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Created by Tardy > 9 months ago, 12 Mar 2017
Ian K
NSW, 2688 posts
14 May 2017 11:11AM
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It's a pun right?

dbmgreen
NSW, 25 posts
14 May 2017 1:25PM
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powersloshin said..
For a small extra payment I suggest you get some software like GPSresults or Realspeed, they will help you to analyze your tracks, jibe width, split or stitch files, etc. In KA72 you only get the best number for each category.





Is there any software that syncs or overlays data with video??

dbmgreen
NSW, 25 posts
14 May 2017 9:16PM
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Actually rather than LMGTFY ... LMGTFM :) www.dashware.net/ this is more what I was thinking of

Dazman
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5 Apr 2018 7:54PM
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powersloshin said..
For a small extra payment I suggest you get some software like GPSresults or Realspeed, they will help you to analyze your tracks, jibe width, split or stitch files, etc. In KA72 you only get the best number for each category.





I have used my trial period for these programs. I downloaded a while ago and never got to use them. Is one program better than the other? for the paid versions. Is there free software that does the same. Would like to overlay google earth and watch run and analyse data.

decrepit
WA, 8556 posts
5 Apr 2018 8:25PM
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Depends what GPS you are using. If it's a new 5hz device then GPSResults works better.
The only free service I know of is KA72

Dazman
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6 Apr 2018 5:42AM
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decrepit said..
Depends what GPS you are using. If it's a new 5hz device then GPSResults works better.
The only free service I know of is KA72


Thanks for that. I have a GW60.

decrepit
WA, 8556 posts
6 Apr 2018 1:04PM
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In that case GPSResults, but GPSARPro is also OK, it's better at comparing multiple tracks, it even does a "regatta". But if you only want to analyse your data, stick with what you have.

Kwibai
10 posts
6 Apr 2018 11:09PM
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I don't know if it's appropriate but I'd like to share a thought on this forum. I strangely feel very connected to the Aboriginal culture and in a way it saved my life. Litterally. I felt I was guided by ancient and wise spirits of the Aboriginal people, jst beofre I entered a psychosis which would later result in a stay in a mental hospital.

I am just getting out of things and nearly followed in Peter's footsteps. It was the spirits that saved me again. This tme by bringing me the most wonderful woman I can dream of. She made me feel happy again and pushed me to go windsurfing again. So I did. In a way it feels like starting out. It's scary. It's fast. It's addictive. It's speed. I love it. Feeling rusty, but stronger than ever after two and a half years of full on training. Pilates, Yoga, crosscore, fitness, biking. Lots and lots of training on the shore while I was nearly passing out on the other side. It kind'a saved me as well.

Yesterday my fist sail again. A few hours on the water to feel that same energy again for the first time in years. The energy that I love. The combination of wind and water. The most visible and most moveable forces we know as mankind. We are spoiling the earth. We are making it a harsh world for our kids and forget we have to perserve her. The one from which we came. It's that feeling, I realised it when I was in mental hospital, that was the deeper driving force behnd my quest for speed. Behind the dream to become the first to reach fifty. I achieved that dream and I realized after fulfilling that dream my candle slowly went out.

Just like Peter I guess. I cannot even stand in the shoes of that friendly, Always smiling character, but I can now say I can feel with him and knwo where he came from. I feel so sorry for his loved ones that he didn't make it, but I also felt. I truly felt it, life isn't restricted to the body we live in. We are just as well spirits as we are man or women. Biooligy is slowly proving it.

Guys named Rupert Sheldrake or Bruce Lipton, laughed away by many for years are becoming more and more important. Bruce looking for the boundaries, Rupert taking a more scientific approach.

