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Re: Sailworks NX 9.1

Darius Lajauskas
 

Good tips everyone, I have nx 8.2 with rdm, switched to neil pryde sdm cams, had donor. Close match to sailworks. All cams poping gone. Less downhaul needed for foiling too.

Removing top and bottom cams helps for rotation too

Darius


On Mon, May 23, 2022, 4:20 PM Jonathan R. via groups.io <jonathanreinke=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
Great info on camber cups all.

Plamen, I have found with my NX sails with a SDM mast that the sail rotates easier with RDM camber cups ... BUT YOU NEED COG downhall minimum to make it rotate without the cups falling off ... more downhall is even better.  I prefer to use RDM camber cups when I use the sail for Slalom fin sessions.  Important for both sets of cups to not be too tight or too loose for good rotation, not falling off and a efficent airfoil.

When I use the sail for Winsurf foiling I use 3 SDM camber cups with the black foam inserts for the top three.  This helps to not over rotate the sail and makes it a bit easier to rotate vs not having them.  You are right the RDM camber cups are a bit longer vs the SDM camber cups.  The SDM cups without the foam inserts rotate or sway more on the batten stop vs the RDM cup.  I like to keep an eye on the foam inserts to make sure they are in the right spot.  You do not need to do this extra check with the RDM cups.  The SDM cups with the foam inserts sway about the same as the RDM cups.

This is totally up to personal preference but for me I would only use the SDM camber cups without the foam inserts for Longboard / Raceboard sessions.  The bit of extra low end grunt would be worth a little tougher rotation. 

PRO TIP ... for Windsurf Foiling in lighter wind use the next mast size down for the base.   (Example 460cm base and 490cm tip)  This will give you a tight leach and still get good rotation.  This also makes the top a bit more flappy which helps plenty for pumping power to get to flight.  You will most likely need to make a mast sleeve joint shim for a good fit between the two masts.  You will also likely need a bit more shim spacer and the smaller SDM mast will most likely have a slightly smaller diameter.  I like to make a note on my phone of the spacer shims I use for each setup.  If you make the swap before you rig it does not take much time at all.  For medium and high wind Wingfoiling "for the sail size" the stock mast size works well.   

Also boom clue position makes a big difference.  Upper for max power and light wind flight speed and lower for high wind or medium gusty wind.  The lower helps to shed unwanted power in especially in gusty wind. 

Hope this helps
Jonathan


On Sun, May 22, 2022 at 7:00 PM, Plamen Petkov
I got a NX 9.1 awhile back and always had problems digging it. In fact I probably never rigged it right. 

 Today I  spent some time trying different mast configurations and never gets the wrinkles where it's supposed to be.  And third cam from the bottom always pops out easily. 

 So I  removed all the cans to find out that only one is for SDM mast, the other 3 are RDM.

 Is there any reason for this? And does anyone have spare SDM cams for sailworks sails and be willing to part with them?

Plamen 


Re: Sailworks NX 9.1

Jonathan R.
 

Great info on camber cups all.

Plamen, I have found with my NX sails with a SDM mast that the sail rotates easier with RDM camber cups ... BUT YOU NEED COG downhall minimum to make it rotate without the cups falling off ... more downhall is even better.  I prefer to use RDM camber cups when I use the sail for Slalom fin sessions.  Important for both sets of cups to not be too tight or too loose for good rotation, not falling off and a efficent airfoil.

When I use the sail for Winsurf foiling I use 3 SDM camber cups with the black foam inserts for the top three.  This helps to not over rotate the sail and makes it a bit easier to rotate vs not having them.  You are right the RDM camber cups are a bit longer vs the SDM camber cups.  The SDM cups without the foam inserts rotate or sway more on the batten stop vs the RDM cup.  I like to keep an eye on the foam inserts to make sure they are in the right spot.  You do not need to do this extra check with the RDM cups.  The SDM cups with the foam inserts sway about the same as the RDM cups.

This is totally up to personal preference but for me I would only use the SDM camber cups without the foam inserts for Longboard / Raceboard sessions.  The bit of extra low end grunt would be worth a little tougher rotation. 

