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dvCali



Joined: 23 Aug 2007
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 16, 2013 10:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

3-phase wrote:
dvCali wrote:


0-5 knots: SUP
3-12 knots: Wind-SUP
10-40 knots: Windsurfing


0-7 SUP
5-15 Sealion from AHD
15- as long I can hold on Windsurfing
Laughing Laughing


That's another good combo, it all depends on what one wants to do in in the 5-15 knots range. The local freestyle group seem to actually have the ultimate minimalist gear: just one board and 2 sails (100L + 5.3/4.7) and they go out happily in 7-8 knots to 20-25.

Somebody mentioned Kites and, without opening yet another kite vs windsurf diatribe, I just think that they do not come close to what you can do with a long board in light air: drop the Kite and you are in for a real swim. Example, yesterday I was out Wind-SUPPING in very up and down wind, real zero to at most 5 knots. I was fine, could even pump in the absolutely windless spots and make some progress, try that with the kite in the water ... And for me in general Kites are beach toys, bound to stay within swimming distance from shore. I would consider them only if I traveled a lot.


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gregnw44



Joined: 23 Jul 2008
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 16, 2013 9:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

3-phase wrote:
flynbri wrote:


0-7 mph SUP
8-12 mph SUP with SUP KITE
12-30 mph Kite
30-60 mph windsurf


0-7 SUP
5-15 Sealion from AHD
15- as long I can hold on Windsurfing
Laughing Laughing

Aloha
Jurg
www.windsurfdeal.com


What I do?
0 - 30... A Raceboard, think old school Lightning, Mega-Cat, Equipe, Bamba and there were others. Or new school Phantom or Exocet raceboard. New school Kona One is also somewhat in this class.

15 - ? ... Different shortboards... it depends.
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