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paccorti



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PostPosted: Fri Jun 28, 2013 4:35 pm    Post subject: New toy arrives tomorrow Reply with quote

My new Tabou Rocket 105 arrives tomorrow.

Woohoo!

Peter
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U2U2U2



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PostPosted: Fri Jun 28, 2013 9:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

you aren't excited are you ?
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 30, 2013 12:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

My new toy arrived yesterday via Fedex and I got to use it the same day. Whoohoo!!!!
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paccorti



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PostPosted: Sun Jun 30, 2013 7:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here's mine. I'm not sure when it will hit the water though. Hopefully soon.

What did you get capetonian?

Peter



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U2U2U2



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PostPosted: Sun Jun 30, 2013 9:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rocket looks fast just sitting still, foot straps extreme outside, fast.

How did it get in the little box on the left ?


On my 3rd Rocket ... great board

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GarryW



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PostPosted: Sun Jun 30, 2013 9:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Can't wait to hear how you like the board. I've been sailing Rocket 105's for years and love this years design.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 30, 2013 10:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'll see on the footstrap position. I'm 6' 2" 190# with the feet to match. If I feel like my heels are catching a lot of chop I may move the rear in a bit. Usually it's not a problem though and I do like to go fast!

Via Wind-NC (thanks Andy) I tried both a 115 and the 105 Rocket. I already have a 2010 STD 135 Rocket which I'm keeping. I was leaning toward the 115 because I generally like a bit of volume to help my gybes but I sailed them both back to back and I liked the 105 better. I wasn't really feeling the extra volume of the 115 and it just didn't seem as smooth or fast as the 105. I was particularly impressed with how the 105 holds a plane during a gybe (which is what I'm working on). I'll use this board with my Ezzy Freeride 6.5 and 5.5.

Also via Wind-NC we bought my wife a Tahoe Rubicon so needless to say we're swimming in cardboard and packing materials!

The little box on the left is my packed beloved 2006 Sailworks Retro 8.5 which I just sold on ebay (I replaced it with an Ezzy Infinity 8.5 some years ago).

Peter
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U2U2U2



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PostPosted: Sun Jun 30, 2013 10:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The foot strap comment was just that, a comment , not critical observation.
My 135L is positioned the same. no issues with too close to the edge.
My 115L started with a single rear, ended up dual

try the variations and see how they feell, that why there are extra holes !!

Andy and his shop are TOP //First Class the BOMB !!

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 30, 2013 10:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

No worries U2 I'm good

Peter Laughing
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 30, 2013 12:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Congratulations on the new Board! I love everything Tabou, from my SUP to my 3S boards! The rockets live up to their name and Matt Pritchard stands behind the brand.

Andy at Wind NC is great to deal with as well! If you get the chance, visit the first rate shop in Hatteras!
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