FS: RealWind 120L, 8'10" x 23" $250 Philadelphia PA area.

FS: RealWind 120L, 8'10" x 23" $250 Philadelphia PA area.

Post by (PeteCresswell » Sun, 13 May 2007 09:30:57


RealWind 120L, 8'10" x 23" semi-custom, epoxy over carbon
w/heavy-duty layup.   Takes PowerBox fins.

Used as a big guy's 5.0 board.   Replaced by a Kombat 106.

I'd keep it as backup except I have a new board coming in and
need the space.

No shipping, no delivery - nada, zip, bupkis....

Philadelphia PA/Pleasantville NJ vicinity.
--
PeteCresswell

 
 
 

FS: RealWind 120L, 8'10" x 23" $250 Philadelphia PA area.

Post by marc rose » Sun, 13 May 2007 10:07:23

Hey Pete,
You stated that it takes a Power Box fin.  (I don't want to start a
fin thread here) but I thought Real Wind boards had their own design,
unique to them.  Are PB fins the same as the Mistral, HiFly, etc.
fins?  How, or where did you get a RW with out their unique fin?

Marc


Quote:
> RealWind 120L, 8'10" x 23" semi-custom, epoxy over carbon
> w/heavy-duty layup.   Takes PowerBox fins.

> Used as a big guy's 5.0 board.   Replaced by a Kombat 106.

> I'd keep it as backup except I have a new board coming in and
> need the space.

> No shipping, no delivery - nada, zip, bupkis....

> Philadelphia PA/Pleasantville NJ vicinity.
> --
> PeteCresswell


 
 
 

FS: RealWind 120L, 8'10" x 23" $250 Philadelphia PA area.

Post by (PeteCresswell » Sun, 13 May 2007 10:55:02

Per marc rosen:

Quote:
>it takes a Power Box fin.  (I don't want to start a
>fin thread here) but I thought Real Wind boards had their own design,
>unique to them.  Are PB fins the same as the Mistral, HiFly, etc.
>fins?  How, or where did you get a RW with out their unique fin?

It was a custom and I specified PowerBox - having bunch of them
already and preferring the single-bolt system.

--
PeteCresswell

 
 
 

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Post by Craig Goudi » Sun, 13 May 2007 13:00:08

It sounds like Pete had RW put in  a power box.  The
typical RW fin box would have been a "Meritex Box".

Not a bad design, I think Rob Wymore bought the
design rights to it, but they've become pretty rare.

-Craig


Quote:
> Hey Pete,
> You stated that it takes a Power Box fin.  (I don't want to start a
> fin thread here) but I thought Real Wind boards had their own design,
> unique to them.  Are PB fins the same as the Mistral, HiFly, etc.
> fins?  How, or where did you get a RW with out their unique fin?

> Marc


>> RealWind 120L, 8'10" x 23" semi-custom, epoxy over carbon
>> w/heavy-duty layup.   Takes PowerBox fins.

>> Used as a big guy's 5.0 board.   Replaced by a Kombat 106.

>> I'd keep it as backup except I have a new board coming in and
>> need the space.

>> No shipping, no delivery - nada, zip, bupkis....

>> Philadelphia PA/Pleasantville NJ vicinity.
>> --
>> PeteCresswell

 
 
 

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Post by marc rose » Sun, 13 May 2007 19:46:02

Thanks for that answer Pete; That sounds "custom" to me.

Marc

Quote:

> It was a custom and I specified PowerBox - having bunch of them
> already and preferring the single-bolt system.

> --
> PeteCresswell

 
 
 

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Post by (PeteCresswell » Mon, 14 May 2007 09:43:02

Per Craig Goudie:

Quote:
>Not a bad design, I think Rob Wymore bought the
>design rights to it, but they've become pretty rare.

Call me a grouch, but my reaction was "Sheesh!... Just what the
world needs: yet another freaking finbox standard."
--
PeteCresswell
 
 
 

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Post by The Do » Mon, 14 May 2007 11:24:54


Quote:
> Per Craig Goudie:

> >Not a bad design, I think Rob Wymore bought the
> >design rights to it, but they've become pretty rare.

> Call me a grouch, but my reaction was "Sheesh!... Just what the
> world needs: yet another freaking finbox standard."
> --
> PeteCresswell

OK...  Grouch.

But you're sentiment is spot on.

Dog

 
 
 

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Post by wind.s » Mon, 14 May 2007 11:30:12



Quote:
>Call me a grouch, but my reaction was "Sheesh!... Just what the
>world needs: yet another freaking finbox standard."

Size 15?? I'll just call you Bigfoot, I'm sure that's original.
<smirk>
 
 
 

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Post by Craig Goudi » Tue, 15 May 2007 01:28:41

I'm with ya Pete.  I have had a couple of boards
with a Meritex fin box in them, and the design is
simple, efficient, and sturdy, but so are several of
the current popular designs.  The world doesn't need
another fin standard, and it's pretty hard to find a
Meritex fin these days, unless your  stop by Realwind.

-Craig


Quote:
> Per Craig Goudie:
>>Not a bad design, I think Rob Wymore bought the
>>design rights to it, but they've become pretty rare.

> Call me a grouch, but my reaction was "Sheesh!... Just what the
> world needs: yet another freaking finbox standard."
> --
> PeteCresswell

 
 
 

FS: RealWind 120L, 8'10" x 23" $250 Philadelphia PA area.

Post by (PeteCresswell » Tue, 15 May 2007 01:46:22

Per The Dog:

Quote:
>OK...  Grouch.

>But you're sentiment is spot on.

I'm partial to Starboard boards - which use Tuttle boxes.

Got three of them for regular use plus one on the rack for
backup/sentimental purposes.

