View Full Version : My 2006 PA 73L HEAVY

10th April 2007, 10:26 AM
I just received my new 2006 PA 73L. Looks great and I can't wait to sail it. However, I noticed that it seems obnoxiously heavy, for a 73L board. It's the DRAM version, but I thought it should be about 6.8kg. It feels just as heavy or heavier than my 95L Kombat from 05, which is supposed to be 7.6kg.

Am I just misjudging the weight or is there something potentially wrong with the board...OR is it simply just a heavy board for a 73L?

10th April 2007, 12:04 PM
Maybe you should weigh it?

10th April 2007, 01:21 PM
The weight posted on the 2006 website (6.8?) is an average of a big number of real production boards and then there is a variation of around +-4%. Your board should not be heaier than that. As Happy says, try to weight it if you are woried. Remember, the weight is without straps and fin.

10th April 2007, 09:12 PM
I don't know what was wrong with me, I must have been weak last night when I was analyzing the boards weight. I took all the footstraps off and went down to the local veterinary clinic to weigh it on their large/accurate scale. AND it's quite the opposite of what I though, it only weighs 6.2kg according to their scale!!! So significantly lighter than the 6.8kg average. I guess I struck it lucky.

Thanks for the advice guys.