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Old 28th May 2014, 09:22 PM   #1
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Default Old timer - coming back, but clueless

Gave up the sport when I had my second kid and moved inland. At that time I was using an F2-Lighting. Gear has changed too much, in the old days we didn't even ask about board width......so I'm totally lost.

235 Lbs, intermediate when I quit. Will use in Atlantic in South East USA, so smaller wave/chop, but need big board for my weight and light winds. Dagger board was nice in light wind, not sure I'm ready to give that up. Easy Jib is important, I run in and out from coast more than playing in waves. Stable board because I suck at water starts.

Any and all gear advise welcome, Thx.
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Old 29th May 2014, 04:39 PM   #2
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Hi, what size sails do you intend to use?

If I was you I would look to getting one of the larger Carves or another option would be to get one of the new breed of freemove boards, think the Atom 120 may be a little small for your weight but you could get a 135 Gecko or 130/140 Firemove?
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Old 29th May 2014, 10:34 PM   #3
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Good Morning,

Welcome back. It might be better to post the question on iWindsurf where others in your area can assist you.

http://www.iwindsurf.com/forums/view...31c25485db6902
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Old 29th May 2014, 11:46 PM   #4
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To get back into the sport, if you don't have any of your old gear, a Rio Large with 7.5 and 8.5 m2 rigs might be just the ticket.
The Rio Large is floaty, has a center board, and is midway in width between what you used to sail (F2 Lightning) and more modern wide short boards.
The Rio would be good to cruise on when the wind is too light to plane on something smaller and narrower.
You are in for a treat as far as rigs go.
If you spend a little more and go for the highest carbon mast you can afford, with the modern sail fabrics and constructions the rig may weigh 20-30% less than an equivalent sized rig did when you stopped sailing back in the day.
Hope this helps,
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Old 2nd June 2014, 01:21 PM   #5
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Thanks all. After weeks of research I decided I need 2 boards. Appreciate all the help.
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Old 2nd June 2014, 02:34 PM   #6
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What did you go for?
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