F2 sputnik, high wind speed slalom

F2 sputnik, high wind speed slalom

Post by Henrik Klagg » Fri, 26 Jul 1991 12:36:31


Hi,
I need a speed slalom thing fast - there is a hellish wind here in
the mountains. So, a board shop around here offers me a Sputnik,
claiming it to be the fastest production board ever, for $999,-.
Do you like the board ?
Do you like the price ?
Do you know a good surf shop in the SF Bay area ?
Do you know another good speed slalom ?

Cheers, Henrik Klagges
#include "std_disclaimer.hxx" - These opinions are mine, not theirs:
Massively parallel processing group at LLNL

IBM Research Division Munich

U of Munich Physics Dep, laser institute Prof. Haensch

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Cheers, Henrik Klagges
#include "std_disclaimer.hxx" - These opinions are mine, not theirs:
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F2 sputnik, high wind speed slalom

Post by Kirk Lindstr » Fri, 26 Jul 1991 23:45:35

Quote:
>I need a speed slalom thing fast - there is a hellish wind here in
>the mountains. So, a board shop around here offers me a Sputnik,
>claiming it to be the fastest production board ever, for $999,-.
>Do you like the board ?
>Do you like the price ?
>Do you know a good surf shop in the SF Bay area ?
>Do you know another good speed slalom ?

>Cheers, Henrik Klagges

Without knowing your weight and just how much wind you are talking about, I
can't make suggestions.  I wouldn't trust advice from anyone unless they
asked those two important questions (14 knots is "hellish" to my boss who
is just learning to sail while I consider >40 knots hellish or at least
nuclear).  

Here are some shops to try.  You can get semi-custom epoxy production boards
with straps and fin for $999 at several of these shops.  If you are over
200 lbs, then I like the 1991 CFX.

-Kirk out
9'9" Velocity, 8'8" Challange Flex & 11'6" Malibu
Wt 215#, Ht. 6'0", Home water => Coyote Pt, SF Bay, Cailf.
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WINDSURFING SHOPS:
==================
North Bay:

San Rafael      *Windsports on E. Francisco Drive, small store
Corte Madera    *Any Mountain, small store
Sausilito       *Sausilito Sailboards on Bridgeway, small store

San Francisco:
                *City Front Sailboard on Lyon Street, small store
                 Large selection of good equipment for rent

East Bay:

Berkeley       *California Surf & Ski on Gillman, large store
               *Large selection of all types of equipment for rent
Alameda        *Alameda Sailboard Exchange, never been there

Peninsula & South Bay:

South S.F.     *Windsurf Warehouse on North Airport Drive (?), large store.
                415)588-1714
San Mateo      *California Sailboards on Amphlett, large store
                Large selection of all types of equipment for rent
                Large consignment area
                415)342-1900
               *Helm of Sun Valley on Amphlett
                Lessons and rentals, some consignment
                415)344-2711
Redwood City   *B&D Sports on Roosevelt, medium size store
                Large consignment area
                415)364-5995
Mountain View  *Spinnaker Sailing in Shoreline Park, small store
                New and larger facilities opening this summer
                415)965-7474
               *ASD on San Antonio Circle, small store.  Not a full-service
                store, specializes in ASD custom boards, Waddell sails,
                Fiberspar masts.
                415)
Cupertino      *Any Mountain, medium size store
                Good boards can be "demo'd
                408)255-6162

