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Severne Fox 95 or 105 (2018)

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Created by mariachi76 6 months ago, 14 Jul 2019
John340
QLD, 2015 posts
17 Sep 2019 10:16PM
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mariachi76 said..
Hi all,
so I went surfing again, around 18kn of wind, with my fox 105 and a new Severne Overdrive 7.0. I kept my legs as straight as possible, front leg completely stretched. Having hands closer together helped a lot to have my weight mostly in the harness and keep the hands more relaxed.
Still, I reached max. 22kn of Speed (40 km/h).
I think the main reason was that I went too much upwind - I didn't go 120-130 degrees downwind.
@dizzy, how do I keep the board more on the downwind rail? If I keep my legs straight, I automatically press on the upwind rail... so I don't really know how to put the board tilted to the downwind rail? Are maybe my harness lines too long?

best regards
mariachi76


You need a good gust to bear away properly.

Rotate the top half of your body so your shoulders face towards the nose of your board. As you feel the gust hit straighten your front leg and bear away off the wind. Sit in your harness and bend your back leg a bit.

mariachi76
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21 Sep 2019 9:48PM
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nerdycross said..

mariachi76 said..
Hi all,
so I went surfing again, around 18kn of wind, with my fox 105 and a new Severne Overdrive 7.0. I kept my legs as straight as possible, front leg completely stretched. Having hands closer together helped a lot to have my weight mostly in the harness and keep the hands more relaxed.
Still, I reached max. 22kn of Speed (40 km/h).
I think the main reason was that I went too much upwind - I didn't go 120-130 degrees downwind.
@dizzy, how do I keep the board more on the downwind rail? If I keep my legs straight, I automatically press on the upwind rail... so I don't really know how to put the board tilted to the downwind rail? Are maybe my harness lines too long?

best regards
mariachi76



How's it goin with the fox 105 now mariachi76 have you refined your set up and stance? I am goin down the windsurf foiling direction now but still love to sail the tho when it blows!
I sailed 105 last week in 30 mph on flat water ,34 fin and 6mtr NCX totally maxed on the edge of control but was insane fast ,but did jump on my 94 fsw for a bit more control with smaller board after an hour of adrenalin ( an age thing)


Hi Nerdycross,
lately we had less wind here (Shanghai, CN), mostly 12-14kn so I went surfing with my lightwind gear only. But I think with my fox in the next strong wind session I just have to go more downwind on my speedruns, and will also put the footstraps a bit more to the rear and outside, mast foot a cm back. I let you know...
In fact we jus have a typhoon coming now, but my surf spot closes with winds over ~28kn...

best regards
mariachi76

Sea Lotus
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22 Sep 2019 2:52AM
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Hi Mariachi

I used to live near TaiHu lake (Huzhou side), I always wanted to windsurf there but never pulled the trigger due to many reasons.
Its usually windy there, flat water, but a lot of fishing net/etc.. near shore, and maybe a little muddy water. Fast train is 5mins from lake, by car about 2hrs from SH, it can be a good alternative spot.

I olso have a fox 105 btw, its my favorite board, very fast and easy.

mariachi76
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22 Sep 2019 9:59PM
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Sea Lotus said..
Hi Mariachi

I used to live near TaiHu lake (Huzhou side), I always wanted to windsurf there but never pulled the trigger due to many reasons.
Its usually windy there, flat water, but a lot of fishing net/etc.. near shore, and maybe a little muddy water. Fast train is 5mins from lake, by car about 2hrs from SH, it can be a good alternative spot.

I olso have a fox 105 btw, its my favorite board, very fast and easy.


