Recently talked the wife into letting me get a new board after 10 yrs, Used to be reasonably adept. Did some research and found a 2008 Isonic 122 and NP 6.7 2007 rs slalom etc proberly ott for a 46 year old. First time on the water 20 Kts i realised how unfit you can be, very depressed. Dowloaded exersises and worked out. 2nd time out what a blast 15-20knts boy did i have fun until something went wrong. I was accelerating to max speed my front foot was in the strap but could not seem to get the back one in, the strap positions are in a totaly different place to the old 272 strapper I used to sail. Next thing a big gusts hit, I was not ready for it, I go forward and over the top connected to the harness with my front foot still the strap, Ping goes the hamstring absolute agony
(special thanks to guys who rescued me). anyway getting better now and thinking changing the gear, anyone got any ideas on a more sedate board and sail. I live in brisbane so winds around 10 to 18 knts reg'