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Forum: Free Forum 23rd November 2007, 03:44 PM
Replies: 4
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Posted By martwald
Jim Drake interview

Great vid but I was more interested in the Jim Drake interview. The Orion - sounds like Starboard are at it again, pushing the boundaries. I will eventually get my wife out for a sail around Dublin...
Forum: Free Forum 25th September 2007, 05:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,830
Posted By martwald
Question iSonic 87 gybes

First off I never have been the best at turning corners at speed but I can usually get around on the plane. I can even gybe my Missile XS with some difficulty. I previously had a Sonic W55 and could...
Forum: Free Forum 31st August 2007, 05:05 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,849
Posted By martwald
Gath helmets

Quite a few people were Gath helmets skydiving to prevent possible injury on landings, the speeds on landings would always exceed 12 knots. I personally have had a Gath save my life once when I...
Forum: Free Forum 31st August 2007, 06:03 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,849
Posted By martwald
Helmet

In a past life I used to leap off cliffs for kicks and one of the gear manufacturers gave me some great advice.

You might not look too cool wearing a helmet while jumping but you'll look a damn...
Forum: Free Forum 29th August 2007, 09:48 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,381
Posted By martwald
rubber mallet

Are you sure you don't just use yer head
Forum: Free Forum 29th August 2007, 06:55 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,381
Posted By martwald
Unable to use fin

Well I guess the fact that a pair of select fins I purchased before going to Weymouth last year were so far off that after a hour of sanding I still couldn't use them (I only noticed the poor fit at...
Forum: Free Forum 29th August 2007, 06:09 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,381
Posted By martwald
Angle of attack

With an electric sander the process doesn't take too long so I'm not overly bothered the time, suffice to say I've another Falcon in the post to me.

My concern however is that you could sand too...
Forum: Free Forum 28th August 2007, 05:56 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,381
Posted By martwald
F2 Missile Tuttle boxes

No the F2 smaller range use tuttle boxes.

As I said the sanded fins now fit the F2 and SB boxes perfectly.

It wasn't just a little bit of sanding either. I had to buy an electric sander and I...
Forum: Free Forum 27th August 2007, 06:44 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,849
Posted By martwald
Interesting accidents

First off:

Many years ago (15) I was sailing along when I spotted some shallows straight ahead, having lost many fins in this lake I though bailing out was the best option. I landed in the...
Forum: Free Forum 27th August 2007, 06:21 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,381
Posted By martwald
Fin sanding

This is an issue that really bugs me.

Recently I ordered a few Techtonic fins and they all required serious sanding to fit into my F2 Missile XS, SX M & iSonic 87. Fortuneately the fins boxes seem...
Forum: Free Forum 23rd August 2007, 11:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,809
Posted By martwald
Falcon

What about the Falcon, great fin too, if not the best for upwind work
Forum: Ask Our Team 23rd August 2007, 11:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,584
Posted By martwald
Counter threaded screw bit

Go into any decent hardware store and ask for a drill bit with the thread running opposite to normal (not sure of the correct term), get it in a small diameter bit so you can drill down the centre of...
Forum: Free Forum 11th November 2006, 03:49 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,434
Posted By martwald
RE: Code Red - Broken batten removal

Instead of removing the batten I just cut a 3" piece of standard 8mm carbon tube, glued 1/2 of it into the section of batten I removed, then pushed the remaining 1/2 into the broken batten remaining...
Forum: Ask Our Team 10th November 2006, 07:23 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,749
Posted By martwald
Broken batten removal - Code Red

I snapped a batten on my Code Red and the break was total, therefore when I attempted to take out the batten, only 3/4 of it came out, the remaining 1/4 remained in the batten pocket.

I have no...
Forum: Free Forum 10th November 2006, 07:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,434
Posted By martwald
Code Red - Broken batten removal

I snapped a batten on my Code Red and the break was total, therefore when I attempted to take out the batten, only 3/4 of it came out, the remaining 1/4 remained in the batten pocket.

I have no...
Forum: Free Forum 2nd November 2006, 04:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,929
Posted By martwald
RE: Removing cams

I previously queried this process when derigging ssr's, the instructions state to pop off the cams before releasing tension on outhall and downhall or risk damaging sail.

The problem I have on...
Forum: Free Forum 31st October 2006, 05:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,929
Posted By martwald
Broken code red batten

Don't do this:

Let the downhall off a little bit to enable you to pop the battens off

Notice that the sail is rotated the wrong way to give access to the cambers

Rotate the sail

Snap
Forum: Ask Our Team 17th October 2006, 03:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,438
Posted By martwald
RE: iSonic 94

Cheers Ian, that's pretty much what I suspected. Now my only question is whether or not to replace the Missile S with an iS87 and I have the Missile XS for real record breaking conditions, little...
Forum: Ask Our Team 16th October 2006, 06:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,438
Posted By martwald
RE: iSonic 94

I reckon that the best purchase would be both the 87 & 101 and that's what I'm seriously considering.

My question now is whether or not there is any requirement for the Missile S. It seems to me...
Forum: Free Forum 16th October 2006, 06:33 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 6,324
Posted By martwald
RE: iSonic 87, 94 or 101

I reckon that the best purchase would be both the 87 & 101 and that's what I'm seriously considering.

My question now is whether or not there is any requirement for the Missile S. It seems to me...
Forum: Ask Our Team 13th October 2006, 11:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,438
Posted By martwald
iSonic 94

Does anyone have a test report for an iSonic 94. I weigh 84kgs and am looking at this as my medium wind speed board / all round slalom machine. The crossover when it gets to windy for the iSonic 94...
Forum: Free Forum 13th October 2006, 11:12 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 6,324
Posted By martwald
iSonic 87, 94 or 101

I am completing my speed quiver and looking for my medium wind board.

I currently have the two Missile S & XS and need a board to serve the sub 22kts and tight courses. I know the 87 is a rocket...
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