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Old 18th September 2010, 03:49 AM   #8
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Montréal (PQ) CANADA
Posts: 245


roger is THE MAN
i chirped my 2 cents cuz i donut want people NOT to windsurf due to $$$ issues
some old stuff still goes well - i still use my old BIC Dufour Wing to teach and on the lake
new boards are much more user-friendly, but it feels expensive to start
in my first 10 years of lake boarding i spent less than $1000
with shortboarding i spend about that a year - for last 3 years - 1 board and 2 sails + accessories

as Roger says - take care of your back !!
perhaps an EZ-uphaul will reduce your backstrain
downhaul tool, lighter masts, booms and even smaller sails until proficient
i use a North Zeta 4.2 to teach - so light for me :-)
for women and children it is still heavy - depending on the person
use your thighs and not your back !!

i am over 50 and so is our buddy Ken who writes in
age is not the stopper - your back is !!!
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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