To be successful at windsurfing, you need the right gear. With so many options, though, it can be hard to know what will work best for your skill level and style. Below are some of the common windsurfing gear questions we get on a regular basis. Do you have another question not listed? No problem. Contact us today and we would be happy to help.
- Advantages: Does not remember the shape therefore when adjusted from strong winds (short lines) to light winds (long lines) it will allow easy hooking in/out by creating a deep U-shape.
- Disadvantages: Because the tube is a soft one, it will swing during pumping. Therefore it will be a bit harder to hook in just after finishing pumping.
- Advantages: It does remember the shape, that means when you pump, it won’t swing at all making it easy to hook in and out while pumping.
- Disadvantages: Because the tube is so stiff, when the wind conditions change suddenly from strong breeze (using short lines) to light winds (using long lines) the tube holds the shape of a “pig’s tail”, not allowing the rope to hang low allowing for easy hook in and out.
- Advantages: Compared to duolines, they are much easier to move along the boom.
- Disadvantages: They are less forgiving than duolines, meaning you have to set them in the correct place on the boom or the sail will not feel balanced. You also may need to move them while windsurfing if the wind strength changes significantly.
- Advantages: Since they have two points of support on the boom, they tend to be more forgiving, meaning if you set them a short distance away from the perfect spot on the boom but give a fist-width space between the two points, you will still feel the sail is in balance. They also allow you to adjust the lines for a bigger wind spread without the need to move them on the boom while you are windsurfing. You can also always make duolines into monolines by putting both parts next to each other on the boom.
- Disadvantages: Compared to monolines, they are much harder to move on the boom.