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Old 24th May 2011, 04:25 AM   #2
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Hi Joe,
Looking at the specifications for the GO Windsurfer, Rio Large, and Phantom 320, I'd suggest that for a 250 Lb. (113 Kg./13.8 Stone) sailor, the Go Windsurfer does not have the optimum volume for a large
sailor on fresh water.
I'd rank the Starboard offerings above:
1st/ Phantom 320 (Best Glide shape and volume to be similar to an old style longboard.
2nd/ Rio Large (Better Glide shape and volume (for a heavyweight sailor) than the GO Windsurfer.
3rd/ GO Windsurfer not as good for glide and marginal volume for a heavyweight sailor.
If his conditions were such that he was fully planing all the time, then the GO Windsurfer would look a
bit better.
Which of these is available in NA is a question for a Starboard dealer.
The Fanatic Viper would be OK also, but not as much Glide as the Phantom 320.
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