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Forum: Free Forum 22nd July 2009, 08:48 PM
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Posted By fran4065
World Raceboard

Here are the results up to 19th of the last world raceboard, with mention of boards and sails used (not guaranteed 100%: based on the photos)

RSX, Lefèvre and Aerolite are making the podium.
The...
Forum: Free Forum 9th June 2009, 07:54 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,366
Posted By fran4065
The Phantom 320 also a good choice, better in...

The Phantom 320 also a good choice, better in strong wind (20 knts +)
Forum: Free Forum 9th June 2009, 07:52 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,366
Posted By fran4065
My preference is for the Bic Hybrid, sheap, very...

My preference is for the Bic Hybrid, sheap, very easy (wide 82cm), as light as others, 15,5kgs, and very fast and maneuvrable, always beating the concurence in contests. Check the results!
Forum: Ask Our Team 16th May 2009, 08:39 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,938
Posted By fran4065
Hi Stevo, I guess you want to jump on your...

Hi Stevo,
I guess you want to jump on your board from your mooring or anchorage...
The problem is that you will look for a quiet spot to anchor, and quiet means impossible to use a short board!...
Forum: Free Forum 16th May 2009, 08:28 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,126
Posted By fran4065
Raceboard and wave; if not... just surfing on 6'4...

Raceboard and wave; if not... just surfing on 6'4 to 7'8 on 3 to 15 feet waves
Did not practice wave during the last 10 years, before: 10 years on waves every week
(Tiga epoxy wave, tri concave:...
Forum: French Forum 13th May 2009, 07:50 AM
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Views: 951
Posted By fran4065
Alowind 2009

Grosse régate avec 95 Raceboard, 75 Techno 293 et 22 Formula....
Le gros du plateau en Raceboard, et seulement 22 formula!
Pourquoi aussi peu de Raceboard sur le forum??????

Les classements:
...
Forum: Free Forum 4th December 2008, 06:02 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,702
Posted By fran4065
Darko: Longboards are not for use in only 1 to 3 knots wind!

But working and fun from 1 to 30+ knots wind, and in any directions! this is the real matter, and opposition is between people who want to sail and race in any conditions and places and people who...
Forum: Free Forum 12th October 2008, 09:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,127
Posted By fran4065
In our Island, no much luck to have a day showing...

In our Island, no much luck to have a day showing a cross wind to have a reach on the two long legs,(40% + 40% of the course) and even in that case, the hills are high and stiff enough to make very...
Forum: Free Forum 11th October 2008, 07:49 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,127
Posted By fran4065
I have the same problem: we have a course around...

I have the same problem: we have a course around our Island once a year, with catas (Nacra) and Formulas competing (once we had a kite, finishing in the very last).
If windy, (more than 18knts) the...
Forum: Free Forum 9th October 2008, 06:58 AM
Replies: 225
Views: 32,832
Posted By fran4065
When she will be expert, try with her a long...

When she will be expert, try with her a long distance (on a fast long board) along your beautiful Antigua coast... maybe she will not be interested in the beach practice of just sailing...
Forum: Free Forum 3rd October 2008, 04:29 PM
Replies: 225
Views: 32,832
Posted By fran4065
OK for me! I like it!

OK for me!
I like it!
Forum: Free Forum 1st October 2008, 08:57 PM
Replies: 225
Views: 32,832
Posted By fran4065
Just found on the "new speed record topic": ...

Just found on the "new speed record topic":

.... In our local races the kites have begun to beat the formula guys on a race course. Kitesurfing is seriousely innovative these days, whereas...
Forum: Free Forum 21st September 2008, 11:55 PM
Replies: 225
Views: 32,832
Posted By fran4065
I appreciate your posts, U249 and 249, documented...

I appreciate your posts, U249 and 249, documented and clarifying.
Personaly having experienced all the aspects of our sport, I still love all of them, and I jump, usualy by renting one, on a slalom,...
Forum: Free Forum 19th September 2008, 07:03 PM
Replies: 225
Views: 32,832
Posted By fran4065
500000 to 40000 ...

in 1984 close to 500000 Boards were sold in the year...
Now we are around 40000, twelve time less...
More precise: yearly sales figures from the french market:
1984: 80000 board sold
1998: 20000...
Forum: Free Forum 30th August 2008, 05:57 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 8,521
Posted By fran4065
C249: Fran, in the normal variable conditions...

C249:
Fran, in the normal variable conditions how would you choose where to put the fin? The rails are low aspect and therefore inherently not efficient in terms of preventing leeway, aren't they? ...
Forum: Free Forum 29th August 2008, 08:24 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 8,521
Posted By fran4065
new concept????

What about the research field of a 3.20 to 3.80m board without daggerboard, but with a deep fin, may be two positions, and enough rail to go well upwind ?

This board could be as light as 9 to 10...
Forum: Free Forum 27th August 2008, 06:05 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,851
Posted By fran4065
Starting planing should not be THE criteria...Is...

Starting planing should not be THE criteria...Is it so satisfactory to plane on a APOLLO with 8 or 6 kn wind if you have to paddle to come back to your car?
And, what is the speed of an Apollo...
Forum: French Forum 25th August 2008, 01:03 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,005
Posted By fran4065
J'ai obtenu la liste du matériel utilisé au SOPOT...

J'ai obtenu la liste du matériel utilisé au SOPOT RACEBOARD MASTERS:
Malheureusement on ne sait pas qui utilisait quoi...

BOARDS
Make/ Model nb.
Lechner ...
Forum: Free Forum 25th August 2008, 12:36 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,064
Posted By fran4065
Hi guys, I am 55, and With your age, I...

Hi guys,

I am 55, and

With your age, I guess you have tried all the aspect of windsurf history!
I was racing in the "open" period (Dufour, Crit, etc...), a little in the begining of slaloms,...
Forum: French Forum 20th August 2008, 07:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,005
Posted By fran4065
Thank you Yordas, I had these results, but as...

Thank you Yordas,
I had these results, but as you see, we have no info on the boards and sails used by the competitors...
This is what I am looking for...
If you have have any...I would like to...
Forum: Ask Our Team 18th August 2008, 01:32 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,208
Posted By fran4065
Sopot world raceboard Result

Would someone has the results of sopot world raceboard (9-16 august)
WITH mention of the board and sails used?
Impossible to find these info on the web nor the official results!

Thanks
Forum: French Forum 18th August 2008, 01:27 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,005
Posted By fran4065
Résultat et matos à sopot mondial raceboard

Quelqu'un aurait il le classement du championnat mondial Raceboard de Sopot (9-16 août) avec le matos utilisé en raceboard.

C'est délirant que le classement officiel ignore le matériel!

Merci pour l'info!
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