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Mmmmm are we fit enough

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Created by kato A week ago, 7 Nov 2019
kato
VIC, 2599 posts
7 Nov 2019 11:13AM
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Could be great
www.windguru.cz/15753

Better fix the 4.4

elmo
WA, 7981 posts
7 Nov 2019 8:58AM
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The question should be, have you the time??

kato
VIC, 2599 posts
7 Nov 2019 12:33PM
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elmo said..
The question should be, have you the time??


There's always time for another great day of sailing/surfing or anything else other than working

elmo
WA, 7981 posts
7 Nov 2019 10:43AM
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kato said..

elmo said..
The question should be, have you the time??



There's always time for another great day of sailing/surfing or anything else other than working


Ahhhh the elusive dream

sailquik
VIC, 4749 posts
7 Nov 2019 8:44PM
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Not fit enough, but I'll be there anyhow.

sailquik
VIC, 4749 posts
8 Nov 2019 10:31PM
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It could be EPIC at the PiT tomorrow (saturday) evening!

Then again, it could just as easily be crap if the wind angle is 10 degrees off! Thats speed sailing!

Hoping for the former.

John340
QLD, 2001 posts
8 Nov 2019 10:20PM
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sailquik said..
It could be EPIC at the PiT tomorrow (saturday) evening!

Then again, it could just as easily be crap if the wind angle is 10 degrees off! Thats speed sailing!

Hoping for the former.


Have a good one Daffy

AUS02
TAS, 1862 posts
9 Nov 2019 8:10AM
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Good luck, forecast looks great!

sailquik
VIC, 4749 posts
10 Nov 2019 12:18AM
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Oh well. Another chance passes by, but glad we had a go.
Angle not too bad but still 10 degrees off ideal.
Huge standing waves from the tide rushing in made it super dangerous.
30-40 knots of wind was good fun!
Had a few run attempts and that was it.
As I was walking back aftere the last run attempt:
....I was caught in the middle of a raging debate between 'young, gung-ho' me and 'old- wiser' me.

Young: There is a 40 there if you just bottle up. Need to do another one and DO IT!

Old: Yeah, but what's the point. I will still only have 4 runs and if I crash, which is highly likely, it will be nasty.

Young: Get serious old codger. A 40 is a 40!

Old: Yeah but so what? Pleanty of safer ways to get a 40, and plently of other oppurtunities. Besides, Kato is walking back and it's getting dark.

Young: But there is still time and the water is flatter now, and the wind has almost certainly come around another 5 degrees. You know it's there...

Old: Nah, stuff it. There is no point risking hurting myself. Nothing to prove. I'm out'a here.

Young: Pussy!

etc, etc.

I must say that, now I am half asleep in front of the fire, I am happy older and wiser prevailed. But is was fun!

elmo
WA, 7981 posts
9 Nov 2019 9:52PM
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He who fights and runs away lives to run another day

LeeD
894 posts
10 Nov 2019 3:42AM
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Tough call....
At 40, I could sail ANYTHING any human could.
At 70, only feeble wishes and hope remain.

izaak
TAS, 1922 posts
10 Nov 2019 11:22AM
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Well tassie delivered for the 3rd time this week . We should have swapped yesterday.... our WSW for your Westerly wind haha

firiebob
WA, 2914 posts
10 Nov 2019 10:41AM
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It's only numbers Mr Quick, if it's fun all good but if not F it, feet up in front of fire sounds good

decrepit
WA, 9599 posts
10 Nov 2019 12:32PM
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LeeD said..>>>> At 70, only feeble wishes and hope remain.

Glad it's not just me.
The danger is though, when the young part wins, and you push over the limit. Fortunately I haven't had to be rescued,----- yet.

LeeD
894 posts
11 Nov 2019 2:42AM
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For me, those higher wind days just get tougher and tougher to handle.
Both the lulls and the gusts kill me.
Past two years, just don't go out when it's 18-37 mph, as Ibarely float with a 80 liter board in the lulls and I really need a 3.3 in the gusts.

olskool
QLD, 1563 posts
11 Nov 2019 5:44AM
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^^ so get a bigger board. Stuffed if i can see the thrill of just dredging around. Windsurfin has always gravitated to the smaller is better scenario. But Youd be surprised just how far a big board can be pushed.

