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Old 01-10-2008, 02:03 PM
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Smack Talk:
I am still wanting to have an informal "light wind challenge" if anyone's interested.(my current W.M.D.=15m Vicious/Glide/180lbs.)If you are heavier than me, I will wear a backpack full of slim fast to make it fair! bring it, beeotchezzz-
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Old 01-10-2008, 02:09 PM
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my lightwind riding went from ok to FUN once i started using the fixed bar loop on my old yarga 15m.. now of course i use the sliding stopper on the waroo 2007 bar. its a god-send for super-fine tuning the trim.

my lightwind board is a custom Lead-Sled 140 x 149. ugly as hell but wide and perfect. if i cant get going on this and a 16m waroo.. I cant go.
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Old 01-10-2008, 02:35 PM
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Well, I wasn't crowned Mr. Ethiopia 2007 for nothing....That crack pipe /meth milkshake diet keeps me in top form!
Here's a side shot of me bench pressing:

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Old 01-10-2008, 03:26 PM
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LOL. I have a really good time in 12 knots, but 7 knots and less sucks.
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Old 01-12-2008, 08:09 AM
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You really need to talk with Randy while you are out there. He has a lot of different boards you can try and that one of the most important things - try it before you buy it. Everybody has there own opinion and it may not be what you like so test it out first and see how it feels to you. Myself, I am stuck on Aggressions. They are light and strong and plan upwind in any wind even on a small board. I think they are the best thing out there but they are not cheap by any means.
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Old 01-13-2008, 09:54 AM
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LF boards (generally) have waaaaaay too much rocker for flat water. They are also pretty heavy. I've never ridden one I liked. Some people like them but some people haven't ridden much else either

It's a good board for a nice fully lit down winder in massive chop so it's worth keeping but my advice is to find a nice flat board (not much rocker) with a lot of concave for going fast and working your way upwind.

You should also avoid boards where the tips curve up without a release edge. The best float comes to mind. The board will get up and plane easily and goes up wind very well, but the tips cause it to have a very limited top speed because the water doesn't release. Instead it pulls the back of the board down into the water creating suction drag... you can actually feel it. It feels like someone left the parking brake on.

I used to really love my float, but the new Flexifoil, aggression, underground, and Nobile boards make it look like it's from 1998. I built and rode my own version (copy) of the Flexi and then rode my friends float while letting him try the board ... yuck I hated it. Funny how perspective changes.

You want something which will get up on a plane fast, build speed, and keep it... so you can build apparent wind.

So 130ish x 39 to 42 with very little rocker (around 1" total rocker).

Just curious, how much rocker is in your liquid force? 2"?
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Old 01-14-2008, 07:02 AM
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all boards do not rock.
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Old 01-14-2008, 09:47 AM
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hahaha lol bayflite
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Old 01-14-2008, 10:14 AM
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They really don't. Some really suck. :mrgreen:
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