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Thanks for the advice and feedback Brian and Chris

Thank you Brian and Chris for all of your advice on boards this winter. I purchased a 119 magic ride fullwood sand which board and took it out yesterday at muscamot on lake st.clair with a 7.5. I…Continue

Started Apr 5

New freemove boards
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Hello guys I was wondering what 90 kg guys are riding these days. I sail on Lake St.clair and am a relatively new windsurfer of 3 years I have intermediate skills and ride 5.5 6.5 7.5 cheetahs and a…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Chris Ferrara Jan 6.

Ocean Rodeo Drysuits
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I was considering buying my first drysuit this year to extend my season and I looked at some one'll suits and some ocean rodeo suits. The ocean rodeos are pricier but they seem like they are of high…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ben Skudrna Sep 7, 2016.

Ocean Rodeo Drysuits

I was considering buying my first drysuit this year to extend my season and I looked at some one'll suits and some ocean rodeo suits. The ocean rodeos are pricier but they seem like they are of high…Continue

Started Aug 29, 2016

 

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Thanks for the advice and feedback Brian and Chris

Thank you Brian and Chris for all of your advice on boards this winter. I purchased a 119 magic ride fullwood sand which board and took it out yesterday at muscamot on lake st.clair with a 7.5. I haven't windsurf for very long only about 3 years but the board felt great to me. It was like the board almost wants to gybe itself and for its size it seemed to get on a plane rather quickly. This will be a good board for me to progress on and I will probably grab a board with less volume in the…See More
Apr 5
Chris Ferrara replied to Ben Skudrna's discussion New freemove boards
"Yeah. That's the problem. We are never riding demos in our home waters. I ride mainly lake Saint Clair. Which you know Brian is never the same conditions. So, having a board with a really wide range would be ideal. These new wide shortboards;…"
Jan 6
Ben Skudrna replied to Ben Skudrna's discussion New freemove boards
"I don't know much about custom boards but they must be pricey. Just out of curiosity what type of board did you have built for you at what type of price?"
Jan 5
Brian replied to Ben Skudrna's discussion New freemove boards
"Chris, You touched on one of the real problems.   I take about three windsurfing vacations a year, in part hoping to try gear.  At some of the Vela locations, you can try new-ish JP gear.  At some of the Caribbean islands, the…"
Jan 4
Chris Ferrara replied to Ben Skudrna's discussion New freemove boards
"Yes that was me! Good luck on your board search. It's always a tough choice since we can never test ride these damn things."
Jan 4
Ben Skudrna replied to Ben Skudrna's discussion New freemove boards
"Thanks for the info Chris and I agree a sportier board for my big sails is a goal for me in the future and you and Brian definitely sound like you have your board quivers dialed in to work for your sail ranges. I also think I may have met you Chris…"
Jan 4
Chris Ferrara replied to Ben Skudrna's discussion New freemove boards
"Hey Ben, I'm 205lbs. And I mainly sail a 145L Goya FXr. It's a sporty board, and really good in lake Saint Clair chop. A lot of nose rocker makes it excel when its rough. It's about 75cm wide and sails anything from 5.5 in a pinch and…"
Jan 3
Ben Skudrna replied to Ben Skudrna's discussion New freemove boards
"Thanks Brian It's always helpful to hear from bigger guys I'm just trying to avoid buying stuff I don't need and will have to or want to sell in the future."
Jan 3
Brian replied to Ben Skudrna's discussion New freemove boards
"Ben, I'm 90 kg, and would not recommend a 110L board for 7.5m2.  I think you need something in the 120 L range for a sail that big.  I sail 8.0 and up on a 77 cm wide board;  5.8-6.9 on a 116L board;  5.0-5.8 on a 105, and…"
Jan 3
Ben Skudrna posted a discussion

New freemove boards

Hello guys I was wondering what 90 kg guys are riding these days. I sail on Lake St.clair and am a relatively new windsurfer of 3 years I have intermediate skills and ride 5.5 6.5 7.5 cheetahs and a 9.5 lion All currently on a 2015 79.5 141 liter go board with multiple fins and I occasionally ride a mistral super light longboard with my 9.5 lion on super light days. I have widdled my choices down to geckos Exocet x moves and the jp magic rides in hopes of getting a board I can progress on in…See More
Jan 2
Ben Skudrna replied to Ben Skudrna's discussion Ocean Rodeo Drysuits
"Thank you for all of the great advice I am a newbie to Drysuits and some of these tips will definitely help me out. And you are right there are not to many people who want to sail when it is below 40 degrees. But I think windsurfing can be much…"
Sep 7, 2016
Pete Badra replied to Ben Skudrna's discussion Ocean Rodeo Drysuits
"I've used an O'neill Boost drysuit for several years now, with polypro pants and jacket or shirt for insulation.  Here are some +'s and -'s compared to wetsuits that I've found. + Along with dakine mitts, 5mm…"
Sep 6, 2016
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Aug 29, 2016
Gary John Matthews replied to Ben Skudrna's discussion Fins
"This is good, but a smaller FR will probably be powerbox. The current boards, don't generally , get much press on replacement fins, I would look at used. I do feel some improvement with a better fin is possible. Please take all advise on…"
Aug 24, 2016
Ben Skudrna replied to Ben Skudrna's discussion Fins
"Thanks I will look into those boards and I have heard smaller boards are easier to waterstart so I am excited to give that a try. I also think I should be able to go faster. Thanks again"
Aug 24, 2016
Gary John Matthews replied to Ben Skudrna's discussion Fins
"My experience with Freeride of late has been Tabou Rockets, having a 135, now, a 145 and 115 prior. An option would be the wide version, then go smaller in size. The FR is a popular style, all the companies will have options. The iwindsurf forum…"
Aug 24, 2016

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