darth reapius

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  1. darth reapius

    what is it?

    It is that thing
  2. darth reapius

    what is it?

    It turned out to be trash?
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    R2AK on a Beachcat

    Kick up boards and rudders would also be good with all that debris in the water.
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    New to foiling

    It's a lot easier than a waszp. The cats are much more forgiving. Stunt S9, Whisper, ifly etc. You will not be hopeless at sailing the Waszp, you will feel like it at the start, but expect that to get "good" at sailing it around a course, you'll need to be out a couple of times a week for a whole season before you get there.
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    trickle down

    I think the best position to sail a boat from is on trapeze. Most comfy, furthermost from centre line, looks exciting, greater physical challenge.
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    Brisbane to Gladstone 2018

    Fantastic race though.
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    Nacra F18 infusion MK3

    Yes, there is an exception for timber laminates in the rule.
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    Nacra F18 infusion MK3

    That's interesting, for the last boat I built, and the difference between using Epoxy and Vinyl-ester was less than 5% of the total cost, it is definitely a much better product and not much more of a cost saving.
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    Nacra F18 infusion MK3

    It would make them not class legal by that rule than... Bahahaha yeah, sailed on the infusion, edge, c2, sadly not the scorpion, but IMO Edge is number 1, easily the stiffest, Infusion comfortably the worst, the scorpion looks great, but I think the edge has a speed edge, hopefully a few of the boys who are really cranking on the Edges can get up to a few worlds. Anyone recall the results from the last F18 nationals in Australia? The boys who won, didn't just win on the Edge, they were so far in front every race it was almost a joke. The boys sailed it incredibly well, but they were also just straight up faster all around the track, 5 of the top 6 were Edges from memory. I don't even know where the top infusion placed.
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    Nacra F18 infusion MK3

    Too bad the boat wont be class legal. D.3 HULL SHELLS D.3.1 MATERIALS (a) The hull shells shall be built from polyester or vinylester resin, glass fibres, polyester gel coat, the combination of wood-epoxy or injected plastic with a core of PVC or balsa or felt. The hull shells shall not be altered, other than locally for fittings and passage of equipment and normal reinforcement. Epoxy glue is permitted for joining components. Every material that is not expressly permitted is prohibited. (b). Vinyl or similar adhesive film may be added as limited by C.7.2.(f).
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    SuperFoiler Grand Prix 2018

    Its why they host GBRW down there at this time of year, it's nothing like the Freo Doctor from Nov-Feb, it just gives up, and can be a limp 4-8 knots with the odd thumper of... 15. Needs to be pushed forward a bit. As the best sailing here is Nov-Feb, With Oct and March being alright, but a little less consistent.
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    trickle down

    Hahahahaha I keep all my old ski's and board when I replace them, so you can fuck your old gear up and keep the new shit new! Should see some of the core-shots on my park board >.<
  13. darth reapius

    Fujin Capsized? What happened?

    High performance catamaran pushed a little too hard in big breeze and waves. At least one of the guys onboard is on here quite a bit. It's sad to hear, but when you push the limits, the limits push back. Everyone's fine from what I've seen and the boat will be recovered. Someones hip pocket will be a bit sore though.
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    SuperFoiler Grand Prix 2018

    I said worldwide mate not in just the USA, there's a shitload more countries with a lot more skiing than the USA in the world. As someone who's skied and boarded in many many countries, I can tell you that one country I have been to had well over 100 per year alone, also note that there are quite a few countries in the world with ski resorts, Add up the totals from the USA, Canada, Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Australia, New Zealand, China, South Korea, North Korea, Japan, India, Iran, Israel, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Lebanon, Pakistan, Russia, Turkey, Albania, Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Bosnia, Bulgaria, Croatia, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Kosovo, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Montenegro, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Ukraine and the UK, are just all the major countries with multiple ski resorts, the USA of all having probably the best safety record of them all and therefor the lowest mortality rate. Adds up to a couple thousand pretty quick, hell we get a few dozen here in Australia, and we have like 6 SHITHOUSE tiny resorts. Has it never occurred to you that travel insurance for a worldwide holiday will cover everything from international flights to skydiving, but explicit states that it doesn't include snow-sports, and that it's $100 for 3 months of travel insurance and $200 just for snow sports cover? I lived in ski resorts for 6 seasons all around the world (Yeah I stopped sailing for a few years some years back now and solely focused on boarding). Try looking it up? Oh wait, the only one who publishes their deaths is the USA, because everyone sue's the f*** out of each other so it becomes public knowledge, but I can tell you around the world ski resorts do everything they can to sweep deaths under the rug as the bad publicity would seriously hurt business.
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    SuperFoiler Grand Prix 2018

    They have something called insurance with liability. If you are too scared to sail a superfoiler then don't do it yourself. TBH I didn't see a death in the Americas Cup affect the event. Everything went on as planned, even the team with the death, just launched their new boat and sailed on.