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27th January 2008, 03:15 AM
A lot of 162 have now been delivered can you give some feedback on its performance compared to the 160-161.
27th January 2008, 05:48 AM
I am no hot shot but have sailed 162 for a few weeks, including the Brisbane Oceanics with 20-25 knot winds, 9, 10 &11m sails. I was on a 159 before & have compared the 162 to my mates 160.
Seems pretty clear that 162 feels no worse than 159 and 160 in any breeze. Sometimes it was quicker than 160 but never slower. It feels very nice, even in huge chop and 25 knots at Brisbane it was comparatively easy to sail and I got very confident that it would not throw me over the handlebars (although it did once in very rough water, but what the hell, it was very rough).
Am not sure yet how much better it will perform against the other boards, possibly it is not hugely better than 160 but i don't think it is any worse. At Brisbane most of the good locals had 162 but Jesper orth beat them all on 160.
mast position was a bit hard to work out as it feels good in most spots, some guys using it in front of the recomended marks on the track & some behind. Feeling good in all spots is not the worst problem to have.
27th January 2008, 06:02 AM
Thanks Steve any indication of the boards light wind performance?
27th January 2008, 07:09 AM
I am not the best person to ask as I am lacking the best fins. The best guys have been using the ting c3 fins & going very well in light winds, even the heavy ones. It is a bit heavy compared to 159, but no heavier than 161 or 160. have not had the chance to try a deb r19. i used r13m 70 +6 in light wind & felt a bit under powered.
28th January 2008, 10:56 AM
Hi steve h,
You right for light wind performances, the R13 have not enough power, I prefer to use it over 15 knots in soft or medium rake + 6cm depend of the water condition. Under I go for the R19 soft -- rake + 8cm
All the best
28th January 2008, 11:59 PM
I have been recommended the R17 70 S +6 for 15mph plus I weigh 75 kilos would you agree with that for the Apollo and the 162?
29th January 2008, 03:45 AM
I have an R17 s+8 and that is a good fin for me for that wind speed. I am of similiar weight as you. I have a 161 and I am getting a 162 in a week or so. I didn't care for the R19s--+8 I had. But a heavier friend that I have loved it.
29th January 2008, 03:51 AM
Hi Crash and Britt,
This fins have an excellent glide on the 162, but personaly I prefer the R13 who have more power. For exemple in a race after tack or start the R17 take a bit more time to get in action. But still a good one particulary if you are light.
All the best
29th January 2008, 05:26 AM
Thanks for that the feedback is really appreciated.
2nd February 2008, 02:42 AM
In your last message in this thread; You say R13 but you mean R19, YES?
2nd February 2008, 03:54 AM
Please read post n° 5.
All the best
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