The Apollo might be significantly better than the FE 160.
I believe the FE 160 actually actually has less volume than '
the Apollo, and the volume distribution (Where the highest amount
of float is in the board) of the Apollo should appeal to a heavy weight
I have sailed both the Apollo and the FE 160 and I can assure you the Apollo
definitely planes earlier and has a better volume distribution for me at 80-85 kg.
I would agree with your Brazilian friend!
Hope this helps,