Hi Roly. I am not an expert like Roger, I've only been sailing one year. But in the last 6 months I have progressed from a Carve145 to a 120lt and now a 97lt board. First tip - don't sell the 145 if you avoid it - I sold mine and wish I hadn't now.
I certainly had some frustrating sessions getting used to smaller boards, the major thing was that the 145 had been more forgiving of poor technique. In my case I was standing in the board a lot rather than getting my weight into the rig. Once you get to the 99lt board you really need to be hanging off the rig more than standing on the board (so make sure the boom is not too low). Once I got that into my head things progressed more quickly.
Last edited by yankiwi; 21st November 2009 at 01:52 AM.