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herman_p



Joined: 16 Mar 2001
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 27, 2000 9:20 am    Post subject: learning on a small board Reply with quote

Hi,
I was wondering if any of you has experience about learning windsurfing on a small board. Its a Fanatic Boa thats about 2,75 meters long without center board. The person to learn windsurfing on it is quite small.

Thanks for your hekp,
Niels
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isobars



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PostPosted: Fri Jun 30, 2000 11:29 am    Post subject: RE: learning on a small board Reply with quote

IMO, you just have to have a daggerboardto learn to windsurf, especially for a small (I presume that includes young) person. Beginners just cant keep from rounding up with no daggerboard. A 275 is also too tippy if this student is big enough to hoist a rig.

Spend the $18.38 required to buy a longboard to learn on. Theres a dusty, long-unused longboard under a porch on every long street in the U.S.

And, of course, spend $75 on professional lessons. The science and art of teaching windsurfing are almost unrelated to windsurfing ability.

Mike \m/
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herman_p



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PostPosted: Wed Jul 05, 2000 5:53 pm    Post subject: RE: learning on a small board Reply with quote

Hi, thanks for your help!

Im actually teaching windsurfing to sombody but wasnt shure about this point. So I have an idea now.
Shes 215 pounds and 5.4 feet.

Thanks again

Niels
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bmergen



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PostPosted: Thu Jul 06, 2000 3:22 pm    Post subject: RE: learning on a small board Reply with quote

I thought you said she was quite small. 215 lbs is not really that small for 5-4.
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herman_p



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PostPosted: Fri Jul 07, 2000 10:07 am    Post subject: RE: learning on a small board Reply with quote

Uuups, sorry, I meant 115 lbs.

Niels
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umba



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PostPosted: Mon Jul 17, 2000 11:40 pm    Post subject: RE: learning on a small board Reply with quote

I can only tell you that I learned on a shortboart. A Techno 283. It was extremely challenging. It took me three times to actually sail. My aggressive nature is perhaps too aggressive, because I have managed to strain my left. It was my tenth time out and I had some wind, so I wanted to plane. I did plane, but my shoulder is spent.

The things that were hardest were stability and the size of the sail (6.0) compared to the board. I can see where a larger board would be much much easier to learn on.
Brian Pearson
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herman_p



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PostPosted: Tue Jul 18, 2000 9:00 pm    Post subject: RE: learning on a small board Reply with quote

Thanks for your comments.
We bought a large board and its fun now.

Niels
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