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Forum: Ask Our Team Yesterday, 08:22 AM
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Posted By mcross19
Question about Ultrakode

Hi Team, can you please tell me if the new 2017 Ultrakode has a use as high wind bump and jump board? Reason I ask is because last years Kode wave was quoted as being so. I just find the Kode...
Forum: Free Forum 10th July 2016, 02:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 870
Posted By mcross19
Finally got round to using my AtomIQ 114 last...

Finally got round to using my AtomIQ 114 last weekend with 6 & 7m sails. My first impressions were that perhaps it didn't plane as early as the previous incarnation but as I used it more it probably...
Forum: Ask Our Team 23rd May 2016, 09:09 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,723
Posted By mcross19
It has a Tuttle centre fin slot, very different...

It has a Tuttle centre fin slot, very different to a daggerboard.
Forum: Ask Our Team 21st May 2016, 08:06 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,723
Posted By mcross19
Sorry but maybe I have missed something, when did...

Sorry but maybe I have missed something, when did the Atom have a daggerboard fitted?

I dont know where you live Ronny but here in the UK the US147 is a very sought after board.
Forum: Free Forum 10th March 2016, 12:14 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,343
Posted By mcross19
Yes it's similar but wider and shorter, it will...

Yes it's similar but wider and shorter, it will give you more manoeuvrability and be more stable. Yes you will feel underpowered in those winds at your weight, I could just about get away with a 7.5...
Forum: Free Forum 9th March 2016, 10:12 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,343
Posted By mcross19
Hi Eric, can I suggest you get an Atom 124 or 130...

Hi Eric, can I suggest you get an Atom 124 or 130 and an 8.5m rig with a weed fin?
Forum: Ask Our Team 3rd March 2016, 02:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,282
Posted By mcross19
Thanks Antoine for your reply, I have already...

Thanks Antoine for your reply, I have already ordered Atom 114 and 7 & 8m 2016 NCX, thanks for confirming I have made the right choice. just waiting for it all to arrive at my local shop, will report...
Forum: Ask Our Team 1st February 2016, 07:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,282
Posted By mcross19
Hi Chris thanks for your response (and a great...

Hi Chris thanks for your response (and a great website you have there) firstly I think the Kode freewave looks a lovely board but it doesn't have the width I need, I sail in some places that have big...
Forum: Ask Our Team 30th January 2016, 05:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,282
Posted By mcross19
2016 114 AtomIQ or 121 Carve

Hi, I am looking at changing my current 2014 110 AtomIQ for either of the boards in the tittle. Am looking for people who have tested either or preferably both. I am happy with my AtomIQ but after...
Forum: Ask Our Team 9th October 2015, 04:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,016
Posted By mcross19
I sailed the Gemini once and found the front...

I sailed the Gemini once and found the front straps akward to get into and so I didnt bother using them, why dont you get new plugs put in?
Forum: Ask Our Team 9th October 2015, 04:49 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 724
Posted By mcross19
I think I would prefer using the Gator on this...

I think I would prefer using the Gator on this board to the NCX
Forum: Ask Our Team 9th October 2015, 04:48 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 724
Posted By mcross19
I am too looking closely at this board, would be...

I am too looking closely at this board, would be great as a lightwind shallow water board or if the conditions are light and onshore.

Have already had the discussion on whether this board should...
Forum: Free Forum 27th August 2015, 05:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,015
Posted By mcross19
I think they (Z-Fins) will make you a bigger...

I think they (Z-Fins) will make you a bigger version of their Slalom fin, Remi was talking about using these on the US147 and he recommends a 56cm I think.

The 2015 US147 has more width for...
Forum: Free Forum 25th August 2015, 09:41 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,015
Posted By mcross19
Hi, I have the same shape US147 as you but a year...

Hi, I have the same shape US147 as you but a year later and am around the same weight. I have not tried the JP but from what I hear it has slightly better early planning capability but soon gets...
Forum: Free Forum 18th August 2015, 02:35 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,501
Posted By mcross19
No I meant reduce the size of the main centre fin...

No I meant reduce the size of the main centre fin and increase the size of the thrusters or side biters, surely this would offer better turning?

The point I am getting at is using the freewave for...
Forum: Free Forum 17th August 2015, 11:05 PM
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Views: 2,501
Posted By mcross19
Hi JM, no I havent experimented with fin position...

Hi JM, no I havent experimented with fin position too much, I pretty much leave it in the middle or more towards the rear as I dont encounter proper waves on this board, I just use it for B&J when it...
Forum: Free Forum 16th August 2015, 11:13 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,501
Posted By mcross19
JM was that and typo in your last line, you said...

JM was that and typo in your last line, you said that larger Kode need a tuttle fitting?

Thanks for the info regarding using larger than 30cm on US box. I have only heard of box breakages not...
Forum: Free Forum 14th August 2015, 11:00 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,501
Posted By mcross19
I agree with JM comments about fin manufacturers...

I agree with JM comments about fin manufacturers being led by the board makers and what is the common box used by the majority and now that Fanatic have gone back to powerbox it makes perfect sense...
Forum: Free Forum 11th August 2015, 09:41 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,501
Posted By mcross19
Jean-Marc most freestyle fin manufacturers that I...

Jean-Marc most freestyle fin manufacturers that I have seen give you the option of which box type you would like so I have to disagree. I own a few custom made freestyle fins all in powerbox coupled...
Forum: Ask Our Team 4th August 2015, 07:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,690
Posted By mcross19
Hi Northy, yes it would be more exilirating...

Hi Northy, yes it would be more exilirating owning an isonic (or Falcon) but also more tiring and it wouldn't be as much fun if the water wasn't flat. I have owned two free race boards in 120 guise...
Forum: Ask Our Team 3rd August 2015, 12:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,690
Posted By mcross19
Get yourslef an Atom 110, 7-7.5 is a nice size...

Get yourslef an Atom 110, 7-7.5 is a nice size sail to use on that board.
Forum: Ask Our Team 30th July 2015, 04:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,690
Posted By mcross19
Hi Northy, actually I would say the 104 (111) if...

Hi Northy, actually I would say the 104 (111) if money is no object if you are only using 7 ish size sails as your max. The Atom is quite quick but a couple of knots slower than the Futura but...
Forum: Free Forum 28th July 2015, 09:01 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,812
Posted By mcross19
Have a read of my post in the Atomiq 110 thread...

Have a read of my post in the Atomiq 110 thread about fins.
Forum: Free Forum 29th June 2015, 08:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,937
Posted By mcross19
I understand your concerns but they would soon...

I understand your concerns but they would soon fade if you were to try a 110 as it feels more like a 125L board underfoot. If you are learning to water start up hauling will be easy for you on this...
Forum: Free Forum 29th June 2015, 03:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,722
Posted By mcross19
Hi Mike, I have an Ultrasonic and use it with...

Hi Mike, I have an Ultrasonic and use it with Severne Overdrive R4 9.5 which gets me going in around 9 knots of wind (for my 90kg) when using a SB aftermarket 58cm fin (all new US147's now come...
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