Pinnaroos (WA, Australia) - 2009-09-05
Sailor 2 Second Peak (Kts)5 x 10 Second Average (Kts)1 Hour (Kts)Alpha Racing 500m (Kts)Nautical Mile (Kts)Distance Travelled (km)
paddymac
28.7(D)
26.2(D)
8.81(D)
14.96(T)
17.6(D)
19.72(D)
JF
33.07(T)
30.16(T)
11.72(T)
16.49(T)
21.46(T)
31.59(T)
lao shi
35.93(D)
32.32(D)
10.99(D)
22.35(D)
21.62(D)
85.23(D)
Snake
34.494(D)
32.97(D)
17.795(D)
22.241(T)
25.917(D)
48.85(D)
nebbian
23.141(D)
21.953(D)
11.783(D)
17.188(T)
17.52(D)
26.714(D)
Jeff
29.5(D)
27.5(D)
7.3(D)
18.59(X)
17.8(D)
20.5(X)
Chris Porter
32.64(D)
30.32(D)
12.35(D)
20.62(T)
26.97(D)
52.59(D)
Pointman
33.05(D)
30.68(D)
0(D)
21.26(T)
16.36(D)
30.9(D)
JC2
Windxtasy
Jemma
scarrgo
Jonah
Windtech
Ricey
Bunyip
AC1
Hooksey
Lunny
tailwind
Flatchat
Snickers
Kenny
Pacey
SRS73
AndreaMunich
Gloria
Reg
Topcat
Clue Thirst
The Shroom
fingers
Finback
Peanut
Aiden
Average35.2132.6515.0722.3026.4468.91
paddymac (10937km):
5400 days ago

First time effort at Wallie World. Buggered by 10.30 so probably missed the best of it. Lao shi was smoking as was 25. Good to see Greg and Jeff out and about too.

Futura 122, Overdrive 5.5, FO Weed 30



JF (1703km):
5400 days ago

Melville, CA SP60, Goldwing 33 cm, 6.8 Blade.

I have forgotten how all the bits and pieces go together... My last GPS session was 2/3/2009!!!

Very unfit, heavy on the board, unco etc etc. Good times though... Good to see some of the guys I haven't seen in months!

 



lao shi (41082km):
5400 days ago
6 categories

Early session at Wallyworld. Scoped from mosman side about 7.15am to see big squalls moving through. By the time I got there it was gone. First time this winter that I have felt the chill.

Wind, glass, sun, rain, rainbow,s a dolphin and a bunch of mad Pinnas. Hardpole, Pointman , Macka

Good to see the Wannabees on the water too and 25 doing an interesting run screaming past the pier!

Wind swung all over with best run going up the strip and second coming down. Some good bullets but hard to be in the right place at the right time.

Sorry to hear about the troubles Nebbs and Chris. Well done on the Nmile PBCool. No good back up i'm afraid.

Welcome back Pugwash and top speed after such a long time off.

Good team effort!

Koncept 5.8, *brd nonose, 28cm JPslalom.



Snake (23888km):
5400 days ago
3 categories

Nice arvo down at peli pt after what seems like an age off the water. Pretty chilly out there but heaps of wind and was great to get the blood flowing againTongue out Hopefully be able to get out a bit more now that uni has simmered down for a while.

Sonic 85, North Ram F8 5.4, Goldwing 32



nebbian (8313km):
5400 days ago
3 categories

Pinaroo with Toby.  Loft Blade 5.6, iSonic 94, C3 Venom 30.

Not my best session ever...

Woke up at 5 am, got to Pinaroo to find Toby already suited up.  Decided to rig the 5.6, even though he was on a much more sensible 4.5.

On the run out I was a bit overcooked, not majorly so, swell was higher than I've ever seen it at this spot, and I muffed the gybe.

Coming back I was totally, totally overpowered.  I kept getting pulled around the front, falling in, trying to waterstart, getting slammed, swimming the sail around again, losing energy, forearms cramping up, bodydragging for a bit, getting hit by a gust, losing the sail, swimming it around, having trouble getting it flying (yes, that f'n luff tube issue again).  Eventually when Toby came out to rescue me I told myself to "Harden the F*k up princess" and got going again.

Once on the beach I realised that my woes were caused by the adjustable outhaul slipping when I muffed the gybe.  So the sail had no outhaul at all - and in 20-25 knots in ocean swell, a fully cammed 5.6 that's bagged out all the way is a total handful.

Lesson learnt Embarassed

Great to sail with Toby again, good to see such enthusiasm.  Might try for a wave sail this arvo once my forearms recover.

 

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Afternoon session:

This time I rigged my wave gear: Ezzy 5.0, Starboard Acid 80 litre, Drake 23cm.

The difference was like chalk and cheese.  I should have used this combo in the morning.

Lots of gybes in the flat water on the very inside, went for some duckies and some tacks, couple of kiters out but no aggro at all.

I can't believe that two sessions at the same spot, on the same day could be so very different!

As Toby says, it's all good training Smile



Jeff (13393km):
5400 days ago

Early morning start with Mark, on the water by 8. But then realised my tightening of the footstraps had gone a bit too far, very hard to handle gusts when you cant get your feet in ! Back to the car for a screwdriver. Then some swimming, standing waiting. Then wind seemed to get better, but my boom developed a nasty wobble. Broken arm inside the head. So packed up leaving the others to enjoy the wind and visited the shop on my way home. Got the replacement part and fitted it so have a functioning boom again.

