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Sounds nice...Congrats...Any idea of the weight?Does it come with a paddle?DJ
Well after much thought and research and after spending a month or so paddling and sailing my 12 6 1980's wayler windsurf barge , paddling a 11' 3" Laird in flat water in Lake tahoe , and spending a day and some lessons on a Hyper 11'6"x29" epoxy board in Kauai , both ocean paddling and take some surf lessons on it and catching my first couple of waves , I pulled the trigger and ordered a Bic Jungle ??Maybe , I am crazy but we shall see .. I absolutely detest the graphics of the Jungle , looks like some kind of 1980's windsurf board but searching for some internet reviews and talking to a variety of shop guys who had actually sailed and paddled and surfed the thing convinced me ... Maybe , it is impossible to produce a compromise design like this and it ends up being kind of the worst of all worlds but I am hoping it will actually end up being the best of all boards for me .... here are some links I found ( hard to find alot of folks writing about the Jungle , maybe a middle of the road compromise board like this is hard to get excited about ) from new zeland surf blog http://www.surf.co.nz/news/search/news.asp?newsletterId=6244guy wave sailing the thing in Ireland http://www.hotsailsmaui.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=2176planche magazine longboard windsurfer test pdf http://www.ultrasporteu.com/published/3/resources/documents/BicWind_TestResult-2008-06.pdfguy paddling it http://www.air-head.com/blog/2008/01/31/bic-jungle-tested-airhead-surf-diary/I was also impressed by the light weight of the thing , a couple of guys( windsurfers ) I talked to at different shops who have sailed a variety of the SUP boards including the Naish and the Starboard line , think it sails the best of the SUP's One windsurfer guy recommended the Kona One but I seriously doubt that I would be happy with that one in paddle or standup surf mode as opposed to flat water windsurfing where it would be great ... I already have a planing windsurf board, a nice old style longboard windsurf board that I enjoy in flat water stand up paddling and sailing , and am looking for a light weight easily transportable , manueverable , board that I can paddle , start to learn how to surf small waves , and also windsurf both on flat water and try wave sailing on small waves ... don't know if I have made the right choice but we shall see ... I will report back on what I find out
Hey- I'm wondering if you're talking about the 10' 10" Jungle? I'm near 190 and wonder if I'm not too much for it. Got a potential used one lined up. Very interested in learning to windsurf and think it will be a good investment as I live on a river and get to the ocean maybe twice a year to longboard.Thanks for any follow up on your experience or other recommendations.K