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rikys2
19th April 2011, 03:46 AM
CAN SOMEBODY TELL ME THE DIFERENCE SAILING IN 7 TO 15 KNOTS WIND BETWEEN THIS BOARDS, RIO M and PHANTOM 320. ( SAIL 7.7 HELLCAT, WEIGHT 87 KG. ).
thank you.

Roger
19th April 2011, 06:05 AM
Hi rikys2,
I suspect the reason you are not getting many answers to your questions here is your weight (87 Kg./
192 lbs) and your 7.7 m2 Hellcat sail.
Nearly everyone your weight, in 7-12 knots, would probably choose a 9.0-10.0 m2 or larger sail.
Your 7.7 m2 Hellcat might begin to give you reasonable power at 13-15 knots of wind.
None of the boards you have asked about are going to give you any sort of "performance" until you
choose a larger rig that will be powered up.
Roger

PG
19th April 2011, 03:21 PM
For performance in light winds, non-planing as it often will be, the Phantom 320 should win hands down! With regards to planing they are likely to be about equal.

joe_windsurfer
19th April 2011, 04:41 PM
Isn't the Phantom like a lot more $$$ ?
and more specialized board ie tending towards race