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Forum: Free Forum 24th August 2015, 12:13 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 158
Posted By Jean-Marc
I will let Roger or other comments on how the...

I will let Roger or other comments on how the Serenity sails in strong wind with a small sail as I never did it.

However, the Serenity will be much slower than an old Division II board because her...
Forum: Ask Our Team 23rd August 2015, 11:00 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 12,981
Posted By Jean-Marc
Dear Alena, Thanks for your video. Agree...

Dear Alena,

Thanks for your video. Agree with Roger : so much fun in light winds ! Your video pretty much sums it up of what this board is all about : nice easy glide for long miles, very simple...
Forum: French Forum 22nd August 2015, 09:17 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,709
Posted By Jean-Marc
Tests planches 2015

Liens regroupants tous les tests planches 2015 du forum francophone:

iSonic 80:
iSonic 87:
iSonic 90: http://www.star-board-windsurfing.com/forum/showthread.php?t=18614
iSonic 97:
iSonic...
Forum: Free Forum 18th August 2015, 09:42 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 707
Posted By Jean-Marc
You mean to remove the 2 small side biter's fins...

You mean to remove the 2 small side biter's fins and ride only the Kode freewave as a single fin with the stock MFC trailer fin ? Yes, you can do that (I didn't try it yet); however, the MFC trailer...
Forum: Free Forum 17th August 2015, 06:32 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 707
Posted By Jean-Marc
The rationale of using slot box in a multi-fins...

The rationale of using slot box in a multi-fins wave board is the weight gain : compare 77 gr. for a slot box to more than 300 gr. for a US box. The slot box came from the FCS box used in surf and...
Forum: Free Forum 17th August 2015, 04:52 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 707
Posted By Jean-Marc
I'm no freestyle expert but could it be that...

I'm no freestyle expert but could it be that there were a couple of ripped out slot box fins in freestyle boards made by Starboard, Fanatic, Tabou and others ? I'm not aware of these kinds of damage...
Forum: Free Forum 17th August 2015, 08:03 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 707
Posted By Jean-Marc
Sorry, I meant the large Kode Tufskin which have...

Sorry, I meant the large Kode Tufskin which have a Tuttle finbox because they are large at the tail.

I tried a 2015 Kode freewave 81 with the thruster option. When I set the center fin all the way...
Forum: Free Forum 16th August 2015, 11:13 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 707
Posted By Jean-Marc
The Kombat and now the Kode freewave have a...

The Kombat and now the Kode freewave have a US-box since 2005 for a good reason : match the fin type and its position into the finbox according to the position of the footstraps and program of...
Forum: Free Forum 13th August 2015, 12:50 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 707
Posted By Jean-Marc
I agree that some fin manufacturers have the...

I agree that some fin manufacturers have the option of letting the customers to choose the type of box according to the board they have. However, the market share is shrinking for freestyle fins made...
Forum: Ask Our Team 13th August 2015, 10:52 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 12,981
Posted By Jean-Marc
Roger, Thanks for the suggestion to try her...

Roger,

Thanks for the suggestion to try her in stronger wind in oder to find the limits. I will force me to do it one day...!

Did have a great drag racing against a RS600 high-performance...
Forum: French Forum 10th August 2015, 07:25 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 162
Posted By Jean-Marc
Test planches 2015

Liens regroupants tous les tests planches 2015 du forum francophone:

iSonic 80:
iSonic 87:
iSonic 90: http://www.star-board-windsurfing.com/forum/showthread.php?t=18614
iSonic 97:
iSonic...
Forum: French Forum 10th August 2015, 07:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,709
Posted By Jean-Marc
tests planches 2014

Liens regroupants tous les tests planches 2014 du forum francophone:

iSonic 80:

iSonic 87:

iSonic 90:

iSonic 97:
http://www.star-board-windsurfing.com/forum/showthread.php?t=16826
Forum: Ask Our Team 10th August 2015, 07:02 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 12,981
Posted By Jean-Marc
Agree the Serenity can be very fast in light...

Agree the Serenity can be very fast in light wind, much faster than a windSUP for sure. Compare a 12'2" x 30" Freeride windSUP + Overdrive 7.5 m2 sail combo and the Serenity + Reflex 11.0 m2 sail...
Forum: Free Forum 10th August 2015, 10:37 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 707
Posted By Jean-Marc
Simple : the market share of freestyle fins is...