PRO TIP ... for Windsurf Foiling in lighter wind use the next mast size down for the base.   (Example 460cm base and 490cm tip)  This will give you a tight leach and still get good rotation.  This also makes the top a bit more flappy which helps plenty for pumping power to get to flight.  You will most likely need to make a mast sleeve joint shim for a good fit between the two masts.  You will also likely need a bit more shim spacer and the smaller SDM mast will most likely have a slightly smaller diameter.  I like to make a note on my phone of the spacer shims I use for each setup.  If you make the swap before you rig it does not take much time at all.  For medium and high wind Wingfoiling "for the sail size" the stock mast size works well.   

Also boom clue position makes a big difference.  Upper for max power and light wind flight speed and lower for high wind or medium gusty wind.  The lower helps to shed unwanted power in especially in gusty wind. 

Hope this helps
Jonathan


On Sun, May 22, 2022 at 7:00 PM, Plamen Petkov
<plamen69petkov@...> wrote:
I got a NX 9.1 awhile back and always had problems digging it. In fact I probably never rigged it right. 

 Today I  spent some time trying different mast configurations and never gets the wrinkles where it's supposed to be.  And third cam from the bottom always pops out easily. 

 So I  removed all the cans to find out that only one is for SDM mast, the other 3 are RDM.

 Is there any reason for this? And does anyone have spare SDM cams for sailworks sails and be willing to part with them?

Plamen 


Re: Shortboard tacks success!!!

Alan Allegret
 

"I wish I could identify what the breakthrough was... But I have no clue..."
That part really resonates for me. I felt the same way when my foiling jibes started passing. Reality is I just went to the Gorge and it was like I knew already how to do it :/
So just like you, the conditions were what made it happen: flat water and consistent wind removed 2 big variables from the equation. And all of a sudden I could focus on the rest which became manageable, and voila. Speaks volumes about the importance of having the right conditions for learning, it really speed things up...

Congrats Michal!
Alan


On Mon, May 23, 2022, 11:33 AM Glenn Reichenbach via groups.io <glenngjr=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:
Good work Michal!  Or should I write "good play/fun"?  Tacking is something I should also be working on, but it just seems like foil jibing improvement is more important right now.

--Glenn R.


-----Original Message-----
From: Michal Prussak <michal@...>
To: nw-windtalk@groups.io
Sent: Sun, May 22, 2022 8:34 pm
Subject: [nw-windtalk] Shortboard tacks success!!!

I've been practicing, or more accurately desperately trying shortboard tacks for about 2 years now. So far my success rate was so dismal that I would be happy if I made two "dry" tacks in a session. But I have stuck with it, and kept trying as much as I could - finally yesterday it started clicking! And I had a session where I lost count how many I succeeded, but I'd say it was more than 10 and well over 50% of the attempts, especially towards the end. This was on a 106L board and a 5.3 sail, later a 4.7. Woohoo!!! You won't believe how stoked I was that it finally started working out. And keep in mind, this is with me sailing in Maui for about 4 months out of the year, with a handful of sessions back on the mainland.

Today was more windy and I was less successful - but on a smaller board (89L, 4.2 sail). I had 3 successes and a good number of failures where I landed in the waterstart position. 

I wish I could identify what the breakthrough was... But I have no clue... I just kept on trying. Maybe the conditions were more favorable? Maybe I was more relaxed? Maybe something just clicked? I (think) knew in theory what I needed to do, I just had a hard time pulling it off in practice. My wife wanted me to sign up for a lesson with someone to tell me what I am screwing up, maybe the thought of avoiding the lesson is what made it work 😆.

I really wanted to learn shortboard tacks for wave sailing - it's so hard to keep upwind, so tacks are a must. 

Now - my tacks successes are just on the inside at Kanaha. Next chapter is to try them on the outside. That is going to be a lot harder in the swells and chop. Not to mention on a different tack...



Re: Woo Hoo! Look who’s windsurfing

Glenn Reichenbach
 

Great report.  Cross training is so good.  Maybe she will also go over to the snowboard side as well.  

Those photos bring back fond memories of windsurfing in Maui.  It would be great to get back there to continue my looping lessons with Matt.

