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SAT 12JAN2019



Went to the local river to check it out ...
It was about -12 degrees C and winds were from the west at about 20+ kph
The snow was still about 10 cm deep and looked like more than last time i checked ..I tried sliding on and pushing my snow windski.
It went okay, but not great.
I am looking for a sliding machine.
Like riding on ice - or as close as possible.
My idea of sliding on skis and being on it in the air is moving forward slowly - pardon the pun

Clique the pic

FRI 11JAN2019
On the seabreeze windsurf forum, Zoltan was analyzing windsurfing a foil on a RaceBoard, Formula board and a Freerace board {the Formula seems to be winning}.

I commented about experimenting with windsurfing and posted the windski video under the 01JAN2019 entry that in this post below ....
OR just go to the bottom of this page :-)
or better yet - go to my youtube page https://joe_windsurfer_videos.com
n look at ALL my videos LOL


Zoltan commented on the whole concept: {clique image to enlarge it}



TUES 08JAN2019 Rosemere
It had snowed about 5-8 cm with some fine rain afterwards.
What did this do to my windski arena ??
Put the plastic shovel in the back of the hatchback and off i went ...
Yes there was about 10 cm of snow on the ice and about 8 cm of snow when one pressed down hard.
Shovelling that snow with a plastic shovel did NOT go well.
The ice underneath was about a 7 outta 10 {not sure how my scale for this works - YET}
Yes, I was actually trying to figure out if I could shovel a path across the river for my windski.
IF one was actually to attempt such an insane act, it would require {at least} a metal shovel and sharp skates 😏

SAT 05JAN2019 Rosemere windski Retro 8.0 NNW 20-40 kph = 7.5 outta 10
Supposed to have NW winds of 20-40 kph, temperature of about zero and the river seemed frozen when my young son and I checked yesterday evening. There were spots with water, but read on or check the video ...

Today there was about one to two inches of snow on solid ice. Wind did NOT seem so strong and so rigged the 2007 SailWorks Retro 8 m² sail with the NP constant curve SDM mast and attached it to the ice model of my windskis.

On first run I crossed to the other side of the river and spoke with the ice fisherman there. He was dressed in military gear and had about 8 holes with poles (NOT in the military gear LOL). Asked him how thick the ice was and he said it was one to 1.5 feet thick at the sides of the river !! What about the middle of the river ?? Don't know, but saw snowmobiles go down the middle. Yes, I saw their tracks ...
We discussed the water and both knew those spots froze last and melted first in the spring ...

The wind became quite north and strong at times. HAD to use the harness.

At the end decided to make a film in 3rd person perspective. Naturally that had to be the time the wind died. Either that or I am a hell of a liar :-)



Forgot to mention that as I got off the ice there was a little girl, about two years old with two women. She mentioned my beard and I told her that I was NOT "le père de Noel" :-)
Just look like Santa Claus ...

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