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2018 Fanatic Falcon TE

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Created by AUS4 4 months ago, 17 Aug 2017
AUS4
NSW, 855 posts
17 Aug 2017 8:59PM
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The only new Fanatic Falcon shapes that have changed are the 98 which has a new outline, 1lt less volume and 1cm wider and new Falcon Speed 52.2 all other boards in the range stay the same with the exception of the 136 and 129 having been beefed up in the tail area for approved foil use. And of course new flashy paint jobs for all.









ka43
NSW, 2667 posts
18 Aug 2017 7:42AM
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Very very nice!!!

eckas
NSW, 230 posts
18 Aug 2017 9:00AM
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Gorgeous boards Rick. Hope one day one of them might trickle down into my collection....

Steve Charles
TAS, 1011 posts
18 Aug 2017 5:59PM
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Nice one Rick. Here are a couple of Steve Walshes boards. Mine are on the way. He got 44 knots today on the 52 and just under 41 on the 89.



w100
WA, 76 posts
18 Aug 2017 4:32PM
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AUS4 said..
The only new Fanatic Falcon shapes that have changed are the 98 which has a new outline, 1lt less volume and 1cm wider and new Falcon Speed 52.2 all other boards in the range stay the same with the exception of the 136 and 129 having been beefed up in the tail area for approved foil use. And of course new flashy paint jobs for all.











Rick, you mean 136-129 exactly same 2017 shape with just reinforced fin box or boards are fatter in tail zone (getting also the fin box reinforced for foil use)? Thank you

p.s. Wasn't the 99 2017 already 63 cm wide?

AUS4
NSW, 855 posts
18 Aug 2017 8:39PM
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w100 said..


AUS4 said..
The only new Fanatic Falcon shapes that have changed are the 98 which has a new outline, 1lt less volume and 1cm wider and new Falcon Speed 52.2 all other boards in the range stay the same with the exception of the 136 and 129 having been beefed up in the tail area for approved foil use. And of course new flashy paint jobs for all.













Rick, you mean 136-129 exactly same 2017 shape with just reinforced fin box or boards are fatter in tail zone (getting also the fin box reinforced for foil use)? Thank you

p.s. Wasn't the 99 2017 already 63 cm wide?



136 and 129 exactly same shape as 2017 with fin box area reinforced for foiling.
2017 99 is 62cm wide.

w100
WA, 76 posts
18 Aug 2017 7:45PM
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Thank you

TASSIEROCKS
TAS, 1623 posts
20 Aug 2017 7:13AM
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The 89 and 52.5 speed look so sweet


Cheers Russ

Steve Charles
TAS, 1011 posts
23 Aug 2017 8:28PM
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Mine are here. 114, 89 and 52.5. Look very nice





Tinlyds
NSW, 127 posts
24 Aug 2017 6:40AM
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Steve Charles said..
Mine are here. 114, 89 and 52.5. Look very nice






Nice Steve but nowhere near as sexy as your old Isonics ?????? hope you get some big speeds out of them.

TASSIEROCKS
TAS, 1623 posts
25 Aug 2017 10:15AM
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What a fantastic time of year to be available in Australia.

Well done Fanatic

col5555
WA, 262 posts
25 Aug 2017 1:48PM
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Any chance you could make a small video and put a straight edge on the 89 and 114 and show how much v and concave ?
Like Goya does.

shinobi
148 posts
25 Aug 2017 3:20PM
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@COL5555, don't you have a 2017 Flacon of the same size? The shapes remain unchanged.
I do feel a bit sorry for all who don't buy the 2017 boards now, if there where any ;-)

col5555
WA, 262 posts
26 Aug 2017 3:08PM
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shinobi said..
@COL5555, don't you have a 2017 Flacon of the same size? The shapes remain unchanged.
I do feel a bit sorry for all who don't buy the 2017 boards now, if there where any ;-)


Hi Shinobi. I'm on 16 Isonics which are very different in v and concave to the 17's

Steve Charles
TAS, 1011 posts
26 Aug 2017 5:17PM
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Geez Col 16 Isonics is a bit greedy and please dont mention Isonics on this thread again

geared4knots
TAS, 2250 posts
26 Aug 2017 8:23PM
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Look Nice Steve

BSN101
WA, 936 posts
26 Aug 2017 7:25PM
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Steve Charles said..
Geez Col 16 Isonics is a bit greedy and please dont mention Isonics on this thread again


each year he gets another to add to existing? or a complete series?

Steve1001
QLD, 237 posts
28 Aug 2017 10:41PM
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2018 98 vs 2017 99
Tail appears to be a little more pulled in, cutouts slightly bigger, and side wings gone. Similar to what Fanatic did with the 2016 90 when it got replaced by the 2017 89.






choco
SA, 3198 posts
29 Aug 2017 3:52PM
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Steve1001 said..
2018 98 vs 2017 99
Tail appears to be a little more pulled in, cutouts slightly bigger, and side wings gone. Similar to what Fanatic did with the 2016 90 when it got replaced by the 2017 89.







That 99 looks nice.........

Steve Charles
TAS, 1011 posts
2 Sep 2017 7:21AM
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2018 Fanatic Falcons now online www.fanatic.com/product/falcon-te/

tonyd
QLD, 375 posts
2 Sep 2017 4:21PM
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Does the 98 handle the 7.7 ok

AUS4
NSW, 855 posts
2 Sep 2017 4:52PM
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tonyd said..
Does the 98 handle the 7.7 ok



No problem, use a 36-37 fin.
I use a 37 Tectonics Matrix.

izymiester
WA, 233 posts
8 Dec 2017 9:43AM
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98 = ABSOLUTE WEAPON!!

This is a copy of the famous maui blitzer 89 model. So a new model in this size and its super fast and controllable. I used a fury 34 and it was sweet on all points of sail with a 6.3 F2017

haven't tried the 136 yet been too windy or none at all.

AUS1111
WA, 2816 posts
8 Dec 2017 1:15PM
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I have had three sessions now on the Falcon 89 and I have to say I am thrilled with it! Sailed it on ocean and river with 6.3, 7.0 and 7.7, using a Tectonics Talon 32 fin. The fin balances well and has no trouble getting the board upwind on the 6.3 and 7.0, though I think an extra 1-2cm worth of fin would help on the breeze with the 7.7.

The board itself is quick by being very easy to stay on. Feet stay in the straps and the board has no tendency to tail walk - remaining nice and flat through nasty chop and this gives a lot of confidence to drive it harder. We all know confidence = speed!

When gybing the board seems to do everything you expect it to and nothing you don't. You can step hard on the tail or lean right forward and it will continue to turn, unlike some of the other slalom boards out there which can be quite technical to gybe.

If it has any weakness, all I can find is that it feels a little sticky when underpowered; it planes up easily enough but doesn't really sit up on the tail until there is a bit of juice applied through the sail - but who wants to sail underpowered anyway? Better to have a board that fills you with confidence when you are fully juiced, and that is where this board excels!



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