Fanatic Shark owners - fin size - strap placement ?

Fanatic Shark owners - fin size - strap placement ?

Post by DTWay » Sat, 02 Sep 1995 04:00:00


I just bought a used Shark - 125 liters - 291 cm   9 ' 6 "
I,m  165 lbs  - 5 ' 9 "    It is set up with  a 16.5 Curtis fin with all
the fin  spacers forward and with the all straps placed at the furthest
aft position.
 I intend to sail  6.8m2  to  5.5 m2  on this board.
  How do you have your board set up ?
Are these boards fragile - can I jump it ?

     thanks       DTW

  DTWayve  windsurfing log       USMA5     Dennis Windsrf Assc

         1986    87    88    89    90    91    92    93    94    95      
days     112   133  135  100  132  117    79    81    94    52


  Who  has  the password  - DTWave ? !

 
 
 

Fanatic Shark owners - fin size - strap placement ?

Post by TWMARRI » Wed, 06 Sep 1995 04:00:00

Quote:
>.I just bought a used Shark - 125 liters - 291 cm   9 ' 6 "
>I,m  165 lbs  - 5 ' 9 "    It is set up with  a 16.5 Curtis fin with all
>the fin  spacers forward and with the all straps placed at the furthest
>aft position.

 I sailed mine at first that way, but I got tired of twisting my leg to
keep my
 from heel out of the water, now the front straps are adjusted one back
and
 the ride is a lot drier.

Quote:
> I intend to sail  6.8m2  to  5.5 m2  on this board.

 I sail it with a 6.5 most of the time, and 5.5 when the
wind is up and down.

Quote:
>  How do you have your board set up ?
>Are these boards fragile - can I jump it ?

 I, and others have jumped mine, but I don't think it would take
a steady diet of big air jumps, but then, you probably are not
sailing this board on big air days.

      Tom
Happiness is crossing the Bonner Bridge, southbound.

 
 
 

Fanatic Shark owners - fin size - strap placement ?

Post by TWMARRI » Thu, 07 Sep 1995 04:00:00

Quote:
>.Tom - thanks for the reply - I noticed that heel drag problem right away
>by the face shots ! ! !   -  I replaced a Bic Astro Rock with this board
>and so far I'm very pleased.
>it responds much quicker than the astro but has the same basic floatation
>characteristics ie: easy to uphaul / tack.   I'll keep my jumps below 30
>feet !      BTW do you use a deck pad ?

The board was a demo and I got it with the stock pads installed. They
seem to do OK. I did have to redeck it though, I sail barefoot and the
stock non skid put me on my ***a couple of times.

    Tom

Happiness is crossing the Bonner Bridge, southbound.