I'm not talking about using waveboards/wave fins to do speed checks...
I know they can be fast...it's all about C O N T R O L ...
What I'm talking about is normal, everyday wavesailing...on dedicated
wave gear...with waves and chop and swell...like you mentioned at the
end of your post...
These are the exact conditions that I'm talking about...choppy and bumpy...
>> sailing you normally don't get much over 50 km/h (31 mph), never if you've
>> got to keep upwind.
aggressively...just enough to stay upwind, I was seeing numbers around
> Check out http://www.gps-speedsurfing.com/gps.asp?mnu=user&val=1246&uid=309
> This guy did 36.5 mph on a acid 70. Another one around here did over 60
> km/h,(37.3 mph) also on a Acid this weekend (other guys present didn't get
> over 33.5mph, so either he or the acid (control) is very fast)). I also got
> just over 60 km/h (37.3 mph) on my wave board once (tiga wave, non poly,
> with 4m wave sail, flat water).
> Waveboards can be fast, especially because of the small fin. In regular
> sailing you normally don't get much over 50 km/h (31 mph), never if you've
> got to keep upwind.
>>>you hit 31 in 17mph of wind?? fantastic!
>>Witnessed by several recdotters...just a so/so slightly breezy day...
>>We didn't get there until after 3:00...most people were already doing
>>the obligatory apres beer thang...
>>I thought it was a good run...driving hard off the wind...
>>I could have gotten a higher reading but ran out of real estate...and
>>had to jibe...fresh water reduced buoyancy, and the sensor actually
>>reads high...plus, I had the straps inboard for ocean sailing...
>>It's gonna be fun pushing it in some real wind this Summer...
>>This is what it looks like at the lake venue...
>>Hypersonic helmetcam from two Summers ago:
>>You can stream it here if you are not broadband challenged:
>>Or...you can download it here...
>>>how large or small of a sail would you consider running on that s-type?
>>>or maybe this is a better question, in flat water how much wind would
>>>sail in with that board before jumping down to a smaller board?
>>I'm gonna find out!!! Ran out of time and now it's been windy at the
>>coast for the last 4 days and looks to stay that way all week...
>>I had the 8.0m2 Aerotech Rapid Fire rigged, and Will V hit a 30.4 on his
>>madd 165 with it...but, the wind really started to peter out by the time
>>I was ready for it...
>>I suspect that this is max sail size...as far as how much wind I would
>>take the board into with flat water...as much wind as the lake can throw
>>at me...after sailing it in onshore 5.0m2 conditions in head high
>>chop/swell...the lake is a piece of cake...
>>The 7.5m2 Severne NCX no cam freeride sail rigged on a 460 PWX RDM felt
>>Several other sailors jumped right on and felt immediately dialed...
>>Mike at 165lbs and Kev at 225lbs...I'm at 198lbs...
>>Big Kev didn't even change the footstraps...prolly because he has
>>gigantic feet and could ride the rail with his toes in the straps...
>>Before it ramped up yesterday, I was sailing Deb's 5.8m2 Aerotech Charge
>>on my Exocet 105 and my 9.75" wave fin...fully lit and bearing off, I
>>hit a 31.1mph...chop was small and buffered by a kelp bed...
>>I was slightly overpowered and overboarded...which leads me to believe
>>that most wavesailing kit is going "fast" around 25-28mph...and rarely,
>>if ever, gets above 30mph...
>>>>>Very cool Dave - I finally got a chance to check my speeds on a couple
>>>>>of runs last week, in 4.7/5.0 conditions - I was OP'd and found that
>>>>>slower speeds of around 20-22MPH were about as fast as I felt
>>>>>in very thick, steep chop on my CROSS 117.
>>>>Yeah, but we were doing close to 30 in head high, close period
>>>>lining it...full white knuckles...
>>>>>We'll see what flat-water brings...
>>>>It brought me the title of the "King of zee lake" today...;-)
>>>>I wuz zee fastest on zee lake when I hit a 31 MPH, wind was averaging
>>>>16-17 MPH at the time...kinda marginal day and a not very conducive wind
>>>>direction for speed...can't wait for a typical smokin' day...
>>>>Riding the Starboard S-Type 126 and the Severne NCX 7.5m2 rigged on a
>>>>Powerex 460 RDM...
>>>>Will V did hit a 30.4 MPH (and nailed a rad duck jibe) on his Madd 165
>>>>my 10" WARDOG FreeWeeds and the 8.0m2 Aerotech Rapid Fire:
>>>>He had that puppy up on it's rail, like nobody ever has...
>>>>>>great topic, I love to see how fast I can go, (though I'm really not
>>>>>>going that fast.)
>>>>>>I guess it wouldn't really classify as a straight freeride board, but
>>>>>>have an older f155 that I sail with a 9.5 retro and a 7.5 v8
>>>>>>I can usually hit 25 mph with the 9.5 in about 13-15 mph of wind, and
>>>>>>switch to the 7.5 anything above that, usually I hit about 27-29 mph
>>>>>>the 7.5 in 16-20 mph of wind.
>>>>>>I did use a 6.5 retro on the same board and hit 30 once, but, had no
>>>>>>idea what windspeed was, would guess about 22 + mph
>>>>>>I use an etrex legend attached to my shoulders, and just go by the Max
>>>>>>speed on the display when I get back in.
>>>>>>I'll be curious to see what speeds you get with the madd and cross.
>>>>>>Wardog, also really curious about the s-type in that kinda wind. (is
>>>>>>the larger 126 or??)
>>>>>>>Here's another topic:
>>>>>>>The other day The Dog mentioned that he had clocked 36MPH on a
>>>>>>>MADD 135 (pretty darn good IMO) - what other "free-ride" combos are
>>>>>>>clocking good speeds these dayz???
>>>>>>>I'm going to try out the MADD 165 today and the CROSS 117 and post
>>>>>>>back - it's a flat-water sailing day today - thermals around
>>>>>>>18MPH....probably rig the 7.4 Aerotech Phantom (and maybe the 6.8)
>>>>>>>some testing with Wardog - I believe he's got an S-Type he's ready to
>>>>>>>I recently saw an article on speed sailing - so it's apparently a
>>>>>>>topic" worldwide....what speeds are us Americans doing here in our
>>>>>>>of the woods??