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2019 Fanatic Falcon Range

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Created by stevewalsh > 9 months ago, 22 Aug 2018
stevewalsh
NSW, 54 posts
22 Aug 2018 1:23PM
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Just picked up my new 2019 Fanatic Falcon boards.

Below is the all-new Falcon 106 rocket ship. This board will be great with a 7.0 - 7.7 combo without having to sail with quite as much board as the 115.

Specs for the Fanatic Falcon 106
Width 68cm | Length 235cm | Volume 106L. Can run up to an 8.4m sail.












Below is the new Fanatic Falcon 140

Specs for the 140 are: Width 85cm | Length 228cm | Volume 140L. Can run up to a 10.0m sail. Foil Ready!













Steve Charles
TAS, 1106 posts
22 Aug 2018 1:57PM
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They look sweet as.... That 106 is going to be a weapon.

AUS4
NSW, 1035 posts
22 Aug 2018 3:02PM
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Where's the other one?

Steve1001
QLD, 241 posts
22 Aug 2018 4:03PM
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Thanks for posting Steve. They look like great performers and look forward to getting some, particularly that 106. Perfect size, and fills the big gap between the 115 and 98, 2 very different boards from my experience. Not in love with the grey, but its growing on me.

Carbonlover
NSW, 4 posts
22 Aug 2018 4:23PM
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Nice, we get ours in NZ next month.

Hogar
62 posts
22 Aug 2018 2:54PM
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Nice, but cutouts on 140 looks too deep and this makes planning in the jibes very difficult. The same problem had RRD and JP two years ago and that was fixed later with reducing them

stevewalsh
NSW, 54 posts
22 Aug 2018 5:23PM
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Hi Hogar, Not sure what the problems were with RRD, however this board gybes fantastic. Everyone from PWA riders down to recreational sailors who own the 136 will all tell you how great a board it is. The 140 just has a couple more refinements from last year. Should definitely try and jump on one and have a go at your local spot and see.

Tardy
3090 posts
23 Aug 2018 6:17PM
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I like the Sargent strips ...

Capie
45 posts
23 Aug 2018 7:11PM
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The RRD cut-out design is totally different to Fanatic's.

AUS4
NSW, 1035 posts
23 Aug 2018 10:19PM
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Tardy said..
I like the Sargent strips ...


Sargent last year.... corporal this year.

23 Aug 2018 10:42PM
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Looking great!
What other sizes will the Falcon come in? (They are very secretive here in Europe)

AUS4
NSW, 1035 posts
24 Aug 2018 7:27AM
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Mick Born SWE-58 said..
Looking great!
What other sizes will the Falcon come in? (They are very secretive here in Europe)

Falcon Slalom
89
98
106
115
121
130
140
159

24 Aug 2018 5:41AM
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Thanks Aus4!

AUS4
NSW, 1035 posts
24 Aug 2018 7:46AM
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Mick Born SWE-58 said..
Looking great!
What other sizes will the Falcon come in? (They are very secretive here in Europe)


Probably secretive because the release date is supposed to be 1st September.

AUS4
NSW, 1035 posts
24 Aug 2018 7:49AM
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Steve1001 said..
Thanks for posting Steve. They look like great performers and look forward to getting some, particularly that 106. Perfect size, and fills the big gap between the 115 and 98, 2 very different boards from my experience. Not in love with the grey, but its growing on me.


More of a silver than a grey Steve.

stevewalsh
NSW, 54 posts
24 Aug 2018 1:18PM
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Here is the Fanatic Falcon Foil 175 also.

Width 91cm | Length 225cm | Volume 155L. Can run up to an 11m sail.








stevewalsh
NSW, 54 posts
24 Aug 2018 7:39PM
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stevewalsh said..
Here is the Fanatic Falcon Foil 175 also.

Width 91cm | Length 225cm | Volume 155L. Can run up to an 11m sail.


