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Author: Subject: kit advice - light wind

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posted on 21-6-2009 at 12:30 Reply With Quote
kit advice - light wind

I was hoping for some advice on light wind kit - I am basically a "high intermediate" and in planing wind (on holidays) go out on 100-110 liter kit.

Unfortunately at home I am land-locked with a few lakes around that get planing wind maybe twice a month in the summer. To keep from getting too rusty - I was toying with getting some kit to practice a little light-wind freestyle, keep my balance, sail handling and such sharp, etc.

The problem is: too big of kit - i.e. a beginners board with a daggerboard, and I'll probably pick up lots of bad habits with my balance. Too small, and I won't be able to get upwind, which means I'll never practice my jibes.

Would it be possible to put a monster fin on a smallish (maybe 120-130) freeride board to get reasonable upwind performance, or is it a lost cause without a daggerboard.

Any advice is welcome!

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posted on 21-6-2009 at 17:35 Reply With Quote
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posted on 8-9-2009 at 05:02 Reply With Quote
as the 100 - 110 fsws seem to be popular boards with RRDs customers and my coaching clients then how about these and with widths of 62 - 65cms??

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posted on 8-9-2009 at 15:31 Reply With Quote
Im a land locked windsurfer too, where do you sail?
I don't windsurf as much as I used too as I took up mountain biking for light wind days and the bike is the first toy to come out the garage now days.

Before I took up mountain biking my must used kit was 150lt techno 283 and a 7m or 8.5 sail

Sailing inland what you really need is something that will carry an 8.5 m sail something in the 130 - 150 lt range, unless your a real lightweight.
I always rig a bigger sail inland as it helps carry you through the lulls, just hang on in the gusts!

You can always plug a little sail in the big board for practising the free style stuff

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