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Old 30th January 2007, 08:59 PM   #13
Join Date: Dec 2006
Posts: 1,321
Default RE: Is Starboard F-type good for me?

Thanks a bunch, everybody.

I'm getting F-type. I just can't resist, it's a sweet board. ;-)
I'll see how it goes and since this is a good value board I'll be able to sell it later on and change to something more versatile or get another one (maybe a longboard?).

And I just got a 7.5 Gaastra Matrix sail (with a 490/29 30% Gaastra budget mast). I figured I am too much a beginner to deal with a larger sail right now and this should be a good all-around sail, that I can later on use with another board as well.
I should be also able to rig a 9.0 on the same mast and boom.

I hope I did the right thing. A longboard some of you recommended and F-type are so much different, that it was really a tough choice. Maybe if I could easily buy Kona over here I would get it (the video was great) - especially that I have a longboard-type skateboard and I really enjoy cruising on it. Another issue with a longboard is that it is, well...long - 3.5m must be like carrying a canoe on your roof ;-).

So anyway, I know it's going to be a more demanding board and that I'll have to do my best while learning to sail on it but I hope it'll pay me back.

Thanks again,

P.S. Are there any other modern longboards other than Exocet Kona?
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