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3rd August 2011 04:31 PM
nakaniko (only to express my compliments and my best wishes to your daughter, and to his lucky dad as the proudest windsurfer)
1st August 2011 11:30 PM
Roger Patrick,
How much does your daughter weigh?
I would suggest she try the Kod 113 and the Carve 111.
Does the rental shop have any smaller boards?
If she weighs what a normal 9 year old girl weighs, a board in the
85-100 liter range should work even better and can be her high wind
board when she grows a bit.
Look for 2.5 and 3.3 m2 Sailworks Retro Ripper sails.
Lots of power to get her planing, but just as light (maybe lighter) and easy tho handle/
uphaul as the 3.0 Kids rig.
If she wants to plane, can you remove the fixed center fin?
Center fins and planing are normally not terribly compatible.
Too much drag to get planing, to many control problems if she actually
does get planing.
1st August 2011 09:51 PM
Best boards for 9-year old to progress!

Hi Roger,
Which board(s) would be the best choice for my 9-year old kid to progress on. She's currently learning to use the harness / planing on a 115 ltr board with a fixed dagger board, however, she has used a boards without a dagger board in the past) Soon, once she's comfortable hooking-in and planing she'll start looking for those foot straps. She just tried a 3.0 "kids sail" and controlled it very well in light wind conditions, although she usually uses a 2.5 sail because of our moderate to hi-wind conditions overhere.

The following models/sizes are available at the rental shop overhere to try out:

- Futura (Wood) 122 & 133 ltr;
- Kode 113 ltr;
- Carve 111 - 121 ltr.

Any advice in this regard will be highly appreciated. I just don't want to invest in a board that she'll quickly grow out of, but rather get her a board that she can progress into and continue to use (eventually using larger sized sails).

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