I am a lake/reservoir sailor (Lake champlain and the Quebec Laurentians)
of average talent (I am at the "jibe 8/10 but rarely carving all the
I just bought a Mistral Explosion 295 and a Gaastra Flow3X 8.0m, which
are an absolute BLAST for average lake sailing condition (a little
whitecap here and there, I guess about 10-12kts, nothing exciting....),
on which conditions I find myself planing 80% of the time, whereas I
would have been schlogging along on my AstroRock - Gaastra 3x 6.5
Now I would like to expand my quiver downwards with a 5.5 sail (yup,
it's NOT the gorge up here...) and a smaller board in the 265-270 range
for those "happening days"...
I would like to stick with what's available locally for me (Bic,
Mistral, F2) and I would greatly appreciate advice on what board would
better suit me.
I weight 140lbs, not much of a drag racer, I like the wave aspect of ws,
but there aren't much waves up here...
Thanks in advance!
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