I just picked up an old Mistral Diamond Head for CHEAP at the Madd
Mike's swap meet, figuring to use it for those (frequent) lighter air
days when a smaller slalom board won't do. Two questions for those in
1. What volume is this board? I seem to recall something like 120 l.
or so. It's 9'6" in length. Just curious.
2. More important. This board must be at least 4 years old and is
hideously ugly. One of the more 'eye-catching' features is that the
guy replaced the nice (IMHO) Mistral masttrack and finbox with Chinook
units. Question is in placement- the masttrack starts about 68" from
the tail of the board, and the fin can not be placed where I would
consider proper location- the leading edge has to end up in the middle
of the second rear strap. I read in Windrider about proper board
setup (was it Cort Larned?) that the mast track should be about 57" or
perhaps a couple inches more from the tail, and I am wondering if I
should move mine back. Same for repositioning the footstraps. Anyone
have strong opinions on this topic?