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Guest 25th February 2007 07:54 PM

F-type 158 + Gaastra GTX 10.5, planning?
 
Aloha! Question which sounds easy: will I be planning with this gear in 4-6m/s? I'm 70kg, skills - intermediate freerider who is willing to learn.

Or proper Formula board is a must have for this purpose? ;)

Expander 25th February 2007 09:24 PM

RE: F-type 158 + Gaastra GTX 10.5, planning?
 
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Hi Guest,

in my opinion and referring to other guys with F-Type 158, with a good 10.5 cambered sail like GTX, at least 62-64 cm fin and with a weight of 70 kg, I think your Lightwind limits should be at 9-10 knots, about 4.5-5 m/s, steady wind.

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> Or proper Formula board is a must have for this purpose?
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No, for planing in Lightwind a formula board is not strictly required but a board like F-Type 158 (231 lenght x 100 width) is more than adeguate (if combined with appropriate sail and fin)

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Jille 25th February 2007 09:27 PM

RE: F-type 158 + Gaastra GTX 10.5, planning?
 
Last season I've had the F-type 158 and used it with a 10,6 V8.
Great board!
I could plane from about 5 m/s and I was 103 kilo.
With your weight there shouldn't be a problem!

Some pumping may be required and if that doesn't help enough, you might consider a light wind FW fin.

kimax 25th February 2007 09:34 PM

RE: F-type 158 + Gaastra GTX 10.5, planning?
 
Thank you very much. I think I will buy this board and rig then.

Wind bless you! =)

/Max


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