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Old 8th December 2008, 08:38 PM   #14
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In Canada we have a few events, on the west coast and around the great lakes. Illes de Madeline hosts a major PKRA event. There was a Kingston Freestyle Jam in October. Luckily the event got 15 knots for 4 hours so some aerials could be done. It was a really poor week for wind. This is the problem in non tradewind areas, most people grapple with getting big enough fins and sails and wide boards just to plane when the water is warm. Fall brings powerful wind but shorter session time. Last time i checked flatwater freestyle with a 7.0 wasn't very impressive. Once you've got 15 knots though, a freestyle board might plane better and with a smaller fin than the b&j or waveboards that many people use around here, mostly antique. The Flare 99 is a superlative light wind planer.

MORE GRASSROOTS FREESTYLE EVENTS IN COLD WATER AREAS ARE NEEDED. LOOK AT THE PKRA THE MADELINES. NOT EVERYONE CAN TRAVEL TO BRAZIL OR THE ANTILLES! RECOGNIZE!
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