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Old 10th August 2008, 12:01 PM   #1
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Default S TYPE 137 2006 - V8 9,0 Compatability

I wonder if my S TYPE 137 2006 could carry a V8 9,0 sail? The recommendations are only for up to 8.5 sails. Isn't this a very low limitation for a 137 litres freerace board?

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Panos
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Old 10th August 2008, 09:14 PM   #2
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Hi Panos,
I'm pretty sure the 9.0 m2 V8 will work OK on the ST 137.
You might like this combination, and then again maybe you won't.
A more germaine question is perhaps what exactly are you trying
to do.
In my opinion, the S-Types really aren't "early planers" and going with
a 9.0 m2 V8 seems to indicate you want to get the board going in less
wind that it takes to get it "powered up".
Give it a try..... you will of course need a larger fin to work with the
bigger rig.
Hope this helps,
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Old 10th August 2008, 10:28 PM   #3
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Thank you for your reply.

If I understood you right you mean that it will be OK when working with the 9,0 a bit overpowered and maybe not so good when underpowered (looking to work the breeze so you can plane). The fin supplied with the board was a 48 cm which is very close to what is needed if you use the equation 5 x 9,0 + 4 = 49 cm.
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Old 11th August 2008, 12:08 AM   #4
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Hi Blast,
The NP V8 is one of the most powerful light wind sails around.
Not sure your "equation" is going to work with a sail this powerful
and a slalom oriented board like the S-Type 137.
Give it a try, if it spins out alot, look for a 52-56 cm slalom fin.
I've never been able to apply mathematical "equations" to windsurfing
equipment.
Sometimes the formulas work out, often they do not.
Hope this helps,
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