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rtz



Joined: 31 Oct 2010
Posts: 291
Location: Oklahoma City

PostPosted: Wed Dec 09, 2020 8:55 pm    Post subject: A good source for beginner boards Reply with quote

Used is great if you can find it. Shipping though typically sours the deal.

A lot of beginners just want to order something and get going.

I think the windsurf industry needs a big board that is plain and cheap. 1 color, no graphics and no foam top that proves to be delicate and I'm sure adds to the cost immensely.

So far $950 is the point of entry for a Bic Beach:

https://isthmussailboards.com/bic-beach.html

Has anyone seen or found a big beginner type board at a better price anywhere?
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joethewindsufa



Joined: 10 Oct 2010
Posts: 1138
Location: Montréal

PostPosted: Tue Dec 15, 2020 1:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

just as fins have many factors, so does a first time board
location, location, location
weight, skills, balance, etc
i once sold an F2 Comet with a 6-oh sail with one lesson for $250
the kid was so enthusiastic I could not help myself
he was whooping it up on the first outing ...
BIC makes the cheapest new boards
how long you want to keep the board ?
now they have Wind-SUPs too
BIC Technos are nice and just a little more money
with or without the D(agger)
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grantmac017



Joined: 04 Aug 2016
Posts: 924

PostPosted: Tue Dec 15, 2020 3:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Beginner boards are only needed for the first 5-10 hours, so either borrow one or (even better) take a vacation with lessons.

Honestly though I'm directing people with no wind sport experience to just go winging. All the advantages of kiting and windsurfing combined it seems.
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