20th January 2007, 02:43 AM
My friend sailed this board last weekend along with 5.5 Ezzy SE Wave. I was on a Carve 101 and same sail. I am 170lbs and he is heavier than me. Wind average 20 to 25mph, super gusty, one over 40mph (that one tossed me over the handlebars) with big chop and swells. There were definitely times when I wished for a smaller board while my friend enjoyed constant control. I also sailed the 90 board before and now remember how impressed I was with the unique design. The 90 board has ridiculous wind range (3.5 to 6.0), super short length for a smooth ride in gnarly chop and great speed. On top of that at 90 litres there is plenty of volume to get you through the inevitable lulls and slog home if necessary. My question is since Starboard discontinued the 90 in 2004, what is out there to compare that offers all these attributes. I am not talking about ocean wave boards, but rather high wind bump and jump? I am sorry they dropped this great board.