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14th November 2012, 04:48 PM #1
Dare I start another Firemove thread???
Ok here goes.
Having installed myself in Hong Kong it's time to start rebuilding the windsurf collection. There are actualy a lot more options than you might imagine but it's a winter sport (still sailing in shorts this weekend) unless the summer Typhoons arrive at a weekend. I'm not going bigger than a 7.5m (might get an old longboard or sailSUP for light summer days) so will go 7.5m, 6.0m, 5.2m. I'm aiming to pick up a 100l FSW which will be great on windy days out in the chanel swell with the 6.0m and the occasional windy day on the 5.2m. However most of the time it's likely to a bit marginal & gusty as the wind comes round the hills and you can be a mile or so from the beach. Back home on the south coast I'd say a 110 (75cm wide)RRD firemove would fit the bill but I've seen a couple of 60kg locals cranking on these so I'm thinking the 120 (80cm wide) might be a better bet as the wind really is very on-off. At 78ish kg (too much eating out and cold beer) it would not be the size I would use in the UK but maybe I would if I sailed on a gusty lake. Anyone used one in similar conditions?
14th November 2012, 05:56 PM #2
I have used both the 110 and the 120 but was around 94kgs at the time (don't tell Paul2010 ) so not sure I would be a great person to advise you directly, however, this previous thread may help!
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14th November 2012, 06:22 PM #3
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- Sep 2006
Based on the experience from our forthcoming boards in the same class, I'd say you EASILY could stay with the 110 for 7.5 and below.Ola H.
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18th November 2012, 11:58 AM #4
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- Jul 2004
The 110 firemove planes very early and with your weight it would be around the right size for what you require. The 120 planes even earlier and might perhaps be better in the gusty / softer wind that you are sailing in, even though it is a big board @ 80cms wide it still gybes very well and is a lot of fun.
Your call mate ... come back to me with any more questions ..
PS Another point is that the 110 firemove comes with a 36cm fin and so if you up size this to a 42cm fin in lighter airs you will get just that bit more early planing and upwind performance. The 110 floats like a 125 so it has plenty of volume to float around on : )www.jemhall.com
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