Opinions on Mistral Vision 130??

Opinions on Mistral Vision 130??

Post by Mark 'cecil' DeFrie » Sat, 29 Jan 2000 04:00:00


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.

Opinions?

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Opinions on Mistral Vision 130??

Post by Robert Youda » Sat, 29 Jan 2000 04:00:00

I love my 130. I bought it before Christmas and have had many great days on
it. I primarily use it with my 7.7 Diablo, and even in the standard setup
(42cm fin) the range is unbelievable. Planing from a steady 8-9kts upward,
and still using the same 7.7 up to 15-20kt, although the fin starts to get a
bit hard to control at that end. I use it on the bay here in Melbourne
(Australia) and the chop goes from 1ft to 3ft in those winds, and the 130
rides it like a charm. I previously owned a Mistral Explosion 295 (same
volume) and was planning to keep it forever, that is until the Vision 130
came along. Now I have more range, earlier planing, and better control on
choppy water. What more do you want? ;-)

Rob



: 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.
:
: Opinions?
:
: --
:                               __   /\    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)
: http://SportToday.org/
:

 
 
 

Opinions on Mistral Vision 130??

Post by luke » Sat, 29 Jan 2000 04:00:00

Hi! I have bought Mistral 276 Flow (model 2000) custom. I
think that it is the best board I ever had. It is very
sensitive and  quite fast. I think, If you want Mistral it
is the best choice to buy Mistral Flow. Luke

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Opinions on Mistral Vision 130??

Post by Robert Youda » Thu, 17 Feb 2000 04:00:00

I think it was me that wrote the original post. I weigh 80kg plus or minus a
bit, say 175-180lb, and I use the standard 42cm fin. Yes, sometimes it feels
like I could use a bigger fin, but that is only in the VERY low end, not
when you're powered up in 15 knots or more.

Rob


: RE/
: >I love my 130. I bought it before Christmas and have had many great days
on
: >it. I primarily use it with my 7.7 Diablo, and even in the standard setup
: >(42cm fin) the range is unbelievable. Planing from a steady 8-9kts
upward,
: >and still using the same 7.7 up to 15-20kt,
:
: How much do you weigh?
:
: I've got a 150 that I sail with a 7.5 and people keep telling me I need a
larger
: fin.
: -----------------------
: Pete Cresswell