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1st January 2007, 10:41 PM
O.K. Kevin, let's have a little hypothetical fun.
Let's say you decide you have had enough of the PWA and work and decide to take a rootsy discover mainland America sabbatical for a year.(Remember...hypothetical here)
Your van can only hold 3 boards and 5 sails. You get to choose what every you want from the Starboard/Maui Sails production gear vaults. Size is not a limitation.
You start in your hometown L.A. and drive up the west coast. Then you have to head east and hit all the midwest lakes and then head south to Texas. Then you head over to the east coast and tour it from FL to MA.
Your goal is to only spend a few days in each spot, but to maximize your sailing time and fun factor. In other words, you HAVE TO SAIL in less than ideal conditions. No MX unless there is less than 10mph of wind. You can't just sail the hot spots.
What do you bring?? What sizes and why?
Happy New Year!
2nd January 2007, 12:53 PM
Ok.. I will have a play. My first board of choice would be the Stype 115. Then I would have an Acid 80 as my main wave board for all round sailing and for my third board it would be tuff decision between an Acid 74 or a Stype 93. The Stype 93 would be great for the Gorge and any of the higher wind lakes or clearing winds, great for blasting around with the 5.3 and catching some big air. The 74 would be nicer if I was staying on the coast more but if i was doing all the states then it would lean towards the Stype.. For sails I would use the Maui Sails Switch 7.5, 6.0, and then switch to the Legend 5.3, 4.7 and 4.2.
How about you? What is in your quiver and if you could build a dream quiver what would you take? :D
2nd January 2007, 11:28 PM
Thanks for taking the time. I bet you would be on that Stype 115/Switch 7.5 more than you think. A lot of 10-15 on the mainland. I find it interesting no iSonics, formula...
That said, based on my own quiver, and I am tall (6'6" and #235). I would go for a 8.5 MS2, 7.5 and 6.4 Switch, 5.3 and 4.5 Legend. S-types 137, 115, and an EvoXTV 90. Thanks for asking ;)
You and brother are class acts. Congrats on your latest title. I hope you have a great 2007.
2nd January 2007, 11:58 PM
Thanks! I hope to have another great year. Maybe with the momentum from 2006 I can keep it rolling!
How about anyone else out there?? What is your Dream Quiver?
Thanks for sharing!!
5th January 2007, 12:45 AM
A trip around the States would be something. Lots of wonderful places to sail. I would not want to be limited by wind so.
Boards PA68. Flare99 and Serenity. To get the Serenity inside the van will have to be big, more luxury.
Sails 7.5 Ezzy infinity. 5.2,4.7,4.0,3.5 SE Wave.
Congrats on your results last year and a healthy, successfull 2007.
5th January 2007, 02:02 PM
I would love to have the time to do a trip around the states. You know, I have been to twice as many countries as I have states. Hopefully one day I can check out my home country!
Keep your dream quivers coming. It is interesting to hear about!
6th January 2007, 03:41 PM
8-12knots 9.8 freerace sail
12-16knots 8.2 race sail
16-20knots 6.4 freewave/freestyle sail
20-25knots 5.7 wave sail
22-30knots 5.0 wave sail
80cm wide slalom / freerace board for 8.2-9.8
66cm/110liter freestyle/freewave board for 5.0-5.7-6.4
62cm/92 liter EV0 for 5.0-5.7
this is minimum kit for most fun on lakes and in open sea. dream quiver would add one more slalom board around like iS101 and 6.7 race sail and a supercross board around 120 liters with 7.3 nocam supercross sail, and then maybe one more wave sail around 4.5 for above 30knots. but i choose to stick with 3 boards and 5 sails currently as i can convince myself that there are no excessive overlaps of kit.
i am 190cm tall, 95kg weight.
9th January 2007, 02:14 AM
I have my dream quiver:
waveboard 230*54 home made
slalomboard 233*58 home made
TR 1 7.6, TR 2 6.3, Global 5.0 and Legends 4.5 & 4.0 (7.6 will be upgraded by TR 3)
All the best for 07! Hope to see you in Fuerte;)
9th January 2007, 09:38 PM
Boards: Evo 70, flare 99, isonic 133
Salis: 3.7 SO, 4.5 SO, 5.6 Echo, 6.4 Echo, 8.1 SuperSpeed
9th January 2007, 11:47 PM
Well, I must admit that I am not good at manouvers and transitions, not good at all... and maybe for this reason I like speed much more than my buddies. And I also have many alternatives to not so perfect days, such as motorbiking, photography, and my daughter. Therefore, neither freestyle, nor big lightwind boards and sails, and not even much small stuff for extra strong winds.
So here is my ideal quiver:
boards: Evo XTV 75, Kombat 87, iSonic 94
sails: Maui Sails Global 4.7 and 5.4; Switch 6.0; TR-3 6.3, 7.0.
Actually, not much far away from my present quiver.
10th January 2007, 12:24 AM
Hi Kevin, and others.
This if interesting. Actually I reduced my own quiver last year from Carve 145 with a 9.4 as biggest down to S-type 115 (lovely board) and 7.5 as max.
The dream was simplicity and with a little more technique I wouldn't loose much time on the water.
Reality was that I lost about 60% of my planing time, and ended up as a very frustrated surfer.
We (at least the bigger of us, I'm 97 kgs and 193 cm) simply need the +80 cm and + 9m2 equipment to get a sport out of it in everyday conditions.
So Kevin, wouldn't you, seriously, need some bigger gear for a trip in the "real" world (outside Maui ;-) to get more than 50% planing time.
Even though I'm sure your planing technique on the St 115 is a lot more efficient than mine:p
11th January 2007, 03:38 PM
I do absolutely love the 115 Stype and have used it around the world in some pretty dang light winds. I used it in Costa Brava where the wind was so light it was pretty much formula weather. I think It would be ok. Maybe I should travel around with it more just for fun. I think if we narrowed it down to only one board I would chose this board!
But one is not that much fun..
I could go with two. Stype 115 and the Acid 80.
11th January 2007, 04:49 PM
Thanks. I've had 11 boards until now and the ST115 is definitely the best of them all.
Aren't we into a weight factor here (except from the fact that you are a professional end I'm a Mr. ordinary ;-).
I guess I'm close to 10 kgs more than you, and so should use a ST 126 with + 8m2 rig to get a compareable planing threshold or what?
12th January 2007, 02:12 AM
I think this is what Antoine was using, the 126 and the 8m and he was going good. He is probably 20kg heavier than me. SO i would say since you have the 115 already you should work on your technique most of all!
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