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27th May 2007, 10:50 PM
I am interested in learning to windsurf and also have 4 children ages 8 , 10, 13 and 14 that I want to include. we have a house on a lake in northern ny near lake placid where the wind kicks up a bit every day between 10.30 and 4pm. I refuse to go the waverunner route! I have been reading up online and am gravitating toward the start L series? but really have no clue. I would love to enroll in a school but it may not be available right away. Any suggestions for equipment? While the kids are average height and weight for their age, I am hoping I can find one or two boards and sails/rigs that can accomodate all of us. I am 6'1 and 225!

Looking for any and all ideas/suggestions

28th May 2007, 08:40 AM
Hi Big Tupper,
For your weight, the Start Large (actually the Rio L if you buy a new board) is by far the best.
Your smaller children will need some small 2.5-3.3 m2 rigs, and for you and your larger children a 5.0 Retro Ripper 3 would be very good.
When will you be up near Lake Placid?
I'll be in that area just after the 4th of July (at Plattsburgh, NY) doing a big learn to windsurf evernt (A Taste of Windsurfing) with the Adirondak Boardsailing Club, and the Montreal Boardsailing Club on July 7th and 8th.
If you could come by this event, we could get all of you going and you could try some different size boards and rigs to determine what you need to buy.
Hope this helps,