Garry, I owned a windsurfing store in Chicago for 29 years, and have been an instructor for 35 years. I have an intimate relationship with all the gear. I also know most of my fellow industry people. I'm still on Maui, and have nothing to gain except helping someone new to our sport. Unfortunately I'm not into typing or I would have been throwing my two cents into the fray all along. You are welcome to use my telephone number or see me at Kanaha, any time.