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Old 26th June 2007, 10:41 PM   #1
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Default Freestyle choice

Hi everybody!
In august-september i was planning to buy my first freestyle board...
As i'm really proud of the s-type i already have i decided not to buy other brands, meaning i'll go for a Flare,
now, considering that my weight is aprox. 74kg, but can do down to 70kg or even less in some periods, what board would be better? the flare 88 or flare 99?
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Old 28th June 2007, 12:07 AM   #2
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hi,
yes, mi situation was similar, I have my Stype for a year and i love that board. Then I got attracted by freestyle, because before I was mostly in Wavesailng, Formula and Slalom and got finally a month ago to Bonaire to discover it....
Well, the answer to your question depends a lot in your wind conditions. I weight same than you, usually 69-74kg depending in the season...
I used in Bonaire the Flare 99 in about 15-20 knots conditions and was really happy about the performance. I will think in the Flare 88 only in case your winds are stronger than this range usually. But to cover the 15-20 knots range at our weight I think is ok.
But great if other freestylers with a bit more experience than me on tricks can give you other ideas!!!


Best luck
Ricardo Guglielmino
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Old 28th June 2007, 11:22 PM   #3
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Hi guys,

If I am in a competiton and the wind is about 15-20 knots I'll be on the 99

if the wind gets stronger i'll the be on the 88..

I weight 73kg exactly my most used sail is 5.2 and 4.8 and the board I use the most when I am freesailing is the 88.

if you like small board the 88 will be a good choice other then that the 99 will als be a perfect size overall.

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Old 9th July 2007, 05:16 AM   #4
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By the way, is someone there from the int. team gonna sell his '07 flare at the end of the season, i know that some Pro put them on eBay 4ex., cause i still haven't found anyone selling it yet
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