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Old 23rd February 2007, 06:55 AM   #4
ekcebiche
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Default RE: Board - Sail selection

Roger -

I'm in the same boat. I used to be a pretty good sailor but time and weight has caught up to me. I've been removed from the sport for about 8 years, have gained 25 lbs.

I got back in the sport last year and have progressed. However, the changes in the gear have made the process more difficult than it should have been. Anyhow, I have been in 30+ knot conditions about 10-12 times last year and have had trouble getting my little board to plane (a Logosz OCR - I used to love this board and could get it going on 5.5 in about 15 knots of wind - I weighed about 180 back then.) Now I can't even get it to float in 30+ knots. What's going on? I can't imagine that my small board technique has become that bad. I weigh 205 but naked and dry. Any advice? Do I need a 95 liter board as my little board now. I believe the OCR has about 85 liters of volume.

Many thanks in advance for your advice.

Mario
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