My latest race board finally gets wet. Tested in this afternoons SW wind of 8-10 mph.
At 26 1/2 wide, it's as stable as my original (personal) 28" wide yellow board. That board and this board have wide tails, with this one having an "extra" wide tail. Wide tails rule for down wind runs in my opinion. All my wide tail boards excel at staying on a plane while walking the deck to trim the nose. Pin tails don't have that luxury. Wide tails just run and run, like the Energizer Bunny.
I'm claiming this one as my personal board. My next and final board, will be Jacky's. It will likely be 25 1/2 to 25 3/4 wide. Then I'll retire from board building until next Winter.
This is my new race fin. Custom made by Maui CNC. Maui CNC is the company making fins for the world tour pros (windsurfer) under various brand names, including Tectonics, MFC, Maui Ultra. These are the best built fins you can get. They specialize in fast turnaround of custom CNC G-10 fins made in Maui. I heard Ken Winner once ordered 2 or 3 grand in custom fins for race board development a year or so back.
These are so much better than the junk surf fins made from 3/8 fiberglass slabs that some guy with a grinder rounds the leading edge and tapers the back. Leaving the middle un-foiled and dead flat with no regard to anything resembling a proper foil.
Will it make me faster? Probably not, but at least I'll know my fin isn't slowing me down.
I've been burned out and bored by kiting this past year. I haven't touched a windsurfer in 10 years, after doing it for 20 years. Now that I've pulled my head out of the sand, I'm blown away by how much the sport has progressed in the last 10 years and now I'm hot to try it again. I'm going to take CB1s rig for a test session and see if the fire has returned.
Unfortunately, I missed it because I was buried in EPS snow. Z and Jacky surfed at the house. Z said some sets were double over Jacky's head. They were both wired on adrenaline when they finished. Oh, and it was pure glass too. Painful to hear about.
59 years old. 6'2 195 lbs. a.k.a. DW on the Standupzone.
Wife SUPs too. Started SUPing May 2007
Real Names: Dwight and Jacky Fisher,
Contact: fishersfortblog at bellsouth.net or phone 910-two nine seven - four five six seven.