Advice sought for sailing Accelerator 8'11"

Advice sought for sailing Accelerator 8'11"

Post by Joey Alber » Tue, 01 Apr 1997 04:00:00


I have recently bought a Seatrend 8'11" accelerator.  I weigh 180 lbs
and want to use it for speed and also for bump with 5.0 to 6.0 sails. I
have two blade fins with it and one wave fin.  Any one who has
suggestions that would be useful from their experience would be
appreciated.

It took me 2 seasons to master the ins and outs of my explosion, and I'm
hoping I could gain from others experiences for this board.

Joey

 
 
 

Advice sought for sailing Accelerator 8'11"

Post by James Calo » Wed, 02 Apr 1997 04:00:00

Quote:

> I have recently bought a Seatrend 8'11" accelerator.  I weigh 180 lbs
> and want to use it for speed and also for bump with 5.0 to 6.0 sails. I
> have two blade fins with it and one wave fin.  Any one who has
> suggestions that would be useful from their experience would be
> appreciated.

> It took me 2 seasons to master the ins and outs of my explosion, and I'm
> hoping I could gain from others experiences for this board.

I use this board for bump & jump down to 4.0... and up to 6.0
Very easy stick to use... comfortable. Turny & somewhat fast.
I use blades and weeders on mine. Not much luck with wave fins, tho... too
loose for me.
G'luck!
-jc

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Advice sought for sailing Accelerator 8'11"

Post by Booker Ben » Sat, 12 Apr 1997 04:00:00


Quote:


>> I have recently bought a Seatrend 8'11" accelerator.  I weigh 180 lbs
>> and want to use it for speed and also for bump with 5.0 to 6.0 sails. I
>> have two blade fins with it and one wave fin.  Any one who has
>> suggestions that would be useful from their experience would be
>> appreciated.

>> It took me 2 seasons to master the ins and outs of my explosion, and I'm
>> hoping I could gain from others experiences for this board.

>I use this board for bump & jump down to 4.0... and up to 6.0
>Very easy stick to use... comfortable. Turny & somewhat fast.
>I use blades and weeders on mine. Not much luck with wave fins, tho... too
>loose for me.
>G'luck!
>-jc

- Well, I sailed my 8'11" for two seasons. Definitely my favorite board until
I demo'd the 8'9". For my weight & style ( 180lbs, love to gibe & jump), the 8'11"  
was great until sub 5.0 conditions. It has too much rail for really heavy chop
(i.e. 4.5 sailing on SF and Rio Vista ebb tides). Buy a couple of different
fins for this board, changing the fin makes a big difference in
handling. My favorite fins for bump & jump on this board was a Hot Dog or Rhino,
for blasting on a 6.0 I liked a Rainbow Race. You'll be happier with turnier fins
on this board. For me, a straight up blade was to sticky in the turns.
Also, in general you want the straps all the way back. The board is much more
controlable in high winds that way. If I had to have only one board, the 8'11"
would probably be my choice.