--Glenn R.


-----Original Message-----
From: Evanne Howard <winddiva@...>
To: nw-windtalk@groups.io
Sent: Sun, May 22, 2022 3:00 pm
Subject: [nw-windtalk] Woo Hoo! Look who’s windsurfing


Re: Shortboard tacks success!!!

Glenn Reichenbach
 

Good work Michal!  Or should I write "good play/fun"?  Tacking is something I should also be working on, but it just seems like foil jibing improvement is more important right now.

--Glenn R.


-----Original Message-----
From: Michal Prussak <michal@...>
To: nw-windtalk@groups.io
Sent: Sun, May 22, 2022 8:34 pm
Subject: [nw-windtalk] Shortboard tacks success!!!

I've been practicing, or more accurately desperately trying shortboard tacks for about 2 years now. So far my success rate was so dismal that I would be happy if I made two "dry" tacks in a session. But I have stuck with it, and kept trying as much as I could - finally yesterday it started clicking! And I had a session where I lost count how many I succeeded, but I'd say it was more than 10 and well over 50% of the attempts, especially towards the end. This was on a 106L board and a 5.3 sail, later a 4.7. Woohoo!!! You won't believe how stoked I was that it finally started working out. And keep in mind, this is with me sailing in Maui for about 4 months out of the year, with a handful of sessions back on the mainland.

Today was more windy and I was less successful - but on a smaller board (89L, 4.2 sail). I had 3 successes and a good number of failures where I landed in the waterstart position. 

I wish I could identify what the breakthrough was... But I have no clue... I just kept on trying. Maybe the conditions were more favorable? Maybe I was more relaxed? Maybe something just clicked? I (think) knew in theory what I needed to do, I just had a hard time pulling it off in practice. My wife wanted me to sign up for a lesson with someone to tell me what I am screwing up, maybe the thought of avoiding the lesson is what made it work 😆.

I really wanted to learn shortboard tacks for wave sailing - it's so hard to keep upwind, so tacks are a must. 

Now - my tacks successes are just on the inside at Kanaha. Next chapter is to try them on the outside. That is going to be a lot harder in the swells and chop. Not to mention on a different tack...



Re: Sailworks NX 9.1

Greg Mejlaender
 

And different masts, will vary the taper by a mm or two or more!
And that changes how the cams fit... and the pressure, & the rotation effort... especially along the full length of the mast. It can be critical in a sail with 4 cams.


From: nw-windtalk@groups.io <nw-windtalk@groups.io> on behalf of Plamen Petkov <plamen69petkov@...>
Sent: Sunday, May 22, 2022 10:55 PM
To: nw-windtalk@groups.io <nw-windtalk@groups.io>
Subject: Re: [nw-windtalk] Sailworks NX 9.1
 
The RDM cams are longer than the SDM ones and less shimming will be needed. But the RDM cams are narrower and the wings are rubbing the mast. 

I will get some RDM cams and shims and will play with the sail again. 

Thanks 

On Sun, May 22, 2022, 10:48 PM Greg Mejlaender <gregnw44@...> wrote:
Plamen & Wilson - Yes, there's an explanation for it. Andreas, Corrie, Glenn & maybe a couple others here, could explain why Bruce talked some people into doing that. I heard the reason too, but didn't do it, so can't remember the reason.

For easy sailing up here, in less wind than the Gorge... I think you want easy rotating sails. So besides cam size (where they were grinding down SDM cams to kinda like RDM cams)... I'd remove the shims, so there's less pressure on the mast.

Anyway, it's nice to have tuning options with most all windsurfing sails.

But when you buy used sails... the previous owner who bought em new, might've had certain reason they modified their sails. However that reason might not be good for the average guy!

