Where in Rochester did you live? I used to live on Lake Road and sailed off my backyard.
Every weekend was a bit of an overstatement but it did happen quite often. For my weight
I would use a 3.5 and a 60-65 Liter board if I was that good. But I aint, maybe someday.
Thanks for the comments and talk to you later. Jay
> What a coincidence - I used to live in Rochester too. But not during my sailing days.
> If they sail on 60L boards and 3.0 - 3.5 sails every weekend, then Rochester NY must
> be the wind capitol of the USA.
> My home launch is on Lake Michigan, so I am quite familiar with Great lakes
> conditions, and I gotta tell you that it is RARE indeed to see people on 3.5's on the
> I use my 9.5 and 7.5 more than any other sails. 6.0 somewhat and 5.0 infrequently.
> Tom - Chicago
> > Tom,
> > I used to live in Rochester and sailed on Ontario and they used 60 liter
> > boards and 3.0-3.5 sails every weekend. There is very good wind there. Why would I
> > not be sailing in the Great Lakes? I learned in the great lakes and sail 50% of
> > the time there. Not in those conditions but in 5.5. The waves get to 10-12 foot
> > swells and there is sometimes so much wind that nobody goes out. There is a broad
> > spectrum of conditions there but they do use tiny gear.
> > > Alspach:
> > > If in Vermont, you definitely will NOT be sailing on the Great Lakes. I dono't
> > > know the winds in Vermont, but I suspect that they rarely use 70 L boards and
> > > 3.5 - 4.0 sails.
> > > Tom - Chicago
> > > > Thanks for the feedabck: I usually sail in Normandy, Le Dossen and local
> > > > lakes. 120 LBS is 55 kg. I usually sail in a straight line and at the
> > > > intermediate level. I might move to Vermont due to business and be on the
> > > > Great Lakes. Would a 70 Liter board and A really tiny sail like a 3.5-4.0 be
> > > > the call? Again, thanks for all the feedback. Jay
> > > > > > I weigh 120 pounds and have a Mistral flow 266 and A vision 130. What
> > > > > > would be the ideal sail quiver for these boards. I sail in winds from
> > > > > > 10-30 Knots. I have a 5.5 North Pyro for the Flow. I also have a 7.3
> > > > > > Trans-Am for the vision. If someone could help me and list out the other
> > > > > > sails I need that would be great. Also, is the Pyro a good choice for
> > > > > > the Flow board? Thanks
> > > > > Where do you sail and what kind of sailing? At your weight the Vision
> > > > > and a 7.3 sail already seem mighty big (120 pounds is 55 kg i think?) so
> > > > > i wouldn't think anything bigger would be needed.
> > > > > Imho the Flow can easily carry something up to 6.5 at your weight, maybe
> > > > > a Volcano or Tonic,if you want to stay with North. Otoh, it's certainly
> > > > > possible to hold on to the 7.3 untill the 5.5 works. Whether it makes
> > > > > sense is the next question: Imho it's OK for flat water blasting if you
> > > > > already can jibe. For bump&jump style sailing, tricks and also for
> > > > > learning planing jibes something inbetween does make sense: A 7.3 is
> > > > > already pretty big for learning to jibe for a small person, in fully
> > > > > powered 5.5 weather it's often already pretty choppy.
> > > > > The pyro certainly works on the flow although i don't think it's the
> > > > > ideal sail for that kind of board, with it's camber and the relatively
> > > > > long booms. For straight line sailing, something like the Tonic (again,
> > > > > if you want to stay with North, other brands certainly do have
> > > > > equivalent sails in their lineup) or, if you want cambers, the zoom
> > > > > would be OK, personally i'd prefer a more manouver oriented sail like
> > > > > the Volcano or Style even on flat water. Btw., don't get the Vodoo if
> > > > > you don't do real waveriding, these sails are good (although trim
> > > > > sensible) wave sails but no b&j sails. All said, i'd keep the 5.5 for
> > > > > the moment if money is anything to be considered.
> > > > > If you really sail in more than 25 knots of sustained winds (i see
> > > > > you're from France, so if you go to the meditarene coast it's almost
> > > > > certain to be that windy at times), you definitely need something
> > > > > smaller than 5.5. Something around 4.7 - 4.8 probabely is the best
> > > > > compromise between range and economy. 5.0 would give you a bit of
> > > > > overlap, 4.5 would probabely leave you with some gap, depending on the
> > > > > type of sail. For frequent sailing in 30 knots of sustained wind,
> > > > > something even smaller, say 4.2 and possibly 3.7 would also be the call.
> > > > > If you don't plan on frequently sailing these conditions, don't pay a
> > > > > lot of money for these sails, there should be good used deals available.
> > > > > I also suspect the around 4.5 is the smallest sail somebody of your
> > > > > weight can comfortably sail on the Flow but that again depends on where
> > > > > you sail / how choppy it is and how you sail.
> > > > > --
> > > > > Wolfgang