I Always thought...why do we think it's strange Aboriginals can communicate with eachother over great distances and we think it's completely normal to have someone on the cell Phone at the other side of the world. Who is the one that doesn't understand? Are we truly better than the ancient people that we killed, just like we're now killing the rainforests and all kinds of spieces? Are we truly worth to sail the earth when we leave a plastic soup the size of mountains, spoiling what we're made off. Spoiling what made us come alive. heck, the Nasa is looking for it at other planets. Why not teach our kids plastic should be treated with care? Why not act ourselves accordingly. Some stupid little thoughts after yesterdays sail, feeling the urge to share with the world that I love so much: the windsurfing world. I am back.

I's also like to share a few words on Jeremy Rifkin. Here is a video.



When I first watched the movie I felt as if God was talking. He or she was guiding us a road to the future. A road in which we take care of our kids by taking care for mother earth. Jeremy is laying out that road and if I combine the visions of the three guys I mentioned over here, I can hear the spirits speak in a modern tongue. They speak to us through internet. We are all angels, we are all stardust. The hippies weren't that weird. They were just ahead of time and a bit confused. At least, that's my humble opinion. Let's listen to voices before us that knew. That's what I also hope to do when n the water. I will try to catch the spirits of those who invented the sport and got us here.

The marvelouse designers that enable us to live this fantastic sport. Yesterday i used a fin of a young Dutch bloke and it was just frikkin' fantastic. Simply the best I ever used. Period. His name: Lendert Wisgerhof. It's guys like him, but also great sail designers like Monty Spindler or Artur Szpunar, miles apart in sail design vision, that give the sport their own colour. The guys push eachother, just like we do on the water. It's this whole symbiosis of finding a great shaper, whether it's in boards, sails, or fins, the ambition to build a brand, promote it. Sell the sport to people who don't now the freedom. The designers are making it happening and are ensuring our beautiful sport is getting easier and easier to learn. Just like with the plastic soupd on the negative side, a soup which we contribute to of course with the nature of our gear. It's nearly an oxymoron. Anyhow....these designers are a major part of the pleasure I derive from the sport and I'd like to express my gratitude. Again....this might have nothing to do with yesterday, let alone the topic, if it weren't for the fact that they make me feel like a new rider.

So basically what I would like to say is the following: thank you all to be my fellow riders over the world, most of whom I have never met and whom I will never meet. But I still feel a connection. A connection through wind and water. Hope you feel it too.

Kwibai
10 posts
4 May 2018 3:49AM
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It's about a month later now. A few sessions are behind me. The thrill to be on the water again has only become larger. The new gear can be sailed so differently from the past. And I am talking only four or five years. When you have a break you can feel the slightest differences. It's only when you start sailing again that you feel what you really missed. And man...I did miss a lot.

The sails can now be saled small or large at will. Wide is fast, large fins are fast, large is fast, small is fast. I am 100% sure the era of the superheavyweights for speedsurfing is over. Also lighter, fit guys can go incredibly fast. The sport has come from fat surfer to fit surfer again. I can see this change, also in the World Cup. Athletes are rising. They have to train like mad to concur the gruelling conditions. These athletes will place our sport, now also with support of foiling, the greatest thing that happened to this wonderful sport in decades.

I have been testing and felt like a kid in the toystore. There is such a lot you can alter in the trim by changing gear and choosing a sailingstyle. It has certainly become more technical, physical or, if you choose for it relaxing. The sport is steppping out of ithe kiddy shoes and is gettng grown-up.

We are athletes. We are fighting nature and creating a dance while doing so. Only that way it's possible to go fast. You need the flow. You need to feel the momentum. You need to use your fingertips to fel how the flow moves around the sail. That is if you choose not te be sail like the monsters of 6-6.3 feet tall. Let them do their trick. We do ours. The modern gear allows to diversify, is cut to the size and the use for the sail..

I've sailed the Venom 2018 5.7 and to me this is by far THE best sail I ever raced. I like the Loft but for my length and weight the Venom is my choice of sail. I don't want to advertise, but I'd like to share a view from a whole different perspective. When you're nt big you need a low centre of effort. When your not too strong you need relase in the head of the sail. Many think it's only about power, but going fast is about much more than that. I can see World-Cup races coming where speed is truly becoming the leader for the end result and not only the gybing abilities of the sail. Designers need to master the art of shaping sails dedicated for each size. If they are doing well they build a sail that has got a harness like shape in the mid and lower section and a breathing section in the top that you ideally shouldn't feel. The Venom does just that.

