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what's the latest gear you've aquired

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Created by Gestalt > 9 months ago, 16 Jan 2020
Imax1
QLD, 3706 posts
27 Feb 2021 7:52PM
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Ooooh , those sails are sexy

jn1
SA, 2112 posts
27 Feb 2021 7:39PM
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Sailworks Hucker 4.2. Absolutely loving this sail.




RobITA
48 posts
1 Mar 2021 8:32PM
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duzzi said..

RobITA said..
just arrived my new Point7 ACX 7.5 to replace my old ACX MY16. This time I got it yellow because the lifeguard said I have to stop scaring the summer swimmers with black sails





Hi Rob, what mast are you using with the ACX 7.5? (Mine is arriving in a couple of weeks!)


I'm usign an old Point7 RDM 460 100% carbon

ejahn
13 posts
2 Mar 2021 12:03AM
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Sailworks Hucker 4.2. Absolutely loving this sail.





Yeah, I love the softness of the new scrim Sailworks is putting in the top 5 head panels (yellow material). I have a couple Revos with it. I think it might not crease much like the old X-ply does. I guess we'll see, over time.

duzzi
683 posts
20 Mar 2021 9:52AM
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RobITA said..


duzzi said..


RobITA said..
just arrived my new Point7 ACX 7.5 to replace my old ACX MY16. This time I got it yellow because the lifeguard said I have to stop scaring the summer swimmers with black sails





Hi Rob, what mast are you using with the ACX 7.5? (Mine is arriving in a couple of weeks!)

I'm usign an old Point7 RDM 460 100% carbon

And here is my new Point-7 ACX 7.5. Just arrived from Arco del Garda (it took two days to San Francisco!). Rigged on a 2019 Point-7 RDM 430 100% carbon and AL 360 extension. Lovely, perfect "pensionato" sail! (Just joking, my Point-7 ACX 6.5 proved actually faster than a full camber HSM GPS 6.6). Took it out today for the maiden voyage with my venerable Isonic 111. Like its smaller siblings it is incredibly slippery and just accelerates the board forward in a gust. Ultra easy to manage, tacked twice with no trouble! The Isonic was VERY happy with it. Probably it needs a slightly bigger fin than 40, but too early to say. The sail was really powering up the board nicely. Much better than the Switchblade 7.3 it replaces. Rail up and go!

Tardy
4343 posts
29 Mar 2021 4:12PM
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Just arrived 42 Atomic fin from Martin Love ,a really nice finish on them ,fits straight up into my 120 Patrik FRace .blowing tomorrow love it .

mr love
VIC, 2132 posts
29 Mar 2021 8:47PM
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My latest Fusion FSW board. 228 X 58 89 litres. My design...beautifully built by Peter Ross at OES






NicoDC
146 posts
30 Mar 2021 3:39PM
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Tardy said..
Just arrived 42 Atomic fin from Martin Love ,a really nice finish on them ,fits straight up into my 120 Patrik FRace .blowing tomorrow love it .


What size sail do you use with it? I've got a 37 zulu ikwala ( 75% carbon) for a 7.0 racingblade on my frace 120 and it got plenty lift. Maybe I'd add 1cm if I were to use a bigger sail, but that woulf be it.
Before I used a select s1 (g10) 37, but that was a bit to short to make the most of the low end

Tardy
4343 posts
30 Mar 2021 6:18PM
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I will be using a 8.5 with this fin ..i was using a 40 ,but not quite enough for my 95 kgs .and flat water .plus I've always wanted to try a love fin

heypressgo
NSW, 33 posts
25 Jan 2022 12:25PM
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Orange Whip said..
Finally bit the bullet and bought carbon booms to see what all the fuss is about. Now just need to YouTube how the adjustable thingy works on the big one..

Um, and also the booms didn't come in that box, couldn't resist a used board and sail that came up last weekend on a shop website. And, um, I might have ordered a new 2020 board that is a few weeks away.

if my missus sees this I'm completely screwed




if my missus sees this I'm completely screwed -- Oh I get this.

Awalkspoiled
WA, 247 posts
25 Jan 2022 11:08AM
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Brand new Flyer FR 8.5 in about a 12 knot wind. Tillo Board is a couple of years old, as is the Tillo/Taaroa foil underneath. Very happy with them all - sail is good match for my 100kg aging carcass.

BSN101
WA, 2043 posts
25 Jan 2022 3:25PM
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Found these second hand in
great condition.


BSN101
WA, 2043 posts
25 Jan 2022 3:32PM
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V8 Flights 7.0&8.0. Very happy with them so far.


JCBoston
32 posts
27 Jan 2022 11:05AM
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Sailworks Revo (circa 2008) and a matching 400 cm Backbone mast.
Bought them separately and was fortunate to find them both in like new condition. The Revo is badged as a 4.2, but the dimensions correspond to a 4.0. Haven't got them wet yet, waiting for high winds.









Tardy
4343 posts
27 Jan 2022 6:20PM
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2022 starboard Isonic ..I'm broke .

