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Forum: Ask Our Team 17th August 2014, 03:47 PM
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Posted By davide
Not sure either ... the new Isonic 80 seems like...

Not sure either ... the new Isonic 80 seems like the ticket. Can't imagine having anything smaller unless I was on a speed strip .. but if there is demand, the more the merrier!

The sonic 72 was...
Forum: Free Forum 12th April 2013, 04:01 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 7,097
Posted By davide
Roger, Nakaniko, I am sure the Serenity is a...

Roger, Nakaniko, I am sure the Serenity is a great board but I think you might be missing the point. Of course the Serenity would work better than an 11' flat bottom WindSUP, but a lot of people do...
Forum: Free Forum 11th April 2013, 03:24 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 7,097
Posted By davide
Jean-Luc I think there are at least three things...

Jean-Luc I think there are at least three things to consider:

Ease of use: I have a crossover 11' SUP and tried a race 12'5" SUP. I did not like it. Yes I was going faster but I had to pay much...
Forum: Free Forum 10th April 2013, 05:03 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 7,097
Posted By davide
Well, I don't know about the market but when I...

Well, I don't know about the market but when I looked for a Wind-SUP my size limit was 10'6" to 11'6" for rather obvious transportation issues. I finally got an 11" that I am very happy with. I...
Forum: Free Forum 10th January 2013, 11:04 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 13,349
Posted By davide
Great show! One wonders why they only do slalom...

Great show! One wonders why they only do slalom at the PWA! This is exciting!
Forum: Ask Our Team 27th December 2012, 04:08 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,438
Posted By davide
Well maybe inflatable rails? Something that...

Well maybe inflatable rails? Something that allows a normal construction 85L board to go to to 100 by adding volume to the rails using a pump?

Or forget air and develop exchangeable rigid rails....
Forum: Free Forum 26th December 2012, 05:18 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 37,325
Posted By davide
What is interesting is that the whole industry...

What is interesting is that the whole industry and kite community are in active denial of the risks associated with kiting. And the quote by the kiter above is a refrain one hears very often: now...
Forum: Free Forum 26th December 2012, 05:04 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 37,325
Posted By davide
You can always count on finding somebody who...

You can always count on finding somebody who wants to "win" instead of just enjoying what he does. Unfortunately "Unregistered" post is actually quite typical of the attitude of many kiters who seem...
Forum: Free Forum 14th November 2012, 04:00 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,844
Posted By davide
wow! and Antoine makes it look like is just out...

wow! and Antoine makes it look like is just out for a stroll ... the perfect lay down at 50 knots is quite amazing.
Forum: Free Forum 12th November 2012, 03:59 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,241
Posted By davide
Windsurfing in the Olimpic Games

Just about time to start a bit of a dedicated thread to celebrate windsurfing. It will still be in the Olympics in 2016 http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/olympics/20284543 , thanks in part to 32,000...
Forum: Ask Our Team 5th November 2012, 10:13 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,438
Posted By davide
Inflatable Windsurf: when?

I read with much interest about the inflatable WinSUP and I am now wondering when we will see an inflatable "funboard": something 85 to 100L in volume 58 to 62 cm wide ... you know: an inflatable...
Forum: Free Forum 2nd September 2012, 04:44 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,324
Posted By davide
Congratulations on the Win! Downwind seems...

Congratulations on the Win!

Downwind seems to be the only place where Kites have a definite advantage over windsurf, and windsurfs loose the advantage in respect to other sailing vessels. It makes...
Forum: Free Forum 6th June 2012, 07:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,065
Posted By davide
Relax

Relax and wish them good luck. Just in California, in the last 3 months, there have been 2 deaths and a scary number of VERY close calls.

Like windsurfing did, Kiting will have a huge popularity...
Forum: Free Forum 15th May 2012, 05:59 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 13,349
Posted By davide
One initiative to protest the rather close-minded...

One initiative to protest the rather close-minded exclusion of windsurfing from the Olympics games. Just klick the link and sign up: http://www.change.org/petitions/isaf...ic-discipline#

There...
Forum: Free Forum 15th May 2012, 05:52 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 891
Posted By davide
Petition to keep Windsurifng in the Olimpics

One initiative to protest the rather close-minded exclusion of windsurfing from the Olympics games. Just klick the link and sign up:...
Forum: Free Forum 11th May 2012, 05:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,085
Posted By davide
The Fanatic Bat! It was my first board when I...

The Fanatic Bat! It was my first board when I moved to San Francisco! I loved that board and still regret having sold it. Yes, of course there are much better boards on the market (it is a 25 years...
Forum: Ask Our Team 25th April 2012, 02:45 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,844
Posted By davide
Because they are slalom race boards? They are...

Because they are slalom race boards? They are supposed to be sailed powered to overpowered ... not really floating around. If you are slogging, yes, a smaller sail will be easier to handle.

And...
Forum: Free Forum 16th April 2012, 03:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,699
Posted By davide
I have an Is-111, , weight 72Kg mast foot about 1...

I have an Is-111, , weight 72Kg mast foot about 1 cm from middle, straps in the back holes. Only difference seems to be that I mostly use a Talon 40 with 6.6, 7.3, and 8.0. Occasionally a drake 44...
Forum: Ask Our Team 12th April 2012, 03:33 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 12,523
Posted By davide
Professionals vs Amateurs, we just cruise around...

Professionals vs Amateurs, we just cruise around by comparison, and last I checked the big professionals were all above 100Kg!! having said that in 25 knots a light, 70-80Kg, rider with a 6.6-7.0 can...
Forum: Free Forum 21st November 2011, 03:42 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,732
Posted By davide
I am 72Kg. The drake 42 should work fine with...

I am 72Kg. The drake 42 should work fine with the 7.6. However, as I mentioned, it is quite horrible. It works if you are just cruising around powered/underpowered, but when you are really powered...
Forum: Free Forum 20th November 2011, 10:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,732
Posted By davide
I have a I-111 and I regularly use a 40 Talon...

I have a I-111 and I regularly use a 40 Talon with a 7.3 Hot Sail GPS 2008 that seems about right. With my 2010 8.0 GPS I feel under finned with the 40, but the Drake 44 works nicely ... only...
Forum: Free Forum 6th November 2011, 10:36 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,326
Posted By davide
I am not so sure you know what you are talking...

I am not so sure you know what you are talking about. Coremat is not a high density foam, it is a "bulker" and it is impregnated with resin during construction. This is contrary to high density foam,...
Forum: Free Forum 3rd November 2011, 10:46 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,326
Posted By davide
You don't realized how "magical" is composite...

You don't realized how "magical" is composite constructions. The laminate of a board is extremely thin. In the old days I built non sandwich boards using 2 layers of 6oz + 1 9oz glass +...
Forum: Free Forum 16th October 2011, 03:52 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,360
Posted By davide
That's rough!!!! but it also brings home how...

That's rough!!!! but it also brings home how speed is very limited in those conditions.

I am not at all indicative of what it can be done by pushing things to the limit (i.e. I am VERY far from...
Forum: Free Forum 16th October 2011, 12:13 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,360
Posted By davide
Outside of my speed spot I often sail a RRD 85...

Outside of my speed spot I often sail a RRD 85 with a 6.0 Hot Sail Maui Speed Demon, mostly because the RRD makes for a good moderate to strong wind board as I use it 4.7 to 6.0. I personally find...
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