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Monkey Surfer
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Best board for beginner?

Postby Monkey Surfer » Mon Mar 10, 2003 11:05 am

I've done a little kite skiing, i've never surfed, waked but I did skateboard when I was young. I'm 82KG and 1,83 long. I just want to get started and as easy as possible riding in quite small wind, using a 7.5sqm foil.

Any suggestion on which board to start with?

I've heard people who tried with a large board and never got up but with a smaller on got up directly? Any comments?

thx. :?:

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Postby ccat » Mon Mar 10, 2003 1:03 pm

thats true it is difficult for newbees to ride big directional boards
at the beginning you dont need absolute light wind end tools anyway
board range 165 - 185 and kite size 12Wipika/16Naish are in my view best suited for healthy dudes your size :wink2:
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Postby ccat » Mon Mar 10, 2003 1:14 pm

sorry forget your kite type was foil
7.5 is good for 4/5 Bft skale
I learned on a 9.5 which was great cause it showed me my limits
at 4/5 Bft which may get pretty wild at sea with waves running over you and such
I know guys who learned on a 7.5 during the summer highs and they had to wait a lot for the wind
but it may turn out fantastic for you esp if you have steady winds there and the power of a 7.5 m2 foil wont give you sucha hard time
Take care!
Adam

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Postby ccat » Mon Mar 10, 2003 1:17 pm

165-185 TwinTip that is

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Postby mantismaster » Mon Mar 10, 2003 8:17 pm

Hi, I am 130 lbs and am riding a 147 drake (slingshot) and fuels (10 and 14 and 6). I have no problem riding this gear or starting on this. Take a lesson and practice in good conditions and you should be fine. I started with more intermediate gear because I learn fast and come from a board riding background. A smaller board needs more power, but you can avoid being overpowered more easily.GOOD LUCK!


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