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Pretty marginal weather today - but certainly enough for my CB16 and monster door. However, I must say, after nailing myfirst back loops on Saturday, riding the door just wasn't quite what I was looking for. I brought along a 1986 Cobra 260 windsurf board from an era long long ago. I never tried a directional board, and I don't have a surf board - this was the closest thing.
It's pretty hard to get started. Every time I'd put my feet on the board it would turn off the wind. After some humiliation, I stuck my back foot in the strap and presto, I finally got up on the board! First time riding this thing in years - and never without a mast, boom, and sail. It popped up on a plane quite nicely and even rode upwind. But it was really squirrelly and hard to keep tracking. Granted, it is about 2-3 feet longer and a lot heavier than most kite surfboards, but it gave me a taste. It definitely rides very differently from a twin tip and reminiscent of old school windsurfing. I liked it - and definitely want to try this again - with a real directional board ;-)