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Old 9th January 2008, 09:30 AM   #11
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Hi Expander,

Eeek. A newbie mistake. I was just watching the layouts in the other browsers that I tested in (didn't bother to test the links!).

Actually, I have a background (and a degree) in pyschology and biomedical science - which probably doesn't help with understanding Marchaj! however I hang out a lot with my dad who's a mechanical engineer and likes to theorise about gear design/tuning. Guess a lot of his knowledge he has passed on to me but I still have a long way to go... I just find learning new things about the sport really interesting.

I must admit, first opening books like Marchaj was a bit like trying to read "Finnegans Wake", but there's so much quality information in them that if I only understood one sentence then I am already ahead. So to answer your question, they are not just in the banner for asthetic pleasure - they are all my own books in that photo and I have read all of them (to some extent) ...

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Old 14th February 2008, 06:09 PM   #12
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What is correct setup for 162?
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Old 20th February 2008, 07:53 AM   #13
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Hi Turco,

We was testing the new R20 for the Formula 162, this fins is really soft and give a real good avantage up wind in angle particulary in choppy water and light wind. Down wind it's really confortable and go depper and faster.

Please notice that this fin work with the board flat, so need to adapt your style but the result is really something.

For the mast position : recomand one + or - it's depend of your sails.
Boom height : Eyes
Harness line : Long adjustable one
Phoststraps : all in the back and out side

For strong winds, I use the R13 soft rake + 6cm, the other option is the R17 soft rake + 8cm depend of your style or your weight.

Hope this help




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Old 20th February 2008, 02:19 PM   #14
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Hallo Remi,
like every season I'd like to follow your advice in this new one too but need some answer:

-what's the difference between the fin you suggest and r19s-- +8?

-if I would buy one of it continue to hold my r19s-- +8 when use one or other?

-worth hold my r19?

-what's up if light wind and flat water with r20?

-is it correct use r13 in rough water/strong wind and r17 in flat water/strong wind?

Thank you
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Old 20th February 2008, 04:32 PM   #15
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Hi G,

The new R20 is better over all compare to the R19. Each year we try to do better for our new board and this fin is really increase his performances. When is flat water the R19 is still in the game in up wind but as soon we go down wind, it glide much more with less physical demand. In choppy water just keep the board flat and you will have a better angle up wind and a really big difference down wind. For exemple we check this 2 fins ( R19 and R20) and down wind the GPS also register 3 knots difference in favour of the R20 with a better deep angle.

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Old 20th February 2008, 06:33 PM   #16
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thank you Remi,

what's the r20 stiffness and rake that need for 82 kg ?
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Old 21st February 2008, 08:23 AM   #17
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Hi G,

At this stage is was a protoype N= 6 but the rake is + 7cm. It ' s far softer than the R19.

And right now I am exactly 82 kgs


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Old 25th February 2008, 04:48 PM   #18
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HI RENI
what's the r20 stiffness and rake that need for 68 kgs
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Old 25th February 2008, 05:14 PM   #19
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Hi Kontas,

This fins is really soft and less physical. So no problems for you to used it. Right now I am only using a prototype n6.

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Old 2nd March 2008, 08:12 AM   #20
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Hi IOANNHS,

This for your information what I suggest for the Formula 162 :

Under 14 knots : R20 that will be available this month
Over 14 knots : R20
Over 20 knots : R13 soft rake + 6cm

Please note that the R20 work with the board flat and the results are really impressive particularly in down wind.

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