Dear Fanatic team,
I bought a Skate TE 100 (2017) for lightwind lake conditions (usually 10-15 knots) and I really like it (although I've been FSW surfer my whole life). It works fine for me with sails from 5.0 upwards.
My board for windy conditions has been FWS86 for many years. Now I changed a bit my mind and want to try out freestyle in windy conditions and learn airjibe. Hence, for my summer in Greece I think about buying a smaller Skate. The spot: usually 15-23 knots, flat to choppy water, my sails 4.5 and 5.0.
My weight is 60kg and my surflevel is 4-5, as said no freestyle so far.
For my weight I think Skate 86 would be the right choice. Also I realize that your teamrider girls mainly go for Skate 86. However, being a beginner in freestyle, I wonder whether I might learn airjibe easier and more quickly with a Skate 93.
So, my question is:
to learn airjibe in flatwater conditions of 15-23 knots, with sails 4.5 and 5.0 (possibly plus 4.0), for a girl of 60 kg and freestyle beginner - would you recommend Skate 86 or Skate 93?