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Ericred0 17th September 2013 05:27 PM

S type advice please
Hi ive just bought a S type 126 and wondered if anyone has had on or has one and can tell me if they've tried a 8.5 (tushingham lightning) or is this too big and suggest fin size for this sail and 5.5 and 7m. Im 70kgish quite experienced sailor.
Thanks Eric

Farlo 20th September 2013 01:37 PM

Hi Eric,

The ST126 was my lightwind board for three years. The biggest sail I had on it was a 7.3 (I'm 68 Kg). I thing it can handle 8-8.2 very well but it has a quite narrow tail (~43 OFO) and 8.5 might be the upper limit. It is OK with a 43cm fin and also 36cm for 7ish sails. The board is scarying fast with 6.0 and still handles the chops well. However 5.5 seems a bit small.

Have fun

Ericred0 20th September 2013 04:35 PM

Thanks Farlo think you covered everything there, had a taste of scary fast yesterday afternoon used my Tushingham X15 7m very overpowered in the gusts. Think in gonna enjoy this board.......

Farlo 23rd September 2013 08:48 AM

You should... when it gets really hot you feel there's plenty of volume for people of our weight, but surprisingly the low rocker, thin rails and relatively narrow tail make it quite enjoyable. Adrenaline guaranteed. In lighter winds it is probably not the most powerfull board but still delivers a lot of fun.

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