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Slalom 59 V2 German Love

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Created by Fredstyles > 9 months ago, 20 Sep 2015
Fredstyles
85 posts
20 Sep 2015 7:39PM
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I just want to share some pics of my latest board, designed by Martin Love. Big thanks for many years of great support, Martin! Somehow I became addicted to your designs.

Specs:
Slalom 59 V2
92 liters
239x59 cm
4,8 kg








mr love
VIC, 1686 posts
20 Sep 2015 11:20PM
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Cool Fred, great Job, man that is really lightweight. I had forgotten I had done this file for you. I hope it flies!!!

Fredstyles
85 posts
20 Sep 2015 10:15PM
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mr love said..
Cool Fred, great Job, man that is really lightweight. I had forgotten I had done this file for you. I hope it flies!!!


Thank you. As you may know, I'm the slowest boardbuilder. I'm quite happy with the result, although I could have easily saved another 300-400g by using lighter materials.

Can't wait to sail it, but predictions don't look promising.

djl070
WA, 269 posts
21 Sep 2015 7:50AM
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Nice work with the Textreme

Kimba
SA, 453 posts
21 Sep 2015 12:53PM
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Beautiful work Fred! (and Martin..)

If the wind doesn't show you can play chess

Fredstyles
85 posts
21 Sep 2015 1:07PM
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Thanks guys.

By the way, this is not Textreme. Textreme certainly does the best marketing, but I prefer to use this spread-tow fabric from Russia. No wonder, the best chessplayers are from Russia.

Kimba
SA, 453 posts
22 Sep 2015 1:12PM
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Hey Fred, have you got any progress pics(read board porn) you would like to share with your fellow/potential board builders?

How much cheaper is the Russian spread-tow than the Textreme, and what is the filament count/tow?

Fredstyles
85 posts
23 Sep 2015 12:44AM
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Sorry, no building pics, but some green lawn again. I also love to watch shaperoom pics for educational purposes, but somehow I stopped taking pics when boardbuilding became a routine. Potential boardbuilders will find lots of information on youtube, facebook or blogs like whitelionwindsurfing.blogspot.de/




mr love
VIC, 1686 posts
23 Sep 2015 8:51AM
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I have lawn envy!!!

Kimba
SA, 453 posts
23 Sep 2015 1:32PM
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Fredstyles said..
Sorry, no building pics, but some green lawn again. I also love to watch shaperoom pics for educational purposes, but somehow I stopped taking pics when boardbuilding became a routine. Potential boardbuilders will find lots of information on youtube, facebook or blogs like whitelionwindsurfing.blogspot.de/





Routine? How many boards have you produced; must be more than 10...

I am only on my 9th

Oh yeah, +1 on the nice lawn!

Fredstyles
85 posts
24 Oct 2015 6:34AM
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Had my first ride on the new board today. I was on the Slalom 75 with 7.8 in gusty lightwind conditions. When the wind picked up a bit I decided to give the 59 V2 a try with the 7.8.

Impressions:

- carries a 7.8 without any problems.

- effortless in subplaning conditions even with a 100 kg rider.

- incredible acceleration. Seems to have no limit. Max. speed today was 34.89 kn and it wasn't hard at all.

- very comfortable stance, perfect insert positions.

-jibes: Can't comment on jibing so far.

-control: I had absolutely no issues today. The board felt loose and lifty but very stable as speed increases. Can't wait to try it in heavy conditions.

I had a great time on the water today. The Slalom 59 V2 clearly is my new favourite board.

Thanks for your excellent work, Martin!



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