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dhmark



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PostPosted: Fri Aug 09, 2019 1:02 pm    Post subject: Next board, chop eating 6.0 to 8.0 machine Reply with quote

My beloved Fanatic Cross 120 (116L) is now 15 years old and doing very fine for my conditions, but starting to think about the next one. It very commonly gets used in 6.0 conditions because of fluky off shore gusty winds on L Michigan or to get through shorebreak when it is a bit light on shore. I also want to use an 8.0 HotSails GPX on it. I have to uphaul it occasionally, and the 64 cm wide Cross is getting a bit dicey sometimes in chop at my age.

From my research boards that might fit this bill are Fanatic Blast 115, Exocet Cross 114, and Severne Fox 120. If it sailed exactly the same as my Fanatic Cross with the 6.0 and was a bit easier to uphaul and handled the 8.0 slightly better I'd be completely happy.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 09, 2019 1:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Depending on your weight you could look at the rocket 115 or 125. 3s classic has thick pads and narrow tail the smooth out the ride...
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 09, 2019 4:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Been sailing an Exocet Cross 114 for 2-3 years now, love it! I use mine with a 4-cam 7.8 race sail and a 40 cm. fin quite often, feels totally comfortable, even when lit up. Had several Exocets through the years, never rode one I didn't love.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 10, 2019 1:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

exocet cross 124 would be happier with an 8.0

114 cross might be a bit pressed with that sail

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 10, 2019 1:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

jingebritsen wrote:
exocet cross 124


Deets please. What's it like to sail?
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 10, 2019 2:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

exocet cross boards have been consistently good performers in flat water and waves. not the absolute best at either, but high marks in both. early planing, fast, and smooth riding
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 29, 2019 11:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have an older Exocet S-Cross 126 that I'll probably never sell. Works well for me at 210 pounds in flat water and open ocean. 7.0 is the sweet spot for me. I wouldn't call it a chop-eating machine, but found the ride smoother than average.

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 30, 2019 5:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

eat chop = foil ??
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 30, 2019 11:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

joethewindsufa wrote:
eat chop = foil ??


Could ditch the 8.0 as well, not great in a shore break though.


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 30, 2019 4:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Smooth riding boards need more power to plane and stay planing.
Kinda antithesis to "6-8 meter sails".
A freeride with lots of V and a touch of concave.
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