Plimmerton

(AKA Plimi) Wellington, New Zealand

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Plimmerton

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Sailing in the Rain

Plimmerton, Wellington
Windsurfing: Waves
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm Thursday. July 23. 2009
my rating 4 star rating
Wind Direction: N Wind Strength: overpowered   using 4.1 - 4.5m sail. Swell Direction: NW Swell Size: waist Tide: Mid - Falling.

So awesome to be out again, but didn't last long at all! It was 4.5 as I was rigging but my 3.7 would have nicer as I hit the water. Got tired so fast!

WInd was nice and cross-shore but waves were really disjointed, which never really cleaned up.

First time sailing with booties and a wetsuit head cap but didn't sail like too much of a kook.

Was a bit of fun today, and a bit of survival; and man that rain was hard to sail in (and see) at times.

Also, debut of the quad on the water... it's so sick!!! Sails upwind nice, still boosts air (and rotates nicely ;) ), turns like nothing but I still need to dial in with it. It cutbacks even harder than my thruster I think when I bank it, and just carries the speed after a top turn.

Got some footage but will post later tonight or 2mo. VIDEO IS UP. GIVE IT SOME TIME AND THE QUALITY ON YOUTUBE WILL GET BETTER.

5 thumbs up!

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23.07.09 9.22 pm
Did you know that thing about software and how you promise not to re-write the code if you use their programs? Well apparently Starboard are going to implement the same law on their boards cause someone in NZ has been adding extra fins and it's getting out of hand, an extra fin every few weeks, no end in sight. That's what I heard.

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23.07.09 9.51 pm
haha, simple... my design thinking is that 3 or 4 fins (with added cant and tow) will work better for me... and it does!!! May for others too, go custom people!

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23.07.09 10.11 pm
Was that a pushloop at the start? Nice work. Great vid!

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23.07.09 11.44 pm
seems that you like the quad setup!

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24.07.09 6.48 am
Good video, board looks good, is it heavy?? maybe remove the original fin box or probably to much work for just a couple of gram..

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24.07.09 9.12 am
Only jump I did troy, i think it was. no weight gain at all magnus. Still light as ever. I think will leave the boxes for my thruster and 5-fin setups. Yep like it! Now for some slightly bigger waves to carve...

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