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Old 27th July 2009, 10:11 PM   #1
sam 2007
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Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Mid West - USA
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Smile Rio update

Roger,

I'm still enjoying the Large Rio with my new 4.6 Revo for light wind free style.

However, with my 8.0 sail in planing conditions I'm finding that the domed deck is not so comfortable. It seems like I can't really pressure the fin when I get going with the back footstraps in the middle of the board. When I crave jibe I have to remember to take a small step over with my back foot or else the board will tip.

Any thoughts on how to get the Rio to plane earlier and how to crave jibe it. I sailed my Free Formula yesterday and it's so different from the Rio.

The biggest thrill I have had on the Rio so far is that I can stand up and paddle it. I never thought I would be able to SUP but I can on the Rio. I have even bought a Sawyer SUP Paddle. Would you briefly give me an intro to SUP for the Rio (centerboard up or down, how to not zig zag but go straight).

Now I don't mind if the wind dies cause I can get my paddle and go back out.

I 'm using 85 mm fin bolts for my deep tuttle fin on the RIo and that seems to work. That was the length Gary Stone suggested.

Thanks.

Sam

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