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  Topic: Formula VS Large Slalom Board
thorofareken

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PostForum: Windsurfing Discussion   Posted: Sun Aug 28, 2016 7:57 am   Subject: Formula VS Large Slalom Board
2011 exocet elite 380 $1080 ....yeah, I looked into that board and they lost the original daggerboard....the substitute one is quite a bit shorter/fatter....so I passed....it's saying out of stock now ...
  Topic: Formula VS Large Slalom Board
thorofareken

Replies: 15
Views: 4221

PostForum: Windsurfing Discussion   Posted: Sat Aug 27, 2016 7:28 pm   Subject: Formula VS Large Slalom Board
If only it wasn't $3500.

Crying or Very sad

The first day that I started thinking about longboards, there was a Fanatic MegaCat on Craigslist for $300 and in my area. When I contacted him, he had sold it t ...
  Topic: Formula VS Large Slalom Board
thorofareken

Replies: 15
Views: 4221

PostForum: Windsurfing Discussion   Posted: Sat Aug 27, 2016 5:17 pm   Subject: Formula VS Large Slalom Board
Hey Joe,

RE: What am I "Trying to do"?

I guess I'm looking for early planing and better behavior during slogging....no sinking especially the nose.

"sounds like changing a do ...
  Topic: Formula VS Large Slalom Board
thorofareken

Replies: 15
Views: 4221

PostForum: Windsurfing Discussion   Posted: Fri Aug 26, 2016 1:51 pm   Subject: Formula VS Large Slalom Board
Alap, I have a similar experience with my Futura 155, although it is just as many liters, the width is slightly less wide, has a lot more V and is more fun when there is wind. Seems faster too, but I ...
  Topic: Formula VS Large Slalom Board
thorofareken

Replies: 15
Views: 4221

PostForum: Windsurfing Discussion   Posted: Fri Aug 26, 2016 9:49 am   Subject: Formula VS Large Slalom Board
I currently have the Starboard HWR Formula board (162 liters 228 cm length 100 cm wide). What kind of differences would I see in a very large slalom board such as the Exocet RS8 (210 liters 260 cm le ...
  Topic: Early planing difference between 11.9 Race and 10.0 FreeRide
thorofareken

Replies: 41
Views: 12209

PostForum: Windsurfing Discussion   Posted: Fri Sep 06, 2013 9:22 am   Subject: Early planing difference between 11.9 Race and 10.0 FreeRide

a large and extremely experienced expert sailor PM’d this to me:
“when sailing really big stuff (a 6.8 feels small to me), the physics of sailing hooked without straps become far more dangerous. ma ...
  Topic: Early planing difference between 11.9 Race and 10.0 FreeRide
thorofareken

Replies: 41
Views: 12209

PostForum: Windsurfing Discussion   Posted: Fri Sep 06, 2013 9:07 am   Subject: Early planing difference between 11.9 Race and 10.0 FreeRide
Race sails can plane as early as free-ride sails if you want to be a really active sailor, meaning you are willing and able to do a lot of pumping. If you are a passive planer, meaning you let the wi ...
  Topic: Early planing difference between 11.9 Race and 10.0 FreeRide
thorofareken

Replies: 41
Views: 12209

PostForum: Windsurfing Discussion   Posted: Fri Sep 06, 2013 9:02 am   Subject: Early planing difference between 11.9 Race and 10.0 FreeRide
fiber spar mast that has a similar bend to the MS mast. too much flex down low makes for a lean entry and unstable top end.

sorry to be the bearer of that bad news. the SW mast should be far mor ...
  Topic: Early planing difference between 11.9 Race and 10.0 FreeRide
thorofareken

Replies: 41
Views: 12209

PostForum: Windsurfing Discussion   Posted: Thu Sep 05, 2013 8:23 pm   Subject: Early planing difference between 11.9 Race and 10.0 FreeRide
Make sure your mast will be a good fit for the sail you select. I think Aerotech uses Constant Curve and MS uses Hard Top. Poor tuning on large sails has a big impact.

I have been reading that to ...
  Topic: Early planing difference between 11.9 Race and 10.0 FreeRide
thorofareken

Replies: 41
Views: 12209

PostForum: Windsurfing Discussion   Posted: Thu Sep 05, 2013 11:40 am   Subject: Early planing difference between 11.9 Race and 10.0 FreeRide

Fins clearly matter, both size (length) and quality. I use a beefy Kashy 70 cm for my 11 and 11.8. A 66 or 67 works better when the 11 is lit; in those circumstances getting onto a plane is not an ...
 
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