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by LeopardSkin » Sun Jan 06, 2019 2:46 pm

Alton wrote:I'm so shamed I missed that too. After 27 years of marriage, what can I say? :(


Married 27 years. 19 yr old kid. What did you do for 8 years?
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by gabrielb » Sun Jan 06, 2019 2:50 pm

It's probaby the most coherent post I've ever read by LopardSkin... in my 4 years at wtf bc. :shock: ,

a lucid moment probably after an amazing snowboard run ;)
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by Alton » Sun Jan 06, 2019 2:51 pm

LeopardSkin wrote:Married 27 years. 19 yr old kid. What did you do for 8 years?

Working real hard (extra hard) to make that 19 yr old kid :D
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by Adrian L » Sun Jan 06, 2019 4:05 pm

Here is a solution. How about everyone at the spit has a personal camera drone following them with GPS tracking. Then we could all analyze how we behave/ preform on the water...
"Rolling... Aaaaaaaaaand Action!" :o :? ;)
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by Pavel » Sun Jan 06, 2019 5:18 pm

For those of us who have small kids, 2 sessions a week in Squamish is a wild fantasy. I was planning to take a carve gybe lesson at Hood River, but it’s a bit of a drive. Is there anyone locally who can give a private lesson in Squamish?
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by LeopardSkin » Sun Jan 06, 2019 5:41 pm

My married friends tag-team it. One parent sails for a while and the other parent looks after the kids on shore. They take turns.

Other parents drop the kids at a daycare for a couple of hours so both parents can sail.

Even if you sail once a week at Squamish, your skills will improve tons.
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by Alton » Sun Jan 06, 2019 6:01 pm

LeopardSkin wrote:Even if you sail once a week at Squamish, your skills will improve tons.

Agreed! Time on the water makes all the difference. Consecutive days is even better - regardless of which sport you're learning. Predictable conditions at Squamish will accelerate your learning.

Do not hesitate to ask for tips at the Spit - the windsurfing community is tight and it's better to ask fellow windsurfers to spot and advise you ... rather than wasting a ton of time and $$$ on video equipment.
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by LeopardSkin » Sun Jan 06, 2019 6:14 pm

Pavel wrote:I was planning to take a carve gybe lesson at Hood River


Unless you back up your lessons with sufficiently regular practice, your time and money is wasted. My advice: go to the Squamish Spit in the summer on a regular basis. Ask peeps for advice. Time on water.
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by Alton » Sun Jan 06, 2019 6:43 pm

Also, don't cheap out and sail out of Nexen. Since you're time constrained you cannot afford to wa$te all that time and $ you $pent to get to Squamish only to get skunked at Nexen.

If you're serious about windsurfing, pay the SWS membership and you'll get more time on the water and accelerate your learning. I've also paid for private gybe lessons in Hood River but found my time at the Spit to be a much better investment.

It was LeopardSkin's brother (Bernie) who gave me a piece of advice (bow-and-arrow stance) that changed my gybing life.
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by Alton » Sun Jan 06, 2019 7:19 pm

Also, if you sail out of the Spit you only need a 100L board + 5m and 6m sail.

If you sail the Gorge, you'll also need high wind gear 70L + 90L + 3.5m + 4.2m + 5m ... it gets expen$ive
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