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Old 5th March 2014, 10:34 AM   #11
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believe a lot as to do with the rocker
here is an experiment that james douglass of florida has started
http://jimbodouglass.blogspot.ca/201...-finished.html
he has found that it planes WELL
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Old 26th July 2014, 07:04 PM   #12
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Did not try the freeride 12'2" windSUP yet (it's on my to-do list), but I surmise max speed is related to the scoop-rocker line and the positionning of the mast base.
However, I did try the SUPer 10'0" with a 6.9 m2 sail in planing mode in ± 15 knots wind (see http://www.star-board-sup.com/forum/...ad.php?t=12089 for a summary) and found out that it was extremely difficult to start and sustain the planing with the mast base set on the front-most insert. When mast base was further moved to the back of the board, no problem to start and sustain the planning. Speed and acceleration were OK, but not dragster like à la iSonic of course... One can even do wide turn carved jibes.
So, my guess would be to move your mast base more to the back of the board to increase the planning and top speed. Something like 130 or 140 cm from tail's end ?

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Old 23rd August 2014, 08:42 PM   #13
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The long tail concept of the SUP Freeride explained by Tiesda You and how and where the transition from non-planing to planing will occur :

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rAvG3qFVJu8

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Old 1st September 2014, 10:48 PM   #14
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Tried the WindSUP 12'2" Freeride today with a 7.0 m2 sail in 10-18 knots wind *. She has a very good glide and planing is extremely easy to do. However, acceleration is very progressive due to shape and scoop-rocker line. It is certainly not comparable with that of a Phantom Race 380 or with that of a short planing board. This is still a SUP board with easy planing ability when powered up with a sail. Did a Vmax of 14.6 kts today and I did not get the feeling that it was topping up. I'm sure I can do better than that with more wind or with a larger sail.

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(*) : see complete report in french here : http://www.star-board-windsurfing.co...ad.php?p=62354

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