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23rd November 2008 12:05 AM
Aco
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Originally Posted by Remi View Post
Hi Aco,
The 11,6 will be the best, plane earlier and more stable.
All the best
Thank you for all the information Remi.
My dealer has confirmed me that the Apollo 2008 is not available, but that there is an Apollo 2007 available.

I have now the following possibilities:
(1) get Apollo 2007 discounted - but probably isn't worth the effort if the 162 planes just as early?
(2) get 162 - but is a 1-year old model and maybe better wait for the 163...
(3) get FE 160 - is cca 50% cheaper than the 162 (!) and the wood version seems still plenty competitive

Remi, you being an expert of FE, I would be grateful of any comments regarding the above possibilities and the Questions below:
(Q1) How does it compare to the 160, 159 and 158 Wood (sometimes availabne 2nd hand for a comparable price)?
(Q2) How does it compare to the 162?

Thank you for any imput.
With Kind Regards,
Aco
15th November 2008 06:06 AM
Remi Hi Aco,

The 11,6 will be the best, plane earlier and more stable.

All the best
15th November 2008 12:50 AM
Aco Hi Remi!
Quote:
Originally Posted by Remi View Post
Hi Aco,
If you can found one, great but if not you will be happy with the F162 particularly for planing. Which sail you will put on it?
All the best
I have several race sails - which would you recommend for earliest planning?
(+) NP RS-5 11.6
(+) Gaastra Nitro 4 12.0
(+) NS Warp Formula 12.5 (2004)

The reason I have bought so many sails was that after the initial "boom" the Formula soon got very unpopular here and the sails were sold for very, very low prices - actually less than a single professional repair, which is why I just kept buying them instead of repairing old ones

Kind Regards,
Aco
14th November 2008 09:01 AM
Remi Hi Aco,

If you can found one, great but if not you will be happy with the F162 particularly for planing. Which sail you will put on it?

All the best
14th November 2008 08:58 AM
Remi Hi J-M,

We are working on 2010 Formula and you can be sure that we will increase our product in planning but also in high winds.

All the best
14th November 2008 03:48 AM
Jean-Marc Rémi,

Now that FOD has been unfortunately killed, could you please bring back the Apollo for ultra light wind planing ? Too bad 2 have been scraped in this process already...

Cheers !

JM
31st October 2008 03:08 PM
Aco Thanks you all for the insights.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Remi View Post
The F162 was choose over the Apollo simply because the Formula Windsurfing Class want a board for the Olympic who fit the class and the Apollo is not in this case with the 75cm fin.
Thank you Remi for the explanation

Quote:
Originally Posted by Remi View Post
The Apollo is not in the range for 2009.
In this case I would be grateful for some more advice to figure out whether to try to find a 2008 Apollo still available or just go for the 162.

My primary targets (from most to least important) are:
(1) plane as early as possible (and am prepared to pump as much as I can to achieve this)
(2) point upwind with as high VMG as possible in marginal winds (cca 8 kts)
(3) achieve as high speed as possible on a beam reach in marginal winds (cca 8 kts)

Am I correct assuming that the Apollo would give me a "measurable edge" (e.g. pulling away by few % when drag racing) over the 162 on all the above points?

If the difference is "measurable" as above I would try to hunt down an Apollo 2008, otherwise I would go for the 162...

Thank you in advance for any input.
Kind Reards,
Aco
30th October 2008 04:43 AM
Crash Try your Apollo with a big weed fin, I use a Wolfgang Lastinger 40cm Weed Fin with the mastfoot set right back, it gets going better than the 75cm fin and is a lot more controlable when the wind picks up. As Roger said feels diffent but the extra control is well worth the money. Im often the only person out on our local lake with my 2007 Apollo.
Regards
Crash
29th October 2008 09:58 AM
Remi Hi Aco,

The F162 was choose over the Apollo simply because the Formula Windsurfing Class want a board for the Olympic who fit the class and the Apollo is not in this case with the 75cm fin.
The Apollo is not in the range for 2009

All the best
29th October 2008 03:51 AM
Unregistered i would speculate the starboard folks are concentrating on FOD.
but that is just a guess.
while they are the formost innovator in the sport to try new ideas, they also seem to drop them as fast ie: the hybrids versions.
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