Hi Sea Lotus,
what a coincidence. I surf at the Bihai Jinsha club in Fengxian, can store all my equipment there.
I might try Tai Hu lake in winter or early spring when my club is closed, or go to Qidong to surf in the open sea...
best regards
mariachi76

TopcatRacing
WA, 15 posts
Tuesday , 14 Jan 2020 8:30PM
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Took out my new Fox 95L board today at Melville water after purchasing from Paul at
Revolution Boards in Osborne Park. Is a second hand 2018(?) board that's had its tail cutouts filled in as a trial and this design has now been incorporated into current boards. Was a patchy 15-20 knot sea breeze for the couple of hours I was out. Previous board is a 115L Tabou Rocket of unknown vintage but could be 10 years old! Anyway, the Rocket is a very sweet board that will hang onto but wanted something for those 25+ knot days which I'm hoping will still arrive this summer and something with a good turn of speed so thought the 95L Fox fitted the bill. Started off with my 6.4m Gaastra Cross and the Severne 320 F-series fin while the wind was on the lighter end and in the gusts was nice but not really floaty enough to carry my 80kg through the lulls. Changed to a 7.2m Gaastra Savage, which is still a rotational sail and went up to a JP 31 Weed Freeride (Same length in the water but 50% bigger fin). I was fully expecting this sail to be a bit on the big side for this board but it absolutely loved it and I had a blast. The speed through a committed gybe caught me out as I was accelerating, not just maintaining speed through even a reasonably tight gybe. The board went upwind just as good as the 115L Rocket and the speed and control on the reach was great and my small amount of slightly downwind stuff was scary-fast. Looking forward to some higher wind days on a smaller sail/fin combo to test out its true niche. Would say a 105 or 120L would be a better fit as a multifunction board but the 95L looks like a high wind freeride rocket that doesn't mind a decent size sail on it. I've yet to hit some heavy chop on it but I don't think that will phase it.
Paul

mariachi76
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Friday , 17 Jan 2020 9:51PM
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TopcatRacing said..
Took out my new Fox 95L board today at Melville water after purchasing from Paul at
Revolution Boards in Osborne Park. Is a second hand 2018(?) board that's had its tail cutouts filled in as a trial and this design has now been incorporated into current boards. Was a patchy 15-20 knot sea breeze for the couple of hours I was out. Previous board is a 115L Tabou Rocket of unknown vintage but could be 10 years old! Anyway, the Rocket is a very sweet board that will hang onto but wanted something for those 25+ knot days which I'm hoping will still arrive this summer and something with a good turn of speed so thought the 95L Fox fitted the bill. Started off with my 6.4m Gaastra Cross and the Severne 320 F-series fin while the wind was on the lighter end and in the gusts was nice but not really floaty enough to carry my 80kg through the lulls. Changed to a 7.2m Gaastra Savage, which is still a rotational sail and went up to a JP 31 Weed Freeride (Same length in the water but 50% bigger fin). I was fully expecting this sail to be a bit on the big side for this board but it absolutely loved it and I had a blast. The speed through a committed gybe caught me out as I was accelerating, not just maintaining speed through even a reasonably tight gybe. The board went upwind just as good as the 115L Rocket and the speed and control on the reach was great and my small amount of slightly downwind stuff was scary-fast. Looking forward to some higher wind days on a smaller sail/fin combo to test out its true niche. Would say a 105 or 120L would be a better fit as a multifunction board but the 95L looks like a high wind freeride rocket that doesn't mind a decent size sail on it. I've yet to hit some heavy chop on it but I don't think that will phase it.
Paul


Hi,
in the meanwhile I went out sometimes with my Fox 105, mostly with a Severne Overdrive 7.0.
It was a sweet water lake with very gusty15-25kn, and also the 105L made problems in the lulls. It seems the narrow shape and pronounced V are not really ideal to keep planing. I also weigh 80kg.
But I can confirm that in choppy conditons and fully powered, the board really eats the chop.

Next time I will try the board with a Select S1 pro 35cm fin which i bought since then to replace the 36cm F-Series, but I guess that fin would also not help to plane through the lulls, but maybe keeps the speed a tiny bit better.
Anyway I am really looking forward to use the board in better and more stable conditions (and warmer - temperature here in Shanghai was around 8?C).

best regards
mariachi76



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