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rtz



Joined: 31 Oct 2010
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Location: Oklahoma City

PostPosted: Mon May 13, 2019 10:32 pm    Post subject: Light wind board of choice Reply with quote

Not foiling yet(future activity).

Considering the JP Super Lightwind for the summer breezes so I can get time on the water. Running a 9m and possibly a 10 or 11.

Is this THE board; or is there another option I should look into? What about the biggest size Slalom boards?

I just want to be able to plane in really light conditions.

http://jp-australia.com/2019/products/boards/2019-super-lightwind/
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rtz



Joined: 31 Oct 2010
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Location: Oklahoma City

PostPosted: Mon May 13, 2019 11:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

~$500 cheaper then the JP....

http://www.robertoriccidesigns.com/equipment/windsurf/boards/h-fire-91/
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ss59



Joined: 10 Nov 2016
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PostPosted: Tue May 14, 2019 1:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

have sailed a Starboard Ultrasonic, with a 8.6 Severne Overdrive and a good carbon fin. Planned pretty easily on flat water at around 8-9-10kts of wind (I'm about 175lbs) with a couple of pumps to get it going. Not difficult to sail nor that exciting. It is basically a very big slalom board so the straps are very outboard and when you catapult you will smash the nose.

I've heard the JP SLW planes fractionally earlier but is fractionally slower at the top end
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joethewindsufa



Joined: 10 Oct 2010
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Location: Montréal

PostPosted: Tue May 14, 2019 5:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

here is my discussion on my JP SLW92 ...

http://joewindsurfer.blogspot.ca/2014/09/jp-super-lightwind-slw.html
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grantmac017



Joined: 04 Aug 2016
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PostPosted: Tue May 14, 2019 11:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

In my opinion foiling is no more difficult than sailing very wide boards with outboard straps and large sails.
But honestly I don't think you're ready for either one given your previous posts.
Something like a large Starboard Go in the tough construction would be a far better choice than some fragile and edgy ultra light wind board. Added bonus they can also foil well.
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NOVAAN



Joined: 28 Sep 1994
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PostPosted: Tue May 14, 2019 11:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I second that. Get a use techno 152 or a Tabou Rocket in a bigger size... Get some skills then decide on a super lite wind board. Consider a cross over wind foil board. Then just add a foil when your ready..
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d0uglass



Joined: 28 May 2004
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Location: Bonita Springs, Florida

PostPosted: Tue May 14, 2019 2:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

IMO any secondhand formula board or 85+ cm wide shortboard will do the trick for light wind planing with jumbo sails, so you don't need to break the bank getting a JP SLW or SB UltraSonic. Since you're transitioning from a longer beginner board, you might prefer something like the "GO" which has a bit more length and gradual rocker to glide up onto a plane without requiring good pumping technique.
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jirvin_4505



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PostPosted: Wed May 15, 2019 7:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

++++

Lots of love locally for the early 2005 ish large starboard go’s and free formulas in light winds with big sails.

Me... obsessed with the Slw thrill. The older wood jpslw is tough. I haven’t brocken it yet despite many attempts Embarassed

Older slalom boards 85cm work almost as well but considerably more fragile

Cheers Jeff
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