Went to the local tip shop today and there was one of these there. What was the theory behind the twin mast tracks?
As I recall, the base plate bolted in place using two (or even four?) bolts. More secure and less chance of ripping out the mast track(s).
Ahh, that makes sense. I couldn't work out why you'd want the mast base to windward or leeward of centre, or if you did then what happened when you gybed.
Was only a young un at the time, but sailed my mates salmon pink version a bit....oh Mark Paul those colours were so....eighties
We always thought it was for waveriding...offset to the leeward side for more rail drive...hahaha
This was Bombora's little wave board right? The size down from the tri fin? I wonder if their are any of these still around, even some of Mark Paul's ald protos? Any one got one under the house they no longer want?
Very strange easty,i to found one of Mark Pauls early wave protos the other day,did a search and found out some very intresting history,cauld not find any photos of his boards though.In the early days i think all his boards were some sort of proto.
They were no Storm8 though
I still have my Pink tri-fin Bombora Antarctica under the house. It has the football fin, pink/blue footstraps and yes the colours are so 80's. I think I still have a wetsuit that would match (much to my wifes disgust!) I was actually thinking of getting it out and taking it for a run before I went out and bought a more modern FSW. Can anyone tell me what volume the Antarctica it is? It looks to be around 100 litres but I would like to know for sure.
I used to lust after the New Toy, and spent weeks trying to convince my parents why I should have one. The colours, the footstraps, the groovy mylar sail, and last but definitely not least-the kanga cock fin! Never did succeed in my quest (my life's been empty ever since...) and never even got to sail one. I did howeverf get plenty of water time in on my mates' Storm 8s, and really rated those. Much better than the ridiculously small, spin out prone custom sinker I ended up with at the time...
Mmmmm that just made me hungry.
The pastel colours they used were the exact same shades as those fizzy lifesavers lollies..............
said goodbye to my "fizzy yellow" antartica a couple of years ago.
was a sad day.
Yeah thats it.........Fruit Tingle Colours!
I'm thinking of going and rescuing that New Toy from the tip shop - but what could I do with it? Any ideas for garden furniture?
I had three Bombora New Toy's and they were awesome. Kept delaminating them or stuffing them in some way, but they were great; first one Pink, then Blue and then White, I think. These NewToys were absolutely awesome boards. I also had a few Bombora Tri Fin's and they were pretty good apart from spinning out a lot. The Antartica Wave's came a bit later and I thought they were terrible.
New Toy: 85 L, 10.3 kg (hard rails, winger/swallowtail with spiral V)
Tri Fin: 116L, 12.6 kg (soft/hard in tail, wide pin, double concave)
Antartica Wave: 96L, 11.9 kg (fine rails, pin tail, spiral V)
New Toy: Without a doubt the world's most radical production sinker!! Hard to beat for a wild wind/big wave performance the winger/swallow tail delivers clean water release and hard bite in turns. Backed by a two year warranty, an Austrlaina design Award winner.
I was lucky enough to have the full Bombora kit - just like in the advert and it was the hottest thing since sliced bread at the time!!! Even had the mast-top streamer :-)
I never regretted getting it. It was a huge step forward at the time, only rivaled by the Storm 8 (which I though was a bendy load of crap).
All these young guys have no idea what it was like to have something that radical available, after putting up with the original Windsurfer board and triangular sail for so long.....
I wish I had kept my old sail, - just to hang up the shed!