Go Back   Starboard Forums > Free Forum

Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 6th April 2011, 07:00 AM   #1
New Member
Join Date: Sep 2010
Posts: 14
Default 2003 Evo 80 as high wind board?

One of these came up for sale locally. I'm 74 kg, looking for a cheap high wind board for 4.2 to 5.0 conditions, chop, bump and jump, haven't tried true wave sailing.

I know the Evo is a wave board, but I don't know how much Vee this has ie will it be able to handle chop, bump/jump, high wind. Starboard archives are down for 2003 year so can't look up any info. Don't get to sail 4.2 or 5.0 conditions very often, so this is just for those rare days just so I can get out.

greyghost is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 6th April 2011, 02:40 PM   #2
Join Date: Aug 2006
Posts: 537

If I remember well, the Acid was a far better option for Hi-wind B&J. But you'd rather ask Jean-Marc on the French Forum. In similar conditions I'm using an old Tiga Wave 257 which does the job very well. However sails under 5.0 do not get out quite often those days.
Farlo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 7th April 2011, 12:10 AM   #3
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: south of sweden
Posts: 81
Default Evo 80 and highwindsailing

I think the Acid 80 liters is a better choise. And the best one is the board from 2006. Its a bit faster than the older acids but still has the positive wave perfomans. From the beginning it was designed more for a "down the line board", but with the time it showed that it is exellent for onshore sailing.
I bought a brand new acid 80 (2006) last year. I live in Sweden with strong winds and chop/bump and jump waves (0,5-2 meters).And if you can find one, then it will be cheap as it is an old model.
Read this;

(Special; read that from Ian Fox from the starboard team)

with regards,

Last edited by John1; 7th April 2011 at 12:13 AM.
John1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 18th April 2011, 04:27 AM   #4
Posts: n/a

I have an old evo (2003 or 2004) and use it for wave sailing and the conditions you describe. Its not very fast for sure but i really enjoy riding it, so if you can get get it cheap wich im assuming than i would go for it!
  Reply With Quote



Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may 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

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
board for very choppy high wind conditions Pieter Buis Ask Our Team 2 25th December 2010 08:19 PM
High wind board advice BelSkorpio Ask Our Team 7 8th October 2010 01:12 PM
Which high wind board and which size DonRon Ask Our Team 6 13th February 2009 01:09 AM
For Ian - high wind board choice Screamer Ask Our Team 6 15th November 2006 04:47 AM
Kombat, S-type or Carve as high wind board norm Windsurfing School 4 23rd August 2006 09:15 PM

All times are GMT +7. The time now is 11:38 PM.