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Thread: WindSUP what size board works?
5th December 2012, 11:14 AM #22
Don't get me wrong, for flat water paddling longer is better. I don't do very little, if any, flat water paddling though. I'm just too far from a suitable stretch of water for it to be worth the effort. Its easier, and just as enjoyable, to just go for a run straight out of my door...
5th December 2012, 03:27 PM #23
Apologies if this is something of a thread hijack, but hopefully adds to the picture...
What size sails are used when wind-SUPing? I have an 11' board with fitting for a mast and have often fancied trying it out with a sail. I have a 5.5 and 6.5 which seem in the right kind of range for a F2-3 session.
5th December 2012, 03:39 PM #24
OTH, I guess it depends what you want to do. You will obviously go quicker with the 6.5m but its a bit cumbersome for lightwind freestyle or wave riding. I don't use >5.3m, but then I don't have anything >5.3m! Remember that you won't be trying to get planing!
5th December 2012, 04:30 PM #25
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i've never used more than 5.7 and i'm 100+kg - smallr the better with power in the sail as the compromise. SUP wise i'm using a 9'8 now - very wide mind
5th December 2012, 04:55 PM #26
90kg and 5.3 is for me the maximum as well.
Yesterday I was paddling a S-board 7,11x29x116l in choppy windy waves (just not enough to windsurf).
If its this afternoon the same I will try it with a sail because it has the mastfootholes188x90kg 39y old, warning: fin/carbon fetishist
Wind: Witchcraft83 V3.0 + Witchcraft96 l Flextail with 5-Oceans sails
SUP: Starboard Race12.6x29.5 + Starboard Widepoint8.10 + 10ftx29 Chinadoll + Naish Hokua9.0
5th December 2012, 10:05 PM #27
will try the 5.5 -thanks for the info!
Hoping for a sail on Sunday, but wind forecast on the MetOffice looking less good, so may give windSUP a go.
6th December 2012, 06:26 PM #28
always been 5m for me."Kiting's fine, but it ain't windsurfing"