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Old 22nd November 2007, 04:31 PM   #1
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When is the 162 available?
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Old 22nd November 2007, 06:43 PM   #2
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Hi Ricko,

It's already available, ask your distributor when they will get it. You can used it before january in National event only and International event from 1st January.

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Old 26th November 2007, 04:35 PM   #3
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it 's tru that we can use this board for 2 years????
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Old 26th November 2007, 05:18 PM   #4
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Hi Falco7,

The new board will register for 1st January 2010, so all the Formula boards 2008 will be the same until this date according to the news FW rules.

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Old 18th December 2007, 01:18 AM   #5
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Hello

I'm Wondering Why Steve Allan and some other guys as well used the old 160 instead of 161? What were the features they liked more in the old board?

And how have you resolved these problems in the new 162?

Personally I really liked the 161, won several races with that board
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Old 18th December 2007, 12:51 PM   #6
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Hi Fin66,

I wrote a post on this thread about Steve's choice of board in 2007:
http://www.star-board.com/forum/showthread.php?t=3057

Its a bit of a complicated reason and there was just as many people who did well this season on the 161 as the 160 as you no doubt are aware.

The 162's should hopefully arrive in Australia end of this week. So I haven't seen one in person to give any indication what they have changed compared to the previous FW boards.

There's a good post from Expander (http://www.star-board.com/forum/showthread.php?t=3135) where he's CAD drawn some of the shapes of the new boards alongside the '07 boards. If his drawings are in fact correct, it looks as though they've changed the nose shape considerably on the 162, which in Steve's case was a critical factor in using the 160 over the 161.

Steve just arrived in Australia over the weekend, and Jesper Vesterstrom next week, so we'll have some news of how the new boards go sometime in the next few weeks as we already have the new Gaastra and Exocet FW boards here to test against.

First event to check out all the boards in action will be our Australian FW Nationals/Oceanic Championships in late January (www.fw-australia.com).
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Old 18th December 2007, 04:10 PM   #7
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Hi All,

To increase the FW performance we change the outline, a bit wider in the nose and tail, but also nose thichness and change the rocker. At final we increase particulary the performance downwind and a bit up wind.

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Old 19th December 2007, 01:59 AM   #8
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Thanks Sean, I found the reports, It's nice to read reports from people that are not directly connected to a brand, you don't get negative feedback from someones one pages, because the new boards are always faster than the previous ones.
I look forward to the test agains Gaastra and Excocet nice to have something new around.
Isn't the Gaasta board a creation of Steve and Ross ?
Hopfully the testreport will be objective
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Old 8th January 2008, 03:15 PM   #9
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Hi Fin66,

If you are interested, I wrote a fairly detailed report about the new Gaastra FW board which you can see at http://www.carbonsugar.com. Steve did most of the development on this board, Ross didn't try any of the proto's I was told.

Heading down to Sydney this weekend for the first racing on the 162s and other new boards... will let you all know how it goes.
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Old 8th January 2008, 08:02 PM   #10
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Hi Sean,

really a greater idea what stays behind Carbonsugar.com philosophy.

Only a pair of remarks:

1) links don't highlight and work using Mozilla Firefox 1.5; they work perfectly with IE 6 instead.

2) Since you say to be a webdesigner, I hope you have adeguate scientific and mathematical background for an approach to C.A. Marchaj's book you show in Carbonsugar top banner... Or is it only choreographic?
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