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Old 8th May 2010, 07:19 AM   #5
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Montréal (PQ) CANADA
Posts: 245

i am having a déjà-vu :-)

many years ago a fellow in CT offered to rent me his board when i was in town
i never stayed long enough there @ the out-laws to warrant a rental

wonder if any-one in your area either teaches or would be willing to rent out a kit?

when i started 15 years ago on an old longboard i used a 6.4 - for my 100 kilos
the beauty of that sail was - as i got better i used the same sail in bigger winds
on the lake i loved my longboard and probably would have remained longboarder
2 years ago i bought a floaty shortboard - 160 liters {remember 100 kilos}
this board works in higher wind and the lake :-)
my most used sail is now an 8.5 - much more modern sail than my 6.4
i also have a race 10.0 which gets me on the water
now, my smallest sail is a 6.0 which i use in winds over 20 knots/40 kph

if the lake is close - you have access, and winds are light = LONGBOARD
if u get a 6.5 - you can still use it in the future
if you buy used - with the help of someone who knows, you can save $$$
as they said - not old stuff - although some boards like mistral superlight, bic dufour wing, even the bic samba {just saw one for $200} work to start with little investment - there is an 84 superlight in kingston now for about $500 - also an equipe -

what do the experts think of these options? 84 superlight, equipe ??

GOOD luck
joe windsurfer @ 105 kg
2012 JP SLW92, 2013 AHD SL-2 132, 2000 Fanatic BEE 124 LTD + Mistral Equipe II XR (Mistral SLE303 to beat up)
HSM Fire 6.3, NS Duke 6.9, TR-6 8.4, HSM SPF 8.5,TR4 10.0

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