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Which one to keep for first timer?

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Created by vegaswater Friday, 11 Oct 2019
vegaswater
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Friday , 11 Oct 2019 2:31AM
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Hi guys newbie here and hoping for some help.

Bought all the boards from a guy who was getting out and gave us a pretty good price (it seemed). Should have asked this before I bought, but impulse buying is what it was no hiding it from you or the wife.

Are any of them any good? Which 2 would you keep? Lake waters (Lake Mead, NV), I'm beginner 50 good balance 6'4 220 and my better half is 48 5'10 135 with little balance. Should I wait til March to sell the ones i don't keep or try to sell now?

Thanks a ton in advance






Mark _australia
WA, 19559 posts
Friday , 11 Oct 2019 2:56AM
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Sorry buddy - none of them are suitable for learning on.

IF you have 25kn on 3x a week and an athletic teenager with very high motivation level (like, freaky olympian kinda level) wanted to learn - then maybe.

IF your wife is 135lb (?) she could maybe maybe learn on a 130L board if she is reallllly dedicated. Biggest there looks more like 100L max?

The seller needs his arse kicked.

vegaswater
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Friday , 11 Oct 2019 3:12AM
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Dang nab it, i'll try to sell it all on craigslist or Facebook come spring i guess.

Thank you for the heads up. Are they just for kids and do you think it's even worth selling or should i just chalk it up to lesson learned and donate?

vegaswater
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Friday , 11 Oct 2019 3:41AM
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fyi i payed $500 for the 5 in the pictures(with mast & sails in looks good shape), if that helps.

LeeD
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Friday , 11 Oct 2019 4:15AM
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I think Mead really never blows, except for random storms.
Mohave, though, has a regular windsurf season around now thru mid Nov., and there are windsurfer's camped waiting for wind there. Maybe they would be interested.
All your boards are suitable for adult windsurfing in winds of 17-30 mph.

vegaswater
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Friday , 11 Oct 2019 4:17AM
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ok, thanks for the heads up... please close thread mods and ty again

LeeD
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Friday , 11 Oct 2019 4:19AM
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Place ads to sell now, since Lake Mohave season is now.
In spring, most locals camp at Lake Isabella around late April to June. That's just S of Yosemite.

Manuel7
302 posts
Friday , 11 Oct 2019 4:24AM
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Hard to tell which models exactly with volume but they seem to be some fine boards there, easy to sell and worth somewhat good money!

Sea Lotus
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Friday , 11 Oct 2019 4:37AM
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Wow, it looks like there are at least 5 nice boards there, thats a good deal, you can make profit, and maybe keep the biggest board for your wife.

Mastbender
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Friday , 11 Oct 2019 6:20AM
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LeeD said..
Place ads to sell now, since Lake Mohave season is now.
In spring, most locals camp at Lake Isabella around late April to June. That's just S of Yosemite.


I agree try to sell them now for the reason above, and many w'surfers, like me, shop during the off season for better deals, and a better selection. But sorry, I'm not in the market for any boards at this time...... But you've got some good boards there, consider keeping the biggest one for yourself and your better half, you never know.
Use both Craigslist and iwindsurf.com classifieds for starters.

Mark _australia
WA, 19559 posts
Friday , 11 Oct 2019 3:32PM
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LeeD said.. All your boards are suitable for experienced adult windsurfing in winds of 17-30 mph.


^^^ edit


now I know what you paid, sell them one by one for about $1500 total and get a big fat beginner board and rig.

segler
167 posts
Saturday , 11 Oct 2019 11:53PM
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I hit Lake Mojave in January when the north wind is very reliable. Blows 15-25 mph every day. Air temps are 75-80, but water is 55-60 in January. The popular launch is at Cabinsite on the south end, east side.

LeeD
789 posts
Saturday , 12 Oct 2019 12:26AM
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Thanks for that, good to know.
That's our normal air and water temps in summer.
But we come from a month in Puerto Rico, so can't afford the time off.

decrepit
WA, 9520 posts
Saturday , 12 Oct 2019 10:02AM
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That's very interesting Lee, when you're talking to Americans you sound very different to when you're speaking to Aussies.
Have you noticed that?

peterowensbabs
NSW, 228 posts
Saturday , 12 Oct 2019 9:16PM
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decrepit said..
That's very interesting Lee, when you're talking to Americans you sound very different to when you're speaking to Aussies.
Have you noticed that?


Sheesh let it go...



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