The 36 cm Lessacher Duo Weed works pretty well...

The 36 cm Lessacher Duo Weed works pretty well with my 7.8 Sailworks NX slm on
the iS 117 wide and the iS 107.
Should be a very fast combination unless you have to go upwind at vertical fin angles....
Forum: Ask Our Team 3rd June 2014, 02:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 357
Posted By Roger
It will work, but the Lessacher Dou 40 might be...

It will work, but the Lessacher Dou 40 might be better if you are using >8.0 m2 rig.
Forum: Free Forum 29th May 2014, 10:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 600
Posted By Roger
To get back into the sport, if you don't have any...

To get back into the sport, if you don't have any of your old gear, a Rio Large with 7.5 and 8.5 m2 rigs might be just the ticket.
The Rio Large is floaty, has a center board, and is midway in...
Forum: Ask Our Team 23rd May 2014, 01:36 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 7,388
Posted By Roger
Hi Alena, I'm doing well! Heading for the US...

Hi Alena,
I'm doing well! Heading for the US Windsurfing Nationals to teach beginners next month in
SW Minnesota.
OK, how much are you "railing" your Princess (i.e. Serenity).
The key to going...
Forum: Free Forum 15th May 2014, 11:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 431
Posted By Roger
Think about larger sails (8.5 m2 maybe) and a...

Think about larger sails (8.5 m2 maybe) and a Futura 121.
At your weight, you really don't need the volume of a 131 liter board if you have enough
sail to get you going and up on a plane.
The...
Forum: Ask Our Team 27th March 2014, 11:53 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,158
Posted By Roger
Hi mikel, OK, now we are all on the same page. ...

Hi mikel,
OK, now we are all on the same page.
I'll have to let Remi answer on where to get a daggerboard "pusher".
Roger
Forum: Ask Our Team 26th March 2014, 10:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,158
Posted By Roger
mikel, I think there may be a "terminology"...

mikel,
I think there may be a "terminology" problem with getting an answer to your question.
I, for sure, have never heard of a "daggerboard pusser" in all my 25+ years in windsurfing.
Is this the...
Forum: Free Forum 5th February 2014, 11:15 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 755
Posted By Roger
The Futura 131 (what year model) should be a...

The Futura 131 (what year model) should be a fairly easy transition from the Rio (which Rio (S/M/L)) if you have been sailing the Rio in the footstraps with the center board retracted.
You will...
Forum: Free Forum 22nd January 2014, 10:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,226
Posted By Roger
Marco, It's a matter of personal choice. Some...

Marco,
It's a matter of personal choice.
Some like totally balanced harness lines.....they can take both hands off the boom and the rig just stays is place, providing steady power with hands off....
Forum: Ask Our Team 19th January 2014, 12:47 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,288
Posted By Roger
Russell, Also make sure that the absolute tip...

Russell,
Also make sure that the absolute tip of the CB has some clearance on the rear of the
gasket. If the longitudinal "cut" does not extend far enough past the tip of the CB then
you will have...
Forum: Ask Our Team 18th January 2014, 08:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,288
Posted By Roger
rww, Try a bar of soap (yes, bath tub soap)...

rww,
Try a bar of soap (yes, bath tub soap) rubbed on the centerboard and the lips of the gasket
as well as the sides/flanks of the centerboard where the pivot point is.
Not sure which Starboard...
Forum: Ask Our Team 4th January 2014, 11:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,938
Posted By Roger
joe_WS, I agree, if he has an Ultrasonic...

joe_WS,
I agree, if he has an Ultrasonic equivalent (whatever that is??) and a 10.0 m2 rig
then the Windsup is all choice.
I used to sail a Starboard Serenity, and that was the same sort of...
Forum: Ask Our Team 4th January 2014, 01:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,938
Posted By Roger
joe_windsurfer, Waterloo has a 12' 2"...

joe_windsurfer,
Waterloo has a 12' 2" Windsup.....not really a windsurfing board at all.
May not even plane in the same way as the new Phantom long boards.
Here's a link:...
Forum: Free Forum 21st November 2013, 03:10 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,028
Posted By Roger
Carlos, I've never heard of the Isonic 122 Wide...

Carlos,
I've never heard of the Isonic 122 Wide and I've had several Isonic 122's (one of my all time favorite boards).
Are you sure you are not talking about the Isonic 117 Wide (I like this one...
Forum: ProKids World 20th September 2013, 11:26 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,525
Posted By Roger
galeforce8, What size is that rig? Where did...

galeforce8,
What size is that rig?
Where did you place the mast foot?
My experience suggests that for your son to be able to "steer" with the rig, the
mast foot needs to be absolutely as far back...
Forum: ProKids World 19th September 2013, 10:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,525
Posted By Roger
galeforce8, Try this.... See if you can fix...

galeforce8,
Try this....
See if you can fix an attachment point very near the nose of the 114 on the under side.
Get a 1/4" line or 1/2"-3/4" wide flat nylon tube strap about 12-15 feet long.
Get...
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