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Re: Great Texas 300 Updates [Re: SurfCityRacing] #249659
06/15/12 08:50 AM
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Where is the live feed?

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Re: Great Texas 300 Updates [Re: Tony_F18] #249660
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Originally Posted by Tony_F18
Where is the live feed?


http://www.justin.tv/greattexas300#/w/3254591552

The feed is very choppy today.


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Re: Great Texas 300 Updates [Re: SurfCityRacing] #249661
06/15/12 09:10 AM
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Don't know what they did but the video dropped completely for many minutes, including the actual start, but when it came back it was pretty smooth.

Re: Great Texas 300 Updates [Re: SurfCityRacing] #249663
06/15/12 09:43 AM
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Broadcasting live from remote locations does have pitfalls. Karl and I are on course in a RIB, and will be updating the GT FB page as possible.

Can someone post the FB link for us please?

Re: Great Texas 300 Updates [Re: SurfCityRacing] #249665
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Originally Posted by SurfCityRacing
Broadcasting live from remote locations does have pitfalls. Karl and I are on course in a RIB, and will be updating the GT FB page as possible.

Can someone post the FB link for us please?

This one?
https://www.facebook.com/GreatTexas300

Re: Great Texas 300 Updates [Re: SurfCityRacing] #249668
06/15/12 12:08 PM
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Re: Great Texas 300 Updates [Re: SurfCityRacing] #249670
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Re: Great Texas 300 Updates [Re: SurfCityRacing] #249671
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Great video from JW this afternoon. JC over Tomko by just a few seconds. Both came through the surf together.

Re: Great Texas 300 Updates [Re: John Williams] #249672
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Originally Posted by John Williams
Going live in just a minute. Four boats in sight.

Blue kites?


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Re: Great Texas 300 Updates [Re: ksurfer2] #249673
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Originally Posted by ksurfer2
Originally Posted by John Williams
Going live in just a minute. Four boats in sight.

Blue kites?


How did you guess!?


Jake Kohl
Re: Great Texas 300 Updates [Re: Jake] #249674
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Re: Great Texas 300 Updates [Re: SurfCityRacing] #249675
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We're going to go live in 2 minutes to get Lee Wicklund's landing, and a few more interviews.

Re: Great Texas 300 Updates [Re: Team_Cat_Fever] #249676
06/15/12 01:40 PM
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Originally Posted by Team_Cat_Fever
So here's a question geared mostly towards F-18 sailors and race organizers. Since it's painfully obvious(and has been for some years) that the current crop of F-18s is faster boat for boat than the Nacra/Inter 20s (not the F-20c) , how would you feel if a race organizer rated the N-20 the same as the F-18 boat for boat, disregarding portsmouth, to increase participation in a distance race? You would still hold an advantage as the F-18s have current hull and sail designs and are blatantly faster. The PN does not go but one direction in the lifetime of a boat, and that is down, another flaw in the system.


Ya know, when I still lived in TX this same question came up and was seriously considered around about 2007.

At that time, Tomko said if it were boat for boat, he'd be on an I20.
I doubt he still feels that way now however.


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Re: Great Texas 300 Updates [Re: Team_Cat_Fever] #249677
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Originally Posted by Team_Cat_Fever
Originally Posted by SurfCityRacing


Incredible footage. Newbies should study it hard if they are going to sail through the surf.


As in, you don't go and stay down lee when a wave is coming? Duh


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Re: Great Texas 300 Updates [Re: SurfCityRacing] #249678
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They have very little speed as well.
Maybe too much jib traveler and too little mast rotation for the conditions?

The skipper was lucky to not have been hit by that board flying around though, could have been bloody.

Re: Great Texas 300 Updates [Re: Jake] #249679
06/15/12 01:52 PM
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Originally Posted by Jake
Originally Posted by Team_Cat_Fever
Originally Posted by SurfCityRacing


Incredible footage. Newbies should study it hard if they are going to sail through the surf.


I don't know if there is that much to learn from that video other than how bad it can go!

Listen up boys and girls, I'm about to give you the best surf advise I ever got. It's simple and effective. I learned it from a talented old salt on the beach while he was picking carbon out of his beard and kicking himself for not doing it himself....

Don't look at the calm spots between wave sets as runway to get further offshore (which feels like a very natural thing to do). Some waves you simply cannot beat and they must be avoided!!! Waves do not go forever along the shoreline and are usually not that wide. Use the calm spots between wave sets as lateral running room to get positioned at, or beyond, the end of the next set. It's OK to run side to side in those flat spots reaching if you have to - don't be so focused on desperately trying to get beyond the break. Be focused on avoiding the sets. Be looking ahead one to two wave sets ahead not for "how badly you're going to get hammered" but for where they start and end. You can bob and weave and MAKE your own destiny! Reach for the end of the set and you will gain your offshore distance as you easily bounce through the mild stuff. This is how some of the greats make big surf launching look easy.


All that is well and good but if your weight ain't toward the surf , you're not gonna make it far enough to use that technique. That's the lesson, boys and girls. The only surf start I've been beat down by was Jensen Beach. The guys who did make it out there used the method Jake talked about, as well as a healthy dose of luck.


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Re: Great Texas 300 Updates [Re: SurfCityRacing] #249682
06/15/12 04:13 PM
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They should have been fine if they had held on tight to the high side, but it doesn't look like there was much to hold on to.
Also cleating off the main for more than a few seconds whilst sailing through the surf is a questionable practice from my experience.

Re: Great Texas 300 Updates [Re: SurfCityRacing] #249686
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We are live again with a round table discussion. Text questions to 831-475-7245

Re: Great Texas 300 Updates [Re: SurfCityRacing] #249688
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Re: Great Texas 300 Updates [Re: F-18 5150] #249689
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That was the most difficult place to broadcast from yet! Did the best we could, and Dub is an excellent emcee!

In other news. Steve Piche (Pitch) going down the mine shaft! I love GoPros!

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