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Suggestion for a board for long distance race (50miles)

Postby nikalaitzian » Wed Oct 09, 2013 7:26 pm

Since i have no experience any opinion will be usefull...it will be a downwind race

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Re: Suggestion for a board for long distance race (50miles)

Postby ronnie » Sat Oct 12, 2013 3:09 pm

7 mile downwind race in 12 minutes = 35mph average in a straight line.

50 miles might take you 90 minutes :jump:

http://www.rolexbigboatseries.com/media ... ith-racing

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Re: Suggestion for a board for long distance race (50miles)

Postby knot_moving » Sat Oct 12, 2013 7:00 pm

This has to be a joke - who in there right mind would so a 50 mi race with no experience

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Re: Suggestion for a board for long distance race (50miles)

Postby tautologies » Sat Oct 12, 2013 7:06 pm

No problem. It depends on condition. Chop...wind strength...if it is flat I. Would take a raceboard...if it is open ocean with huge waves I would take a directional like the bullet. I would condider

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Re: Suggestion for a board for long distance race (50miles)

Postby SalmonSlayer » Sat Oct 12, 2013 8:06 pm

knot_moving wrote:This has to be a joke - who in there right mind would so a 50 mi race with no experience


50 miles is not that tough to do. i think you might be surprised at how fast you can hit 50 miles.

Here is a session where I was trying out a new TT board. I was going slow and screwing around a lot of the time too. http://connect.garmin.com/activity/361622980

Whatever board you take, you would want to spend a little time on it. Race boards take a bit of time to learn to ride competently.

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Re: Suggestion for a board for long distance race (50miles)

Postby gbleck » Sat Oct 12, 2013 9:57 pm

Need more info for anyone to make suggestions. Is it a close to shore race or crossing. Wave state expected? Wind strength? Time till race and your exp level on what kind of boards?

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Re: Suggestion for a board for long distance race (50miles)

Postby plummet » Sat Oct 12, 2013 10:14 pm

ronnie wrote:7 mile downwind race in 12 minutes = 35mph average in a straight line.

50 miles might take you 90 minutes :jump:

http://www.rolexbigboatseries.com/media ... ith-racing



Your joking right?

Averaging 35mph for 50 miles. perhaps the worlds best in perfect conditions. Not average joe in real world conditions.

Expect do double that time. 3 hours. If you come in quicker than that sweet.

Us the gear you are used to. 50miles is not that far so just go do it.

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Re: Suggestion for a board for long distance race (50miles)

Postby ronnie » Sat Oct 12, 2013 11:39 pm

plummet wrote:
ronnie wrote:7 mile downwind race in 12 minutes = 35mph average in a straight line.

50 miles might take you 90 minutes :jump:

http://www.rolexbigboatseries.com/media ... ith-racing



Your joking right?



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Re: Suggestion for a board for long distance race (50miles)

Postby nikalaitzian » Sun Oct 13, 2013 7:56 am

knot_moving wrote:This has to be a joke - who in there right mind would so a 50 mi race with no experience


sorry wrong writen.i ride 10 years.i can ride every board.just wanted to know if there is something special.

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Re: Suggestion for a board for long distance race (50miles)

Postby Peter_Frank » Sun Oct 13, 2013 10:35 am

You can use ANY board, for a downwinder :thumb:

If you want to win, you are probably best off with a board that glides well, meaning a medium raceboard with smaller fins.
Can go deeper thus better VMG.

If very very choppy/waves and difficult conditions, a light wind waveboard, strapped, can also be good.

A TT no problem either, if not lightwind, but your stance is a bit awkward with one leg bent, but if you change tack often, you dont get sore/tired.

A foilboard can also be used, because it causes the least stress because of no bumps nor kitepull - but I dont know if slower than a raceboard on a downwind tack ?
At least not as easy for most....

If you are going on a deep downwinder, same tack - I would stay away from the twintip because of the odd stance and cramps can occur :roll:

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