F2 280II XL '99

F2 280II XL '99

Post by ty.. » Tue, 03 Oct 2000 04:00:00


I just bought a used F2 280II XL '99 which has 174l and is 72.5cm's
wide, and I got a pretty good deal :-)
 My plan is to venture into racing in the spring and the board was
bought with that purpose in mind.  Ideally I would like the board to
cover from a 7.5m^2 sail and up.  Will it cover that "small" a sail,
and can you give me an opinion on how the board sails?
I weigh about 80kg (=178 pounds)
Thanks!!
 
 
 

F2 280II XL '99

Post by Roger Jacks » Tue, 03 Oct 2000 04:00:00

Quote:
> I just bought a used F2 280II XL '99 which has 174l and is 72.5cm's
> wide, and I got a pretty good deal :-)

Could this be a Thommen 280 CR XL ?? That's the only board in the 1999
F2 lineup that was 174 liters and 280 cm X 72.5.

Quote:
>  My plan is to venture into racing in the spring and the board was
> bought with that purpose in mind.

Good luck against the Formula 135/155/175, but go for it. The Thommen
280 CR XL is an awesome board in it's own right, but won't have as
mush range as some of the newer Formula 31 boards.

Quote:
>  Ideally I would like the board to cover from a 7.5m^2 sail and up.
> Will it cover that "small" a sail, and can you give me an opinion on
> how the board sails?

You can put a 7.5 on it alright, but the limiting factor will probably
be your ability to keep the board on the water in 7.5 conditions
(i.e. 14-22 knots). Up to 16 knots, no problem, but you could use
a larger sail, beyond 16 knots, the water better be fairly flat or
you are in for a pretty rough ride.
Quote:
> I weigh about 80kg (=178 pounds)

Hope this helps,
Roger
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F2 280II XL '99

Post by ty.. » Wed, 04 Oct 2000 04:00:00

I greatly appreciate your answer!!  :-)
1) I think you're right about the board!  It is a Thommen 280 CR XL.
2) About the "rough ride" when the wind picks up:
This is my "fear" as well, and I was thinking that maybe I should get
a widestyle with a little less volume??
However, wouldn't one be faster on a more traditional slalom/course
board when the conditions are 7.5?

Thanks again,
Andreas

On Mon, 02 Oct 2000 19:07:52 GMT, sailquik(Roger Jackson)

Quote:

>> I just bought a used F2 280II XL '99 which has 174l and is 72.5cm's
>> wide, and I got a pretty good deal :-)
>Could this be a Thommen 280 CR XL ?? That's the only board in the 1999
>F2 lineup that was 174 liters and 280 cm X 72.5.

>>  My plan is to venture into racing in the spring and the board was
>> bought with that purpose in mind.
>Good luck against the Formula 135/155/175, but go for it. The Thommen
>280 CR XL is an awesome board in it's own right, but won't have as
>mush range as some of the newer Formula 31 boards.

>>  Ideally I would like the board to cover from a 7.5m^2 sail and up.
>> Will it cover that "small" a sail, and can you give me an opinion on
>> how the board sails?
>You can put a 7.5 on it alright, but the limiting factor will probably
>be your ability to keep the board on the water in 7.5 conditions
>(i.e. 14-22 knots). Up to 16 knots, no problem, but you could use
>a larger sail, beyond 16 knots, the water better be fairly flat or
>you are in for a pretty rough ride.
>> I weigh about 80kg (=178 pounds)
>Hope this helps,
>Roger
>--
>sailquik US 7011
>Sailworks/Starboard

>Sent via Deja.com http://www.deja.com/
>Before you buy.