>>>often!). I don't see the use of a board that's too long to be a
>>>shortboard, but isn't fast in light air like a raceboard.
>>I wholeheartedly agree with this statement. Unless you live in an area where
>>the average sail size is 7.0 or larger, or you are an absolute beginner and
>>need a board to learn on, I don't see any reason to own a board between
>>a course board (12'-3"-12'-6") and a light wind slalom board (9'-3"-9'-5").
> I think you're missing a major point here, transition boards
>don't do anything the "best" , but they do everything fairly well.
>-Booker C. Bense
Ocean Image glass slalom board (105L). There are only 3 or 4 days a year
here in Central NC where when conditions here allow me to use the
slalom board, while the Bat is fun and competitive in conditions from
10 to 30mph. A well made transition board let's you practice
those rad jibs with your 7.0 sail in 15mph breeze. Now at Cape
Hatteras, the Bat sees very little action :->.