They provide superior stability and easy handling which the beginner needs! After only a few hours everybody will be sailing back and forth. Yet, they are more than pure beginner boards because they can get you to the planing barrier of a large freeride board. Consequently they are excellent beginner and family boards, also offering potential to the advanced rider.
The new designs feature a more parallel outline and a new bottom shape concept which starts with a flat Vee to a Vee with concaves towards the nose.
The new 170 unites the advantages of the previous 160 and 180 and has a very wide range of use. It works as a beginner board for most riders from kids, to lightweights to sporty medium weights. It is still short to turn easily – an important feature the lighter riders and the lighter the wind.
The new 200 is the perfect beginner board as it is very wide and stable. It is a bit longer which provides better tracking – an advantage for heavier beginners.
The 240 is clearly longer than its brothers providing superior directional stability. Due to the enormous width over the whole length and its fuller rails, the high volume makes it super stable – even for the heaviest newcomer.
French WIND magazine likes the board for its “liveliness” and because it “offers radical rides...
This is a great value windsurf package to suit a complete beginner to intermediate rider....