Best boards 9'9"-10'10"

Best boards 9'9"-10'10"

Post by gpbuk » Thu, 10 Jul 1997 04:00:00


Hi, I have a few questions about my next board to buy,
I have been sailing on a Melody for 3 years now and I love it but would
like something better so in the begining of this season I bought a tiga 284
but I am having a very difficult time sailing it. I weigh 127 lbs and am 14
years old and sail weekends on Cape cod or whenever I'm not working and I
can get down there. I am going to a Kelly Moore clinic in august to try to
learn on the tiga. if I can't I'm just going to sell both the melody and
tiga and get a board in the 9'9"- 10'10" range, whatever is recomended. I
am sort of on a tight budget so I would prefer something used or Hopefully
I can swap for my two boards.What is a good board in that range that I can
also tack and uphaul with out a problem? a centerboard is o.k. but I kind
of would prefer something with out but that I can sail easily. thank you in
advance-Brian

 
 
 

Best boards 9'9"-10'10"

Post by Wolfgang Soerge » Fri, 11 Jul 1997 04:00:00

Quote:

> Hi, I have a few questions about my next board to buy,
> I have been sailing on a Melody for 3 years now and I love it but would
> like something better so in the begining of this season I bought a tiga 284
> but I am having a very difficult time sailing it. I weigh 127 lbs and am 14
> years old and sail weekends on Cape cod or whenever I'm not working and I
> can get down there. I am going to a Kelly Moore clinic in august to try to
> learn on the tiga. if I can't I'm just going to sell both the melody and
> tiga and get a board in the 9'9"- 10'10" range, whatever is recomended. I
> am sort of on a tight budget so I would prefer something used or Hopefully
> I can swap for my two boards.What is a good board in that range that I can
> also tack and uphaul with out a problem? a centerboard is o.k. but I kind
> of would prefer something with out but that I can sail easily. thank you in
> advance-Brian

If you've already been sailing the Melody for 3 years you are probabely
already pretty good in the basics. Cape Cod isn't too bad a place either
(at least i have to assume so from reading rec.ws) so you probabely
culd use something smaller than a 9'9", maybe around 9 feet,
roughly same size as your Tiga. Uphauling and tacking shouldn't be a
problem
at your weight if you have 100 - 100 liters of volume.

What are your problems with the Tiga 284 ? Are you unable to get
going at all, starting, controll ? I know the 284 is a quite drastic
"first generation no-nose" board which is not easy to ride
by any means so it would be a good bet to try out some other board
before buying.  Maybe the clinic you mention would be a good place to
demo a few boards and have people check out WHY you are struggeling
with your Tiga. I'd avoid buying anything before that.

Good luck
Wolfgang
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