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Forum: Free Forum 1st January 2011, 05:34 PM
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Posted By geo
Bah. I personally own or owned 5 of those 'non...

Bah.
I personally own or owned 5 of those 'non Cobra' boards. Finish on my '08 sample is very light, but never gave any problem. '09 and '10 samples are superbly finished, but at the cost of some...
Forum: Ask Our Team 20th December 2010, 01:10 PM
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Views: 1,958
Posted By geo
Pathetic...

Pathetic...
Forum: Free Forum 3rd January 2010, 04:10 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 9,250
Posted By geo
My advice is very simple: before purchasing a new...

My advice is very simple: before purchasing a new carbon boom, be sure to have a good look at a Maui Sails carbon boom.
The 190-240 is quite heavy, but it's super stiff.The relatively high weight...
Forum: Free Forum 22nd May 2009, 05:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,754
Posted By geo
Hi, take into account that race/slalom rigs...

Hi,
take into account that race/slalom rigs have become much much easier to use (rig, tune, sail...) than they used to be. In my view, as long as flat water sailing is concerned, there is NO reason...
Forum: Ask Our Team 15th May 2009, 06:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,911
Posted By geo
I owned a Sonic95 and have to agree, great range...

I owned a Sonic95 and have to agree, great range for freeesailing but limited 'competitive' range. It felt great on 7.0, but not enough 'powerful' to hold a 7.6, and I am sure a 6.6 will go already...
Forum: Free Forum 13th April 2009, 02:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,574
Posted By geo
Glad to see there still is some ethics in a big...

Glad to see there still is some ethics in a big money driven 'sport' like F1, really a very good news in my view. And yes, (yet another) big moral defy for politics such as GWB and TB, to the eyes of...
Forum: Free Forum 26th February 2009, 10:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,606
Posted By geo
Hi Andy, I have no experience on big slalom...

Hi Andy,
I have no experience on big slalom sails but know very well the maui Sails TR- series and how they behave. Can only say good. Mind their way of expressing power is DIFFERENT from other...
Forum: Free Forum 25th February 2009, 02:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,123
Posted By geo
If they still offer the "special" warranty on...

If they still offer the "special" warranty on their masts, meaning it's 6 months instead of 24, then I consider that as an implicit admission of inadequate reliability.
Forum: Ask Our Team 21st January 2009, 10:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,748
Posted By geo
Hi Michal, IF you are looking for high wind...

Hi Michal,
IF you are looking for high wind stability, then the eventual difficulties in waterstarting are supposed to be a cheap tradeoff for full camber performances. Plus in my experience one...
Forum: Ask Our Team 10th January 2009, 08:29 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,430
Posted By geo
Well done Vince. In my experience, beach access...

Well done Vince.
In my experience, beach access is already much probematic here in Italy too.
I am convinced that this is one of the worst problems the industry will have to face if it is willing...
Forum: Free Forum 9th December 2008, 04:35 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 13,226
Posted By geo
To me it's always a matter of gains and costs. ...

To me it's always a matter of gains and costs.
Indeed the ability to "automatically" spill out excessive pressure is a desirable gain. Stabilizing the front part of the profile, I am not sure as it...
Forum: Ask Our Team 29th November 2008, 12:38 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,239
Posted By geo
After having used a Garmin 201 (well, 4 of them...

After having used a Garmin 201 (well, 4 of them actually) for 3 seasons now, my idea about which GPS unit to get is: try to understand which one is the most sturdy and reliable and get that one,...
Forum: Ask Our Team 1st November 2008, 04:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 6,803
Posted By geo
Another issue is about how a fin model works with...

Another issue is about how a fin model works with a given board; or in other terms fin/board compatibility. From this point of view, a board manufacturer may well desire to provide his boards with...
Forum: Ask Our Team 31st October 2008, 10:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 6,803
Posted By geo
OK let's put it another way. I understand 100%...

OK let's put it another way. I understand 100% your point of view: to test materials, you have to have them available, and to have the will to swap and test instead than just blazing around and have...
Forum: Free Forum 31st October 2008, 01:04 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,416
Posted By geo
First of all, go running. Cheapest and easiest...

First of all, go running. Cheapest and easiest way to keep basic fitness. You can do that whenever wherever. I would add some pullups if and where possible: forearms too, and mostly lats biceps and...
Forum: Ask Our Team 30th October 2008, 04:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 6,803
Posted By geo
That was what common sense was telling me too....

That was what common sense was telling me too. Then I sailed my Sonic95 with stock fin once or twice. After that I cancelled order for more sizes in Drake fins and ordered Deboichets. I am not a...
Forum: Free Forum 28th October 2008, 04:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,408
Posted By geo
I used to sail similar boards. RRD 281 in '97 -...

I used to sail similar boards. RRD 281 in '97 - '98 and RRD 278 from '99 to '05. I assume your board is somewhat the like and advice accordingly.
The 281 was a real beast, 54 wide, ultra efficient...
Forum: Free Forum 25th October 2008, 09:14 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 28,543
Posted By geo
As far as I know, BD's contract with Starboard is...

As far as I know, BD's contract with Starboard is worth more or less 10x the sum reported in post #87.
Waiting4wind, "I am 100% certain I will getting a superior and higher performing product": my...
Forum: Free Forum 23rd October 2008, 06:54 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 28,543
Posted By geo
Well since we are here... and appreciating how...

Well since we are here... and appreciating how open this forum really is to dissidents...
Waiting4wind, I can't agree with you completely.
A lot in Starboards becoming the biggest palyer derives...
Forum: Ask Our Team 22nd October 2008, 05:55 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,816
Posted By geo
Ola: I agree 100% about psychological effect! ...

Ola: I agree 100% about psychological effect!
As for your iSonics, indeed having the weight back helps a lot, and the scooped deck should add some to stiffness too.
Forum: Ask Our Team 21st October 2008, 02:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,816
Posted By geo
In my experience, it depends. Don't agree with...

In my experience, it depends.
Don't agree with the reported conclusion that weight is not relevant to performances: right weight is, indeed.
What I mean is that excessively light boards may result...
Forum: Free Forum 17th October 2008, 01:19 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,606
Posted By geo
Extremely interesting. Hope someone can review...

Extremely interesting. Hope someone can review those.
Forum: Free Forum 14th October 2008, 01:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,060
Posted By geo
So why are you asking (here!) which combination...

So why are you asking (here!) which combination will be better, when the only experience on JP's probably is with JP's own designer and testers?
Forum: Free Forum 13th October 2008, 10:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,060
Posted By geo
mert, thought so and looked for those, but...

mert,
thought so and looked for those, but can't find. Where to look?
Forum: Free Forum 13th October 2008, 03:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,940
Posted By geo
One should also consider which sails are to be...

One should also consider which sails are to be used with the board. My guess is iSonic is better with Warps and RS:Rs, Manta with Vapors and TR's.
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