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cienvolando 23rd November 2009 10:35 PM

formula hwr or lwr
First of all, congratulations for being an escential part of the future of windsurfing. I sold my formula 160 and I want to buy one of the 2010 formula models and I have two doubts:
1) After analizeing the information available at there are two boards to choose, I need to know what a medium weight raider means in kg aprox. If I knew the weight of what the formula 2010 web page refers as a midium weight rider, It would be easier for me to choose the correct board.
2) I see ilogical that the that the LWR, which is intended for medium to light riders, has more volume (168) than the HWR (162) which is intended to heavy weight riders. Im not a designer, but perhaps there is an error in the information provided in the formula 2010 web page because I believed that more volume is intended for a heavier rider and viceversa.
Ill be waiting for your reply,

agrelon 24th November 2009 01:47 PM

I believe, though this may not be the case for SB, that other windsurfing companies such as Neilpryde and JP use 80kg as their 'average' reference. This puts me way under, infact at my weight I really do wonder how using a formula board would be...

Kevin Pritchard 2nd December 2009 09:58 PM

Sorry Guys but I have not used any of the formula boards so I cannot give any feedback on this. Maybe next time I am in Thailand I will hop on one. I almost did last year but for me it takes getting alot of stuff to get back on the formula bandwagon.

akitam 21st December 2010 11:27 AM

I dont know much about windsurfing except that it is a surface water sport where one uses a board with a rig attached. From the postings I realized that there are several types of boards, some specially formulated with different weights, and one has to select the right one when starting out.

Brett Morris 10th February 2011 06:07 AM

Without going through all the reasons, just get the HWR. It is that simple.

SeanAUS120 12th February 2011 02:30 PM

+1 on Brett's comment.

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