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Forum: Free Forum 23rd June 2012, 08:05 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 10,958
Posted By Darko_Z
Most people doing sport donít compete, at least...

Most people doing sport donít compete, at least not in Olympic format. So real nonsense is to say some sport should not be on the Olympic Games just because competition form was adapted. In this case...
Forum: Free Forum 12th June 2012, 01:16 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 10,958
Posted By Darko_Z
Kiters are not to blame that windsurfing is out of Olympics

Main demand from Olympic committee was that all sailing competitions should be made attractive for spectators. RS:X windsurfing shown on last Olympics games was far from attractive and exciting. Of...
Forum: Ask Our Team 30th May 2011, 04:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,684
Posted By Darko_Z
Downhaul rope, damaged

For WARP 6.8 and S_TYPE7.8 I use NORTH SAILS PLATINUM mast 460, and for S_TYPE9.5 I use NORTH SAILS PLATINUM mast 460 + CX carbon extension, as per NORTH SAILS specification demanded.
Rope was never...
Forum: Ask Our Team 30th May 2011, 02:51 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,684
Posted By Darko_Z
Downhaul rope, damaged

I have NS sails, S-Type 9,5, S-Type 7,8 and WARP 6,8 with NS PLATINUM mast. For all sails I need a lot of downhaul force if I want lose leech up to the mark. I use 4mm dyneema ropes, but tension on...
Forum: Free Forum 4th February 2011, 01:31 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 11,812
Posted By Darko_Z
Windglider

For Olympic Games in Los Angeles Windglider boards were used.
You can see description of this board if you follow this link:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windglider

This was in 1984.

It...
Forum: Free Forum 1st February 2011, 03:16 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 11,812
Posted By Darko_Z
Windsurf sales boom?

Just to avoid misunderstanding, windsurf sales boom, we are talking about was around 1985, after 1990 windsurf sales already dropped by 80%. Windsurf boards used in 1985 were usually longer than 4m,...
Forum: Free Forum 28th January 2011, 02:08 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 11,812
Posted By Darko_Z
Windsurfing for fun

Iím windsurfing from 1985, I donít agree that windsurfing is in decline, You are focusing to much on windsurfing competition. Only very small percentage of windsurfers participates at competitions,...
Forum: Free Forum 7th November 2010, 12:03 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,826
Posted By Darko_Z
Kiters are getting better

During most of the year my main sport is windsurfing, but in winter I switch to snowkiting. Windsurfers, usually have wrong impressions about kiting. For example wind gusts and change in wind...
Forum: Free Forum 19th October 2010, 07:20 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 6,840
Posted By Darko_Z
Science talk

Little bit more of science talk, if you donít like that, just read the last line.
Basic principle of science is that every theory must be proved with experiment and every experiment must be...
Forum: Ask Our Team 26th September 2010, 09:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,199
Posted By Darko_Z
Ns s-type 7.8

I have NS S-TYPE 7.8, my weight is 90kg and I usually use it for winds from 15 to 25 knots, but I can take short wind gusts over 30 with it. I didnít use NS RAM or WARP my self but I was windsurfing...
Forum: Free Forum 13th August 2010, 06:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,034
Posted By Darko_Z
Windfinder

Windguru was always with wind speed and wind gusts, I believe you are talking about Windfinder. Forecast on both of them is more or less accurate only a day or two in advance, more than that is in...
Forum: Free Forum 13th May 2010, 07:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,724
Posted By Darko_Z
I think it will be hard to find Serenity to rent,...

I think it will be hard to find Serenity to rent, but Iím sure you can buy one. If you canít find it in Italy, you can try other country. Podersdorf is far away from Venice but you can ask in...
Forum: Free Forum 13th April 2010, 05:06 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,974
Posted By Darko_Z
Generally slalom board will get you planning with...