Greg:)

From: nw-windtalk@groups.io <nw-windtalk@groups.io> on behalf of Plamen Petkov <plamen69petkov@...>
Sent: Sunday, May 22, 2022 7:58 PM
To: nw-windtalk@groups.io <nw-windtalk@groups.io>
Subject: Re: [nw-windtalk] Sailworks NX 9.1
 
Thanks Wilson. 
I will get some ordered

On Sun, May 22, 2022, 7:57 PM Wilson <wilsonsosapadilla@...> wrote:
I don’t know why your sail has RDM cams but my 8.2 NX had also RDM cams and it had rotation issues. I replaced them for SDM and the problems went away. I don’t have any spare cams, BTW


Re: Sailworks NX 9.1

Plamen Petkov
 

The RDM cams are longer than the SDM ones and less shimming will be needed. But the RDM cams are narrower and the wings are rubbing the mast. 

I will get some RDM cams and shims and will play with the sail again. 

Thanks 

On Sun, May 22, 2022, 10:48 PM Greg Mejlaender <gregnw44@...> wrote:
Plamen & Wilson - Yes, there's an explanation for it. Andreas, Corrie, Glenn & maybe a couple others here, could explain why Bruce talked some people into doing that. I heard the reason too, but didn't do it, so can't remember the reason.

For easy sailing up here, in less wind than the Gorge... I think you want easy rotating sails. So besides cam size (where they were grinding down SDM cams to kinda like RDM cams)... I'd remove the shims, so there's less pressure on the mast.

Anyway, it's nice to have tuning options with most all windsurfing sails.

But when you buy used sails... the previous owner who bought em new, might've had certain reason they modified their sails. However that reason might not be good for the average guy!

Greg:)

From: nw-windtalk@groups.io <nw-windtalk@groups.io> on behalf of Plamen Petkov <plamen69petkov@...>
Sent: Sunday, May 22, 2022 7:58 PM
To: nw-windtalk@groups.io <nw-windtalk@groups.io>
Subject: Re: [nw-windtalk] Sailworks NX 9.1
 
Thanks Wilson. 
I will get some ordered

On Sun, May 22, 2022, 7:57 PM Wilson <wilsonsosapadilla@...> wrote:
I don’t know why your sail has RDM cams but my 8.2 NX had also RDM cams and it had rotation issues. I replaced them for SDM and the problems went away. I don’t have any spare cams, BTW


Re: Event Site Friday 20 May 2022

Greg Mejlaender
 

Hi Glenn, thanks for sharing this very nice post !!!

And yes, we appreciate your reports from sailing excursions & the cool pics!

YOU are really making retirement look VERY WINDERFUL... I mean, wonderful... no actually, I guess I do mean, winderful:)


From: nw-windtalk@groups.io <nw-windtalk@groups.io> on behalf of Glenn Reichenbach via groups.io <glenngjr@...>
Sent: Saturday, May 21, 2022 11:58 PM
To: nw-windtalk@groups.io <nw-windtalk@groups.io>
Subject: [nw-windtalk] Event Site Friday 20 May 2022
 



-----Original Message-----
From: Glenn Reichenbach <glenngjr@...>
To: bsmersh@... <bsmersh@...>
Sent: Sat, May 21, 2022 11:49 pm
Subject: Re: Event Site Friday 20 May 2022

Hi Bill,

It is nice to hear from you.  Sometimes it seems as though no one is even reading my messages because of a lack of feedback so when someone responds positively it gives me hope that I am providing some useful information to someone.  At least they should know that some of us are still out there looking for the best conditions available within a reachable distance of being able to get to without too much driving and without burning too much fuel/money.  However, sometimes during the winter the need for good wind and some good sunshine drives decisions that may seem not the best for mother earth.  I sometimes get some negative feedback for driving way out to Cline Spit for just a few hours of nirvana and then I see the dismal conditions that they accept as good in the Seattle area that day and then I know that I made the right decision for myself.   I know that sounds selfish but hey, I know what I need to survive and flourish during the winter months. 

That may only be me that calls it "finning" to distinguish it from foiling.  I do not mean to make it look like an ancient form of this sport, but I fear that it really is becoming that very thing.  For me the Slalom and Formula and longboard versions of windsurfing may be finished except for getting beginner and intermediate gear ready for friends and relatives who need some help.

I will try to post more messages in the future about my intent for days around Seattle in the hope that it may inspire you to get back out there for a session.   I believe that my windsurf foiling level is good enough now  to keep a good watch over others out on the lake who may need some help.

