first short board

first short board

Post by Roger Tulloc » Sat, 08 Nov 1997 04:00:00


Anyone out there got any suggestions for
first time short board,I have been sailing a
hi volume 295 board & weigh 82kg.
Can waterstart & like to sail 15kts-30kts
wind conditions.
Would a 272 96lt volume board be too small?

                                      Thanks Roger  T.

 
 
 

first short board

Post by WNDSRFRS » Sat, 08 Nov 1997 04:00:00

Roger,

If you can waterstart then I think you should definately go with a smaller
 board. However, if that 272 96liter board you mentioned is a 97 Axxis then
 forget about it. I have had mine now for about 8 months and I have already had
 some major problems with it.  The seams have started to come apart all around
 the board where they come together. Also, just last Monday I was out in the
 ocean sailing in 10 ft chop on a 4.7 and I noticed all of these big dents
 underneath the center of my board. They weren't there before I went out. That
 is pretty sad if a bump and jump board can't even withstand chop.  Again if
 the board you are thinking about purchasing is a 97 Axxis then look elsewhere.
Good luck

Quote:
>Anyone out there got any suggestions for
>first time short board,I have been sailing a
>hi volume 295 board & weigh 82kg.
>Can waterstart & like to sail 15kts-30kts
>wind conditions.
>Would a 272 96lt volume board be too small?

>                                      Thanks Roger  T.

Jeff Miller
(North Rigs, F2 Boards)
Web page: http://www.pelican.net/~windsurf

 
 
 

first short board

Post by Bklounge » Sat, 08 Nov 1997 04:00:00

that would not be a problem just sail in 18 and up

 
 
 

first short board

Post by Wolfgang Soerge » Sat, 08 Nov 1997 04:00:00

Quote:

> Anyone out there got any suggestions for
> first time short board,I have been sailing a
> hi volume 295 board & weigh 82kg.
> Can waterstart & like to sail 15kts-30kts
> wind conditions.
> Would a 272 96lt volume board be too small?

I think it depends wether you intend keeping the larger board or not.

Assuming the 96 l / 272 is a "Freeride", not a race board,
you'll probabely be able to use a 96 l board once powered up on a 6.0
or smaller. It will be nice for learning high-wind sailing and
maybe even getting into small surf. But it won't be a very good
for learning to jibe on: It will sink under your (+ its
own and the rig's) weight and will require some feeling for
staying on a plane throughout the turn.

So , if it's a second, "high wind" baord, you could go for it or
even something a bit smaller, if it will be your only board,
especially if you don;t have the jibe wired, i'd say look into
the next larger size (around 280 / 110 liters maybe).

The preferable option would be to find some oportunity to demo
some boards in the respective ranges and decide then.

Good luck
Wolfgang
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