So now to racing again and this means yearning for the wind. It's also that aspect of our sport which I love. When the wind comes you're grateful. When the wind comes you're humble as you can feel the shaping of mother earth. It's that feeling while being on the water that counts to me. The connection to these two forces of nature and the dance of life we are able to share with them. If wind and water allow us to become free we're happy. We're the water people. We're the ones that are connected to the source. We're proud surfers and windsurfers connected world wide. We're one with that of what we are mainly shaped of and the that gives life. We can only be happy people.

Kwibai
10 posts
16 Jun 2018 6:35PM
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Again a few weeks later after a total wind slump over here.

My buddy Serge called me and invited me to go to the Brace. I thought I wasn;t up for it and so it turned out to be. I **** my pants and did only 36 knots in dream conditions. I thought I lost it.

This was after I called John, my buddy and true and only speedsurfing legend of the World. Here is why: John is 75 years old, weighs about as much as a mosue and isn't much larger. Sorry john, but I have to explain this in a way that everyone understands the difference between a giant modern speedrider and John. He sails like a madman and is just as fast as he was two decades ago when we started out using GPS. I mean relatively speaking to the top guys. The difference on average has stayed the same.

When walking the gruelling path over the mudflats in anticipation of the rewoard: the finest and most laminar speedcourse in the World. the only one where another hero: Hans beat 100km max., I realized how far we have come with GPS and speedsurfng. We can measure anywhere, anytime the wind is there. We can follow nature the way speedsurfing was meant to be.

Anyone that has been at the Brace when it is howling, will have massive respect for John's effort as the spot can be iike a Kitty catten, but also like a giant beast wanting to eat you alive. Anyone laughing about this is invited to join "the fun" on a day like the day that Hans' set his run. To me that run counts more than Antoine's World Record. Not because of the effort itself, as Antoine is the true master of speed. When you look at his stance in Luderitz it's clear, no one will beat him on speed. He is the best. Simple as that.

The spot, that's what I am talking about. The spot is even more difficult than Luderits, but in a whole different way. The spot is magical and to me is about speed in it's purest form. It's also dangerous and he or she that has sailed there when light would think it is like your local beachbreak. But those who have been there when the wind howled know it's Jaws..

The sheer speedfeeling you get that.?

So pure, so cool. I'd love to see PWA riders coming there when the wnd called us at the right tide and wnd angle. To me that's what speed is all about and to me that's why Hans' record is a World Record. It's a World Record set in true conditions.

If you then go back to your local beach and dream. You dream like a kid reading surf and windsurf magazines that without excepction showed magical spots. That is what I did while walking with John. Realizing just how great this sport is and how much fun you can derive from others racing at their gieven venues. I don;t understand the Aussie site all that much and I feel that's a shame as you miss out on the great comments. I hope more Aussie's will start posting again on GP3S to increase the vibe factor. Its not all about the perfect spot. It's about being at the spot where you want to be when the wind calls you. Wther it's a spot where you can go 100km/h in ideal conditions, or a spot where 36 knots is the limit doesn't matter. It's about the search for the limit at that given spot.

The Brace and the Curve, are two of the dream spots and we bastards are Lucky enough to live close to it. Two of the most beautiful speedvenues in the world. I hope to see English riders over there, just like we went to Southend and West Kirby for a potential ticket to Paradize but just as often for a ride to nowhere as the tide was wrong, angle sucked or the wind simply didn;t show. It's a pain but it also makes the memories at the times when all fell together even more fun. Now La Franqui becomes a great meeting point and I love following it. I also hope to sail there soon again and meet people who have gotten dear to me.