Santa Cruz:    *Santa Cruz Windsurfing
                408)458-0518

Rio Vista:     *Windcraft of Rio Vista
                707)374-2744

SAILING SITES:
==============
Crissy Field    -- advanced to expert sailing on the bay, moderate to high
                   winds, medium to large chop, strong tides, spectacular
                   views of S.F. and Golden Gate Bridge, lots of boat/ship
                   traffic.  Closest shop is City Front, about 1 mile away.
                   Full wetsuit or drysuit required.
Coyote Point    -- intermediate to advanced sailing in the bay, moderate to high
                   winds, medium to large chop.  Closest shop is Helm of Sun
                   Valley, about 2 miles away.  Shorty to full wetsuit
                   required.
Berkeley Marina -- beginner to advanced sailing in the bay, moderate winds,
                   small to medium chop.  Rentals available on site, closest
                   shop is California Surf & Ski, about 3 miles away.  Shorty
                   to full wetsuit required.
Alameda         -- beginner to intermediate sailing in the bay, light to
                   moderate winds, flat water to small chop.  Nice long sandy
                   beach, warm water.  Rentals available on site, nearest shop
                   is Alameda Sailboard Exchange, I dunno where it is.  Wetsuit
                   not neccessary, though some might want to wear a shorty.
Candlestick     -- advanced sailing in the bay in strong offshore winds, flat
                   water speed sailing.  Closest shop is Windsurf Warehouse,
                   maybe 4-5 miles away.  Shorty to full wetsuit required.
Ocean Beach     -- advanced to expert sailing in waves, onshore winds.  Full
                   wetsuit or drysuit required.  I dunno what the closest shop
                   is, I think there's something closer than City Front.
Palo Alto       -- intermediate to advanced sailing in the bay, moderate wind,
                   moderate chop.  Getting to the water at low-tide is just
                   about impossible as a slog through knee deep mud is
                   required.  Closest shop is ASD and Spinnaker Sailing.
                   Full wetsuit advisable.
Shoreline Park  -- beginner to intermediate sailing on a small man-made lake.
                   Rentals available on site at Spinnaker Sailing.  Shorty to
                   full wetsuit required.  PFDs mandatory.
Larkspur        -- intermediate sailing in the bay, moderate wind, flat to
                   small chop.  Sail in the shadows of San Quentin Prison!
                   To get to the water you have to carry your equipment down
                   a steep and narrow trail (not worth it!).  Closest shop is
                   Windsports.  Shorty to full wetsuit required.
Rio Vista       -- Intermediate to expert conditions.  Glass Beach is a good
                   choice for first time Delta sailors.  Shorty to full wetsuit
                   required.
San Luis Res'r  -- Intermediate to expert speed sailing conditions. Most
                   sailing is done on the O'Neil Forebay.  Wind can vary from
                   70 to 0 in a single day.  Full wetsuit required as the water
                   comes from the bottom of the Reservoir.

Central Calif. Coast

NOTE:
-Swimming is DANGEROUS.  Watch for rip tides.  Be careful climbing rocks  and
 tidepools as we lose a few people every year to those freak big waves.
-Great White Sharks on the coast add to the danger/fun.
-The scenery olong HWY 1 is gorgeous either N or S of San Francisco.
-Due to upwelling in the summer, the water is colder in the summer than in the
 winter.  I am quite comfortable in a full 4/3 steamer in Dec. at Pillar Point
 while I've been cold the one nice day I sailed the waves in August!

Pillar Point    -- Harbor in Half Moon Bay.  Wave sailing outside breakwater.
                   Advanced speed sailing inside breakwater during winter
                   storms where 30-40 Knot winds are common (I love it!)
                   Watch out for boats, moorings, lines etc.  Full wetsuit or
                   dry suit required.

Bodega Bay     -- BIG wind, nice camping, advanced sailing

Santa Cruz     -- Good int to expert wave sailing.  Check with WS Santa Cruz
                  for where to sail to match ability with conditions.

If I was going to visit the area for a few months and was expecting to sail
for a dozen or more days, I would probably buy a used shortboard & mast for
$400-$600 total, and bring along a couple sails and booms.  Before I left I
would sell the board and mast.  I think this would cost a lot less than
renting.  The consignment areas at many shops make this easy to do (i.e. buy
a used board at shop A and sell it again at shop B).

 
 
 

F2 sputnik, high wind speed slalom

Post by Per B Niels » Sat, 27 Jul 1991 23:07:42

Quote:

>Hi,
>I need a speed slalom thing fast - there is a hellish wind here in
>the mountains. So, a board shop around here offers me a Sputnik,
>claiming it to be the fastest production board ever, for $999,-.
>Do you like the board ?
>Do you like the price ?
>Do you know a good surf shop in the SF Bay area ?
>Do you know another good speed slalom ?
>Cheers, Henrik Klagges
>#include "std_disclaimer.hxx" - These opinions are mine, not theirs:
>Massively parallel processing group at LLNL

>IBM Research Division Munich

>U of Munich Physics Dep, laser institute Prof. Haensch

>--
>Cheers, Henrik Klagges
>#include "std_disclaimer.hxx" - These opinions are mine, not theirs:
>Massively parallel processing group at LLNL


Go for it .

It is one of the fastest slalom boards ever made (serie production),
AHD slalom board might bee faster.

BUT be careful !!!!!!!!!!!!!

I don't know how good your are, the sputnik is a really difficult board
to jibe and sail, because of it's shape, but if you don't have any problems
with your jibe then go for it .

hang loose
D-730

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F2 sputnik, high wind speed slalom

Post by Kirk Lindstr » Sat, 27 Jul 1991 23:33:27

Quote:
>> SAILING SITES:
>> ==============

>Left off the list were Flying Tigers (now closed), oyster point, and
>3rd Ave, and Dumbarton Bridge sites.

>ciao
>grant
>----------

We can't let all the secret sites on SF Bay be known!  [8-)

-Kirk out