I've just demo'd a Mistral Vision 130 (130 litre board, 273 in length or 8'11").
I liked it, but have nothing to compare it with. I sail in chop that
ranges from 6 inches to 6 feet. I'm looking for a early planing board
that will handle my Z1's (7.4 and 6.6 and maybe even my 5.9), resulting in
decent speed on the water.
As ***al as it sounds, it was my first wide board experience and it was
pleasant - should I look at others?
Normally I'm blasting around on normal boards in the 8'9" to 8'6" range -
but I hate sitting on the beach on low wind days.
__ /\ May the wind be at your side
Mark 'Cecil' DeFriest / \_/ \ since it's no good coming
Windsurfing Obsessive \ ___ /
Melbourne Australia \_/ \*/ HiTech Blaster 8'6"
__ RRD 270 Freeride
\/ Torquay Custom 280 Freeride
Pryde Z1's (7.4,6.6,5.9)
Pryde NR's (3.7,4.2,5.4,6.0)
Pryde Combat's (4.7, 4.0)