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Old 16th August 2006, 07:42 AM   #1
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Hey there Starboard team. I looked at the Apollo page, and I am trying to figure out where this board fits.

It looks like a Formula board fine tuned for earlier planing, talks about it being Formula registered, but Formula boards are still in the lineup. I also see the F-Type 158 has been dropped, probably too much overlap with this new design.

So is it as technical to ride as a Formula board (i.e. not as easy/fun as an F-Type on a beam reach), or is it more of a early planing free racer like the F-Type 158?

And why the longer length than F-Types and Formula boards? What does that buy you?

(For background on me, I am an advanced intermediate in New England USA, more flat water blasting than anything else. 70 kg, had 2005 F-Type 158, traded down to 2006 F-Type 148. Also have 2006 iSonic 125 and Carve 122. Largest sail is 9.5, but considering 11.0.)

Thanks!
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Old 16th August 2006, 09:52 AM   #2
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What is the planing threshold for this board?
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Old 17th August 2006, 09:55 PM   #3
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Hi MA Pete,

The Apollo is a racing machine in the same spirit of a Formula boards but with more ability in light wind. So this board is more technical compare to a F-Type or iSonic 155.

This board is more longer to have more lift in light wind. So a wining machine up wind down wind in super light wind.

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Old 18th August 2006, 12:22 AM   #4
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Okay, thanks for the explanation.

Can you estimate planing thresholds for Apollo versus Formula versus iS155 with equivalent size sail? The "marketing info" says 2 knots, that seems like a lot.
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Old 18th August 2006, 09:43 AM   #5
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Hi MA Pete,

With 11m? the Apollo with the 75cm fin plane earlier than the Formula 161 with the 70 but also when we put the 75 on the F161.
The difference it's realy important and must be around 2 knots.
In the configuration of both board on 70cm, the avantage it's again for the Apollo.
Absolute no chance for the iSonic 155 to folow both boards

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Old 18th August 2006, 09:43 AM   #6
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Hi MA Pete,

With 11m? the Apollo with the 75cm fin plane earlier than the Formula 161 with the 70 but also when we put the 75 on the F161.
The difference it's realy important and must be around 2 knots.
In the configuration of both board on 70cm, the avantage it's again for the Apollo.
Absolute no chance for the iSonic 155 to folow both boards

All the best
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Old 18th August 2006, 09:50 AM   #7
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