Generally slalom board will get you planning with less wind than freeride board because slalom boards are wider. But on the other side, race sails like Gaastra Vapor are designed for top speed, not...
Forum: Free Forum 12th April 2010, 05:24 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,974
Posted By Darko_Z
My weight is 90 kg, to start planning at 8knots...

My weight is 90 kg, to start planning at 8knots with regular freeride board and 8.5m≤ sail is impossible for me. I need at least 13 to 14 knots wind to start planning with this combination, perhaps...
Forum: Ask Our Team 15th March 2010, 03:53 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,755
Posted By Darko_Z
I think Phantom Race 320 can win against classic...

I think Phantom Race 320 can win against classic long boards if wind is strong enough, and I’m sure it can do better than RSX in any case.
Forum: Free Forum 25th December 2009, 02:50 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,730
Posted By Darko_Z
Weight calculation: NS S-TYPE 9.5m≤ sail =...

Weight calculation:

NS S-TYPE 9.5m≤ sail = 6.7kg
Mast + extension = 2.3kg
Boom = 3.5kg
FUTURA 133 + fin = 8.8kg
Me + wet neoprene = 95kg

All together ...
Forum: Free Forum 13th December 2009, 11:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,730
Posted By Darko_Z
I can uphaul 9.5 m≤ sail on FUTURA 133 without...

I can uphaul 9.5 m≤ sail on FUTURA 133 without any problems in all conditions.
Forum: Free Forum 9th December 2009, 04:42 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,580
Posted By Darko_Z
It can be very misleading if you try to judge...

It can be very misleading if you try to judge wind speed from video or photo. Once I took video of windsurfers in closed bay, it was offshore wind. I took measurement with wind speed meter 2 min...
Forum: Free Forum 7th December 2009, 12:42 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 15,952
Posted By Darko_Z
Perhaps combination FW + Lechner would do best....

Perhaps combination FW + Lechner would do best. Lechner board is shorter than Serenity and therefore easier for transportation. I guess that speed in sub planning conditions would be similar.
Hybrid...
Forum: Free Forum 3rd December 2009, 05:59 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 15,952
Posted By Darko_Z
On this forum many people stated that FW is much...

On this forum many people stated that FW is much more expensive and problematic for transportation than race board. I think thatís not logical, for example new STARBOARD Formula Experience costs...
Forum: Free Forum 30th November 2009, 08:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,039
Posted By Darko_Z
My weight is 90 kg, with FUTURA 133, NS S-TYPE...

My weight is 90 kg, with FUTURA 133, NS S-TYPE 9,5m≤ sail and 48cm slalom fin I can get comfortably on to plane with 12 - 13 kn wind, with pumping 11 Ė 12 kn. I can stay at plane until wind drops...
Forum: Free Forum 6th November 2009, 08:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,358
Posted By Darko_Z
For windsurfing in Istria most windsurfers go to...

For windsurfing in Istria most windsurfers go to spots south of Pula, Medulin, Premantura, Pomer. You can check spots on this link: ...
Forum: Ask Our Team 5th November 2009, 05:54 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,180
Posted By Darko_Z
I have Futura 133 with Drake R13 Race SL480 fin,...

I have Futura 133 with Drake R13 Race SL480 fin, my weight is 90kg. I use this board mainly with sails NS S-TYPE 7.8 and 9.5 m≤. Spin out occurs only if I put to much load on fin when speed is not...
Forum: Free Forum 21st October 2009, 06:59 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 8,286
Posted By Darko_Z
If you use one board 80% of the time, you still...

If you use one board 80% of the time, you still have to use second board for 20% of the time, so you still have to own two boards. But even if you own only one board, my point is:

Prices for...
Forum: Free Forum 20th October 2009, 06:53 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 8,286
Posted By Darko_Z
Places where you have always same winds and...

Places where you have always same winds and windsurfing conditions and therefore you can use only one board and one sail are probably rare. Actually I donít believe that such place exist, it would be...
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