--Glenn Reichenbach


-----Original Message-----
From: bsmersh@...
To: glenngjr@...
Sent: Sat, May 21, 2022 10:49 pm
Subject: Re: Event Site Friday 20 May 2022

Hi Glenn,
I’m glad to read you are still getting on the water a lot(!!). And successfully ventured into the new ways of having fun on the water – foils, winging, etc.  It cracks me up when they (the young guys) refer to windsurfers as finners like it’s some ancient sport that only a few are keeping alive.
I haven’t been able to sail for several years. I think you might remember that I have Parkinson’s Disease which is a progressive disease which is keeping me off of the water. Sometimes when my meds kick in well I think I could sail. I would make several sailors onshore aware of what I was attempting to do, and to keep an eye on me. But God help me if I go “off” – a condition where my meds have worn off and I’m in need of more. Anxiety, like having trouble water-starting while a 1/2 mile offshore in rising or dying winds, can bring me into an “off” state very quickly. When I’m ‘off’ I can hardly walk, I’m weak, and have poor balance, anxious, etc. I would have trouble just getting myself out of the water, let alone carry a windsurfer and that’s assuming I made it back to shore. I have kept one set of gear – a board, one quiver + accessories, in hopes that a cure comes and/or I’m in great conditions – steady, and maybe onshore, winds. I guess it’s ok to dream.
Anyway, I will continue to vicariously enjoy the sport through your’s and others’ posts!
Cheers and be safe,
-Bill Smersh


Re: Woo Hoo! Look who’s windsurfing

Greg Mejlaender
 

I know this is really cool Evanne... thanks for posting it here!
I posted it on the windtalk facebook group a couple days ago.
Great publicity...
Greg -

PS - And I loved your report & pics about your day sailing last Friday:)


From: nw-windtalk@groups.io <nw-windtalk@groups.io> on behalf of Evanne Howard <winddiva@...>
Sent: Sunday, May 22, 2022 3:00 PM
To: nw-windtalk@groups.io <nw-windtalk@groups.io>
Subject: [nw-windtalk] Woo Hoo! Look who’s windsurfing
 


Re: Sailworks NX 9.1

Greg Mejlaender
 

Plamen & Wilson - Yes, there's an explanation for it. Andreas, Corrie, Glenn & maybe a couple others here, could explain why Bruce talked some people into doing that. I heard the reason too, but didn't do it, so can't remember the reason.

For easy sailing up here, in less wind than the Gorge... I think you want easy rotating sails. So besides cam size (where they were grinding down SDM cams to kinda like RDM cams)... I'd remove the shims, so there's less pressure on the mast.

Anyway, it's nice to have tuning options with most all windsurfing sails.

But when you buy used sails... the previous owner who bought em new, might've had certain reason they modified their sails. However that reason might not be good for the average guy!

Greg:)


From: nw-windtalk@groups.io <nw-windtalk@groups.io> on behalf of Plamen Petkov <plamen69petkov@...>
Sent: Sunday, May 22, 2022 7:58 PM
To: nw-windtalk@groups.io <nw-windtalk@groups.io>
Subject: Re: [nw-windtalk] Sailworks NX 9.1
 
Thanks Wilson. 
I will get some ordered

On Sun, May 22, 2022, 7:57 PM Wilson <wilsonsosapadilla@...> wrote:
I don’t know why your sail has RDM cams but my 8.2 NX had also RDM cams and it had rotation issues. I replaced them for SDM and the problems went away. I don’t have any spare cams, BTW


Re: Shortboard tacks success!!!

Greg Mejlaender
 

Wow, that's great Michal !!!
It's a very impressive skill that most shortboarder's can't do.

That new skill alone, is worth buying a place in Maui & spending many months per year, sailing there.
More of us should do that,
Greg:)


From: nw-windtalk@groups.io <nw-windtalk@groups.io> on behalf of Michal Prussak <michal@...>
Sent: Sunday, May 22, 2022 8:34 PM
To: nw-windtalk@groups.io <nw-windtalk@groups.io>
Subject: [nw-windtalk] Shortboard tacks success!!!
 