Simple : the market share of freestyle fins is larger with a powerbox than that with a slot box.

Cheers !

JM
Forum: Ask Our Team 10th August 2015, 10:23 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 12,981
Posted By Jean-Marc
Hi Alena, Congrats for the very nice video...

Hi Alena,

Congrats for the very nice video you posted here. Wow, you were flying fast with such a sail clew's point of view. What sail size did you have ?

Nice paint job you've done, she's...
Forum: French Forum 14th July 2015, 08:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,909
Posted By Jean-Marc
Petite mise à jour en vidéo de la windSUP 12'2" x...

Petite mise à jour en vidéo de la windSUP 12'2" x 30" Freeride Deluxe + voile Overdrive 7.5 m2 et windsurf old-school 40 ans après la découverte de la Windsurfer originale par un pote de 70 kg :
...
Forum: French Forum 14th July 2015, 08:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 5,845
Posted By Jean-Marc
Petite mise à jour en vidéo de la SUPer 10'0" + voile...

Petite mise à jour en vidéo de la SUPer 10'0" + voile NCX 9.0 m2 et freestyle old-school par un pote de 105 kg :

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H-cGk23bBfI

A+

JM
Forum: Ask Our Team 14th July 2015, 08:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,704
Posted By Jean-Marc
I've sailed the HS105 for a decade but their...

I've sailed the HS105 for a decade but their unique advantage was their phenomenal sailing range with a unique board : 5.4/6.6/8.2 or 8.6/10.6 or 11 m2 sail with 26/32/40/54 or 55 cm fins. Wind range...
Forum: French Forum 14th July 2015, 07:26 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 32,476
Posted By Jean-Marc
Voici en vidéo une petite mise à jour de...

Voici en vidéo une petite mise à jour de l'utilisation de ma iSonic 53 speed avec une voile de 5.4 m2 dans un bon mistral de 20 à 28 noeuds sur un plan d'eau très haché au lac du Monteynard :
...
Forum: Ask Our Team 11th June 2015, 08:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,704
Posted By Jean-Marc
I used to sail my HS105 with a Deboichet...

I used to sail my HS105 with a Deboichet speed-slalom 26 cm fin with a 5.4 m2 sail for my 65 kg weight in 20-25 knots winds with very good control. I tried once a 4.7 m2 sail in 25-30 knots wind but...
Forum: Free Forum 5th June 2015, 07:18 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 427
Posted By Jean-Marc
Hi, A 22 cm wave fin should be spot on for...

Hi,

A 22 cm wave fin should be spot on for your smallest sail whereas a 24 cm wave fin should be fine for your largest sail. I wouldn't overfin the 37 cm wide tail because you don't have outboard...
Forum: French Forum 22nd May 2015, 06:09 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 519
Posted By Jean-Marc
Test Kode Freewave 81 carbone 2015

Conditions : lac Léman
Vent : 18-25 noeuds onshore (bise NE)
Houle : 1 m
Rider : 183 cm x 65 kg
Voile : Severne Blade 5.5 m2
Planche : Kode Freewave 81 carbone 2015
PDM : pile 50%
Footstraps :...
Forum: Free Forum 2nd May 2015, 12:31 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,435
Posted By Jean-Marc
Futura 134 + 48 cm fin + 8.5 m2 sail : planing as...

Futura 134 + 48 cm fin + 8.5 m2 sail : planing as of 10 knots by pumping the sail ? Yes.
No need to go with a 50 cm fin, it just adds unnecessary drag. I tried a 52 cm fin, it just felt like an...
Forum: Free Forum 2nd May 2015, 11:16 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,435
Posted By Jean-Marc
Thanks to bring another key element into the...

Thanks to bring another key element into the equation : wind quality.

The big advantage we have at 65 kg light weight is that it's doable to plane as of 7 knots of wind with a 80 cm wide board and...
Forum: Windsurfing School 29th April 2015, 09:28 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 9,449
Posted By Jean-Marc
Sandy, Agree with Roger. Have a look at...

Sandy,

Agree with Roger. Have a look at pictures on page 76 of this paper below about footstrap's size, width and spread. Take the freeride setup example :...
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