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Postby Pedro Marcos » Mon Nov 04, 2002 9:14 pm

It depends where u ride, if it is flat water u can old an 140x40cm easily in 20 knots but in the sea its more dificult and not confortable to ride.


Postby Guest » Mon Nov 04, 2002 10:23 pm

Sake, also look at the tapered boards of Loose ( there new XX162 or 147 looks like a really nice light wind board with enough flex and bite to get you to 20 knots.

I ride an AX150 and really like it for light winds, lots of grip and early planing.


Postby Guest » Mon Nov 04, 2002 10:44 pm


I'll be the one to recommend a Mutant for lighter winds, since nobody else has. I had a Jarvis 157 TT, and I sold that thing. I get out in much less wind on my 152 2001 Naish Mutant than I ever could on that TT. Less rocker=less wind needed. Plus the Mutant holds real nice when the wind pick up, I love it.

I also just picked up a STA directional (4'10') I'll see how low that'll go, it has a very flat rocker, and some significant fin action going on.


Postby Guest » Mon Nov 04, 2002 11:00 pm

Sake, I would say go for a Mutant, like this one:




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Postby Cal » Mon Nov 04, 2002 11:06 pm

I bet you can get out in a lot less wind on your mutant than you could on the Jarvis - the Jarvis is way over rockered to be any good in light wind.

Sake, you can order underground boards direct from underground if you don't have an underground dealer near you - depending on where you are it could work out very good for you exchange rate wise as well :smile: - check out their website for details on how to contact them

Heres a tip, if you are ordering directly, tell them your riding level and conditions etc and they may have an even better option than there "stock" boards... (Like dwight has an extra wide 147wt for a light wind board)


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