I was walking with John and for the first time I saw a man of 75 years old. II saw it in his face. I never even saw he was that old as he is a windsurfer. You can feel his heart and see his spirit when being together with him on the water or on the shore. I saw this 75 year old guy walking to the spot and felt sorry I took him there. I got scared, for him. How did he prove me wrong :-)

The wind was too high in the beginning for him to be able to sai. He was on a 5.0, pretty large for a mouse like John. I say that word with all due respect as I am getting serious and to the point. John is 75 years old. He was windsurfing far before I got truly hooked to speedsurfing and let go of slaomracing: the day that Pascal Maka broke the Crossbow record. When I met him I knew he was a special character. He immediately felt like a friend.

John told me I could go, he just waited for the wnd to back off a little and cranked great speeds out. Then the walk back, together with him, He was so proud, he sailed this spot. And you know who is the proudest guy here? Me. Proud of being his windsurfing friend. John, you're an example for me and giving me reason to go in full force mode again on speedsurfing.

You have to know, John at 75 years old is STILL doing the same speeds compared to the very top as he did nearly 20 years again when we started up this game and I got this silly idea that a gps speedsite could be fun: getting windsurfers world wide toegether and share the fun on your own lake.

Bragging rights for day results on ****ty spots. Hard core conditions on dream spots. Every session is worthwhile. Every session can be fun. All is better than to be on the shore, apart from love and family of course.

We ask the wndgods. We ask the sea to be of help to us. And when all spirits come together and nature is aligned, then spirit awakes. Then legends are born. Legends like Hans and to me for sure granddad John, even if he was a legend to me already the first time I saw him. Even then he was nearly the oldest active racer. Imagine now, over 20 years later setting the same speeds relatively speaking, proven by results, as twenty years ago. Now fast forward Speed another twnty years...... It's addictive. You gybe in the gust, not in the lull where the spectators can watch the show. You are in synch with nature and fight for bragging rights with your mates. To me in person that's what makes this flat water solution so exiting. Tuning your gear to perfection for your given spot. Get the most out of it. Squeeze very drop out of it and chack if you chose the right path or not. Finding out about diffrerent set-ups that work for your size and weight. Every experience a new one. Every experience starting out again.

Kwibai
10 posts
12 Jul 2018 6:28AM
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Another month gone, another month of fun.

What a great sport we live.

Every windsurfing friend wherever you are over the World should see this movie. This is where our sports is heading too. We are fit surfers. We are soldiers on the water. We will live forever as long as waves carry our soul.

We are river.

We are wild.

We are mountain.

We are sea.

We are this movie:



Who can beat this feeling? Who truly can? Wind and waves coming together. The essence of what we are made of. We are spirit. We are free. We are human. We are bound. Bound by rules. Bound by governements. Bound by our jobs. But who are we truly?

We are windsurfers. We are lovers. We are free.

Yesterday a tough day on the water. Full on Defi wind Training for two hours. Medium conditions to train for things to come. Now I find myself talking people into our sport again. Doing the things we love. Being the best person of ourselves physically, emotionaly and spiritually. I feel them. they are for real. They are inside us all. We are part of them and they are part of us. I feel them within me when being on the water. I am sometimes teaching them and vice versa. They didn't have the experiences I have now. I never learned about my own destiny before me, up till now. Many would call it a psychosis. I would call it living life.

Living life to the fullest is what I strive for as windsurfer and with the support of my new love that came into my life, what I strive for as a businessman in my life. I aim to bring back fantastic windsurfing products and many will say it's another marketing stunt, but hey...who cares. I have fun. I am on the water trying to help out other windsurfers who are open to my ideas that can and will come alive with support of great designers like Barry Spanier and Artur Szpunar. The master and the apprentice that has become a master himself. I frikkin' love the S2 Maui sails as they are by far the easiest to sail and at least as fast sails as any other brand on the market.

I am looking forward to our co-operation guys. Lets bring the best speedsails ever to the market.

sboardcrazy
NSW, 6215 posts
12 Jul 2018 10:17AM
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Brilliant video. Amazing work with the sail in the lightwind freestyle!



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