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What is my board?

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Created by mob dog 1 month ago, 20 May 2022
mob dog
NSW, 223 posts
20 May 2022 6:06PM
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I've got this Peter Thommen X135 board that I know nothing about other than its pretty old, probably from around 2003 I think. Is it a freeride, freerace or slalom board? What sort and size fin and sails would suit it best? and why does it bend up so far at the nose? If you sit it flat with the tail on the ground the nose sits about 6 inches or more up in the air! Just wondering if anyone has ever had one of these or knows anything about them. I have 4 powerbox fins that may suit, 3 free ride style and one slalom style ranging from 38cm to 48cm. See below pics












Mr Hooper
WA, 135 posts
20 May 2022 4:58PM
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Is it a Super X board ? That would explain the nose rocker

mob dog
NSW, 223 posts
20 May 2022 7:18PM
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Mr Hooper said..
Is it a Super X board ? That would explain the nose rocker


Please excuse my ignorance, but what is super x ?

fjdoug
ACT, 517 posts
20 May 2022 7:27PM
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i have the X115, i bought it a few years back and have only sailed it a couple of times.
made in Tunisia i believe.
there is some info on old web sites though not easy to find.
mine came with the blue fin like yours.



Roy
VIC, 106 posts
20 May 2022 7:34PM
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I had a Thommen X95. Basically, Peter Thommen the legendary designer at F2 set-up his own brand is around 2005 ish. From what I remember the X boards were "Freewave" in the smaller sizes and then became "Freeride" in the larger sizes like yours.

My X95 was a great board performance wise BUT........it suffered from major quality problems and leaked through many pin holes in the deck. From what I understood, Thommen boards were made in a non-cobra factory (Tunisia, I think?) and quality was hit and miss. If your board has lasted till now, it should be fine.

As for fin, I would try the blue or black north shore fins....as they match the footstraps, so you'll look like you are sponsored

Mark _australia
WA, 21486 posts
20 May 2022 5:52PM
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mob dog said.. Please excuse my ignorance, but what is super x ?




worth watching

Bring it back I say!!!

Essentially slalom but you have to jump an obstacle about knee high, do a forward loop and a spock (or is it vulcan) during the race, in proper wind it was spectacular. In limited wind it was bloody hard work

Imax1
QLD, 3784 posts
20 May 2022 8:19PM
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Mark _australia said..

mob dog said.. Please excuse my ignorance, but what is super x ?





worth watching

Bring it back I say!!!

Essentially slalom but you have to jump an obstacle about knee high, do a forward loop and a spock (or is it vulcan) during the race, in proper wind it was spectacular. In limited wind it was bloody hard work


Just looked it up , awesome
Never knew it was a thing .

Wind Smurf
NSW, 35 posts
20 May 2022 8:34PM
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A great board, depending on your experience you might want to put those footstraps inboard.
Usually they would suit anything from an 8.5m down to a 5m.

I wouldn't use a full on slalom sail though, think something no cammed would suit it more.

mob dog
NSW, 223 posts
20 May 2022 8:46PM
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Wind Smurf said..
A great board, depending on your experience you might want to put those footstraps inboard.
Usually they would suit anything from an 8.5m down to a 5m.

I wouldn't use a full on slalom sail though, think something no cammed would suit it more.


I did try it at first with the footstraps inboard but it didn't feel right so went back to beach and moved them out to try in the same conditions and it felt much more comfortable, a little tricky to get the back foot in but once in the strap was much better. That was in 22kt offshore wind with ezzy cheetah 7.0 and 44cm slalom fin. Next time I will try it with 38 or 42cm freeride fin to compare

mob dog
NSW, 223 posts
20 May 2022 8:47PM
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Imax1 said..

Mark _australia said..


mob dog said.. Please excuse my ignorance, but what is super x ?






worth watching

Bring it back I say!!!

Essentially slalom but you have to jump an obstacle about knee high, do a forward loop and a spock (or is it vulcan) during the race, in proper wind it was spectacular. In limited wind it was bloody hard work



Just looked it up , awesome
Never knew it was a thing .


Yeah just had a look too. If it is super x board I don't think I'll be doing that on it !

Grantmac
1423 posts
20 May 2022 11:54PM
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I have an X85, built like a tank and very smooth/fast in chop. I really need to use it more often for strong wind without breaking waves, it doesn't work great on a wave compared to a modern board.

I believe in the bigger size it's fast freeride/freerace.



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