Moronic Fin Installation Question

Moronic Fin Installation Question

Post by Cris Pavlo » Tue, 26 May 1998 04:00:00


Quote:

>I've been in the Denver area for the past 5 1/2 years.  Windsurfing Mecca
>it ain't. Mountain biking local trails (many accessible from my back
>door) and backpacking/canyoneering trips to Utah sorta displaced
>windsurfing. But I've missed it. And I'm e***d at the prospect of going
>back out. I expect to take most of the summer off from full-time work, so
>I'm not going to have any good excuses for not sailing.

I'm in Denver, and the sailing scene is not that bad.  Hey, two weeks
ago it blew Saturday-Thursday 35 mph per day.  Guys were so beat after
about Tuesday that when the real hit came on Wednesday a lot of people
were too beat for the 4.0/3.5 conditions.

Come out to Aurora Reservoir.  No, it's not blowing there all the time
but the wind is by far the best there than anywhere else.  Chatfield
sux no matter what, Cherry Creek's wind is so obsutrcted by all the
buildings and the water is so polluted that if you fall in and yo9u
have a cut you probably will not survive the swim into shore.  Aurora
is out in the boonies, but the wind ain't all that bad.

Aurora gets pretty damn good wind in the spring, the summer last year
wasn't bad at all, and the fall last year was rad also.

No, it's not Maui, the Gorge, or even OK, or NM.  But it's not all
that bad.

 
 
 

Moronic Fin Installation Question

Post by Bat Nw » Tue, 26 May 1998 04:00:00



Quote:

> I'm in Denver, and the sailing scene is not that bad.  Hey, two weeks
> ago it blew Saturday-Thursday 35 mph per day.  Guys were so beat after
> about Tuesday that when the real hit came on Wednesday a lot of people
> were too beat for the 4.0/3.5 conditions.

> Come out to Aurora Reservoir.

I checked Aurora out with my son yesterday, and hauled the family there
today. They hung out on the swimming beach while I waited for gusts. It
wasn't a great day, but I had fun. Not having sailed for two years, I got
enough to shell out my forearms and work up a good charlie horse in my
right calf.

The All Star was great. I sailed it with a Neil Pryde 7.6 VX3 (or
something like that), which I wasn't too crazy about. It was a loaner for
use while I wait for the Sailworks sail the shop was out of.

I can't say much about the board in chop 'cause there wasn't any. But it
points well, planes early, keeps a plane well, doesn't feel as big as it
is, isn't a struggle to ride on a sub-plane, uphauls easily, tacks well,
jibes easily .... I'm glad I got it. The only problem with the board that
I noticed was the pitifully deteriorated skill level of its rider.

bn

 
 
 

Moronic Fin Installation Question

Post by NLW TFW » Wed, 27 May 1998 04:00:00

RE:"Northwest Sailboard in a sailing friend's closet, check out "Time Out for

Quote:
> Windsday Sailing" in their  Fall '91 issue. There are many ways busy
> professionals can catch most windy weekdays -- "Windsdays".

If any one has a copy of this, please, please, please, post a summary."

OK, OK, I'll type it up and try to fit it into the ~750-word message limit.
Darn, I wish I had my scanner up and running awreddy.

Is that OK with you, Jason?

Mike \m/
Never Leave Wind To Find Wind

 
 
 

Moronic Fin Installation Question

Post by Tom Wharto » Wed, 27 May 1998 04:00:00

Thanks Mike,

I can't wait to see the reprint. And.....maybe Jason will get some good out
of it.  I wish him many blessings of windy days and secluded beaches, and
an open mind.

Tom Wharton
Pensacola, FL



Quote:
> RE:"Northwest Sailboard in a sailing friend's closet, check out "Time Out
for
> > Windsday Sailing" in their  Fall '91 issue. There are many ways busy
> > professionals can catch most windy weekdays -- "Windsdays".

> If any one has a copy of this, please, please, please, post a summary."

> OK, OK, I'll type it up and try to fit it into the ~750-word message
limit.
> Darn, I wish I had my scanner up and running awreddy.

> Is that OK with you, Jason?

> Mike \m/
> Never Leave Wind To Find Wind