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starik333



Joined: 19 Aug 2000
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 26, 2014 12:23 pm    Post subject: I'm looking for cheap beginner board. Reply with quote

Hey people!

I need to teach few of my friends to windsurf so I'm looking for inexpensive windsurfing board for beginners. Not older than 10 years old. Must have centerboard. Something like Mistral NTrance, Fanatic Viper, Bic Nova, Starboard GO, Start ...
I'm in Philly.

Thanks,

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jpeter



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PostPosted: Tue Jan 28, 2014 8:48 am    Post subject: Old board Reply with quote

I've got a bic Calypso under my deck, wife wants it to go. It's old .... $50 if your ever driving up to CT.

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starik333



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PostPosted: Tue Jan 28, 2014 11:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't think Calypso would be good for beginners - too narrow.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 13, 2014 10:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bic Calypso at 320 x 65 cm and 175 liters is definitely too skinny for most adult beginners.

Something like a Bic Melody at 350 x 68 cm and 220 liters would be decent, though. Only a little less stable than a modern longboard like the Kona one.

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 13, 2014 10:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Don't think you can go wrong with a Bic Nova.

I like Douglas' reference to a SUP. Why not kill two birds, pony up the extra cash for a stable Windsup. That way, it won't so quickly outlive it's usefuleness, you can teach windsurfing basics on it and still hit some SUP time.

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starik333



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PostPosted: Thu Feb 13, 2014 11:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

1. All SUPs are expensive now. I don't want to spend $800-$1000 for teaching board.
2. From my experience board for teaching must have soft deck. After first scratch from non-skid most girls give up.
3. Exocet Kona would be nice but I don't see any around.

BTW: I have SUP with mast foot but I don't want beginners break it by dropping boom and mast on it every 5 seconds.

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 13, 2014 12:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think you're looking for the right board, but I never see them go cheap. They're always in demand. A Starboard Start doesn't lose value over the years the way freeride, bump and waveboards do. An 85 liter wave board you can find cheap. A beginner board that's actually good to teach on? At local swap meets on Long Island those boards all disappear in the first hour, and they going for $500-600.

Best luck to you, though!

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starik333



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PostPosted: Thu Mar 20, 2014 5:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm still looking for inexpensive beginner windsurfing board. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 20, 2014 9:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you have sup with mast foot why not just bond eva foam to make it a soft top? That should give it enough protection.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 20, 2014 12:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My SUP is Fanatic Allwave 9'6" - too tipy for beginner.
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