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Old 6th May 2010, 12:36 PM   #8
Join Date: Aug 2006
Posts: 234

Light riders can use a bigger sail on a given board, while a heavier riders weight will overload the board (together with the rig) and make it behave like a pig. In the same wind a heavier rifer of course needs a bigger sail, I typically use 9.0 while smaller friends use 6.5 - 7.5. But they would be able to take a 9.5 - 10.0 on my board in very light winds and make it work.

My smallest board is a RRD FSW 94, and at my weight of slightly more than 100 kg it is quite manageable in overpowered 4.2 weather (gusts of 50 knots +). I am sure that you will enjoy a K86 with a 4.0. Don't sit them out!
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