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Pedro Marcos
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Postby Pedro Marcos » Sun Oct 27, 2002 9:21 pm

Im looking for a direcional to have some fun when there are 7-10 knots, learn to jibe etc etc. What size should i get?

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Postby Guest » Sun Oct 27, 2002 9:35 pm

6ft or bigger depending on your weight.
Stonker has some really cheep prices on their directionals. Could be worth it.
goodwinds

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Postby Mr Jo Macdonald » Sun Oct 27, 2002 9:50 pm

Hi Pedro, I weigh 75 ks and use a 7' (210 cm) Naish Skypirate with a 12m Mastair in 6-10, can even get pretty well powered at times, great stuff.
Whatever you get remember width is more important than length (anything around 50 cm is ok) a bit of volume helps in the lulls too.
Have fun
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Postby BLOWN AWAY » Mon Oct 28, 2002 1:41 am

I use a 6ft underground directional but it's a bit small for true lightwind sailing...

Best to get a board between 6 or 7 foot but with width and a bit more volume... A converted surfboard doesn't go too badly.. get a minimal with not much rocker.... put some footstraps on it and it goes well....

shit loads of bouyancy....

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