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2017 RRD V9 108

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Created by DarrylG > 9 months ago, 6 Jan 2017
DarrylG
WA, 184 posts
6 Jan 2017 11:37AM
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Ok, So i have had this board for a little now so thought I should give a short review.
Anyone who has seen my GPS Team challenge posts would know I rate this board very highly. I went a size down in boards this year with the idea of this 108 to match up with my 7.0m. Given the season we have had so far I have been really happy with the choice.
The first and lasting impression sailing this board is comfortable speed. My sessions on this board just keep getting longer as it is so easy to sail. On both open ocean and swan river chop this board just sits still encouraging you just push harder. Also it is no slouch if the water flattens off. ( a 41.7 knt 2 sec at Melville :)

Am i happy with it, hell yes. It perfectly fills the role i wanted of a high wind open ocean board.







scottsimms
WA, 5 posts
13 Jan 2017 2:32PM
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I have the same board and it smokes!

choco
SA, 3420 posts
15 Jan 2017 9:12AM
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scottsimms said..
I have the same board and it smokes!


Nicotine patches may help

tobyr
WA, 68 posts
15 Jan 2017 9:01AM
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choco said..

scottsimms said..
I have the same board and it smokes!



Nicotine patches may help


ZbSailor
QLD, 12 posts
28 Apr 2017 10:15AM
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Hey Darryl,

I'm looking at different boards and great to read your feedback on the RRD. What Sail range do you use on the 108? Does it take a 7.8? also what Fin range combo, who bring them in Oz?

Cheers Bisek , QLD

DarrylG
WA, 184 posts
28 Apr 2017 1:48PM
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Hi ZB,
Yes easily will take a 7.8. I have used an 8.6 on this board and it handles it ok. Sweet spot around 6.7 to 7.8.
My only problem now is getting it back after I have lent to someone.

petermac33
WA, 4883 posts
28 Apr 2017 3:52PM
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Blair owns a Tabou Manta 2016 116litre - it's so light and with that 37.5 cm C2 Lockwood it's the best combo ever with a 7.0m or 7 8m. Best I've tried anyway.

I now prefer volume around 115 over 107/ 108 sizes as they are so much better thru the lulls and not really any slower in the gusts.

RRD would probably be my next board preference after Tabou.

Peter D smokes on his RRD 114 and 7.8 NP. I reckon he's the fastest sailor on the river.

Haggar
QLD, 1596 posts
28 Apr 2017 5:58PM
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Hey Darryl, what sails do you use and how much do you weigh ?

petermac33
WA, 4883 posts
28 Apr 2017 4:26PM
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Steve S did say to me a few weeks back in 20 plus knots that Darryl G was around 150 metres faster than himself and Rowan across the river!

Might be on to something with that new board.

Dean 424
NSW, 439 posts
28 Apr 2017 7:10PM
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I really like the look of the thick pads and fact that the back pads wraps around the rail so your heel doesn't get hammering it you are trying to work upwind. Like the Patricks Is the bottom glass or carbon construction?

DarrylG
WA, 184 posts
29 Apr 2017 8:21AM
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I Haggar,
Still using Severne, This year i have R8,s 7.0 8.6 and 9.4.
I'm 107 kg 185cm tall, dark hair, blue eyes, and star sign is Taurus.

Waiting4wind
NSW, 1821 posts
30 Apr 2017 1:29PM
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DarrylG said..
I Haggar,
Still using Severne, This year i have R8,s 7.0 8.6 and 9.4.
I'm 107 kg 185cm tall, dark hair, blue eyes, and star sign is Taurus.


Gees, this sport is getting way too technical. I've only concentrated on matching in the fin and sail for my board choice. No wonder I'm so slow.



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