|19th February 2010, 05:32 AM||#1|
Join Date: Feb 2010
What sail should I use
I just bought a Starboard Rio M 195 and I don't know what sail I should use.
I am 1.95 meters and 100 kilo.
Should I take 5m2, 6m2, 7m2, 8m2, 9m2
With or without cams?
I don't want to sail only with strong winds.
I have not surfed for 15 years and want to start again.
|20th February 2010, 10:22 AM||#2|
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Montréal (PQ) CANADA
i also am 100 kilos
on my older longboard my biggest sail was 7.0
i never tried a RIO, but i imagine it can rock/plane well
once on a bigger short board for my weight in lighter winds i went with an 8.5 non-cambered sail - this was the biggest no cam sail from my preferred sail company MS - there are others that make a 9.0 no cam like SW retro.
i have even tried an 11.0, but that is heavy
8.5 is great in 20-40 kph winds and i am actually buying a 10.0
people use this up to 20 knots on formula boards
it is NOT like 15 years ago
so, depends on your budget and strength
tough guy with patience - go for 8.5 to 9.0 (cam or no cam is your choice)
really out of practice and less patience - want to lend it, etc - go for 7.0 or 7.5
joe windsurfer @ 105 kg
2012 JP SLW92, 2013 AHD SL-2 132, 2000 Fanatic BEE 124 LTD + Mistral Equipe II XR (Mistral SLE303 to beat up)
HSM Fire 6.3, NS Duke 6.9, TR-6 8.4, HSM SPF 8.5,TR4 10.0
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Last edited by joe_windsurfer; 20th February 2010 at 10:25 AM.
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