Don't worry Roger,
The rivalry will go one better.
In 19 days, we are off to Maui. 15 days of windsurfing.
The issues of rivalry:
1-Racing - a little one sided affair, but, I'll give him a head start, and
tie my hands behind my back just to give him a little hope.
2-Aerials / Tricks etc. The helmets will be purchased, the body armor will
be worn. This is the discipline with the highest stakes.
Nevertheless, us of of shape Swiss guys from hong Kong will come out bruised
and battered, but with smiles from ear to ear!
> Hello Francios & Elliott:
> I "could" say that neither one of you had these problems when
> you had the Starboard GO, but I won't.
> Several things can cause you "whistler board syndrome"
> (WBS) (I think that acronym came out rather nicely, don't you
> WBS can be caused by air getting down around the fin screws if
> you are not getting a good seal, or not using *** of soft
> plastic "seals" under the fin screws.
> Another source could be the trailing edge of you fins.
> I'd suggest trying a high end fin (System B or Tectonics seem
> the best choices) as it may eliminate the WBS, and will probably
> give you better top speed, better upwind performance.
> But, since I can see that you two are in constant "competition"
> I suggest you both get together somwhere in the no man's land
> between your houses and decide which fin, what size, etc, so you
> both get the same one, exactly.
> This will serve to get rid of the WBS, but sustain the "friendly
> rivalry" you two seem to thrive on.
> Or, you could get a sheet of W&D abrasive paper, tear it
> precisely in half, and each of you radius the sharp trailing edge
> of the fin a little, and any other areas of the fin that are very
> thin and very sharp. But be sure you both apply exactly the same
> number of strokes, in exactly the same areas. We wouldn't want
> one of you to have any unfair advantage, or one of you to still
> have the WBS while the other sails quietly.
> Have fun with your new K 72's guys!
> Regards, Roger
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