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Old 22nd April 2009, 07:11 PM   #8
Join Date: Aug 2006
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A few more points:

-Although it has an amazing sail range it won't be able to cover as much as two boards combo. I replaced one wide early planer + one 95l axxis with it, but lost a bit in the process.
-I wouldn't say that it's best @ 20knots, depending on water state, solid average 20 knots can already become too much. Note Philip said "interesting" which can mean "hanging on for dear life" for a 68kg sailor ;-) I'd say all things considered it's sweet spot is 12-18 (more if flat, and lower for lightweight with a good technique).
-You are a lightweight, do you really need a 150l Go (in all that chop/swell/seawalls/etc)? You could use a hyper as an early planer, and you won't have to worry about slogging.
-raf sail is not the best choice. To use it to the max in light winds, think around 8.5, freerace is good enough (3 cams)

edit: I wouldn't pay more than about 25% for a hyper now (compared to new iS)

Last edited by Screamer; 22nd April 2009 at 07:16 PM.
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