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Old 15th May 2007, 03:58 AM   #2
Join Date: Sep 2006
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Default RE: Which board between S-Type 126 & K-96?

Not on team but sail K96 as my high wind/wave board. I`m 95k and tend to agree with your husband that k86 would be a bit small for slogging in on. I dont think volume is far out but by time you have added weight of board/rig suit and harness you will be well over the flotation available.
I have a Tabou Rocket 64 (115litres) for on days when flotation security is needed. (its a similar board to S type but looser and less dedicated)
K96 on its day is incredible. (Best carving / gybing board I have sailed) but it will have unavoidable inherent weknesses when sailors over 85k use its just small.
Dont listen to lighter sailors saying you only need 5 litres reserve volume. A heabvier sailor carries heavier rig and needs proportionally more reserve volume to get same buoyancy. (Reserve volume is a nonesense) (Imagine a yacht with 5 litres reserve ??? It would be sunk! whereas a model yacht with 5 litres reserve would be fine)
Never sailed k106 but I think its a bit on big side for classic box.
(A k106 would carry upto 7metres ??? A 38cm fin in a classic box ???)
F2 Spice 106 ??? Smaller S type ? Or Rocket 64 ??
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