SS356
QLD, 8 posts
28 Jan 2022 8:55AM
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Future Fly Flying Camel 145 and a Sailloft 7.4m Ultimate Foil Slalom sail. The Camel is a great foil platform, especially for slalom, but it works fine for some course racing as well. There was an immediate improvement over the Fanatic Falcon I was using before.The sail is working great on both foil and fin, which is what I was hoping. I like to keep the gear to a minimum, so having one sail that I use from 8-20 knots is a huge bonus and this one is perfect for me in that range. It's happy on my 145 foil board, and 130 and 107 slalom boards.
www.baysideboardsports.com.au/ has another Camel in stock if you're interested. The newer models have just started to be released as well, and they look awesome!
Of course, once you spend the money on a nice board and sail, the next thing you realise is your foils are too slow


Sandman1221
1810 posts
28 Jan 2022 11:07PM
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NRS Maverick gloves, 2 mil, keep hands warm and dry, but after an hour my wrists started to get tired from the slight effort to curve the fingers to hold the boom. Getting a grip strengthener to fix that! And a Windrider spray jacket, prevents evaporative cooling with a neoprene top. My 1.5 mil front zip neoprene top would get chilly around 72 degrees F, but with the spray jacket have used down to 64 degrees F and was comfortable.







aeroegnr
665 posts
24 Mar 2022 8:08PM
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Older JP X-Cite Ride 120l

It's closer to the right shortboard side for someone I'm helping learn, and it was really inexpensive. Stepped on it the first time yesterday with my 7.5 Gator and got flying right away. Very easy and fun to ride and got some goofy slow exit carve jibes (only ones I currently get) and even tacked it.

Easier to shlogg and get planing than my 115l Dyno. And that makes 2 older JP boards I own now, this one and my 102FSW. Both of which were best bang for the buck I've found.

Hoping to go out in heavier chop with this than my 145 Blast until I decide to get a newer freerace board around 110l or so that'll still hold an 8.0 and fly hard on the fin.


Imax1
QLD, 3706 posts
25 Mar 2022 6:30AM
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Those older Xcite rides are a great board , better than the newer ones . Solid , well made , user friendly and plane earlier than the newer wider model .

aeroegnr
665 posts
25 Mar 2022 5:06AM
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Those older Xcite rides are a great board , better than the newer ones . Solid , well made , user friendly and plane earlier than the newer wider model .



Is it partially due to the length or something else? A lot more nose volume, much more easy to tack than the dyno 115 which looks at least a foot shorter.

Also I suppose the vee in the dyno vs the flat bottom on the x-cite with a center channel, which I don't understand.

Imax1
QLD, 3706 posts
25 Mar 2022 7:14AM
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aeroegnr said..

Imax1 said..
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Those older Xcite rides are a great board , better than the newer ones . Solid , well made , user friendly and plane earlier than the newer wider model .



Is it partially due to the length or something else? A lot more nose volume, much more easy to tack than the dyno 115 which looks at least a foot shorter.


Yep , the length and longer flatter rocker line . I've owned a couple sizes in that model . Bought the newer model to replace one and after a dozen rides did not like it as much . So sold it and kept the older one .

cammd
QLD, 3075 posts
25 Mar 2022 7:44AM
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Imax1 said..

aeroegnr said..


Imax1 said..
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Those older Xcite rides are a great board , better than the newer ones . Solid , well made , user friendly and plane earlier than the newer wider model .




Is it partially due to the length or something else? A lot more nose volume, much more easy to tack than the dyno 115 which looks at least a foot shorter.



Yep , the length and longer flatter rocker line . I've owned a couple sizes in that model . Bought the newer model to replace one and after a dozen rides did not like it as much . So sold it and kept the older one .



I bought that size and model when I got back into windsurfing after a 15 year hiatus, they were promoted as plug and play and I agree thy were a really user friendly board. The other board I have owned that was similar in user friendliness is the tabou rocket, just jump on and go.

Wind Smurf
NSW, 25 posts
27 Mar 2022 2:02PM
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Acquired this a little while back from Karin Jaggi in WA, hopefully will get to use it this Thursday and Friday.

Lovely looking shape.

Its 113 litres, 231x66 this one is a prototype but has the same rocker line as their usual models just has a squash tail rather than the rounded pin with wingers.

I'll be using it with a 25cm wave fin with 11.5cm side for low wind days and strong currents and with the Patrik 22cm power wave fin for more windy days.

Its a fantastic looking board, double concave until the straps then into a single concave right through to the tail.

I've put some foam into the quad boxes and put some sticky tape over that.

This will do me from 6.5m down to 4.8m I reckon.





JakeNN
294 posts
28 Mar 2022 9:45AM
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Would be good if everyone posted the prices that were paid for this gear.

Any reasons that it is a secret?

BSN101
WA, 2043 posts
28 Mar 2022 3:31PM
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Testing this and hope it'll be the next purchase.


Sandman1221
1810 posts
29 Mar 2022 5:49AM
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AFS S670 cm2 70 cm wide wing (aka F700S), makes 20-25+ knots in 2-3+ foot waves relatively easy! Bruce at Sailworks gave me a deal on it, was their last one.

Wind Smurf
NSW, 25 posts
29 Mar 2022 5:15PM
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That yellow board was $1500 plus postage which was to the Gold Coast was $300. I picked it up from the depot.
It was brand new.

New those boards are $3750.

I also got a power wave 22cm fin with it for $150.

You can get more info on Windsurfing Religion website.

Flying Dutchman
WA, 651 posts
1 Apr 2022 11:21AM
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Picked up 2nd hand, can teach people, sail in 5kts & want to try overnight camping trips.

RichardG
WA, 3669 posts
1 Apr 2022 1:36PM
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New racing seat harness (one size fits all) made by Tuna Alberti of Italy and new Tuna Alberti racing harness lines. The best harness and the best lines I have ever used, on the fly adjustments are easy while sailing and the seat is so low, light and comfortable, with any excess removed, reminiscent of the Neil Pryde seat harness of the 1980/early 90s.


www.surfsailaustralia.com.au/product/tuna-alberti-design-racing-harness-lines#surf-sail-clothing-hardware

www.surfsailaustralia.com.au/product/tuna-alberti-design-racing-seat-harness#surf-sail-clothing-hardware





I will post photos of the harness lines as soon as I get back to the club next week.

BMA
2 posts
5 Apr 2022 7:59AM
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Just starting back after a 25 year break. Definitely harder than I was expecting







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