1231Re: [ksurfschool] Beginner board advice
- Mar 5 2:03 PMbanfield@... wrote:
>At 145 lb, the FOne 215 is a better all around board, unless you want to
> I'm thinking of buying a board so that once some warm weather comes,
> I can learn to kitesurf. I'm interested in some advice weighing the
> relative merits of a couple of boards that I've seen in classifieds.
> I'm a decent waterskier (slalom), adequate windsurfer (longtime, but
> no real jibing), good dinghy sailor (LONGtime), good downhill skier,
> novice snowboarder, and I've never surfed. I weigh about 145 pounds.
> I've been kiteskiing 3 times, which has gone pretty well in spite of
> the very gusty conditions we have. It is likely to be fairly gusty
> again on the lake I'll use this summer. The lake is deep, about 1
> mile wide, and 40 miles long. Chop is frequently 1-2 feet or more
> because of the long fetch with the predominately along lake winds.
> I've seen a Naish Sky Pirate 7'6" for sale and an F-One 215. These
> both seem roughly right for beginning, right? Would anyone care to
> suggest merits of one over the other, or perhaps a different direction
> entirely? I figure the gusty conditions favor a floaty directional
> over a wakeboard (in spite of the ease of avoiding jibing).
sail in really light wind and have another board for strong wind then go
with the 7'6".
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