RE: Mistral Naish 8'11 - any experiences?
In fact, I dinged the nose of my board several times, never in a launch, but always when the wind died and schlogging in bobbing water I just fell off and the mast dinged the nose when it hit the board. Afther the 2nd or 3rd time, I bit the bullet and simply reinforced the nose of the board a little. It's so light, I never really notice the added weight. But that's how fragile it is. Very fragile, and I don't think the biggest possible rig is a great idea. I think a 7.0 would be the biggest I'd ride on it.