Last 10 WindLogs

04/28/2017 (21st this year)
Mark @ BIB

Board: Flikka Custom Freestyle 125         Sail: 5.9 Severne Freek

Quick end of day session after the long drive down after work. I installed new harness lines on my boom and footstraps on my board, so things felt a bit less dialed in right away. I have my footstrap inserts closer together and slightly further back which is new. They may need to be even taller, but I am not sure there is enough velcro adjustment overlap to hold and the neoprene footstrap cover is already at maximum stretch. I will sail it more as is for now. Stoked for a long windy day tomorrow!

04/28/2017 (1st this year)
Laura @ The Hatch, WA

Board: '12 RRD TwinTip 90         Sail: Neil Pryde 4.9

Heck yah!! Let the party begin!! AMAZING! Where else in the world can one make fresh powder tracks in the morning and then do some ramped up swell sailing in the afternoon. What??! I forgot my harness, but borrowed one and went for a whole 15 minutes. My smile will last for days though :)
04/28/2017 (11th this year)
Buck McShreddyShred @ Mt Hood Meadows, OR

Board: Burton         Sail:

Morning sesh with some powder stashes here and there.

04/25/2017 (28th this year)

Board: '14 JP 93 FWP         Sail: '17 EZZY 4.7 ELITE

028 - Good call to start earlier and stay on the mainland side. First time out was solo and second was stronger. Both out almost to the IWC and back. Mostly full power, manageable chop and some weeds. No kites and only a handful on the water. Left as it was ramping up to the mid 30's.
04/22/2017 (10th this year)
Buck McShreddyShred @ Mt Hood Meadows, OR

Board: Burton         Sail:

Threw my back out getting up from the bench at the top of the lift. Ridiculous. Hopefully it's not a season-ender when there's still a 15 feet base in the middle, 10 feet at the bottom, and 2-3 more feet forecast to fall this week.

L and her snow princesses raced for the benefit of the avy dogs and succeeded in winning lots of swag.
04/22/2017 (20th this year)
Mark @ Salvo, NC

Board: 2013 Choco Rodeo 124 LTD         Sail: 6.3 Severne S-1

Excellent final session before leaving back home. The morning weather was still warm and windy out of the southwest. Phil sent me a nice return message after I thanked him for the clinic. He told me “It was a pleasure to have you in the clinic, I love your style on your moves, you commit, and execute with style!” Of course he was just being gracious, but he said something similar to me on a few of my C360s I did near him. Inspired by his positivity, I had a great session today in Salvo. With no pressure, my vulcan groove started to come back. Most are crashes still, but much better. It was an awesome last session.

04/21/2017 (27th this year)
Mike Murphy @ BIB

Board: '14 JP 93 FWP         Sail: '16 EZZY 5.3 ELITE

027 - More than forecast with crazy chop, gusty and the usual holes too. Mostly out and back to SI#1 and a few times to SI#2. Rigged at medium at first then changed to max and it was much better. Lots of folks on the water.
04/21/2017 (19th this year)
Mark @ Avon Sound, NC

Board: 2013 Choco Rodeo 124 LTD         Sail: 6.3 Severne S-1

Session #1  10-11:30am, 15-18mph Good enough for the planned slalom racing, but not enough wind for me to plane. I was amped to throw a loop, but not going to happen in these conditions.

Session#2  3:30-6:30p, 22 mph Excellent wind. I spent the first 45 minutes of the freestyle clinic getting up the nerve to try a forward loop. First attempt I bailed and had a catapult crash. Second, I did not get the board out of the water and the sail ripped out of my back hand. Phil suggested I try planing switch stance. I really was not thinking that was the best of ideas, but what the heck. I ultimately crashed trying to stick the back foot in the strap, but I think I might eventually get there if I keep trying. The clinic ended at 6p, but I had to keep sailing since the weather was too good. I am exhausted. I did not make the closing party since I am staying in Salvo which is 15 minutes away and because I sailed so late into the evening. Great event and freestyle clinic!

04/20/2017 (26th this year)
Mike Murphy @ BIB

Board: '14 JP 111 FSW FWS         Sail: '17 EZZY 5.8 ZETA

026 - Barely got the last 1/2 hour of the peak and it was barely. Did the sandbar both ways at first then to SI#2. In and outside holes and lots of cross chop outside.
04/20/2017 (18th this year)
Mark @ Avon Sound, NC

Board: 2013 Choco Rodeo 124 LTD         Sail: 6.3 Severne S-1

Yesterday we had three mini-lectures/Q&A on the psychology of landing moves, step by step instruction on freestyle moves, and freestyle equipment set-ups.

Today, we covered the forward loop, switch stance vulcan, and carve 360s from 10-11:30am. At 2-4p we did LWF and loop pre-exercises on the water. I decided that I will attempt my my first loop on starboard tack. Am I going to develop enough stones to throw one? Stay tuned (damn, I did not pack a helmet, and it will have to be on my largest sail).