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Old 25th October 2010, 02:07 AM   #7
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Montréal (PQ) CANADA
Posts: 245

you had said you had a severne 6.5 sail
the 171 has a recommended sail range of 7.0 to 10.0 with large fins ie lite wind or race
the 6.5 for your weight is actually small
(check james douglass' sail calculator for general size ideas)

ALL depends on skills and location

did you ever rent that 141 like you said ?
the more you try the better idea you will have

my guess - short board for heavyweights in good winds around 150+
as i said the more unstable winds like on a lake still favour my longboard
tried my short board with a large sail on a smaller river and next time it will be longboard
on the big river still love my 8.5 and 160 liter in 20 to 40 km winds :-)

what you can do on ANY board is practice the harness first AND then go for the shortboards - hope other SB experts chime in here

lotsa 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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