LeeD
894 posts
11 Nov 2019 4:08AM
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Yeah, bigger board for 37 mph gusts and hip high windswell...

John340
QLD, 2001 posts
11 Nov 2019 6:54AM
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On gusty days, I select sail size to suit the gusts and board size to suit the lulls.

olskool
QLD, 1563 posts
11 Nov 2019 8:27AM
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^^ thats sounds a great way to setup.

olskool
QLD, 1563 posts
11 Nov 2019 8:31AM
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LeeD said..
Yeah, bigger board for 37 mph gusts and hip high windswell...

Sure! Whatcha scared of ? Gettin lifted n spat out ? In those conditions youd be lucky to see 24kts boardspeed. Fallen off my skateboard goin faster than that.

kato
VIC, 2599 posts
11 Nov 2019 11:06AM
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John340 said..
On gusty days, I select sail size to suit the gusts and board size to suit the lulls.


See I go the other way , rig for the lulls and board for the gusts. I do like power .....and lots of it

LeeD
894 posts
11 Nov 2019 8:08AM
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Sailing it is not the problem.
Sailing WELL in those conditions do become one. I hate slogging in the lulls. OP not so bad, asI've played that game thru the years.
But rig bigger......just no. Nobody needs a 4.0 in gusts near 40 and hip high windswell.
Flat water, I'd go 5.5.

LeeD
894 posts
11 Nov 2019 8:12AM
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What is "sailing well"?
85 liters, no falls, highest jumps of anyone both directions, planing out of 90% of jibes, nailing every jump jibe [no planing out], and every duck jibe [planing out every time].

LeeD
894 posts
11 Nov 2019 8:16AM
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Oh, flat water conditions at Berkeley, so no jumps higher than 12'.
Waves, I've learned by '88 to never go max height when powered up, as 20' can be exceeded and landings get sketch.

LeeD
894 posts
11 Nov 2019 8:28AM
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And yes, Bruce Peterson, Mike Kitts, and later, Dale Cook are my heros.

decrepit
WA, 9599 posts
11 Nov 2019 8:34AM
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Well Kato is still really fit, it's not that long since he did 500+km in a day.
So yeah, board for the gusts and sail for the lulls will work for him.

I gave up wave sailing in strong winds over a decade ago, water's too choppy, lack of control means wave riding is crap anyway. Much more fun on smooth water going fast. I used to rig board and sail for the gusts, but now as Lee says, trying to get a small board going if the wind is just right, is hell on the arms and energy. I just run out of juice too quickly, going for an easier board to get going, is much more fun.

LeeD
894 posts
11 Nov 2019 10:05AM
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Also, at 155 lbs., jumping anything over 95 liters is clumsy and hairy on landings. Just too wide and voluminous.
Fav is the 55 wide, with 32cm tail Naish Freeride 8'6".
My JP FSW, Tabou3S, are just too wide for landings.

decrepit
WA, 9599 posts
Monday , 11 Nov 2019 1:21PM
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You could try nose first? Although they are harder since the heavily turned up noses of yesteryear have been cut off.

sailquik
VIC, 4749 posts
Monday , 11 Nov 2019 6:48PM
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Nor sure if you noticed LeeD, but we were talking about 'flat' ('ish) water speed sailing. Bump and Jump and Wave Sailing is a whole different matter.

It kinda depends on where you are sailing as well. At Sandy Point, we are in an Inlet so it is not a disaster if you run out of wind on small gear. It's usually not very hard to scholg or swim in and walk home. In some of the shallow lakes it is also Ok, as you can mostly walk back to shore. If I sail in the ocean, or deep open waters, a board that floats me, or almost floats me is defintly the go if the wind is gusty and unreliable.

decrepit
WA, 9599 posts
Monday , 11 Nov 2019 5:31PM
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sailquik said..
Nor sure if you noticed LeeD, but we were talking about 'flat' ('ish) water speed sailing. >>>


Andrew, surely you've noticed, -- we don't stay on topic here?

kato
VIC, 2599 posts
Monday , 11 Nov 2019 10:04PM
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And we get to have another go tomorrow



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