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Forum: Windsurfing School 31st August 2010, 01:51 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,112
Posted By vikingsail
Once you're on the leeside, either by the...

Once you're on the leeside, either by the beginning of a helicopter tack or by doing a Leeside escape, you can do a helicopter tack or a leeside jibe.
here are instructions from Petra Kanz and Andy...
Forum: Ask Our Team 19th August 2010, 09:13 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,919
Posted By vikingsail
I agree with Mark H. Move the front straps...

I agree with Mark H. Move the front straps outboard.
take a look at Jem Hall's website, he has some good comments on footstrap widths for wave riding that have helped my slalom sailing on my Madd...
Forum: Free Forum 16th August 2010, 07:29 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,086
Posted By vikingsail
I love to take my SUP out on flatwater when there...

I love to take my SUP out on flatwater when there is no wind. It's great exercise and it's beats sitting on the beach. I do not want to kayak because of my back but I can SUP as long as my arms hold...
Forum: Free Forum 8th July 2010, 05:14 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,100
Posted By vikingsail
I'll correct my statement, on camless sails make...

I'll correct my statement, on camless sails make sure the battens are tight enough.
Forum: Free Forum 4th July 2010, 01:42 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,100
Posted By vikingsail
I'd make sure your battens are tight enough, if...

I'd make sure your battens are tight enough, if they're loose your center of effort is going to shift all over the place. If your sail came with instructions make sure you understand them so you can...
Forum: Ask Our Team 30th June 2010, 11:00 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,521
Posted By vikingsail
I tried a new way to keep the lens clear, I put...

I tried a new way to keep the lens clear, I put the camera and case in the refrigerator overnight and closed the case before removing the camera, I just checked today's videos, no haze. Just clear...
Forum: Ask Our Team 17th April 2010, 09:07 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,286
Posted By vikingsail
The boards list on the forum index does not match...

The boards list on the forum index does not match the real starboard site. Go to Star-board.com and you'll see the Carve listed. My understanding is that it was tested by a US windsurfing magazine.
Forum: Free Forum 4th April 2010, 11:42 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,700
Posted By vikingsail
Have them on all my booms. I have a back issue...

Have them on all my booms. I have a back issue and when I have to uphaul it helps me keep my back straight by using my weight instead of bending over and using my muscles.
Forum: Free Forum 23rd February 2010, 07:21 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 7,964
Posted By vikingsail
oh yah the most scary thing for me is when...

oh yah the most scary thing for me is when someone asks me to check how their sail is rigged and they are using a 10 year old mast. I usually end up grabbing a mast out of my van, rig their sail...
Forum: Free Forum 23rd February 2010, 07:18 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 7,964
Posted By vikingsail
The +/- 2 cm works with Sailworks, Ezzy and...

The +/- 2 cm works with Sailworks, Ezzy and Niash, and is based on looking at those 3 manufactures guides to rigging. Take a look at the latest Windsurf magazine, they have an very good article on...
Forum: Free Forum 22nd February 2010, 09:47 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 7,964
Posted By vikingsail
Lanee, the Gaastra site does have a page for the...

Lanee, the Gaastra site does have a page for the 2008 line. The luff and boom specs are listed there.
Forum: Free Forum 22nd February 2010, 02:49 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 7,964
Posted By vikingsail
Sorry I missed that message. If I were to...

Sorry I missed that message. If I were to demostrate the settings on the 8.5 matrix, (with a crank and a CM, not inch, extension) I would set the extension for 28 cm (26+2) and then rig the sail so...
Forum: Free Forum 21st February 2010, 11:13 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 7,964
Posted By vikingsail
Forgot to login when I posted the above. Also...

Forgot to login when I posted the above. Also agree that Guy Cribb article has some fluky instructions.
Forum: Free Forum 18th December 2009, 10:33 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,165
Posted By vikingsail
Smile There is one other consideration why you may not...

There is one other consideration why you may not see whitecaps on photographs or videos. If the photographer is upwind from the sailor the whitecaps are on the backside of the waves; they're hiding....
Forum: Free Forum 11th December 2009, 09:26 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,447
Posted By vikingsail
Patagonia has a Lotus designs Kayak vest that...

Patagonia has a Lotus designs Kayak vest that works very well with Waist Harnesses. Several members of our windsurf club use this vest.
Forum: Free Forum 12th September 2009, 10:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,242
Posted By vikingsail
log in, click on private messages, this will take...

log in, click on private messages, this will take you to page with updating for profile.
Forum: Windsurfing School 12th September 2009, 01:25 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,185
Posted By vikingsail
these are the notes I made from ABK camp. they...

these are the notes I made from ABK camp. they are not perfect. Also check the Jem Hall site.
1. Head up into the wind, keep hands on boom, weight on the back foot. Oversheet
2. At 12:00 Swing...
Forum: Windsurfing School 2nd September 2009, 11:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,785
Posted By vikingsail
I think the closing the gap part is to get your...

I think the closing the gap part is to get your speed up to max but with newer freeride sails it is harder to close the gap. (see past articles in windsurfing magazine.) Before trying to head up you...
Forum: Windsurfing School 6th April 2009, 10:33 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,982
Posted By vikingsail
I am going to assume that you are trying to be...

I am going to assume that you are trying to be prepared for those days when the wind goes above 20 mph but not above 25.
1. Get another fin. Do you fight weeds in your area? A 14.5 inch weed fin...
Forum: Windsurfing School 7th August 2008, 07:01 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,948
Posted By vikingsail
Sam what year is your powerex mast? there was a...

Sam what year is your powerex mast?
there was a time, several years ago, when the powerex masts were not bending properly and it created problems when rigging. I had two powerex 430 zwave masts,...
Forum: Ask Our Team 22nd October 2007, 06:02 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,642
Posted By vikingsail
Question FreeStyle on the Serenity

I have started to practice freestyle on my serenity and have been able to do quick tacks, helicopter tacks and leeside pivot jibes. My question is:Is it safe to stand way out on the bow and go fin...
Forum: Ask Our Team 22nd October 2007, 05:57 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,929
Posted By vikingsail
Talking My favorite fin for the serenity in weeds or...

My favorite fin for the serenity in weeds or Hatteras for non white capping wind is the Tangent Dynamic 42. I do have the 35 for when it's capping but in chop find the 42 a little steader and easier...
Forum: Windsurfing School 5th October 2007, 12:28 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 9,329
Posted By vikingsail
Cool I just have the clew pulleys with the harken's. I...

I just have the clew pulleys with the harken's. I using the standard HPL tailstock on my new boom and one sailworks formula outhaul strap. I have yet to get pitched but I have scrambled upwind when...
Forum: Windsurfing School 4th October 2007, 08:07 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 9,329
Posted By vikingsail
I'd thought I'd post my experiences with my 6.6...

I'd thought I'd post my experiences with my 6.6 hucker. I've used the sail with my Serenity, Madd 135 and Max2Air 264 (115 liters). I've found in light air it feels more powerful and does require a...
Forum: Free Forum 20th August 2007, 09:18 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,372
Posted By vikingsail
Using a 42 cm weed fin I have reached speeds as...

Using a 42 cm weed fin I have reached speeds as high as 14 mph with an 8.0, but looking back at the GPS data the normal terminal speed for the board appears to be 12 or 13 mph. I have followed...
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