New Windsport Decision Aid available.

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New Windsport Decision Aid available.

What is the most important decision for success on any particular day's windsport? Your sail choice? Kite choice? Venue choice?

All wrong - the most important decision you make is whether to go or not. Go on the wrong day and you waste your time. Don't go and you might miss an epic day. Forecasts are misleading, vague, subject to error and often unhelpful. But now there is hope. The on line Magic 8 Ball is here to help. Take a look. Saved me the trouble of going today so I could stay at home a work on my taxes.

What happens in a black hole stays in a black hole.

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Re: New Windsport Decision Aid available.

If you recall, we had one a longgg time ago here: https://web.archive.org/web/20010222141444/http://www.windsurfatlanta.org/ball.html

It no longer works on the internet archive but the available responses were (mind that I wrote it around '99 so some of the answers were quite 'topical' for the time)

'Most Likely',
'As I See It Yes',
'Outlook Good',
'Outlook Not So Good. Wind Forecast Even Worse',
'Concentrate And Ask Again. Deposit Additional $1',
'Yes Definitely',
'Without A Doubt',
'Signs Point To Yes',
'Old Chinese Curse- May Your Wishes Come True',
'My Reply Is No',
'Very Doubtful. Crying Will Not Help.',
'It Is Certain. Sort of. Maybe. Possibly.',
'Ask Again Later. I am Expecting An Important Call.',
'Reply Hazy Try Again',
'Cannot Predict Now. I am on Coffee Break',
'Do Not Count On It',
'This Is an 8 Ball Not the Dr. Laura Show',
'Does Ken Starr Know About This?',
'Get a Life',
'Let me think. I Saw Something About This on Jerry Springer...',
'Is Linda Tripp Taping This?',
'Are You Using Enough Downhaul?',
'Use More Mast Base Pressure',
'When in Doubt Bend the Knees',
'There is Nothing a New Piece of Equipment Will Not Solve',
'Please Hold For the Next Available 8 Ball',
'Please Press 1 for Technical Support. Current Hold Time 2 hrs.',
'Gilmer Memorial Airport. Gainesville Ga. Wind 280 at 14. Peak Gust 22.',
'Caution Advised on Local Lakes',
'Wind- SE 5 mph',
'All 8 Balls are busy helping other members. Please hold for the next available 8 Ball.'

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Re: New Windsport Decision Aid available.

How could I have forgotten that? Well, looks like it was 2008. A lot happened then.....

A few additions I am sure you can (and will) program for the 2020 version:

Have you tried a foil?
Perfect foiling winds.
The foil is your friend.
Bring you big foil.
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What happens in a black hole stays in a black hole.

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Re: New Windsport Decision Aid available.
Randy wrote:

How could I have forgotten that? Well, looks like it was 2008. A lot happened then.....

Further, back further. Biggrin
(Hint: Linda Tripp and Ken Starr were mentioned. Remember when something like that was a big deal?)

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Re: New Windsport Decision Aid available.
Randy wrote:

How could I have forgotten that? Well, looks like it was 2008. A lot happened then.....

A few additions I am sure you can (and will) program for the 2020 version:

Have you tried a foil? Perfect foiling winds. The foil is your friend. Bring you big foil. . . . .

"If someone mentions the word foil, the courts have determined you may commit justifiable bodily harm." Diablo

--- The Arrogant Jerk: Crabby and irritable since 1998.

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