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Looking for a smallish FSW board for high wind

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Created by WillyWind Two weeks ago, 10 Feb 2020
WillyWind
9 posts
10 Feb 2020 1:07PM
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Hi all,

Like many windsurfers, I jumped on the winfoiling bandwagon; it has been the best move after I bought my first clamp-on boom. Having said that, I really enjoy windsurfing. The thing is, I live in a place that I consider perfect for windfoiling because most of the time there we only get a breeze and/or gusty wind. Every now and then we get windstorms; plus, if I drive 5 hours, I can get as much wind as I want (unfortunately I can manage to do that drive twice a year at the most...).
I sold my 125 freeride so the only windsurfing board I have left is a 2005 105 JP freeride. I really like that board, but the problem is that it gets a handful when sailing in 20-25 knot winds.
I weigh 79 kilos. I have the opportunity to buy an 85 liter FSW for a reasonable (good, maybe) price. My only concern is whether that board would be too small for what I am looking for. I just want a board for mowing the lawn and hopefully start doing some jumps.
BTW, the two boards I am looking at are both 2011; one is the JP Australia FSW and the other one is the Quatro FSW.
I once tried the 2011 105 Quatro and I really liked it.
What do you guys think? should I go for it or wait for a FSW in the 90/95 litre range?

thank you,

Willy

musorianin
QLD, 247 posts
10 Feb 2020 3:53PM
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Go for it, I'm 95 kg and can get going on 85 - 90lt no probs in 20-25. Used to have JP fsw in that size and loved it. Caveat being make sure you have a suitable fin

jn1
SA, 1856 posts
10 Feb 2020 8:58PM
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WillyWind said..
BTW, the two boards I am looking at are both 2011; one is the JP Australia FSW and the other one is the Quatro FSW.

Is the 2011 JP FSW a Pro or a FWS ?

Stretchy
WA, 525 posts
10 Feb 2020 6:53PM
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musorianin said..
Go for it, I'm 95 kg and can get going on 85 - 90lt no probs in 20-25. Used to have JP fsw in that size and loved it. Caveat being make sure you have a suitable fin


Ditto...
go for it

WillyWind
9 posts
10 Feb 2020 10:22PM
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Thank you for all the replies. Both boards come with the original fin and the JP is pro construction (jn1, why did you ask about the construction?).
willy

Grantmac
155 posts
11 Feb 2020 12:18AM
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For your purposes you might skip the FSW in favour of a freestyle board. They blast and jump very nicely.

WillyWind
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11 Feb 2020 3:44AM
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Grantmac said..
For your purposes you might skip the FSW in favour of a freestyle board. They blast and jump very nicely.


Yeah, I heard that freestyle boards can be good for what I'm looking for, but these two other boards popped up so I am considering then; plus, I haven't seen many freestyle boards in the area for sale.



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