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by ANTONIO GUARDIOLA
Sun Jan 31, 2010 4:33 pm
Forum: Board Builders
Topic: Can you convert an old windsurfer into kite race board?
Replies: 32
Views: 7105

Re: Can you convert an old windsurfer into kite race board?

no replies?
but guessing from the number of views, people have been reading this post...
is it the weekend or is everybody looking for the old boards in the garage?
or am I being naive and everybody here belongs to a kite / board company?
by ANTONIO GUARDIOLA
Sun Jan 31, 2010 4:18 pm
Forum: Board Builders
Topic: Race Board Fins: Bigger ones Front or Back?
Replies: 7
Views: 2586

Re: Race Board Fins: Bigger ones Front or Back?

who changed the subject?????
by ANTONIO GUARDIOLA
Sat Jan 30, 2010 5:25 pm
Forum: Board Builders
Topic: Race Board Fins: Bigger ones Front or Back?
Replies: 7
Views: 2586

Re: Race Board Fins: Bigger ones Front or Back?

1 - should the bigger fins ( if any are bigger than the others ) be the front ones or the back ones ( in a quad set up) Usual setup I have seen and experienced is bigger fins in the front. For your second question, I would not know. On my board, I can adjust both. Norm yep, I have noticed that ( bi...
by ANTONIO GUARDIOLA
Fri Jan 29, 2010 1:36 pm
Forum: Board Builders
Topic: Can you convert an old windsurfer into kite race board?
Replies: 32
Views: 7105

Re: Can you convert an old windsurfer into kite race board?

I have created a new thread: http://www.kiteforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=107&t=2362600 with the following content: I'd appreciate your comments and feed back For a race / freeride light wind ( not for real racing) 1 - should the bigger fins ( if any are bigger than the others ) be the front ones or the...
by ANTONIO GUARDIOLA
Fri Jan 29, 2010 1:33 pm
Forum: Board Builders
Topic: Race Board Fins: Bigger ones Front or Back?
Replies: 7
Views: 2586

Race Board Fins: Bigger ones Front or Back?

I'd appreciate your comments and feed back For a race / freeride light wind ( not for real racing) 1 - should the bigger fins ( if any are bigger than the others ) be the front ones or the back ones ( in a quad set up) 2 - Considering you could tune the position ( back and forth ) with a us box. on ...
by ANTONIO GUARDIOLA
Thu Jan 28, 2010 5:16 pm
Forum: Board Builders
Topic: Can you convert an old windsurfer into kite race board?
Replies: 32
Views: 7105

Re: Can you convert an old windsurfer into kite race board?

cheap plastic 20 cm fins = 20€ The lateral force on the fins is huge. Last summer, I kept breaking fiberglass fins one after the other that were meant for surf boards and experimentally used on a race board, until they were made in G10. Do not be surprised if you break your fins. Norm Norm when you...
by ANTONIO GUARDIOLA
Wed Jan 27, 2010 5:20 pm
Forum: Board Builders
Topic: Can you convert an old windsurfer into kite race board?
Replies: 32
Views: 7105

Re: Can you convert an old windsurfer into kite race board?

Just came back from picking up the 9.99€ fins I ordered. And to my surprise They ( decathlon) where on sale and had a bundle of wind surfing accessories ( probably belonging to some boards they didn't have any more ( bic nova(?)) , that included: 1- huge ws fin g10 1- smaller us box fin 4 - straps b...
by ANTONIO GUARDIOLA
Wed Jan 27, 2010 11:43 am
Forum: Board Builders
Topic: Can you convert an old windsurfer into kite race board?
Replies: 32
Views: 7105

Re: Can you convert an old windsurfer into kite race board?

thanks kite rider, I'll remember that
if the board works I'll upgrade the fins
by ANTONIO GUARDIOLA
Tue Jan 26, 2010 2:46 pm
Forum: Board Builders
Topic: Can you convert an old windsurfer into kite race board?
Replies: 32
Views: 7105

Re: Can you convert an old windsurfer into kite race board?

it's just a cheap alternative that might work.
and regarding the ws board, the old surfboards have much similar shapes and are lighter.

...and my friends total is 5€ not 0

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