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Mood: don't like winter.....too dark
17th May 2003
Windsurfing: Bartley Green BRUM
Wind Direction: SW
Wind Stength: 1-4
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Arrived midday Saturday disapointed to find next to no wind.

Decided to make things even harder for myself by going out for first time on '00 Flow 276 purchased last summer - just couldn't wait any longer and thought it would be worth it to help improve my balance.

Felt so narrow and sinky compared to Techno 283 - had to concentrate on board balance all the time.

Eventually I got the hang of it and managed to sail back and forth a few times but all moves felt much harder than normal.

On the few occasions the wind picked up I really struggled to get in/out of the harness. Lines seemed much higher than normal. Waterstarted a few times but even made this harder than it should have been by having a loose uphaul that kept catching on the straps whilst positioning the sail in the water. Also uphauled few times, eventually realising that you can't afford to hang around on smaller boards coz they'll sink!

Wind picked up to 3-4 later but by this time I was realy knackered having spent the past two hours out of the harness, holding on!

Didn't get in the straps once, missed most of the cup final but at least I got out on that bloody board.....very close to my first one star rating! Typically the conditions on the Sunday were perfect for the Flow - but had other commitments.

Nick
Toys Used:
Mistral Custom Flow 276
Arrows Burner 6.8
Neil Pryde CK35 450 (cut down 460!)
  

 

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