This is no lie: I'd cheerfully have paid another $100 per board
just to have a PowerBox in them.    

In fact, at one time I was *that* far from having the local board
craftsman do a retrofit on my boards... but he talked me out of
it based on weight and general principles.
--
PeteCresswell

 
 
 

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Post by (PeteCresswell » Tue, 15 May 2007 05:11:43

Per Craig Goudie:

Quote:
> I have had a couple of boards
>with a Meritex fin box in them, and the design is
>simple, efficient, and sturdy, but so are several of
>the current popular designs.

I'm fixated on PowerBox.

One bolt.   Easy in/easy out.   Seems like *much* less custom
fitting needed than with Tuttles (although, miracle upon miracle,
the Tuttle box fin on my new Carve 144 slid right in there...)

I don't buy the "superior strength" argument until fin size
approaches the "industrial-strength Tuttle"... or whatever it's
called - and that's way outside of my little world.

I'll give PowerBox it's due for through-the-deck bolt as compared
to regular surfboard boxes - even though one loses the option of
a breakaway fin tab.

OTOH for years I foot-pumped the daylights out of a semi-custom
ProTech that had a regular surfboard fin box on it - but a fin
almost as long as what I've got on my Starboards.   I sensed that
John Parton got a little indignant when I asked him if that kind
of box would take the stress... His reply was that "...if it's
put in there properly, no problem...".

--
PeteCresswell

 
 
 

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Post by The Do » Tue, 15 May 2007 06:08:42


Quote:
> Per The Dog:

> >OK...  Grouch.

> >But you're sentiment is spot on.

> I'm partial to Starboard boards - which use Tuttle boxes.

> Got three of them for regular use plus one on the rack for
> backup/sentimental purposes.

> This is no lie: I'd cheerfully have paid another $100 per board
> just to have a PowerBox in them.    

> In fact, at one time I was *that* far from having the local board
> craftsman do a retrofit on my boards... but he talked me out of
> it based on weight and general principles.
> --
> PeteCresswell

I too prefer a Powerbox.  But napkin engineering tells me that I need
a Tuttle when my fins get to a certain point.  I'm not exactly sure
where that point is.   I just know that the thought of a Powerbox for
my TF3 or Lynne's Go gives me a bit of the pucker factor.  And even if
I busted out the box on one of those boards, I think I'd stick with
the Tuttle for the repair.

Dog

 
 
 

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Post by marc rose » Tue, 15 May 2007 10:33:43

Hello Craig,
I'm only familiar with the RealWind board having that fin type.  What
other brand(s) had it?
Thanks,
           Marc


Quote:
> I'm with ya Pete.  I have had a couple of boards
> with a Meritex fin box in them, and the design is
> simple, efficient, and sturdy, but so are several of
> the current popular designs.  The world doesn't need
> another fin standard, and it's pretty hard to find a
> Meritex fin these days, unless your  stop by Realwind.

> -Craig



> > Per Craig Goudie:
> >>Not a bad design, I think Rob Wymore bought the
> >>design rights to it, but they've become pretty rare.

> > Call me a grouch, but my reaction was "Sheesh!... Just what the
> > world needs: yet another freaking finbox standard."
> > --
> > PeteCresswell- Hide quoted text -

> - Show quoted text -

 
 
 

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Post by Craig Goudi » Wed, 16 May 2007 00:05:25


Quote:
> Hello Craig,
> I'm only familiar with the RealWind board having that fin type.  What
> other brand(s) had it?
> Thanks,
>            Marc


> > I'm with ya Pete.  I have had a couple of boards
> > with a Meritex fin box in them, and the design is
> > simple, efficient, and sturdy, but so are several of
> > the current popular designs.  The world doesn't need
> > another fin standard, and it's pretty hard to find a
> > Meritex fin these days, unless your  stop by Realwind.

> > -Craig




Hi Mark,

I had a GEM slalom board that had that box also (at least I think
that's what it was, it's been a few years).

-Craig

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> > > Per Craig Goudie:
> > >>Not a bad design, I think Rob Wymore bought the
> > >>design rights to it, but they've become pretty rare.

> > > Call me a grouch, but my reaction was "Sheesh!... Just what the
> > > world needs: yet another freaking finbox standard."
> > > --
> > > PeteCresswell- Hide quoted text -

> > - Show quoted text -- Hide quoted text -

> - Show quoted text -

 
 
 

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Post by sailin foo » Wed, 16 May 2007 01:40:28


Quote:

> > Hello Craig,
> > I'm only familiar with the RealWind board having that fin type.  What
> > other brand(s) had it?
> > Thanks,
> >            Marc


> > > I'm with ya Pete.  I have had a couple of boards
> > > with a Meritex fin box in them, and the design is
> > > simple, efficient, and sturdy, but so are several of
> > > the current popular designs.  The world doesn't need
> > > another fin standard, and it's pretty hard to find a
> > > Meritex fin these days, unless your  stop by Realwind.

> > > -Craig



> Hi Mark,

> I had a GEM slalom board that had that box also (at least I think
> that's what it was, it's been a few years).

> -Craig

> > > > Per Craig Goudie:
> > > >>Not a bad design, I think Rob Wymore bought the
> > > >>design rights to it, but they've become pretty rare.

> > > > Call me a grouch, but my reaction was "Sheesh!... Just what the
> > > > world needs: yet another freaking finbox standard."
> > > > --
> > > > PeteCresswell- Hide quoted text -

> > > - Show quoted text -- Hide quoted text -

> > - Show quoted text -

Allot of early MikesLab boards had this box as well as a few other
small custom board builders in the Bay area - we used to build them
into all of our boards unless specified otherwise- the good OL
Windwalker customs from the North Bay.

Caleb Walker - EX Windwalker #2