Old 22nd November 2008, 08:28 AM   #11
New Member
Join Date: Sep 2008
Posts: 13

hi Roger

thank you very much.. i am from Singapore, i still thinking of '09" Phantom320 ..
Oldhorse is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 22nd November 2008, 07:46 PM   #12
Dream Team - School Guru
Join Date: Aug 2006
Posts: 2,100

Hi Old Horse,
Unless you plan to go longboard racing, I do not understand why you
would want such a huge board.
I think the Rio will be much better for you as it combines many of the features
of the longboard with many features of a shortboard (when you kick the centerboard
up) so you get a blend of the best of both types of boards.
The goal of most entry level windsurfers is to get onto a planing shortboard at some point.
With this in mind, if the wind comes up to 12 knots, the Rio M or S will become a large shortboard (that's what most impressed me about the '08 Rio M that I have).
The Rio (even in TufSkin) is nearly 1 Kg. lighter in weight.
The adjustable mast track on the Phantom is a must for racing, but simply something
else to get jammed with sand or corrosion at your skill level.
The big 78 cm centerboard is nice, for racing, but other than a few degrees of upwind angle when sailed by a skillful and experienced longboard racer, your upwind angle would be similar on the (within 5 deg.) Rio M or S.
Hope this helps,
Roger is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 23rd November 2008, 07:27 AM   #13
New Member
Join Date: Sep 2008
Posts: 13

hi Roger

thank you very much for your advise..
Oldhorse is offline   Reply With Quote


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

All times are GMT +7. The time now is 01:24 AM.