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Forum: Free Forum 25th October 2008, 10:20 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 14,543
Posted By puffin
Longboarding in nonplaning conditions is a state...

Longboarding in nonplaning conditions is a state of mind. Some people like it, some don't. Nonplaning longboarding was the entirety of windsurfing for awhile, and managed to be very popular! ...
Forum: Do it standing up! The Stand Up Paddling Forum 9th April 2008, 04:51 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,791
Posted By puffin
Here's my question: I've never surfed before...

Here's my question: I've never surfed before (done a little wave sailing and been windsurfing for 17 years) and I'm primarily interested in taking the board out with a small sail and/or a paddle to...
Forum: Free Forum 9th April 2008, 04:47 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,462
Posted By puffin
Caesar (freestyle magician) clinic in Bonaire?

I've had a few videos of Caesar (the lightwind freestyle genius) on my website for some time. Caesar recently commented and asked about the interest in his teaching a clinic for the same in...
Forum: Free Forum 9th April 2008, 04:43 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,572
Posted By puffin
That's quite the tutorial! As soon as things...

That's quite the tutorial! As soon as things warm up a bit (and I feel like floundering more) I'll give it a try.
Forum: Free Forum 16th January 2008, 10:39 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,468
Posted By puffin
Lightwind Freestyle Spectacular (video)

Madness in 8 knots:
http://www.peconicpuffin.com/the_peconic_puffin/2008/01/freestyle-video.html

(Roger, I don't know what the problem was with the earlier link. Note that on some other forums...
Forum: Free Forum 15th January 2008, 04:37 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,849
Posted By puffin
lightwind freestyle spectacular

Consider what is possible in eight knots...

http://www.peconicpuffin.com/the_pec...yle-video.html

This is new video of Caesar Finies. Check out his moves when the sail comes off the board.
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Forum: Free Forum 15th January 2008, 02:11 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,663
Posted By puffin
For those light wind days...(video)

Consider what is possible in eight knots...

http://www.peconicpuffin.com/the_peconic_puffin/2008/01/freestyle-video.html

This is new video of Caesar Finies.
Forum: Free Forum 15th January 2008, 02:09 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,663
Posted By puffin
I like sailing. I've tried kiting, and it's...

I like sailing. I've tried kiting, and it's cool, but it's not sailing...it's more like wakeboarding.

There's something magical for me about a sail and a boat or board moving on the water.
Forum: Free Forum 24th December 2007, 09:22 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,812
Posted By puffin
freestyle video clip, freestyle board development

While in Bonaire last month I heard that Starboard was working on freestyle footstrap placement that would have the straps perpendicular to the centerline, to facilitate switchstance aerials. ...
Forum: Ask Our Team 29th June 2007, 09:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,079
Posted By puffin
RE: Hatteras and Fins

I've found that one weedfin covers a lot more wind range than one standard fin. I've got a 12" weed fin that I bought at Windsurfing Hatteras (I forget the manufacture...it's blue!) which I've used...
Forum: Windsurfing School 19th June 2007, 05:09 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,790
Posted By puffin
re Choosing a board for children

From an amazing experience yesterday...

A good friend decided to finally get his kids (daughters 11 and 7, 4'11" and 4' even). He had them on a Starsurfer with a Hotsails 2.1. The girls learned...
Forum: Windsurfing School 19th June 2007, 05:07 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,765
Posted By puffin
RE: Trying to choose a board for my kids...

From an amazing experience yesterday...

A good friend decided to finally get his kids (daughters 11 and 7, 4'11" and 4' even). He had them on a Starsurfer with a Hotsails 2.1. The girls learned...
Forum: Do it standing up! The Stand Up Paddling Forum 12th April 2007, 12:59 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,402
Posted By puffin
RE: Ready to Paddle

For myself, I'm hoping for an SUP board that will also take a sail and be fun in waves in 5-10 knots.
Forum: Free Forum 25th March 2007, 03:05 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,959
Posted By puffin
RE: The Loft Sails

" I'm also glad that someone who knew Mr. Hendrix personally reads this forum. I saw him in concert in a tent. I bet you didn't get that close."

No, though I once had a great conversation with...
Forum: Free Forum 24th March 2007, 01:23 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,959
Posted By puffin
RE: The Loft Sails

>>If I don&#39;t get back to you in this life, I will in the next.<< Jimmy Hendrix

It&#39;s Jimi, not Jimmy.

&#39;scuse me while I kiss the sky...
Michael
http://www.peconicpuffin.com
Forum: Free Forum 14th March 2007, 01:35 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,018
Posted By puffin
RE: Board/sail combo for gusty flat water sailing

A note about the sail...more downhaul! If you&#39;re getting pounded by gusts, having whatever sail you&#39;re using rigged with more downhaul should help you convert those gusts into speed as opposed to...
Forum: Free Forum 9th January 2007, 08:57 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 17,606
Posted By puffin
RE: Serenity

Hi Roger,

Will you (or anyone) be doing any demos of the Serenity this Spring on the east coast (OBX or futher north?) I&#39;m still enjoying my ancient superlight (broke the springloaded fin,...
Forum: Free Forum 9th January 2007, 08:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,734
Posted By puffin
RE: DAYS?

I started keeping a sailing log nine years ago...pretty basic. I list where I sailed, what gear I was on, who I sailed with, what technique I worked on etc. It&#39;s also great for making notes...
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