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atlas.wave55



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PostPosted: Wed May 31, 2017 6:38 pm    Post subject: Starboard F-type 158 2006 Reply with quote

I am thinking of getting the following board starboard F-type 158 2006 model. I am wondering if anyone has experience with this board and how does it compare to a formula, since both boards widths are 100cm. I think this could be my go to light wind board as I am not racing, just trying to get on the water as much as possible. Also how would this board perform if the wind picks up.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 02, 2017 12:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 02, 2017 3:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

So you already have a 9+ meter sail and a mast for it? Plus the 66+ sized fin?
Some sailors would say a light wind slalom with a 9 meter sail is a much earlier planing setup.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 02, 2017 4:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

W Embarassed W hope you find what u r lookin for

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techno900



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PostPosted: Sat Jun 03, 2017 7:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

From the internet/starboard web site on the 158:

"F-Type alters perception of light-wind sailing with ballistic planing ( and coasting) power. Lightweights and Formula foes had no control issues with its width . Point and go - upwind , downwind, beam reaching - it did it, quite often when its rivals could only schlog."
Windsurfing Mag USA , May 05.

I have had three Starboard formula boards, so I would guess that the 158 does pretty much as it says above. However, that's a lot of board for a 140 lb guy, specially if you are going to use a large sail (9-10m). You might give up a couple of knots of earlier planing with something like a 135-140 L board and an 8 m sail, but it will be MUCH more user friendly.
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 03, 2017 1:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

+1

I am 1 of "some sailors"

-Craig

zirtaeb wrote:
So you already have a 9+ meter sail and a mast for it? Plus the 66+ sized fin?
Some sailors would say a light wind slalom with a 9 meter sail is a much earlier planing setup.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 07, 2017 10:16 am    Post subject: Re: Starboard F-type 158 2006 Reply with quote

atlas.wave55 wrote:
I am thinking of getting the following board starboard F-type 158 2006 model. I am wondering if anyone has experience with this board and how does it compare to a formula, since both boards widths are 100cm. I think this could be my go to light wind board as I am not racing, just trying to get on the water as much as possible. Also how would this board perform if the wind picks up.


IF you weigh 140, I think that a GO 141 and an 8.5 sail would be plenty to get you going. If you can't get going on that combination in marginal wind, the wind is too marginal. Go for a bike ride.
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atlas.wave55



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PostPosted: Wed Jun 07, 2017 5:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, the Quest continues Crying or Very sad
I think the Go would be a bit too beginner for me. I have a 7.5m that I am looking to use with something 85cm wide and up to get out planing in the 15 km range. My quiver currently consist of a 110 L wave board paired with a 6.5m sail. I am light so I can get out in around 25km with that setup.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 08, 2017 9:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Where are you AW 55?

I have 2 Formulas, a really olde Starboard ...like 155literd,and a PRO KIDS 117, 2010 or so..both for sale.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 08, 2017 10:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Starboard introduced a 155L Formula back in 1999. I believe it was the industries 1st production formula board. I purchased this board (DRAM construction) back in 1999. Although I own a more modern higher volume 100cm Formula board I use the 155L much more often. The 85cm width and lower volume makes it much more controllable in heavy chop and higher wind compared to 100cm boards. I weigh 220lbs and can plane on the 155L in 14mph wind with a 10.0m race sail.

I recommend U2U2U2's 155L Starboard formula for anyone looking for a low cost alternative to new if the are lighter weight or sailing in choppy water.





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