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RRD Pocket Rocket

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Created by tintingwen A week ago, 7 Oct 2019
tintingwen
13 posts
7 Oct 2019 5:30PM
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First windfoil try of this board : RRD Pocket Rocket...

IndecentExposur
149 posts
7 Oct 2019 11:27PM
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Nice video as usual Gwen. What are your thoughts on this board compared to others? Pros? Cons?

nimo1972
28 posts
8 Oct 2019 1:16AM
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its interesting to see that your front foot is way behind the strap. When I looked at one of these in the shop recently I noticed that the front strap if much further forward than on my wizard 125.

Robertos
9 posts
8 Oct 2019 1:20AM
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I think that is because the RRD foil that the board was designed with a foil that has a long fuselage like a race foil.
So very foot forward. If you put a normal freeride foil with a short fuselage on it you need to move more backwards with your straps

tintingwen
13 posts
9 Oct 2019 12:55PM
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I made an automatic translation of my thoughts

The size of the board gives the impression of a toy because it is ultra compact and light ; this version is the lightest "LTD" (in texallium like the Exocet RF81).
The deck is completely covered with a Eva foam pad of differents colors; the case is of the deep tuttle type and the LOKEFOIL LK1 foil with the wing 1200 fits perfectly.
Multiple inserts are on the deck but are of no interest with a deep tuttle foil in a windfoil optic because these are too close to
the mast foot. So footstraps will not be used...strapless with this board. You have to go very far back to start the flight.

In terms of buoyancy, stability, no problem even with my 94 kgs.

The sail used for this test is a Purelip 5.2 Loftsails; We can consider mounting 6 / 6.5 but no more on this type of board.
The flight start is quite progressive ; to fly early, it is necessary to move back on the screws of the foil.

The position in navigation is very straight, above the foil; despite the lack of inertia of the board, the board is very stable longitudinally and laterally with the LOKEFOIL Lk1, the wing of 1200 and the stabilizer of 280.

The set is player and one can easily trigger pretty curves . No traction in the sail, which suggests a navigation without harness.

To hope to take off as soon as possible the solution is a fine, fast and short pumping, to quickly back up its supports and then pop up over the foil. A pumping force with amplitude in the traction of the sail will not be as effective since the nose of the board will tend to go from left to right.

The touchdowns in navigation are not felt and the relaunch after a jibe touch, from the moment when we keep speed, is fast. A light weight will be even more able to appreciate this ultra short board.

This is a very fun board for windfoil freeride that i used for 1,5 hour in a wind of about 15knts ... not as efficient, as a more traditional windfoil board but it is not in the same program, here we seek pleasure without particular performance.

AUS4
NSW, 1043 posts
9 Oct 2019 6:09PM
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I think you will find this board is designed more for SUP foiling and Wing foiling before windsurf.

tintingwen
13 posts
Saturday , 12 Oct 2019 3:22AM
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AUS4 said..
I think you will find this board is designed more for SUP foiling and Wing foiling before windsurf.


Yes, you are right

pcw
10 posts
Saturday , 12 Oct 2019 4:11AM
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Based on the RRD promo video it looks like a windfoil board with strap positions suited to the RRD WH Flight foil. This foil is not a race foil, rather a foil suited to freeride. I had one of these front footed foils before going more to the free race / race foil type setup more recently.

See the front foot placements of the guy in the RRD video. I like the compact concept, looks like would suit most freeride foils that suit an upright stance. Then the footstraps not really needed.

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