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Forum: Free Forum 9th October 2012, 05:41 AM
Replies: 6
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Posted By PG
You are clearly underpowered at 101 kg (I proudly...

You are clearly underpowered at 101 kg (I proudly carry teh same weight myself) with a 7.5 m2 sail. For me a 7 m2 sail is the largest sail I use on my smaller 106 liter board, and the wind really...
Forum: Free Forum 19th September 2012, 05:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,639
Posted By PG
No need to change anything. These things happen...

No need to change anything. These things happen when you are on the limit, that is just a fact of life.

I did something similar the other day when a mega gust hit the sail, it probably opened the...
Forum: Free Forum 4th September 2012, 08:10 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 7,282
Posted By PG
Well, the fact is of course that full on slalom...

Well, the fact is of course that full on slalom boards now are quite popular with the general, better than average skills, crowd (at least here in Finland). The challenge of riding a full on slalom...
Forum: Free Forum 8th May 2012, 03:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,244
Posted By PG
I think that for your lightwind summer you need a...

I think that for your lightwind summer you need a Phantom Race 320. It has quite a different drive and glide (fun!) in light vinds than a Rio. And for the summer you need an 8 m2 sail, to be...
Forum: Free Forum 27th April 2012, 05:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,948
Posted By PG
The term "bigger board" here means that you at...

The term "bigger board" here means that you at teh very minimum need some 50 liters above your weight in kg. Thus, for a 70 kg beginner a 120-130 liter board might work, nut anything smaller will...
Forum: Ask Our Team 25th January 2012, 01:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,074
Posted By PG
Search the boards.co.uk forum and you will find A...

Search the boards.co.uk forum and you will find A LOT of discussion on how to position and install additional fins on your board. And quite a lot of discussion on the correct amount of toe-in!
Forum: Free Forum 21st January 2012, 05:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,903
Posted By PG
Lets boil this one down to some useful advice for...

Lets boil this one down to some useful advice for someone who recently started windsurfing.

ONE: get a bigger sail, an 8.0 with two cambers would be quites suitable. It would push down the planing...
Forum: Free Forum 21st September 2011, 12:48 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,257
Posted By PG
I tend to be open for new ideas, but in this case...

I tend to be open for new ideas, but in this case there is only one correct way. Front foot first!
Forum: Free Forum 14th September 2011, 12:06 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,117
Posted By PG
There are lots of fin manufacturers that build...

There are lots of fin manufacturers that build great aftermarket fins, typically much better than the ones supplied with the board. Choco, MFC, Select, there are lots of companies making good fins. ...
Forum: Free Forum 2nd September 2011, 04:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,104
Posted By PG
A short board without a center fin or centerboard...

A short board without a center fin or centerboard is useless in light winds. They are ONLY created for winds strong enough for planing (80 kg, 8 m2 sail, 14 knots with moderate skills).

A short...
Forum: Free Forum 1st September 2011, 02:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,104
Posted By PG
Roger, The pitch about the Go Windsurfer is...

Roger,

The pitch about the Go Windsurfer is "This simple innovation transforms the idea of adding daggerboard system to a freeride board as it no longer compromises full planing performance; no...
Forum: Ask Our Team 22nd August 2011, 01:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,695
Posted By PG
Not a SB, but it might make sense to consider a...

Not a SB, but it might make sense to consider a Lorch Bird 164? Lots of volume for a heavyweight, designed explicitly for early planing.
Forum: Ask Our Team 19th August 2011, 05:52 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,282
Posted By PG
... And it is known that some drake fins are...

... And it is known that some drake fins are melons that just cause spinouts, while other that look exactly the same are perfectly good.

You may just be unlucky! Go and get a Select S10 in...
Forum: Ask Our Team 10th August 2011, 01:39 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 7,486
Posted By PG
What about us who are not facebook users? Would...

What about us who are not facebook users? Would youtube be something?
Forum: Free Forum 18th June 2011, 12:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,421
Posted By PG
I think you should look at the Starboard Phantom...

I think you should look at the Starboard Phantom 320. At 320 * 71 is is long enough to have some lightwind glide, and wide enough for stability. It will work well in most wind coditions (and will be...
Forum: Ask Our Team 14th June 2011, 01:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,132
Posted By PG
If it is right or not depends on your...

If it is right or not depends on your expectations.
With one of these wide and short beginner boards you will not experience much (or any) of the lightwind gliding sensation you may remember from...
Forum: Free Forum 9th June 2011, 11:44 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,797
Posted By PG
Yes, big sails (7.5 and up) are heavy to handle....

Yes, big sails (7.5 and up) are heavy to handle. They are no fun unless planing.

Yes, uphauling and moving around on a 145 liter board is much more demanding than on a 190 liter board. The...
Forum: Free Forum 28th May 2011, 12:23 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 10,174
Posted By PG
Cutting down a fin is in my experience a pretty...

Cutting down a fin is in my experience a pretty trivial thing, and works well, especially if you reshape the tip to be squared off, i.e. omit any nice pointy tip that is demanding to shape. That is,...
Forum: Free Forum 27th May 2011, 10:15 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 10,174
Posted By PG
Typically you can take a saw and cut down the fin...

Typically you can take a saw and cut down the fin some 5 cm, then use a file and sanding paper (preferably wet sanding) to shape the new tip. This would at least make you fin fit your sails better.
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Forum: Ask Our Team 28th April 2011, 12:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,014
Posted By PG
If you are going to keep the C144 for lighter...

If you are going to keep the C144 for lighter winds and you are getting a fast board for higher winds the a Futura 101 sounds like a good complement. If you do a lot of F6-F7 sailing then you might...
Forum: Free Forum 20th April 2011, 07:49 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,519
Posted By PG
I have personally tried neither board, but I...

I have personally tried neither board, but I believe the Rocket 115 can be characterized as a Freemove-Freeride crossover, while the Futura is a Freeride-Slalom crossover.
Forum: Ask Our Team 19th April 2011, 03:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,743
Posted By PG
For performance in light winds, non-planing as it...

For performance in light winds, non-planing as it often will be, the Phantom 320 should win hands down! With regards to planing they are likely to be about equal.
Forum: Free Forum 19th April 2011, 03:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,373
Posted By PG
Don't use lycra shorts. Go and get yourself some...

Don't use lycra shorts. Go and get yourself some real lycra swimpants, i.e. speedos (with no legs!). These should keep your male parts happy!
Forum: Free Forum 11th April 2011, 02:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,134
Posted By PG
I think that the general rule would be to go for...

I think that the general rule would be to go for a relatively fast single fin waveboard, like the Kode. Or, if slighly older, an Acid.

These types of boards should provide plenty of freeride fun,...
Forum: Free Forum 8th April 2011, 02:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 926
Posted By PG
But the cost for the operation is such that it...

But the cost for the operation is such that it probably makes more sense to look for a used sail in good condition, a sail that is only 5 years old!

Small race sails are quite rare, and modern...
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