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Hey Stan, are you guys planning to kite somewhere tomorrow on the island? Might have to pop over. I have a new board to show you.
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Hey Bri
I am away until Wednesday nigt emoticon

Love to see new boards!
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I think its turning sw by the time you get back. Let me know by text when you're coming through town and maybe I'll be able to meet you at the Ferry or something.
Not too exiting though. Just a $700 2011 Cabrinha race 183x59. It is a looker even if no longer competitive.
How is your board coming?
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I need to get the fin boxes set. I have been dragging on the cant decision.
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I can definitely see less cant on the new 3 fin boards. You should just use old windsurfing blades and see what happens before shelling out big bucks. I don't understand it yet but will have a better idea once I play around with the fins. my board has power boxes so I can try some of old ws fins.
613-583-8902 call or text if you come through town today and have a few minutes. I might be around to show my new gear.
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That is exactly what I am doing using some blades I have. A new set of three Rista ss over $500 ouch. I am going to set the fronts at4deg with the box. This board is only 60cm so now that 70 is standard I might just as well get it together now and learn from my mistakes.
How is the upwind riding on your new toy? It must be really different. Ken says even on his board it is crazy.
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Having windsurfed before helps because riding with big foils is nothing like riding a twin tip. Had lots of trouble my first few attempts because I kept trying edge like I was on a TT. But after a half hour I think I was pointing at 45 degrees (same as laser?) my first time out but it could've been my imagination. Definitely better than a TT at about half that ie. 20 degrees well powered.
I plan to screw around with fins (sub in some old power box fins I have and try no canting to see what happens etc) once I'm comfortable riding it in the std set up. I wish I had middle back finbox like the new boards so that I could also try riding with 3 fins. A middle back footstrap is on my wish list also. oh, and an Ozone edge kite.
In regard to your 60cm wide custom, I think you should just get out on something asaps. Don't worry about it being ideal (mikes lab's latest?!) It's all about learning and making mistakes at this point. We have a lot of catching up to do - San Fran guys have a two year jump on us emoticon. So, how soon can your board be ready??
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Are you dudes going to the Olympics? I'm just going to sandbanks. Nice forecast this aft.
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Special olympics maybe emoticon. Yes, got off on a tangent there. I guess we need a Gear discussion section for Big Bang kitesurfing nerds. Just messing around like mad scientists. But what's going on in SanFran is impressive though...those guys travel the world and kick ass.
Looks like many will be heading to sandbanks(whole province of quebec?) if the wind is offshore AGAIN.
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Funny stuff.

Tangents are good, especially when sharing some stoke.

Speaking of tangents, Brian you mentioned a while ago that you've got a bunch of video laying around from the PUC, etc. I know you've got some up on your Youtube account but you should post more of them up there. Especially any with Brent wearing funky shorts and pulling 'Airstyle' tricks...

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