View Full Version : Why are the 160 and 161 formula boards so much better than the 162

30th November 2009, 04:58 AM
Apparently all the formula world cup racers are using ONLY these boards

What are the drawbacks on the 162??

Please, the facts

30th November 2009, 02:36 PM
Fact: 162 sticks to the water, very fin sensitive, could be a pig downwind

30th November 2009, 02:46 PM
how about the HWR?? Its supposed to be an evolution of the 160 or 161 if i remember correctly

30th November 2009, 04:52 PM
HWR = evolution of 161

30th November 2009, 05:44 PM
that great

1st December 2009, 04:38 AM
So, what if I bought ( I have) a 162 as better board than a 160 or 161 and I'm stuck right now with it, do I supose to buy a HWR as an evo of the 161????

Or wait 2 years to the next 163 and maybe that is an evolution of the 162?

1st December 2009, 04:54 AM
Hi Unregistered,

Some people like the 162 and have good results with it but other didn't like it. The reason why we propose 2 boards this year to make everybodies happy depend of their style and weight.
In our R&D program we develop our 2 2010 Formula from 160, 161 & 162 and chose the best 2
At final we get 2 very good board who are better than all the previous one.
Now it's just depending of your weight and the wind you have most of the time to choose your board.
Hope this help
All the best

1st December 2009, 05:07 AM
Thanks Remi

Sounds Fair

But.. Then ,What is the design of the 162 aim for, or better said, what do you guys found is the best weight/conditions for the 162 to perform the best?

Big guys, light wind? ( That's my case)

1st December 2009, 09:09 AM
Hi Unregistered,

This board was more orientate light winds conditions, but as I said you some love it and also the contrary. The style of riding this board is different to F 160 and F 161, so we go this year more in the style of 160 and 161 but event more free and less physical.

Result the new boards are less sensitive for the fins choice compare to F 162 and more efficient.

Seems that you are heavy, so the HWR (Heavy Weight Racers) will be the one for you.

All the best

1st December 2009, 09:10 AM
Yes Big Guy, light wind and a Kashy or VMG 76 or 74/70 +8 fin.......

If not 161 R13 soft ++ +8

1st December 2009, 11:19 PM

I saw them both at Cotsco on special yesterday

$ 75 each

Both Beboichets and Kashys