I've been practicing, or more accurately desperately trying shortboard tacks for about 2 years now. So far my success rate was so dismal that I would be happy if I made two "dry" tacks in a session. But I have stuck with it, and kept trying as much as I could - finally yesterday it started clicking! And I had a session where I lost count how many I succeeded, but I'd say it was more than 10 and well over 50% of the attempts, especially towards the end. This was on a 106L board and a 5.3 sail, later a 4.7. Woohoo!!! You won't believe how stoked I was that it finally started working out. And keep in mind, this is with me sailing in Maui for about 4 months out of the year, with a handful of sessions back on the mainland.

Today was more windy and I was less successful - but on a smaller board (89L, 4.2 sail). I had 3 successes and a good number of failures where I landed in the waterstart position. 

I wish I could identify what the breakthrough was... But I have no clue... I just kept on trying. Maybe the conditions were more favorable? Maybe I was more relaxed? Maybe something just clicked? I (think) knew in theory what I needed to do, I just had a hard time pulling it off in practice. My wife wanted me to sign up for a lesson with someone to tell me what I am screwing up, maybe the thought of avoiding the lesson is what made it work 😆.

I really wanted to learn shortboard tacks for wave sailing - it's so hard to keep upwind, so tacks are a must. 

Now - my tacks successes are just on the inside at Kanaha. Next chapter is to try them on the outside. That is going to be a lot harder in the swells and chop. Not to mention on a different tack...



Shortboard tacks success!!!

Michal Prussak
 

I've been practicing, or more accurately desperately trying shortboard tacks for about 2 years now. So far my success rate was so dismal that I would be happy if I made two "dry" tacks in a session. But I have stuck with it, and kept trying as much as I could - finally yesterday it started clicking! And I had a session where I lost count how many I succeeded, but I'd say it was more than 10 and well over 50% of the attempts, especially towards the end. This was on a 106L board and a 5.3 sail, later a 4.7. Woohoo!!! You won't believe how stoked I was that it finally started working out. And keep in mind, this is with me sailing in Maui for about 4 months out of the year, with a handful of sessions back on the mainland.

Today was more windy and I was less successful - but on a smaller board (89L, 4.2 sail). I had 3 successes and a good number of failures where I landed in the waterstart position. 

I wish I could identify what the breakthrough was... But I have no clue... I just kept on trying. Maybe the conditions were more favorable? Maybe I was more relaxed? Maybe something just clicked? I (think) knew in theory what I needed to do, I just had a hard time pulling it off in practice. My wife wanted me to sign up for a lesson with someone to tell me what I am screwing up, maybe the thought of avoiding the lesson is what made it work 😆.

I really wanted to learn shortboard tacks for wave sailing - it's so hard to keep upwind, so tacks are a must. 

Now - my tacks successes are just on the inside at Kanaha. Next chapter is to try them on the outside. That is going to be a lot harder in the swells and chop. Not to mention on a different tack...



Re: Sailworks NX 9.1

Plamen Petkov
 

Thanks Wilson. 
I will get some ordered

On Sun, May 22, 2022, 7:57 PM Wilson <wilsonsosapadilla@...> wrote:
I don’t know why your sail has RDM cams but my 8.2 NX had also RDM cams and it had rotation issues. I replaced them for SDM and the problems went away. I don’t have any spare cams, BTW


Re: Sailworks NX 9.1

Wilson
 

I don’t know why your sail has RDM cams but my 8.2 NX had also RDM cams and it had rotation issues. I replaced them for SDM and the problems went away. I don’t have any spare cams, BTW


Sailworks NX 9.1

Plamen Petkov
 

I got a NX 9.1 awhile back and always had problems digging it. In fact I probably never rigged it right. 

 Today I  spent some time trying different mast configurations and never gets the wrinkles where it's supposed to be.  And third cam from the bottom always pops out easily. 

 So I  removed all the cans to find out that only one is for SDM mast, the other 3 are RDM.

 Is there any reason for this? And does anyone have spare SDM cams for sailworks sails and be willing to part with them?

Plamen 


Re: Price Reduced: Complete Infinity 76 Foil Set With Lots of Spare Parts

bbarry6186@...
 

