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Forum: Ask Our Team 14th August 2014, 10:45 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,419
Posted By mcross19
Sounds like the fins, perhaps they are too soft....

Sounds like the fins, perhaps they are too soft. Write to Steve and let him know. Just ordered some Techart fins in the bigger sizes so will see how they perform and will let you know.
Forum: Ask Our Team 9th August 2014, 08:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 237
Posted By mcross19
David, just to add my bit so take it or leave it...

David, just to add my bit so take it or leave it but we would all like the one board and two sail solution to our windsurfing needs but life on the water is not like that unfortunately. This is how I...
Forum: Ask Our Team 8th August 2014, 12:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,419
Posted By mcross19
I also have the F-Hot fins and I have never...

I also have the F-Hot fins and I have never experienced vibration from them, what year are yours? Mine are 2014 shapes.
Forum: Ask Our Team 7th August 2014, 12:15 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,419
Posted By mcross19
The short answer is to get a smaller, narrower...

The short answer is to get a smaller, narrower board, that is the only way you will go quicker!

If you do not want or cannot afford a smaller board then you need to use the smallest sweptback fin...
Forum: Ask Our Team 5th August 2014, 01:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,144
Posted By mcross19
Hi Chris, out of curiosity what weight are you?

Hi Chris, out of curiosity what weight are you?
Forum: Free Forum 5th August 2014, 01:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 130
Posted By mcross19
I think the drake venoms are copies of the C3...

I think the drake venoms are copies of the C3 venoms which is what I used on my 2008 Futura 122
Forum: Free Forum 4th August 2014, 08:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 130
Posted By mcross19
Hi, I am around 5kg heavier than you and I was...

Hi, I am around 5kg heavier than you and I was using a 42cm freerace fin with the 122 and a 7.5 and that was perfect!
Forum: Free Forum 26th July 2014, 09:18 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,577
Posted By mcross19
Mark, I don't actually live anywhere near...

Mark, I don't actually live anywhere near Portland but I like to sail there so try to get down when the forecast looks good. I take it you may be down there for speed week? If so that is a definite...
Forum: Free Forum 25th July 2014, 01:49 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,577
Posted By mcross19
Hi Matt, as I have said before you are welcome to...

Hi Matt, as I have said before you are welcome to try my US next time we are both at Portland, I tend to sail from Ferrybridge, am guessing that you have a trailer at the OTC?

Mark, I want to come...
Forum: Free Forum 25th July 2014, 09:50 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,577
Posted By mcross19
Hi Matt, they already have its called the US147,...

Hi Matt, they already have its called the US147, I sail it regulary with an 8.6, unless it is really choppy it wont be too comfortable but it can be done, as soon as you are always powered on the 8.6...
Forum: Ask Our Team 25th July 2014, 05:38 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,144
Posted By mcross19
Morning people, got to try the carbon ready to...

Morning people, got to try the carbon ready to race drake 58 out at the weekend with my 9.5m Overdrive and I must say I was more than a little disappointed by it. Yes it got the board planning early...
Forum: Free Forum 25th July 2014, 05:29 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 7,141
Posted By mcross19
Morning people, here is a report from a friend...

Morning people, here is a report from a friend who borrowed my 2014 Ultrasonic at the weekend which I thought relevant to post here:

"Martin very kindly let me have a go on his Ultrasonic on...
Forum: Free Forum 24th July 2014, 09:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 319
Posted By mcross19
Hi Lizzy, if you have sailed cambered sails...

Hi Lizzy, if you have sailed cambered sails before and don't mind using them the formula experience will work better in lower wind speeds to get you planning earlier and they will keep you going...
Forum: Ask Our Team 24th July 2014, 08:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 477
Posted By mcross19
Hi Andy, the RRD's are a little different to the...

Hi Andy, the RRD's are a little different to the Atoms but they should give your girlfriend an idea of size for a good report on all these 'freemove' type boards try to get yourself a back copy of...
Forum: Free Forum 18th July 2014, 10:59 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,577
Posted By mcross19
Waffle but nonetheless interesting waffle unlike...

Waffle but nonetheless interesting waffle unlike a certain MR Basher! Haha

Yes I agree a slight change to board width would certainly help and make life more interesting for the events that edge...
Forum: Free Forum 18th July 2014, 08:04 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,577
Posted By mcross19
I still think a 90cm+ board has its place, its...

I still think a 90cm+ board has its place, its just a very narrow window of advantage.
Forum: Free Forum 18th July 2014, 05:43 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,577
Posted By mcross19
Hi Matt, I will be down at Portland this Sunday...

Hi Matt, I will be down at Portland this Sunday and Monday if you are about for testing?

If not I usually grab a couple of days off work during speed week and you are welcome to give the board a...
Forum: Free Forum 17th July 2014, 10:19 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,577
Posted By mcross19
Hi Kapten K, I really don't see the need for a...

Hi Kapten K, I really don't see the need for a 120cm wide board, 90 or maybe 95cm max is all that is needed.

Nice videos and you are clearly faster than your kiting friend, do you not think it...
Forum: Ask Our Team 14th July 2014, 10:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 477
Posted By mcross19
Forget about volumes or width, a fellow...

Forget about volumes or width, a fellow windsurfing friend has the Atom 100 and is 75kg and says it is perfect for him. Unless she is planning on using sails bigger than 7m then the 100 would be my...
Forum: Free Forum 13th July 2014, 02:08 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,577
Posted By mcross19
Great points there and good to hear from someone...

Great points there and good to hear from someone who has tried and tested both boards back to back.

Already the smaller guys (Sean, Taty) don't win the overall title and never will if they change...
Forum: Free Forum 12th July 2014, 01:28 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,577
Posted By mcross19
Hi Chris, obviously we know the outcome of the...

Hi Chris, obviously we know the outcome of the meeting but was the voting close?

I was using a 56cm G10 R13 Drake near vertical race fin and 8.6m Turbo on the 2013 US, probably could have gone a...
Forum: Free Forum 10th July 2014, 10:42 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,577
Posted By mcross19
If I remember correctly the Ultrasonic is quicker...

If I remember correctly the Ultrasonic is quicker across the wind than a formula board for a given sail size and rather than Starboard having to design a totally new board why not just use the...
Forum: Ask Our Team 10th July 2014, 03:51 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 477
Posted By mcross19
Hi Andy, if you've seen one on the beach then...

Hi Andy, if you've seen one on the beach then maybe you could ask the owner if you could have a go if they are reluctant try lending them your board and ask them to compare the two.

The Atom is...
Forum: Ask Our Team 8th July 2014, 05:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 477
Posted By mcross19
Andy, have a look at the Atom too, it does...

Andy, have a look at the Atom too, it does everything well and is very easy to sail with plenty of foot strap options.
Forum: Free Forum 8th July 2014, 07:16 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,577
Posted By mcross19
No one said Formula was a bad word, it has it's...

No one said Formula was a bad word, it has it's own series and doesn't have a place in slalom so the board would have to be sub 100cm to be deemed as slalom equipment.

Going by this year wind...
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