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by LeopardSkin » Tue Jul 21, 2020 6:11 pm

Wowsers the water has warmed up. Time for the 3mm suits.
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by JonathanP » Tue Jul 21, 2020 6:51 pm

Richi wrote:
Sweet video Jonathan, I noticed you have some foam foot platforms on the rear of the board. Is that to get extra leverage gybing or just a comfort thing while sailing? Good idea, I may do the same. Cheers, rich


Thanks Richi, Adam put those on before I bought it. Yeah, mainly for the riding positions with the foil standing more outward on the board. I think I only need them when pointing upwind, or getting up onto the foil in lighter conditions. When cruising or gybing my back foot is usually centered or on the downwind side of the board.
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by Alton » Tue Jul 21, 2020 8:42 pm

Repeat of Monday ... but even stronger. SW 24-28 on 7m+TT then surfboard in butter smooth river for 3 hrs.

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by Alton » Wed Jul 22, 2020 5:44 pm

Thought I'd take a chance today and went for some sun and cloud. Probably scored the best 2 hours of the day in gusty SW 20-30 on 7m+surfboard on the butter smooth river water. Super fun cranking turns with 4 other guys on their surfboards.

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by Alton » Thu Jul 23, 2020 8:15 pm

Like yesterday took a chance and enjoyed over 2hrs in gusty SW 20-30 on 7m first on twin tip then on surfboard. Many boosting big air including Cash, Will and Mateo.

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by Alton » Sat Jul 25, 2020 5:25 pm

Too lazy to pump my 12m so rigged too small - 9m+surfboard. Started light SW 16 so I was confined to the river with crazy ass voodoo chop. What the heck happened to that butter smooth water earlier this week????

After the first 1.5 hrs the wind finally picked up to SW 22 but just as choppy in the river mouth. Argh! Called it a day after 3 hr TOW since I couldn't take the pounding any longer.

Good news. I resurrected by North Bar where outside lines were cut a few week ago. Transplanted some lines from a vintage bar but had to add line extensions to make the outside lines match the inside lines (plus Y-split). It was a perfect match (no trimming required). However, the longer lines seem less responsive so I have mixed feelings. I'll probably try them with a bigger kite (12m) tomorrow (Sunday) to see how I feel about longer lines.

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by Slappy » Sat Jul 25, 2020 5:36 pm

Alton wrote:river with crazy ass voodoo chop. What the heck happened to that butter smooth water earlier this week????


The low tides are movin' on.
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by LeopardSkin » Sat Jul 25, 2020 8:26 pm

The section in front of the pier was smoooooth!!!
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by Alton » Sun Jul 26, 2020 6:31 pm

Tried out my resurrected North bar (27m lines including extensions) with 12m (+ both TT and surfboard) in SW 18-22 ... WHAT A BORING RIDE!!! Spongy delayed response is not worth it for the extra power.

Later switched to 9m+TT with smaller Airush bar and shorter lines ... WAY MORE FUN!!!

Total TOW = over 3 hrs

I'm gonna to remove the North bar extensions and cut the power lines to match ... cannot stand the long lines.

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by Alton » Mon Jul 27, 2020 6:34 pm

Excellent day (with one exception) at the Spit SW 20-25. Started on 9m+TT in boosting heaven ... UNTIL a kite panel tore from leading edge to trail edge. Self-rescued, cleaned up my lines then went for an amazing 7m+surfboard session in the river. Dialed in with beautifully formed swell for fun toeside hits.

Dropped off 9m kite at Dennis' garage (North Sail) on my way home.

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