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Light wind Board for Hobart

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Created by fletch1408 Monday, 14 Jan 2019
fletch1408
TAS, 41 posts
Monday , 14 Jan 2019 7:23PM
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Hi All,

I'm looking for suggestions for a light wind board that could also be reasonable to teach the kids on in the river specifically off nutgrove.

I've got a old starboard stype 130 and I'm 100kg which was great in Melbourne with the strong sea breezes but not so good in the fluky Derwent.

geared4knots
TAS, 2403 posts
Tuesday , 15 Jan 2019 9:20AM
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Fletch
If centreboard choice is from of the 4 big brands
so you want greater than 130 litres , do you want more of a freeride board with a soft sail?
Avoid buying secondhand hi-teck race sails and boards unless you know what you are doing.
( i have had two customers recently who purchased modern gps/ slalom gear locally secondhand and cant use it !, money wasted)

Perhaps 140-150 litres if you want to teach kids as well- modern freerides- Magic ride, Gecko etc

geared4knots
TAS, 2403 posts
Tuesday , 15 Jan 2019 9:21AM
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Fletch
If centreboard choice is from of the 4 big brands
so you want greater than 130 litres , do you want more of a freeride board with a soft sail?
Avoid buying secondhand hi-teck race sails and boards unless you know what you are doing.
( i have had two customers recently who purchased modern gps/ slalom gear locally secondhand and cant use it !, money wasted)

Perhaps 140-150 litres if you want to teach kids as well- modern freerides- Magic ride, Gecko etc

JohnnyHuett
TAS, 525 posts
Tuesday , 15 Jan 2019 6:02PM
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Starboard Go's have been my choice to find for guys in your situation Fletch.
A Go 150 would be ideal light wind for you, and perfectly stable for the kids.
The last 4 shipped into Tassie cost around $1000-$1200each delivered for people.



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