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ml57
4th September 2008, 11:06 PM
An exdemo 2007/8 serenity is available for me at a reasonable
discount off the new price. I've read the description of the enhancements for the 2009 model, but it is hard to get a feel for their magnitude: marginal or significant?

Can anyone who has ridden both give me an idea? Is the mkII only slightly different to sail, or would I be mad not to wait a few weeks until the 2009 is available?

Mike

ml57
7th October 2008, 08:07 PM
Still looking for an input on this: anyone ridden both? Roger?

Someone else wanted to know if the MkII would be more of a handful if the wind picked up.
?ideas.

Since the big price increases this year have come through 'reasonable discount' above now means 'half price'!

Mike

Remi
7th October 2008, 10:31 PM
Hi Mike;
I try both of them and the new get on the rail more quickly and go truth the waves more easily with more speed.

All the best

ml57
7th October 2008, 10:38 PM
Thanks Remi

Is the new one more unforgiving if the wind picks up and you need to get home overpowered?

Mike

Remi
8th October 2008, 11:30 AM
Hi Mike,

I found the new one more stable, so more easy when the wind pick up, but yes it's not a high wind machine.

All the best

ml57
8th October 2008, 03:13 PM
Thanks Remi, that's very helpful. Sounds like mkII is a significant enough upgrade to be worth passing on the mkI.

Mike

steveC
9th October 2008, 03:55 AM
Hi Remi,

Out of curiousity, do you think performance improvements in the 2009 model are more attributable to the revised bottom shape or the new fin in the tail?

I expect to receive my new Serenity (the 2007/2008 model) in the next week or two, but I could ultimately consider adding a finbox in the future. From what I understand, the initial model tended to pivot or wobble a bit with just the single fin/dagger concept, thereby not tracking as directly. Tiesda indicated earlier that the 2009 model has a rounder bottom, particularly in the tail area, allowing it to rail easier, but I'm thinking that the rear fin still must impart some benefit. Your thoughts?

Remi
9th October 2008, 12:23 PM
Hi SteeveC,

The extrat fin give more direction stability help a little bit to get on the rail, but it's particulaly the new deck shape who help to get on the rail quicker.

The new nose help also in the choppy water, the board go thruth more easilly.

All the best

Jean-Marc
9th October 2008, 04:33 PM
Dear Remi,

Would you mind to explain how the new Serenity's deck helps to get a better ride ? Are the rails more boxy, more vertical, with a 45 degree upper bevel to get a better grip with the foot? Is the nose sharper and pointier to better pierce through chop/swell? Is the new nose less sensitive to sudden braking when going submarine and literally piercing through chop/swell? Does the tail fin impair change in direction, i.e., when tacking and jibing on a tight radius?

Cheers !

JM

Remi
9th October 2008, 06:06 PM
Hi SteeveC,

The extrat fin give more direction stability help a little bit to get on the rail, but it's particulaly the new deck shape who help to get on the rail quicker.

The new nose help also in the choppy water, the board go thruth more easilly.

All the best

Remi
9th October 2008, 06:15 PM
Hi JM,

The deck is more like a old Div II, so more confortable to get on the rail.

With the new nose, we avoid the submarine problems, so the board go truth bigger chops than before.

With the small fin the board is more stable in direction and still easy to jibe and tack.

All the best

Jean-Marc
9th October 2008, 11:44 PM
Cool, more evenly distributed performance in the lower and upper wind range (the latter usually associated with more chop/swell)... Thanks & cheers !

JM