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Created by grich62 > 9 months ago, 3 Jan 2018
grich62
QLD, 509 posts
3 Nov 2018 8:22AM
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went to alva had 15 to 20 knt wind,i was able to give the new fox a run with a ezzy 6.5 ,very impressed

Orange Whip
QLD, 479 posts
3 Nov 2018 3:16PM
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grich62 said..
went to alva had 15 to 20 knt wind,i was able to give the new fox a run with a ezzy 6.5 ,very impressed


Looks like it loves the chop. What size did you get? 2018 model?

jirvin4505
QLD, 930 posts
3 Nov 2018 5:25PM
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Impressive.... does this mean the end of slalom boards??

snorkel692
QLD, 166 posts
3 Nov 2018 6:00PM
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jirvin4505 said..
Impressive.... does this mean the end of slalom boards??


Not sure about that but I suspect the new generations of fast freeride and feeerace boards will be more controllable and easier to sail than full on slalom boards and will be faster for general use for most of us! My Fox 105 is fantastic and a board that soaks up the lumps is so good in real world conditions

grich62
QLD, 509 posts
3 Nov 2018 6:30PM
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grich62 said..
went to alva had 15 to 20 knt wind,i was able to give the new fox a run with a ezzy 6.5 ,very impressed




Looks like it loves the chop. What size did you get? 2018 model?



it is the 120 liter and last of 2018 production ,it definitely eats chop .i weigh about 120 kilos and the sail was a bit low on power,still got me going , this will be my 18 plus board and my 136 super sport for the lighter stuff

grich62
QLD, 509 posts
3 Nov 2018 6:34PM
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jirvin4505 said..
Impressive.... does this mean the end of slalom boards??



i don't think so jeff they still got a place for the guys that can ride them,this fox has replaced the need for me to have older boards for our conditions when the wind and bay waves get up.

snorkel692
QLD, 166 posts
3 Nov 2018 6:52PM
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Hehe sounds very old of me but my knees get very grateful for some vee to absorb the lumps. Greg that film of yours looks like such a smooth ride!

Orange Whip
QLD, 479 posts
3 Nov 2018 8:11PM
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Orange Whip said..



grich62 said..
went to alva had 15 to 20 knt wind,i was able to give the new fox a run with a ezzy 6.5 ,very impressed





Looks like it loves the chop. What size did you get? 2018 model?




it is the 120 liter and last of 2018 production ,it definitely eats chop .i weigh about 120 kilos and the sail was a bit low on power,still got me going , this will be my 18 plus board and my 136 super sport for the lighter stuff


What's your opinion of the build quality of your Fox? Did you buy it new?

alvadave
QLD, 44 posts
3 Nov 2018 9:18PM
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grich62 said..
went to alva had 15 to 20 knt wind,i was able to give the new fox a run with a ezzy 6.5 ,very impressed


Looks good at Alva Greg. Could you do any long runs up into crocodile country? Was that mike out on the kite?

grich62
QLD, 509 posts
4 Nov 2018 6:02AM
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alvadave said..

grich62 said..
went to alva had 15 to 20 knt wind,i was able to give the new fox a run with a ezzy 6.5 ,very impressed



Looks good at Alva Greg. Could you do any long runs up into crocodile country? Was that mike out on the kite?


hi Dave, mike was out on his kite,but that was not him,mike was out on Thursday on his caveman in less wind and doing 29 knts.
the runs are not as long as they use to be ,about 300 to 400 meters

grich62
QLD, 509 posts
4 Nov 2018 6:11AM
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grich62 said..


Orange Whip said..




grich62 said..
went to alva had 15 to 20 knt wind,i was able to give the new fox a run with a ezzy 6.5 ,very impressed






Looks like it loves the chop. What size did you get? 2018 model?





it is the 120 liter and last of 2018 production ,it definitely eats chop .i weigh about 120 kilos and the sail was a bit low on power,still got me going , this will be my 18 plus board and my 136 super sport for the lighter stuff



What's your opinion of the build quality of your Fox? Did you buy it new?


it was new from bc,the build and the shape looks good,and feels solid under foot.the foot pads are very thick and soft and great on my sore feet .the board is very suitable for the water conditions around mackay and townsville,also a stunning board to gybe

Orange Whip
QLD, 479 posts
10 Nov 2018 6:27PM
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Some nice wind today in Mackay. Had a blast once I got myself sorted and on the right sized gear. Should be good again tomorrow

olskool
QLD, 866 posts
10 Nov 2018 6:40PM
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Grich62, looks like your mud gecko mate has been sighted again. Crocodile..... What crocodile?

snorkel692
QLD, 166 posts
10 Nov 2018 6:46PM
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Mud gecko aka crenellated dugong - a good reason to not fall in!!! I was very happy I didn't see the news report till after a great session in Rowes Bay

Orange Whip
QLD, 479 posts
10 Nov 2018 7:33PM
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This photo was posted on FB this week. Supposedly taken at East Point, mouth of the Pioneer River, which isn't far from my local. Local kiters' favourite beach is between there and my local so plenty of them to fill his appetite before eye balling me





snorkel692
QLD, 166 posts
10 Nov 2018 10:18PM
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Blinking heck that's a big fella!

snorkel692
QLD, 166 posts
10 Nov 2018 10:19PM
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Time for an extra 20l volume as a routine to ensure staying dry!!

olskool
QLD, 866 posts
11 Nov 2018 6:34AM
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Crocs , stingers, sharks. Hmmmm.... Anytime to relax n enjoy the sailing???

Orange Whip
QLD, 479 posts
11 Nov 2018 7:35AM
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olskool said..
Crocs , stingers, sharks. Hmmmm.... Anytime to relax n enjoy the sailing???


Statistically there's more chance of getting killed driving to the beach than while sailing, so nothing to worry about really

olskool
QLD, 866 posts
11 Nov 2018 9:28AM
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Great incentive to perfect those gybes. Maybe i should trek up for some intensive training...

snorkel692
QLD, 166 posts
11 Nov 2018 5:39PM
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Seriously it's all pretty manageable. This time of year use a bit more volume and guarantee not having too much time in the water, have the Lycra on ( I wear shoes as well) and don't sail where nasties have been seen recently. I certainly feel more comfortable falling in here than in WA! Was out at Geoffrey Bay at magnetic this morning. Blue water, warm, few whitecaps, some nice swell and a few ramps- yep plenty of just enjoying the sailing. But yes the conservative gybe and quick waterstart become de rigeur!! Winter sailing here is just something else.

grich62
QLD, 509 posts
Monday , 19 Nov 2018 11:11AM
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had a great day sailing on the speed race board and loft rb sail,winds were about 10 to 12 knts and the water was clear and cool

Orange Whip
QLD, 479 posts
Monday , 19 Nov 2018 8:25PM
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Looked like a nice day for it in the Ville

snorkel692
QLD, 166 posts
Yesterday , 20 Nov 2018 8:31PM
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Got out this arvo with Fox 140 and severne overdrive 9.4. Wind was light- 10-12 with the odd gust and I kind of thought I'd not get going... instead super fun lightwind session. Like my little Fox and Greg's medium one the 140 is really nicely put together. The ride is just fantastic it's like it's on shock absorbers, it planes ridiculously easily and the gybe is sweet. So nice in the Rowes Bay chop. It's like it was made for our conditions. Okay I wax lyrical about my Foxes ( now it's a plural) but I am gobsmacked by the boards. The overdrive goes really well with it being light and responsive for a three cam. There are tons of turtles in Rowes Bay at present which is fabulous. Water is warm enough to be getting stinger suit serious. Gotta love the early bit of the wet sseason.



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