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Forum: Free Forum 12th April 2012, 10:44 PM
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Posted By Tom Aylott
Thailand Windsurfing

Trying to organise a holiday for October or November with my girlfriend. As a compromise I'm trying to find somewhere I can do a weeks windsurfing and a weeks exploring/culture. Looked at Cuba and...
Forum: Free Forum 13th March 2012, 06:29 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 652
Posted By Tom Aylott
Storage solutions....

Just wondered if anyone had any good ideas for safely storing kit? I'm moving property soon and new place is unlikely to have a garage, may possibly have a yard/garden. I've seen storage boxes but...
Forum: Free Forum 11th May 2010, 03:14 PM
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Views: 1,956
Posted By Tom Aylott
Dakine Sonic reviews/seat harness recomendations

I'm looking to get my first seat harness - been wearing a waist up to now but being so tall I don't get enough mast foot pressure with a high hook.

I've seen the dakine sonic which is a bit of a...
Forum: Windsurfing School 22nd April 2010, 06:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,476
Posted By Tom Aylott
Thanks Roger, will have a go with a seat harness...

Thanks Roger, will have a go with a seat harness over the next few weeks and see how I get on.

Tom
Forum: Windsurfing School 21st April 2010, 02:38 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,476
Posted By Tom Aylott
Ken, thanks for that. My mast base is...

Ken, thanks for that.

My mast base is roughly in the middle of the track, boom is on its highest setting and foot straps as far forward/inboard as they go.

I had wondered about a seat harness...
Forum: Windsurfing School 20th April 2010, 04:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,476
Posted By Tom Aylott
Mast foot pressure?

Hi

I was out sailing for the first time this year on saturday. Using a carve 144 and 7.5m thunderbird 3 it was enough to get planing quite nicely, however I was really struggling to get into the...
Forum: Ask Our Team 27th July 2009, 06:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,285
Posted By Tom Aylott
Ralf = how did you get hold of them? Tom

Ralf = how did you get hold of them? Tom
Forum: Ask Our Team 22nd July 2009, 06:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,285
Posted By Tom Aylott
Footstraps for BIG feet!

Hi

Does anyone know of any decent footstraps for those of us with big feet (13ish + boots at times)??

I was looking at the Dakine X-Lace but read on a ktiesurfing website that anyone with size...
Forum: Ask Our Team 29th October 2008, 12:30 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,590
Posted By Tom Aylott
Thanks for the responses. Seems like the 122 is...

Thanks for the responses. Seems like the 122 is the one for me, bit wary about going any lower than that at the moment with my skill level.
Forum: Ask Our Team 23rd October 2008, 03:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,590
Posted By Tom Aylott
Chris My sails are 3.5, 4.5, 5.5, 6.5 & 7.5...

Chris

My sails are 3.5, 4.5, 5.5, 6.5 & 7.5 most used are the 5.5 & 6.5 though

Mostly now I'm only sailing on planning days but do occassionally have a day where the forecast is wrong!

If I...
Forum: Ask Our Team 21st October 2008, 10:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,590
Posted By Tom Aylott
New board

Hi

I've currently got a carve 145 which I love but as I have progressed and now sailing mostly in the sea in choppy conditions and a lot higher wind I quite often find it too big. I'm considering...
Forum: Windsurfing School 13th August 2008, 02:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,562
Posted By Tom Aylott
Thanks for the suggestions, will give them a go...

Thanks for the suggestions, will give them a go and report back

Tom
Forum: Windsurfing School 11th August 2008, 02:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,562
Posted By Tom Aylott
Waterstarting for tall sailors...

Hi

I was out at the weekend on my Carve 145 and decided to try and learn waterstarting as I was completely over powered with my 5.5

For the most part I am ok i.e. getting the rig to fly,...
Forum: Windsurfing School 18th September 2007, 03:54 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,316
Posted By Tom Aylott
Thanks for that Roger, does make sense. Will work...

Thanks for that Roger, does make sense. Will work on the foot position and see if I can try out a couple of boards before I go buy one
Forum: Ask Our Team 18th September 2007, 03:41 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,110
Posted By Tom Aylott
Mostly for freeride but the odd wave here and...

Mostly for freeride but the odd wave here and there
At the moment 5.5 to 7.5 although was out at the weekend and needed 4.5
I'm about 95kg and 6'7"
Wind strength varying from probably 12 knots up...
Forum: Ask Our Team 17th September 2007, 04:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,110
Posted By Tom Aylott
Aero 127

Hi

Can any one tell me what the Aero 127 is like? I'm looking to move on from my carve 145 and have been offered a 2004 wood version by a friend but can't find any reviews. Does anyone know if it...
Forum: Windsurfing School 17th September 2007, 04:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,316
Posted By Tom Aylott
Roger Thanks for that, was out yesterday...

Roger

Thanks for that, was out yesterday and tried adding more extension with my 5.5 and it seemed to be a lot better, it was stupidly windy though so I was quite over powered. Even so was in the...
Forum: Windsurfing School 11th September 2007, 05:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,316
Posted By Tom Aylott
Planing/Tall sailors

Morning,

I'm having a few issues with getting on the plane and staying planing, particularly when in the harness, as a result I'm struggling to stay, let alone go upwind.

I'm a very tall sailor...
Forum: Ask Our Team 10th September 2007, 09:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,246
Posted By Tom Aylott
Phill I was actually suggesting the...

Phill

I was actually suggesting the opposite, that because my up wind performance improved with my sail size that maybe when using my 5.5 I'd be better with a smaller fin? I don't entirely...
Forum: Ask Our Team 5th September 2007, 10:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,246
Posted By Tom Aylott
Sorry to piggy back onto this thread but I was...

Sorry to piggy back onto this thread but I was about to ask a similar question!! I use a Carve 145 with the supplied fin, a Drake 52. Sail sizes are between 5.5 and 7.5 and I weigh about 95kg. By the...
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