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Old 5th March 2011, 12:48 PM   #5
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Roger, you surprise me {as does SB}

yes, i had some longboard skills, but with 100+ kilos my first short board was 160 liters/79 cm

if one uses the james douglass sailcalculator as a reference, 85 kilos shortboard is suggested at 141 liters and 78 cm wide

the Start S is 150 liters and 85 cm wide - why recommend it for sailors under 55 kilos ???

if someone has good balance, is athletic and determined, they may outgrow a big board quickly
if they just wanna putz around on a lake, I still suggest a slimmer longboard - getting harder to get

thx
joe
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