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Old 3rd June 2010, 04:39 AM   #11
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the board in question:

http://www.trademe.co.nz/Sports/Wind...-293920837.htm
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Old 3rd June 2010, 06:28 AM   #12
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... we are both perfect physical specimens in other words.
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Yep, how lucky are all those ladies out there
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Old 3rd June 2010, 01:47 PM   #13
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OK Maximus... I will!

If it truly does plane up earlier than my carve I will be blown away. I guess it makes sense though if it's wider, and those concaves must help stop the board sinking at low speed.

Or is that an embarrassingly stupid and naive theory?
Actually its a little harder to get planing because of the concaves, on the upside it glides longer through lulls, and points very high on autopilot. Great entry into the slalom world, which was its intent.

When you get it, let us know and we can all give you some great tips to get the most out of it quickly,
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Old 4th June 2010, 04:16 AM   #14
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ok, thanks maximus, I will definitely do that... ben
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Old 10th June 2010, 06:13 PM   #15
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Newsflash, I have purchased the board. If there is any dissatisfaction upon delivery all the above contributers can expect to be sued. You have been warned.
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Old 10th June 2010, 09:17 PM   #16
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Newsflash, I have purchased the board. If there is any dissatisfaction upon delivery all the above contributers can expect to be sued. You have been warned.

Oh dear, I was only joking when I said the HS was great. It actually a terrible board, sold mine after just one session)
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Old 11th June 2010, 12:08 PM   #17
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why you... I outta....
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Old 11th June 2010, 03:43 PM   #18
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Ha, only joking

Enjoy the HS
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Old 28th June 2010, 10:04 AM   #19
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I have used the Hyper, I have seen the light... unfortunately it was in gusty (to put it lightly) conditions, going from 2-45 knots every 20 seconds. But, in those 20 second bursts of wind I can report I found it easy to control, it pointed very high when asked, and any chop just seemed to melt away as I hit it. Top speeds were impressive the few times I managed to get my back foot in the straps before either the wind stopped or my heel clipped the water and sent me into a catastrophic failure of geometric orientation (crash).

Great news, it came unexpectedly with an awesome board bag and a mast base and extension. US$250 all up.

Question to all you good guys out there: Should I move my back straps one setting further inboard? I have massive size 13 feet (perfectly in proportion with the rest of me... settle down ladies...) and wear booties. I managed ok, but usually only by putting the back foot in first. Otherwise my heel would drag in the water to disastrous effect if it happened when I was already planing...
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Old 29th June 2010, 04:20 PM   #20
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I would reccomend running the front and back straps in the middle setting. In regards to the back strap, best to start with the inboard setting until you get used to sailing it, then down the track try the outboard setting again. However with size 13 feet, this may be the only reasonable setting.
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