On Sat, 17 Jan 1998 11:53:10 -0800, Tony Hand
>anyone heard anything about how the F2 ride 282 rides?
According to the British mag Windsurf, in their tests it was quite fast,
stable, early planing, great at planing jibes. Not as loose as the 277 tho.
In fact they had a bit of a problem trying to campare the two as the 282
seemed a different breed.
Not a bad breed mind you, but significantly different in concept than the
>i thought this could be a good medium-high wind board for me given i'm 100 kg (220lb),
>and given the wind in se queensland rarely goes above 25 knots - when it does the lulls
>are pretty severe. my current board is a xantos 295 II.
I might be very good for you, but have you tried your 295-II with some
smaller, looser fins. This could make a huge difference.
>or perhaps i should try to lose 5 kg and go for the ride 277 - how much wind would it
>take for a heavyweight to get the 277 planing?
Depends on the windspeed, but with a drafty 7.0 or 7.5 you would probably
plane around 16 knots. The lulls would be hell tho.
>Werner Gnigler's name's on the 282. did werner or peter thommen design the 277? - i
Werner Gnigler designed the 282. I just found this out, and it's made me
even more curious about the 282. I will dig one out and ride it at my first
Werner designed the Xantos boards, and i'm a little worried
>the 282 will be too much like another xantos, and not loose like a ride 277.
The 277, set up with the footstraps outboard, and with a slalom fin, like
the very nice 34 cm that comes with it, is anything but loose. Very tight,
very fast, but handles chop like a much looser board.
Move the footstraps in, put in a 26.6 B&J/Wave style fin (I use 26.6 and 24
cm Rainbow Rhino's) and the board becomes very loose and slashy, but still
>interesting to see that all of the info (eg f2 web page) on the 282 lists its width at
>60 cm but written on the ***of the board is "width=57.5 cm"
Ah, I have the newest F2 brochure right here, and the 277 is 57.7 cm
(22.6") wide, while the 282 is 60 cm (23.6") wide. Could you have been
looking at the ***of a 277??
Bottom line, they are both good boards, by different designers, but you may
be correct in thinking the 282 will be like a smaller Xanthos, but the 285
Xanthos is an awfully sweet board that covers a multitude of conditions.
If the 282 continues this tradition, and you get some looser fins, you
would end up with nice combination of looseness and speed, that you can
change, as the conditions change. Centerline the footstraps , put in the
loose fin, and you are there!
>Thanks for any advice,
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>University of QLD
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