|21st June 2012 01:03 PM|
No, at the end is not so difficult if you accept the fact that Venice is a totally different town so you cannot easily carry in and out every kind of stuff, and obviously then inside the town you can only go around walking or with a boat. For me is all this is a normal thing, I can understand that living this way is somewhat crazy for the rest of the world.
So it depends from where your friends live. And in any case some parts of the lagoon are still untouched.
South lagoon should be more (even too much) deep, but obvioulsy the big 70 cm fin is not the best choice, at least on has to carry a seaweed inside a backpack.
|21st June 2012 12:45 PM|
tons of rules...
wow - respect with all this obstacles for your passion...but for me it seems not worth to carry my serenity with me to venice...I better enjoy the rest of the year here in northern germany and stay absence when in Venice ;-)
|21st June 2012 09:44 AM|
I also love even strong winds, in the rare time when Bora (NE) blows I'm ready with my shortboards.
About my lagoon, the windsurf SHOULD be allowed outside the channels. I say should because as usual in Italy we have tons of rules and laws, and thousand of people trying to do the opposite...
That's a good reason (also because of hot temperature) why last three summers I went to Denmark to have windsurf in a free and cooler country.
The main rule says that in the shallow waters outside of the channel you can do windsurfing as I commonly do many times, and in the opposite it is forbidden in all the channels, even if I must confess that sometime I also quickly cross the channels, depending on the wind..
So you have a lot of nice and sometime stil almost wid zones, especially in the northeast side of Venice, but also in the middle-south, the only thing is that is better to stay far from Venice and his port.
The only problem could be the accessibility, as told I carry the Queen over my traditional boat and go far from Venice. So if your friends live in Venice watertown they should do the same with a not too wide boat (wide boats are not allowed to go in the muddy "barene"). If your friends live in the outskirts and mainland (Mestre) you could consider to reach the edges of the lagoon with the car, but keep in mind that also the rules for carrying a long thing like the Queen over the roof are here not easy like in Usa, so a car long or not much shorter than the 460 cm of the Serenity is better.
Last things, a raked seaweed dagger-fin is necessary, and for longer trips a sup paddle to carry over the deck it's a good idea.
|21st June 2012 08:47 AM|
best QUEEN places in the Lagune
Good to here that this excitement is not unique to me - although I love strong winds ;-)
But do me a favour and let me know where to start Serenitying in the Lagune of Venezia. I have very good friends there where we stay and last time I decided to come with my Serenity to explore the waters around Venice...but I do not know if its allowed and where I am able to windsurf without problems (except Lido of course)
Many thanks for hints...now I am going on the water whithout checking any wind previews - what a luxury ;-)
|20th June 2012 10:56 AM|
For sure ther was not the expected boom of windsurf longboarding, and Starboard has made a choice, something more useful for all kind of winds from subplaning to plaining, and less technical than the Serenity. But imho we loose the best emotions in real life breezes.
But I fully agree that sups has revealed that dimension is not the problem.
Anyway last saturday, having some hours free I've gone in my usual lagoon spot with ONLY the Queen (right name!) and my old camless HSM Stealth 9,5. Hot and sunny, it was clear that no wind but the low thermal SE was coming.
BUT the Queen of Serenity and Emotion has given another time a great time on the water!!!
Wind waving about 5-8 knots, riding was so exciting even in shallow waters! You feel the LIGHTNESS and speed, instead the weight and minor speed felt on other longboards!
For sure I could change al my other boards but I would NEVER sell the Serenity!
|19th June 2012 04:20 PM|
lack of promotion and presence
in my opion it is just a lack of promotion and availability to test...in most of the regions where the `normal` windsurfer live & work the Queen (Serenity) would be the board to be on the water after work every day...ok - one obstacle is the handling but if I look at the SUP hype the handling for such a board is not easier and the boards sells like candies...
my recommendation: keep the serenity in the programm it brings back the fascination of windsurfing in light wind
|19th June 2012 11:57 AM|
The Serenity is a specialized board for the ultra-light wind segment, as shown below :
source : http://jimbodouglass.blogspot.ch/200...rf-racing.html
She's still the queen in that segment, so she will be missed for sure
|17th June 2012 10:31 PM|
SERENITY out of production??
...is this true?? This would be a very bad news for such a great board ;-(
|15th June 2012 09:08 PM|
Sorry to tell you that Serenity is out of production and so it seems for all the projects around it, like the catamaran
Trhe battle field about lightwind now is between Phantoms Race and Exocet D2. All boards much more pricy than the Serenity
|12th June 2012 05:44 PM|
keep the lightwind spirit
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