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8th July 2009, 04:16 PM
I'm back into windsurfing after 4 years. I had before cammed freerace sail 9.3m2, SB Start 2003 (100cm, 180L), and freeride board around 145ltr. I'm 196cm, 105kg.

Not interested in very lighwind planning windsurfing with huge sails. My max planned sail will be probaby 8.5m2, 2 cam type sail. I thoght about Rio S with this sail, to have family fun in lightwind with dagger down, and have shotboard feeling when wids pick above 16 knots.

there is no more Rio's S or M on stock because new boards are comming. Only Rio's L left.

Are Rio L too large for good shortboard feeling in moderate winds 15-20kts?


9th July 2009, 06:34 PM
Hi Tom,
I didn't forget you.
The Rio L will probably "short board" OK, but I have no first hand experience on it.
I do have quite a bit of time on the '08 Rio M and it really short boards pretty well.
Where do you live?
I'm a bit suprized that they've sold through all the '09 Rio boards this early in the season.
At 105 Kg. (I just noticed your weight), the Rio L might realy be the ticket.
At your weight, I think you would have been disappointed in the Rio S.
Hope this helps,