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lenthomasphoto



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PostPosted: Sat Jun 07, 2014 4:47 pm    Post subject: board volume Reply with quote

I am looking into two different boards and could really use some advise. I am 135 pounds and sail in winds from 8 to 25 knots.I can gybe and tack, but not waterstart yet. I am learning to use my harness.I am looking at the bic core 148 and the bic core 160D. I like the 160D in that it has a daggerboard that could help me a little and I can teach others on it. It is also a bit wider and shorter than the 148. As for the 148 I imagine it is very responsive and probably a bit faster than the 160D. And I wunder if getting a board without a daggerboard should be the next logical transition for me. Any advice would be really great. Thanks so much, Len
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NOVAAN



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PostPosted: Sat Jun 07, 2014 7:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

At your body weight the 148 is still a very big board. The 160 would be too big if your looking to progress. What board to you have now and what sails are you using?
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 07, 2014 7:35 pm    Post subject: There's more to it than volume.... Reply with quote

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uGKdh840M9I
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 08, 2014 2:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm not going to respond unless you change your username...
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d0uglass



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PostPosted: Sun Jun 08, 2014 7:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The important thing to know is what kind of board you have now and if you're planning to keep it for light winds or replace it entirely with the new board.

If you're planning to replace it entirely, but you still want to be able to sail well in non-planing winds and teach your (not too heavy) friends on it, then the 160 d would be good.

For just yourself, the 148 would be an easy first-shortboard for lighter wind conditions. You could probably get it going in 10 or 12 knots with the right sail.

If you want this board to specifically be the one that you focus on higher wind skills with, and you're keeping the bigger board you have now for light winds, you could go a lot smaller than 148. My windsurfing calculator (see link in my signature) recommends 110 liters as a good first-shortboard size for a 135 lb person.

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 08, 2014 7:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

beaglebuddy wrote:
I'm not going to respond unless you change your username...


I AGREE - something smells fishy here #$%^&*()
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 08, 2014 7:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Did Brucie -- may he R.I.P. -- leave behind one of his persona?
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lenthomasphoto



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PostPosted: Wed Jun 11, 2014 5:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I am re entering the sport after a few yrs away from it. I used an Mistral Equipe in the past. I bought a very used bic samba and a fanatic shark 291 . Both seem really tippy and unstable to me. I weigh 135 pounds. I do not water start yet. Any suggestions on what board to look at would be really really great. Thanks
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 11, 2014 12:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Learn to water start. It ain't that difficult.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 11, 2014 1:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

"I'm not going to respond unless you change your username..."
"I AGREE - something smells fishy here #$%^&*()"
"Did Brucie -- may he R.I.P. -- leave behind one of his persona?"
"Learn to water start. It ain't that difficult."


C'mon guys! A new person comes asking for help, and this is the response???

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