View Full Version : difference between go and rio

5th September 2009, 01:09 AM
This probably sound like a daft question BUT apart from dagger board, what can the Go do that the rio cannot..

Ive looked at the stats, size/ litres/ sail size and cannot see an obvious different apart from being told the go is more intermediate....apologies if this bores anyone!


Ian Fox
5th September 2009, 04:28 AM
Hi Matt,

The GO offers a higher level of performance (better ride/speed/control/response) in the planing (top) half of the RIO's performance range, thanks mainly to a more planing oriented design and lighter overall weight of the GO(s).

For more versatile overall range, and more performance in marginal (sub planing) conditions, the daggerboard option on the RIO presents the better option, albeit at the expense of some reduction in planing range performance (which is where the GO shines over the RIO).

Apologies if the answer seems as boring as the question ;) - but you get the idea !

Cheers ~ Ian

6th September 2009, 05:18 AM
So Ian, if both for learners/intermediates, what's the point of the GO?
(Just being provocative :-) )

6th September 2009, 02:28 PM
Many thx Ian!

BTW - this is very helpful not at all boring so please do not get para!!