Yes, it is still available.  Called a bit ago and left a message when I got back from the coast this afternoon.  Will be with a pile of my grandkids tonight, very noisy so I might not hear a call if it comes in but will try you in morning if we dont connect tonight.

Regards
Bruce


-----Original Message-----
From: Todd's Gmail <atkins.todd25@...>
To: nw-windtalk@groups.io
Sent: Sun, May 22, 2022 11:37 am
Subject: Re: [nw-windtalk] Price Reduced: Complete Infinity 76 Foil Set With Lots of Spare Parts

Sorry, forgot my contact info.  
Todd Atkins
253-225-1651 


On May 22, 2022, at 9:34 AM, Todd's Gmail via groups.io <atkins.todd25@...> wrote:

 Hello, 
if this is still available would you mind reaching out directly.  I’m trying to find a board and foil set up for my brother-in-law. Thank you, Todd


On May 20, 2022, at 12:46 PM, bbarry6186 via groups.io <bbarry6186@...> wrote:


Compete set as described below,  $600

 I-76 and Time Code 57 Wings      42 stabilizer and Switch Fuse
                                                       90 cm Aluminum Tuttle AND Plate Mount Masts 
                                                       $110 worth of spare parts and fasteners  
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
I-76 Wing
42 Stab
Switch Fuse
91 Tuttle Mast      AND     91 Plate Mount Mast
+ Time Code 57 Wing

And

2 spare M10 x 45mm Titanium Bolts/Washers    (list $13.32 each)    for Mast to Board
2 spare M8x 50 Countersunk Titanium Bolts  (list $8.88 each)  for Fuse to Mast
2 spare M8 x 23 Titanium Bolts  (list $8.88 each)   for Wing to Fuse
2 Spare Mast Caps  (list $23.32 each)  for Wing to Fuse with bolts above
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------


All in great shape, being replaced with Slingshot Phantasm series.   



Re: Event Site Friday 20 May 2022

Chuck Dulken
 

Hey Glenn, here’s some feedback: your reports and photos are great!  Both for the vicarious enjoyment and for the data.  Much appreciated. 

 

Bill: thoughts go out to you.  Thank you for posting.

 

-Chuck D.

 

From: nw-windtalk@groups.io <nw-windtalk@groups.io> On Behalf Of Glenn Reichenbach via groups.io
Sent: Saturday, May 21, 2022 11:59 PM
To: nw-windtalk@groups.io
Subject: [nw-windtalk] Event Site Friday 20 May 2022

 



-----Original Message-----
From: Glenn Reichenbach <glenngjr@...>
To: bsmersh@... <bsmersh@...>
Sent: Sat, May 21, 2022 11:49 pm
Subject: Re: Event Site Friday 20 May 2022

Hi Bill,

 

It is nice to hear from you.  Sometimes it seems as though no one is even reading my messages because of a lack of feedback so when someone responds positively it gives me hope that I am providing some useful information to someone.  At least they should know that some of us are still out there looking for the best conditions available within a reachable distance of being able to get to without too much driving and without burning too much fuel/money.  However, sometimes during the winter the need for good wind and some good sunshine drives decisions that may seem not the best for mother earth.  I sometimes get some negative feedback for driving way out to Cline Spit for just a few hours of nirvana and then I see the dismal conditions that they accept as good in the Seattle area that day and then I know that I made the right decision for myself.   I know that sounds selfish but hey, I know what I need to survive and flourish during the winter months. 

 

That may only be me that calls it "finning" to distinguish it from foiling.  I do not mean to make it look like an ancient form of this sport, but I fear that it really is becoming that very thing.  For me the Slalom and Formula and longboard versions of windsurfing may be finished except for getting beginner and intermediate gear ready for friends and relatives who need some help.

 

I will try to post more messages in the future about my intent for days around Seattle in the hope that it may inspire you to get back out there for a session.   I believe that my windsurf foiling level is good enough now  to keep a good watch over others out on the lake who may need some help.