Typo on the volume. Should be 175L :)

Steve Charles
TAS, 1106 posts
11 Sep 2018 9:31PM
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Got the new 2019 FF106 yesterday and got a couple of hours on it today. Powered up on the 7.0 and the board felt awesome. Looks closer to 114 than 98 in size but on the water maybe feels somewhere between the two.


Capie
45 posts
13 Sep 2018 4:24PM
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Because there isn't a photo of this board in this thread yet, here's my Falcon 130. I've only sailed it once in light conditions with the 8.4 Warp but it feels quicker than the 129 both to plane and in a straight line. Definitely easier to rail, maybe a tad more technical to gybe than the 129.





Steve Charles
TAS, 1106 posts
13 Sep 2018 8:02PM
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Fanatic Falcon
2017 89
2018 98
2019 106

Steve Charles
TAS, 1106 posts
13 Sep 2018 8:02PM
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BSN101
WA, 1705 posts
13 Sep 2018 8:59PM
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stevewalsh said..
Here is the Fanatic Falcon Foil 175 also.

Width 91cm | Length 225cm | Volume 155L. Can run up to an 11m sail.









Will this one be used with a fin too? Do foil specific boards really need cutouts?

AUS4
NSW, 1035 posts
14 Sep 2018 12:13AM
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BSN101 said..

stevewalsh said..
Here is the Fanatic Falcon Foil 175 also.

Width 91cm | Length 225cm | Volume 155L. Can run up to an 11m sail.









Will this one be used with a fin too? Do foil specific boards really need cutouts?


You need cut outs to reduce the wetted surface to get you planning quicker, then onto the foil quicker.

MarkvanOsch
18 posts
14 Sep 2018 6:43PM
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Capie said..
Because there isn't a photo of this board in this thread yet, here's my Falcon 130. I've only sailed it once in light conditions with the 8.4 Warp but it feels quicker than the 129 both to plane and in a straight line. Definitely easier to rail, maybe a tad more technical to gybe than the 129.






Interesting, I'm curious in how this board compares to the 140. For example, what is the width 30cm from the tail? What finsize did you use with the 8,4? Do you have a picture of the bottom of the board? Thanks in advance.

NordRoi
278 posts
14 Sep 2018 8:26PM
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So they added whitestripes like the Isonic...

Capie
45 posts
26 Sep 2018 2:11PM
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MarkvanOsch said..

Capie said..
Because there isn't a photo of this board in this thread yet, here's my Falcon 130. I've only sailed it once in light conditions with the 8.4 Warp but it feels quicker than the 129 both to plane and in a straight line. Definitely easier to rail, maybe a tad more technical to gybe than the 129.






Interesting, I'm curious in how this board compares to the 140. For example, what is the width 30cm from the tail? What finsize did you use with the 8,4? Do you have a picture of the bottom of the board? Thanks in advance.


Will get a photo of her bottom for you. My understanding is that the 130 is intended as a light wind board for the lighter riders, so it's used in the same conditions as the 140. The recommended fin sizes seem to be the same. I've used it with 46cm in very light wind and with a 44 the rest of the time. On the old 129, I used a 42 once or twice but haven't tried the 130 with that fin yet.

In a similar vein, Fanatic recommends the 106 for lighter riders as a medium board and the 115 for the heavier guys (and girls).

steven24
1 posts
26 Sep 2018 6:53PM
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Has anyone compared the Falcon 140 tho the Falcon 136 from the last 2 years? Does the 140 plane earlier?

Capie
45 posts
28 Sep 2018 3:27PM
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Some pics of the 130's bottom. Didn't manage to measure it.







w100
WA, 87 posts
5 Sep 2019 7:46PM
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steven24 said..
Has anyone compared the Falcon 140 tho the Falcon 136 from the last 2 years? Does the 140 plane earlier?


...and how's the 140 high end comfort and control? What kind of fins it best suits?

Would like to read something also about the 115. Feeling?



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