Learning to windsurf is tough, especially when it comes to buying gear. Saturday I bought an RSX – I have used one a few times and find them a nice easy board to be learning on. I guess because of the massive volume, around 220l make the RSX a very stable board. Not the cheapest board in the world but ok second hand which is how I bought mine..
The reason for buying an RSX is for learning on. The RSX has a great wind range from 3 knots to 30 knots making it a board I can use in many situations. I just want to learn to windsurf and many people are saying get on a smaller board – which I did for a while but seemed to go backwards in my progress. THAT SUCKED!! – so I have bought this board with a bigger volume and a dagger board for upwind sailing. Two things bigger volume seems to offer me – 1. stability – which gives me more confidence on it and less time uphauling. Less uphauling means more time on the water In other words I don’t fall off as often making the experience more fun. 2. I can just go for a ride to my level and have fun – and fun is what it is all about. I also bought the 9.5m set up for the board a heavy sail but don’t need much wind to get planing. Another good reason for buying an RSX.
RSX is made by Neil Pride and is technically a race board – not that I am going to race anyone. I went out yesterday for the first time on our own rig here are a couple of photos.