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Unregistered 11th August 2013 05:17 PM

Carve vs Go
Hi there,

I am an aspiring intermediate windsurfer looking for a new board. My current setup is a Hi-Fly Motion with 6.3 and 7.5 sails. I weigh about 92kg. I am looking at the Carve or possibly the Go series. Which size would you suggest?
I live in a coastal area in New England (Maine), wind conditions are light-moderate, some chop.

Your input is greatly appreciated!


Unregistered 19th August 2013 10:26 PM

No response?
Starboard guys, no response? You don't want to sell your boards? I am now considering a Tabou Rocket, too.

Roger 20th August 2013 12:02 AM

Do you use the centerboard in your Hi Fly Motion?
If not one of the larger GO boards would be good as your next board.
The larger Carves would work for you as well.
What do you consider light-moderate winds? 8-12 knots....10-15 knots....15-20 knots?
Depending on your actual wind speeds, you could stay in the 150 + liter range, but if
your winds are in the 15-20+ knot range, you could go significantly smaller but you would
need some new rigs.

Unregistered 20th August 2013 11:57 PM

Roger, glad you responded. I put the centerboard up unless I need to get back up wind/against tide.
Winds are in the 8-15 knot range mostly. I am down between the 145l Tabou Rocket and the Carve. I wish to progress with the board and keep it for a long time. Would a 141l board be buoyant/stable enough to up haul if need be?


Roger 21st August 2013 12:29 AM

92 kg. (202 lbs.) the Carve 141 will have enough volume for you to uphaul on it (marginally) provided
you have pretty good technique and can stay in one spot on the board while uphauling (often difficult for
big guys to do in my experience).
Once you get on the Carve 141 or something similar and get fully planing, then come back and tell me that you will keep the Carve 141 for a long time. Wait and see...a whole new world of fun experiences awaits you.
You are going to have to upgrade your rig size to at least 8.5 meters to plane on the Carve in your stated wind speed. 9.0 would even be better.
Yes, I know, expensive new carbon (get the highest % carbon you can afford) and a good 8-5-9.5 m2 free race sail + a larger boom and you will be on your way.
It will be a challenge right at first, but stay with it and you will succeed and it will open a whole new world experiences for you.
Hope this helps,

Unregistered 21st August 2013 12:41 PM

Thank you!
Thank you very much for your input! It will help with my decision.


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