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sl55



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PostPosted: Fri Apr 18, 2014 8:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

kevinkan wrote:
here's an interesting video from Patrik Diethelm. He largely sets up new boards the way I do (for my freestyle boards at least)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x-BwfzvM3DY


I just screwed the foot straps to my new Fanatic Ray, and the front edge of the fin lines up smack in the MIDDLE of the rear strap. I guess Patrics instruction is not good for Fanatic boards. Have to take a look at my JPs when I get to them.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 18, 2014 2:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

And your rear footstrap is at the most forward or back position? You must have choices.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 18, 2014 5:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

swchandler wrote:
And your rear footstrap is at the most forward or back position? You must have choices.

I can move it forward by 3 holes, but it still won't reach the front edge of the fin by a good inch. Take a look at the pic:
http://smu.gs/1qRqRe7
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 18, 2014 6:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You might want to contrast the Starboard iSonic 117 Wood with the Fanatic.

http://www.star-board-windsurfing.com/2014/products/boards/isonic

While its got a Deep Tuttle finbox, you can see that it too seems to locate the straps further back in relationship with the fin. Of course, there are no photos depicting a straight-on rail view so that you can see the actual relationship between the straps and the fin, particularly showing forward and back positioning.

Still though, there seems to be a trend that differs from what Patrik Diethelm is doing. Diethelm is not alone in his design philosophy, because all of my Mike's Lab boards are that way. It could be that the widest designs these days dictate a more aft footstrap placement. If you look at the full range of iSonics, you will note that in the higher wind designs, the footstraps are further forward just as Diethelm highlights.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 18, 2014 9:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I looked at JP slalom - same as Fanatic and iSonics.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 20, 2014 3:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

sl55 wrote:
kevinkan wrote:
here's an interesting video from Patrik Diethelm. He largely sets up new boards the way I do (for my freestyle boards at least)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x-BwfzvM3DY


I just screwed the foot straps to my new Fanatic Ray, and the front edge of the fin lines up smack in the MIDDLE of the rear strap. I guess Patrics instruction is not good for Fanatic boards. Have to take a look at my JPs when I get to them.


This is my experience w/ many four-strap boards

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 20, 2014 5:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

fanatic and starboard racing teams are nearly 100% spot on with their R+D. not to worry. that fanatic ray is an awesome board, just go play on it. nothing to worry over.
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