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babysue



Joined: 05 May 2007
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 02, 2008 12:13 am    Post subject: Quatro Wave 63 Reply with quote

Are there any women sailors that have been sailing this board in the Gorge?
If so---pluses,minuses and would you buy it again, or something else.
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pascal.bronniman



Joined: 11 Apr 2007
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 03, 2008 4:32 pm    Post subject: q wave 63 Reply with quote

Hi,

yes, there are actually quite a lot of women who have been sailing that board in the Gorge last year and have been loving it - talk for example with Margaret Nold, she's one of the stoked sailors.
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markek



Joined: 27 Jun 1999
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 03, 2008 6:06 pm    Post subject: Size matters…Sort of… Reply with quote

The shape of the skin of the wetted surface of the board is MUCH more important than how much volume (foam) is stacked up above that skin.

Don’t get too bonded to “Gorge Myth” that small volumes guarantee high wind control and comfort.

Wave boards are meant to fit in the concave of a wave with CONGRUENT wetted surfaces. Wave boards have much more tail rocker.

In the Gorge: On flat water or swell they power up & then quickly over power as they “ride or rock back” toward the tail. If mast position and foot straps are set back this compounds the problem of “increasingly riding on the tail of the board. One is then both easily overpowered in higher winds and subjected to a ridiculously harsh ride in the chop.

In the Gorge- Per body weight a flatter tail-rocker hull will handle a wider wind range and be much more efficient in getting up to plane and gliding longer in and out of transitions. This translates into endurance and less body fatigue.

Warning: This is a concept that is not well understood by the retail windsurfing community.

Swellmun
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