windtzu wrote:This is a Mike Birt question I bought a 133 x 42 Dundee from a friend. I'm liking it! Weighing in at 73 kg (160 lbs) I was initially concerned about it's size in 20 plus conditions. At first it wasn't an issue right up to 28 knots. Now that I find myself riding faster and harder, I find the 133 a little big.
windtzu wrote:Being more of an all around design, and correct me if I'm wrong, but I get the sense that having a bigger board (133 Dundee) doesn't necessarily qualify it as a light wind machine. And in the process, I lose too much on the high end for the few knots on the low end, thus narrowing it's range for light riders like myself. I get the feeling that the 133 isn't so much a light wind board for lightweights as it is more of an all around size for bigger riders.
windtzu wrote:I believe I'd get better range and comfort with a size or two smaller. The question is would it make that much of a difference to jump to 131 x 41? ... Can 1 cm in width make that much of a difference? I'm considering the 129 x 39.5 but don't necessarily want a high wind only board.
windtzu wrote:I have a 135 x 39 North X-Ride that has great range, but it doesn't have as nice a ride as the Dundee. I'm using this board as a reference.
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