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posted on 11-5-2005 at 11:11 Reply With Quote
Board Quiver Update

Hi, I'm looking for suggestions on how to impove a 4 board quiver, i'm pretty happy with the sail's I have but I think 17 years is probably long enough to keep my 2 smallest boards, so I am thinking of getting some new(used) boards and am open to suggestions, even if it means I have to aim for 4 replacement boards.
Nearly all my sailing is done at marazion
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Bic Techno 283 152l 68cm wide (2002)

Naish Quest 258 100l (2003)

Lightwave Slalom ~90l (1987)

Vitsea Wave/Slalom >75l (1998) NB I LOVE this board to pieces

Neil Pryde V8 9.4

Severne C2 7.5

Arrows Trixx 6.4

Neil Pryde Supersonic 6.0

Neil Pryde Search 5.8

Neil Pryde NR 5.0

Neil Pryde NR 4.5

Tushingham 3.7

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posted on 11-5-2005 at 20:27 Reply With Quote
hmm how about
keep the techno for em light winds
keep ze naish for the blasting
then get one decent wave board that works well with the 5.5m and under .





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posted on 18-5-2005 at 06:17 Reply With Quote
Yeah, 3 boards sounds like an ideal amount to be, a big blasting board, a large allround wave orientated board and a full on wave board sounds perfect. I used to think that my Mistral Eruption wave board was nice but when I replaced it with the JP Wave 75 I realsied what I had been missing. The shapes of modern wave boards aren't 'that' much different to ones of 10 years ago, but they are quite a bit light and more responsive because of it.... I', sure you'll learn to love the Vitsea replacement just as much!

I must admit I'm a little tempted to get another board at the mo. I currently have a 75 ltr JP Wave and a 90ltr Mistral Heat, but have been tempted by some of the new slalom boards such as the Tabou Manta. I quite fancy a big fast, early planing board for those summer breezes. Trouble is I would then need a bigger sail, mast and boom to go with it!... Not to mention a bigger van!

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posted on 19-5-2005 at 10:35 Reply With Quote
well at the moment, i'm thinking

formula board
120l ish slalom/freeride
large wave board
small wave board

really need to demo some stuff





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posted on 19-5-2005 at 12:57 Reply With Quote
my pal is selling a 2002 fanatic goya 84ltr at the mo' - it's in excellent condition & they're REALLY good boards,,,, I think it's advertised on the iwindsurf website - his names slim.... I think that would suit.

Al - do you think u could fit another board in that remarkable TARDIS van of yours!? Remember you have to get in there too!

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posted on 24-6-2005 at 09:55 Reply With Quote
Right almost there:
got a Starboard Formula 147 arriving today
got my 100l Naish Quest
and a 83l RRD MPE

just need to consider something slalomy for blasting now.... Tried a JP slalom 114 at the weekend, it's great fun, fly's off this wind, not that I have 1100 <lol>





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posted on 24-6-2005 at 13:57 Reply With Quote
I'm quite taken with a Tabou Manta at the moment the one around (115ltrs)... Looks pretty fast and fun with 7m(ish) sails.... Again I don't have the 999 for a brand new one... actaull, even if it was 99.99 I don't think I could afford one at the mo!!

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posted on 26-6-2005 at 21:09 Reply With Quote
grr didn't get to try my formula board this weekend

fingers crossed for in the week........





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posted on 7-7-2005 at 06:49 Reply With Quote
Al,

This Manta you keep going on about is it the sports/coupe from the 80's with a 1.8litre engine in white with matching alloys, fury dice (as standard) and a wee spoiler at the back....?

only kidding....

ps - it's too fast for you, actually it's too fast for me I nearly s#!t myself on it at the Chasewater demo.

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posted on 19-7-2005 at 14:36 Reply With Quote
sorted !

Starboard Formula 147 (2003)
JP Freeride Carve 117l (2003)
Naish Quest 258 100l (2003)
RRD MPE 258 83l (2002)


all 2nd hand and cheap





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