 

--Glenn Reichenbach

-----Original Message-----
From: bsmersh@...
To: glenngjr@...
Sent: Sat, May 21, 2022 10:49 pm
Subject: Re: Event Site Friday 20 May 2022

Hi Glenn,

I’m glad to read you are still getting on the water a lot(!!). And successfully ventured into the new ways of having fun on the water – foils, winging, etc.  It cracks me up when they (the young guys) refer to windsurfers as finners like it’s some ancient sport that only a few are keeping alive.

I haven’t been able to sail for several years. I think you might remember that I have Parkinson’s Disease which is a progressive disease which is keeping me off of the water. Sometimes when my meds kick in well I think I could sail. I would make several sailors onshore aware of what I was attempting to do, and to keep an eye on me. But God help me if I go “off” – a condition where my meds have worn off and I’m in need of more. Anxiety, like having trouble water-starting while a 1/2 mile offshore in rising or dying winds, can bring me into an “off” state very quickly. When I’m ‘off’ I can hardly walk, I’m weak, and have poor balance, anxious, etc. I would have trouble just getting myself out of the water, let alone carry a windsurfer and that’s assuming I made it back to shore. I have kept one set of gear – a board, one quiver + accessories, in hopes that a cure comes and/or I’m in great conditions – steady, and maybe onshore, winds. I guess it’s ok to dream.

Anyway, I will continue to vicariously enjoy the sport through your’s and others’ posts!

Cheers and be safe,

-Bill Smersh


Woo Hoo! Look who’s windsurfing

Evanne Howard
 


Re: Price Reduced: Complete Infinity 76 Foil Set With Lots of Spare Parts

Todd's Gmail
 

Sorry, forgot my contact info.  
Todd Atkins
253-225-1651 


On May 22, 2022, at 9:34 AM, Todd's Gmail via groups.io <atkins.todd25@...> wrote:

Hello, 
if this is still available would you mind reaching out directly.  I’m trying to find a board and foil set up for my brother-in-law. Thank you, Todd


On May 20, 2022, at 12:46 PM, bbarry6186 via groups.io <bbarry6186@...> wrote:


Compete set as described below,  $600

 I-76 and Time Code 57 Wings      42 stabilizer and Switch Fuse
                                                       90 cm Aluminum Tuttle AND Plate Mount Masts 
                                                       $110 worth of spare parts and fasteners  
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
I-76 Wing
42 Stab
Switch Fuse
91 Tuttle Mast      AND     91 Plate Mount Mast
+ Time Code 57 Wing

And

2 spare M10 x 45mm Titanium Bolts/Washers    (list $13.32 each)    for Mast to Board
2 spare M8x 50 Countersunk Titanium Bolts  (list $8.88 each)  for Fuse to Mast
2 spare M8 x 23 Titanium Bolts  (list $8.88 each)   for Wing to Fuse
2 Spare Mast Caps  (list $23.32 each)  for Wing to Fuse with bolts above
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------


All in great shape, being replaced with Slingshot Phantasm series.   



Re: Price Reduced: Complete Infinity 76 Foil Set With Lots of Spare Parts

Todd's Gmail
 

Hello, 
if this is still available would you mind reaching out directly.  I’m trying to find a board and foil set up for my brother-in-law. Thank you, Todd


On May 20, 2022, at 12:46 PM, bbarry6186 via groups.io <bbarry6186@...> wrote:


Compete set as described below,  $600

 I-76 and Time Code 57 Wings      42 stabilizer and Switch Fuse
                                                       90 cm Aluminum Tuttle AND Plate Mount Masts 
                                                       $110 worth of spare parts and fasteners  
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
I-76 Wing
42 Stab
Switch Fuse
91 Tuttle Mast      AND     91 Plate Mount Mast
+ Time Code 57 Wing

And

2 spare M10 x 45mm Titanium Bolts/Washers    (list $13.32 each)    for Mast to Board
2 spare M8x 50 Countersunk Titanium Bolts  (list $8.88 each)  for Fuse to Mast
2 spare M8 x 23 Titanium Bolts  (list $8.88 each)   for Wing to Fuse
2 Spare Mast Caps  (list $23.32 each)  for Wing to Fuse with bolts above
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------


All in great shape, being replaced with Slingshot Phantasm series.   


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