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Maybe someone mentioned this, I didn't read all posts carefully. A windsurfing board will teach you the affect of center of lift on the center of lateral resistance. It is all you have to turn one and that will be a great lesson for both sail trim on a boat, as well as potentially having to make shore with a broken rudder.

I learned to windsurf from a guy on a beach in Aruba. After a few passes in a 20kt offshore breeze, he took off and left us alone. We just got further and further from shore. Eventually made it back. Couldn't decide if that was the best or worst way to learn.........
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Originally Posted by kendrickholl55 View Post
i suggest that if u want to go windsurfing,kitesurfing,u must have the best quality of equipments..


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It's funny,,,You say you need best quality gear.Any old second hand board will do for starters.In Australia windsurfing died in the arse because it became way too expensive to start.People never happy. Things become more and more elaborate hi tech materials etc.Now they throw older boards out in the roadside hard rubbish.I've got two complete boards sails and masts for nothing.I'm using them to power my canoe,lol.I'd get a dinghy,be sociable LOL

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