Numbers were a bit dissapointing but still had a lot of fun.

 



Chris Porter (11725km):
5400 days ago

Cold, gusty, choppy Hardies. Still had a good fun blast.

Wondered why I couldn't get back upwind from AlphaLand when I discovered my outhaul had broken... what are the chances of this happening to both Nebbian and I in the same day??

 

Naish SP91; Koncept 5.8; FO Weedster 260

EDIT: Arvo session @ Hardies. Equally as cold, more chop bust less gusty. Had more fun than in the morning.

Added to distance and slightly improved my 5x10. Really happy to get a 31 knot peak on a straight reach (especially on the world's crappiest fin)

Naish SP91; Stealth 6.4; FO Weed 260

Thanks for the congrats guys. I know I have a much better Nm in me! That was my only straight line Nm all day.



Pointman (25161km):
5399 days ago

Got down to Wallyworld early to see some fellow Pinna's getting amongst it.

Looked patchy and I wasn't enthused.

Decided to head down to Woodies. expecting some more wind.  Plenty of wind (20-30K), but very westerly, so no good for speed.  Rigged the 6.6 Koncept + 93 S-Type + 32 Goldwing and banged outs some alpha's.  Happy to score a PB, but still need to work on this category.

Pretty overpowered on the 6.6, so headed in to change down.  Got a text from Mark, saying he had a 36, so decided to head back to Wallyworld.

Second sesh on the S-Type + 7.5 Koncept + 36 Goldwing.  Pretty gusty, but scored a few nice runs.

Good to see so many punters on the water today!



Comments
Snides


WA
Australia
5400 days ago

jeezus u guys are keen!!Surprised

obi one tobi


WA
Australia
5400 days ago

You are too kind- a Dr. might have a different opinion.

Nebbian, I got some better results than you but it was not easy on the freakin frisbee, am searchin for FSW90 right now !! even got my permission slip signed.

Mineral


WA
Australia
5400 days ago

Bugger, Ben sounds like you had an eventful morningSurprisedSmile Good you had Toby with you.

evets


WA
Australia
5400 days ago

Surprised

evets


WA
Australia
5400 days ago

well done on the NM chrisCool. I found it challenging todayEmbarassed

Mineral


WA
Australia
5400 days ago

Great NM Chris,Cool and James, good to see you up into again . Smile

Sammy the snail


WA
Australia
5400 days ago

good speed and distance Lao Wink, well done Chris on the NM Cool

Elmo


WA
Australia
5400 days ago

Well done PortsCool you looked like you were doing some ripping runs todayCool

Snake


WA
Australia
5400 days ago

Nice one Chris! Looks like (almost) everyone had a good sail today Laughing

lao shi


WA
Australia
5400 days ago

Welcome back, Snake!Cool

Snake


WA
Australia
5400 days ago

yeeeahhh!!

roodog


WA
Australia
5400 days ago

well done guys, back to number one 

Great effort Mark , great pb Chris

Bender


WA
Australia
5400 days ago

nebs good to see u got ur mojo backCool

nebbian


WA
Australia
5400 days ago

Thanks Bender Smile

How are the ribs?  Bit early to tell I guess.

Bender


WA
Australia
5400 days ago

ribs are fine just have dull head ache now, being drowed with cold beer and baby spew

Marcel


WA
Australia
5400 days ago

Nice work Chris! So many great results all round...Cool

Hey Nebbian, I was at Pinnaroo late morning... missed you! Didn't wear GPS as was going for altitude (possible future category if these GPS's evolve Laughing).

Pointman


WA
Australia
5399 days ago

Welcome back Snake...good to see ya posting again...solid set of numbers to boot. Smile

Stringer


WA
Australia
5399 days ago

nice comeback session nebbian (princess) :)

Firiebob


WA
Australia
5399 days ago

Great story Nebs, that sort of adventure will root anyone real quick Wink

I've got a couple of spare unused ajustable outhauls here if you need any, don't use them. Yeh yeh I know I'm swimming upstream against the tide, get told all the time how wonderful ajustables are but that's just me Laughing

 

Congrats with the PB's Greg & Chris, nice Cool

lao shi


WA
Australia
5399 days ago

Well done on the PB Pointman. Well have a chat about the subtleties of alphas some time.

Snake, good speeds for Peli and first session back for a while.

evets


WA
Australia
5399 days ago

Well done on the PB chris. I did not realise that was you until late in the evening chris, I was out with the NP RS Slalom and messing up practically every gybe initiallyEmbarassed Took me  ages to get the hang of a 5.8 on the Iso 105. Amazing what a difference a change of sail size makes. With a 6.5 I can nail most gybes o the Isonic.

Some of your gybes looked really good.

paddymac


WA
Australia
5399 days ago

Great work guys! Congrats on PBs and to Chris ad Greg. Nice to see you back Snake.

Sammy the snail


WA
Australia
5399 days ago

eh Mark, are you still interested about my fins boxing machine!? I made a vo III, so I have the II available..

If interested pm me on SB "SamOZ" Wink , sorry for the delay Embarassed

Chris Porter


WA
Australia
5399 days ago

Hey Evets,

Yeah I finally figured out it was you when I came in and recognised your trailer. Didn't pick you on all the shiney new speed gear! You've caught the bug seriously!

Well do some runs together next time I'm down your way.