AHD 310 or Protech 300

AHD 310 or Protech 300

Post by Sean » Mon, 14 Aug 2000 04:00:00


Has anyone sailed either one of these boards?  I think they were pretty good
light air boards a couple of years ago.  How far behind some of the new
stuff would I be on one of these?

Basically I'm looking for something to sail in the 8-15 mph range which has
a chance to get on a plane, and is fun to sail.  I'm 150 lbs. and my biggest
sail is a Neil Pryde V8 8.5.  Any comments would be appreciated.

 
 
 

AHD 310 or Protech 300

Post by Den Fo » Mon, 14 Aug 2000 04:00:00

Sean,
I have the AHD 310; and I  _personnally_  do not get on with it.  Having
said that, I am always the first person up on the plane in light winds, even
though my sailing venue has lots of people riding the modern wide boards.  I
bought the board because a windsurfing colleague of mine who has one, had
impressed me immensely by winning every race in a 5 day light wind
competition, with huge lead.  A very impressive performance, and
embarrassing for the rest of us.  The thing I had overlooked was, he is
about 185 cm tall, 90 kg and a fairly high ranking BWA sailor.

As a 176 cm tall, 70 kg (wet) and a humble recreational sailor, I find the
footstraps much too wide apart making my stance very uncomfortable (nay,
painful!).  I also find that my gybes have a tendancy to fall off the plane
as I sheet in on the new tack, because the sharp shoulder of the board digs
in and arrests my momentum.  The board does not fit me, or my smaller board
technique; simple as that.

Maybe, if you've got long legs and are willing to adjust your technique to
suite such a big board, this might be the board for you.  Maybe, if you live
in Holland or northern Germany we can do a deal and both come out smiling.

Den


Quote:
> Has anyone sailed either one of these boards?  I think they were pretty
good
> light air boards a couple of years ago.  How far behind some of the new
> stuff would I be on one of these?

> Basically I'm looking for something to sail in the 8-15 mph range which
has
> a chance to get on a plane, and is fun to sail.  I'm 150 lbs. and my
biggest
> sail is a Neil Pryde V8 8.5.  Any comments would be appreciated.


 
 
 

AHD 310 or Protech 300

Post by Sean » Mon, 14 Aug 2000 04:00:00

Has anyone sailed either one of these boards?  I think they were pretty good
light air boards a couple of years ago.  How far behind some of the new
stuff would I be on one of these?

Basically I'm looking for something to sail in the 8-15 mph range which has
a chance to get on a plane, and is fun to sail.  I'm 150 lbs. and my biggest
sail is a Neil Pryde V8 8.5.  Any comments would be appreciated.

 
 
 

AHD 310 or Protech 300

Post by Mike » Mon, 14 Aug 2000 04:00:00

Sean,

I've been sailing the PT300 (185 liters volume, 42 cm Curtis CR-7) for three
years now.  For this 215 lb heavyweight, it was a MAJOR improvement in light
air planing over my first board (Veloce 328).  I sail it with an Aerotech
8.3, and can get it planing in about 13 mph wind...at your weight with an
8.5, shave a couple mph off that. It's also a very fast board.

However, next board on my wish list is one of super wides.  The last two
weekends Sailquik (Roger Jackson) just brought his USA Tour here to San
Diego, and he let me demo a Starboard Formula 155 with a Sailworks XT2 8.5.
I couldn't get it to plane a whole lot sooner than my PT300, which I believe
was primarily due to my poor technique - first time on a super wide.  Once I
got it on a plane, however, the 155's upwind performance was absolutely
incredible - just blows away my PT300!

If you can afford it, go with the latest generation wideboards.  However,
since everyone is becoming a believer in the superwides, the older
generation wideboards will get cheap and should be great deals for those on
limited budgets.  In fact, just recently I put my PT300 for sale at
iWindsurf (http://www.iwindsurf.com/buysell/classifieds.pl).

MikeM
San Diego

http://www.iwindsurf.com/buysell/classifieds.pl


Quote:
> Has anyone sailed either one of these boards?  I think they were pretty
good
> light air boards a couple of years ago.  How far behind some of the new
> stuff would I be on one of these?

> Basically I'm looking for something to sail in the 8-15 mph range which
has
> a chance to get on a plane, and is fun to sail.  I'm 150 lbs. and my
biggest
> sail is a Neil Pryde V8 8.5.  Any comments would be appreciated.

 
 
 

AHD 310 or Protech 300

Post by Jerry McEwe » Tue, 15 Aug 2000 04:00:00

Could you please post the URL rather than having us search? Thanks.

Quote:

>Sean,

ited budgets.  In fact, just recently I put my PT300 for sale at
Quote:
>iWindsurf (http://www.iwindsurf.com/buysell/classifieds.pl).

>MikeM
>San Diego

 
 
 

AHD 310 or Protech 300

Post by Mike » Wed, 16 Aug 2000 10:23:53

Jerry, here's the URL for the PT300:

http://www.iwindsurf.com/buysell/classifieds.pl?db=boards&website=&la...
&session_key=&search_and_display_db_button=on&results_format=long&db_id=976&
query=retrieval

MikeM


Quote:
> Could you please post the URL rather than having us search? Thanks.


> >Sean,
> ited budgets.  In fact, just recently I put my PT300 for sale at
> >iWindsurf (http://www.iwindsurf.com/buysell/classifieds.pl).

> >MikeM
> >San Diego

 
 
 

AHD 310 or Protech 300

Post by Mike » Wed, 16 Aug 2000 10:44:05

Pasting in that URL didn't work very well...just type "Magee" in the search,
that will pop it up!

MikeM


Quote:
> Jerry, here's the URL for the PT300:

http://www.iwindsurf.com/buysell/classifieds.pl?db=boards&website=&la...
&session_key=&search_and_display_db_button=on&results_format=long&db_id=976&
Quote:
> query=retrieval

> MikeM



> > Could you please post the URL rather than having us search? Thanks.


> > >Sean,
> > ited budgets.  In fact, just recently I put my PT300 for sale at
> > >iWindsurf (http://www.iwindsurf.com/buysell/classifieds.pl).

> > >MikeM
> > >San Diego

 
 
 

AHD 310 or Protech 300

Post by Jerry McEwe » Thu, 17 Aug 2000 04:00:00

Thanks, Mike. That URL actually works perfectly. When posting a huge
URL, we never know what someone else's new reader is going to do to
it, so it is common to say, "Watch the wrap!"
Quote:

>Jerry, here's the URL for the PT300:

>http://www.iwindsurf.com/buysell/classifieds.pl?db=boards&website=&la...
>&session_key=&search_and_display_db_button=on&results_format=long&db_id=976&
>query=retrieval

>MikeM



>> Could you please post the URL rather than having us search? Thanks.


>> >Sean,
>> ited budgets.  In fact, just recently I put my PT300 for sale at
>> >iWindsurf (http://www.iwindsurf.com/buysell/classifieds.pl).

>> >MikeM
>> >San Diego