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Old 10th January 2007, 12:24 AM   #11
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Hi Kevin, and others.
This if interesting. Actually I reduced my own quiver last year from Carve 145 with a 9.4 as biggest down to S-type 115 (lovely board) and 7.5 as max.
The dream was simplicity and with a little more technique I wouldn't loose much time on the water.
Reality was that I lost about 60% of my planing time, and ended up as a very frustrated surfer.
We (at least the bigger of us, I'm 97 kgs and 193 cm) simply need the +80 cm and + 9m2 equipment to get a sport out of it in everyday conditions.
So Kevin, wouldn't you, seriously, need some bigger gear for a trip in the "real" world (outside Maui ;-) to get more than 50% planing time.
Even though I'm sure your planing technique on the St 115 is a lot more efficient than mine
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Old 11th January 2007, 03:38 PM   #12
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Per,

I do absolutely love the 115 Stype and have used it around the world in some pretty dang light winds. I used it in Costa Brava where the wind was so light it was pretty much formula weather. I think It would be ok. Maybe I should travel around with it more just for fun. I think if we narrowed it down to only one board I would chose this board!

But one is not that much fun..

I could go with two. Stype 115 and the Acid 80.

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Old 11th January 2007, 04:49 PM   #13
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Hi Kevin.
Thanks. I've had 11 boards until now and the ST115 is definitely the best of them all.
Aren't we into a weight factor here (except from the fact that you are a professional end I'm a Mr. ordinary ;-).
I guess I'm close to 10 kgs more than you, and so should use a ST 126 with + 8m2 rig to get a compareable planing threshold or what?
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Old 12th January 2007, 02:12 AM   #14
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Per,

I think this is what Antoine was using, the 126 and the 8m and he was going good. He is probably 20kg heavier than me. SO i would say since you have the 115 already you should work on your technique most of all!

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