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Old 23rd July 2016, 05:39 AM   #1
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My weight 56kg. here wind is very strong. Usually 10-15m/s no wave. I use 4.5 and 4.0. some time wind speed 20m/s small wave. I have not smaller sails to use. I 'll buy 3.6 for 20m/s. Can i buy a 26cm fin for atomic104.
And 30cm fin for go 121.
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Old 23rd July 2016, 03:43 PM   #2
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I'm a bit heavier, about 64kg, myself and the key to highwind controll in my view is a smaller board. Putting a too small fin on a larger board is not going to help, as the board will not have a proper position in the water. It will just feel like it sticks more to the water. If you don't have any waves in your regular spot, then go for a freewave/freestyle wave type of board with single fin or single fin with trusters. Older single fin boards are usually very good for this type of sailing too, as they where were designed with heavy weights in mind and are therefore quite "gunny" in the smaller sizes. anything around 80 liters, ? 56cm in width, should do fine.
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Old 25th July 2016, 06:15 AM   #3
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Hi,

The sail range for the AtomIQ 104 is 5.0 to 8.0, so 4.5 to 3.6 is not really a sails for it. You can go until 30cm on this board with 5.0; If you need really a smaller sail than that I recommend you then another board to enjoy like Kode Freewave 81.

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Old 27th July 2016, 12:52 PM   #4
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Thanks I can't water start. So have to use atomic 104. I'll buy a 30cm fin for 3.6 4.0 sail
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Old 27th July 2016, 01:32 PM   #5
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Waterstarting a small board is a lot easier. Don't be afraid, youll learn it on your first session! Its that easy when you have the right equipment for the conditions and you'll accelerate your overall skill progress at the same time.
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Fully agree with the aboxe. Anyway at 56 kgs you can still uphaul on a 80ish board, but waterstart is so much better in strong wind. You can really learn it in one day. Long time ago, I've been using a similar combo in Leucate: 3.7/4.3 sails, 108L board, 28 cm fin. It was manageable with my 68 kgs but I had much more fun after switching to 85L.
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