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Tabou Rocket vs Patrik Freeride in 145L

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Created by Obelix > 9 months ago, 23 Dec 2016
Obelix
WA, 837 posts
23 Dec 2016 11:25AM
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I'm considering options around 145L in a standard shape (meaning - not the modern wide shape).

I previously owned Tabou Guru 135L (Rocket shape) - and liked it very much, so I naturally lean towards the Rocket 145, but I'm also intrigued by the Patrik Freeride 145L.

Some time ago, I read somewhere in this forum that the Patrik 145 is not as good as 125 and smaller.

I was hoping to hear opinions from people who tried both boards.

Thanks

Dean 424
NSW, 439 posts
24 Dec 2016 7:38AM
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Have you considered the Patrick Freerace 140lt?

Obelix
WA, 837 posts
24 Dec 2016 7:20AM
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Dean 424 said..
Have you considered the Patrick Freerace 140lt?



Haven't really considered race boards.
Also, the purpose of the board is to focus on gybing, and need a friendly board with the straps slightly in.

With my bulk (100+kg ) , I found 138L board I had just slightly under. A rental of 145L seemed just right, so I'm looking into that size.
I could lose weight too, but that's unlikely over the holidays

It certainly looks fantastic.
www.seabreeze.com.au/Classifieds/Windsurfing-Boards/~v87bo/Patrik-FRace-234-cm.aspx?search=iVVAl2umBXmHLC7VP1FIeA==


BSN101
WA, 1555 posts
24 Dec 2016 7:37AM
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Starboard Carve might also be one to consider. They come in those larger sizes. JP Magicride too.
I've had both and they carved very well

Obelix
WA, 837 posts
24 Dec 2016 8:06AM
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Thanks. I had a Carve some time ago - we didn't get along well, so I broke her nose twice
Magic Ride seems to be popular but it's this wide shape which didn't work for me before.




Dean 424
NSW, 439 posts
24 Dec 2016 4:24PM
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Obelix said..
Thanks. I had a Carve some time ago - we didn't get along well, so I broke her nose twice
Magic Ride seems to be popular but it's this wide shape which didn't work for me before.






You could have just left Her. No need to break Her nose twice. Having said that the Patrick's are fairly easy to repair without any out there graphics. I know the Freerides are built a bit tougher (I think they have some Kevlar in them) however won't have the top end of the freerace. Don't know anything about the Tabou's.

Obelix
WA, 837 posts
24 Dec 2016 2:48PM
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re: You could have just left Her. No need to break Her nose twice.
She was a bitch. That guy who bought her from me broke her nose the very next day again

Haven't broken any noses since, so less worried about repairs



joe windsurf
1453 posts
24 Dec 2016 7:33PM
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perhaps you can demo a Patrik board here ??

www.seabreeze.com.au/forums/Windsurfing/Review/Any-Patrick-Dieltham-owners-out-there/

"I've tested the slalom 135 and 115, courtesy of Steve's Surf Shed@Sails&Windsurfing Centre in O'Connor, who sells Patrik boards here in WA."

am also a heavyweight over 100 kilos and looking at 145 litre boards for similar reasons - please keep us up to date !!

paddymac
WA, 917 posts
26 Dec 2016 5:28PM
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You can borrow my 155L Obelix, PM me if you want to.

Tardy
2893 posts
27 Dec 2016 7:39AM
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Rockets are great boards .especially the LTD.carbon .
great in chop and nice gibers.
i have the 2016 105,&115,125. litre 2015.
they have gone wider 2016,2017.
Before me and my mates all sailed the same speed .
this last year since I brought a secound hand 125 ,LTD .
they can't catch me .its the board .
i just slowly pull away on long runs .....
nice control and light under feet ....

Obelix
WA, 837 posts
27 Dec 2016 9:46AM
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Thanks Paddymac, sent you a PM.

Thanks for the feedback Tardy,.
Yes, Rockets are nice boards. Very much agree.
Not sure they've gone wider in 2016. This is on the 145L



They have a wide variety - which didn't suit me.

Tardy
2893 posts
27 Dec 2016 11:28AM
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Ok ...I just notice the 105 and 125 went wider ...
but yeah good measurements for a 146 ....yes I agree I don't like the real wide ones either for chop
l do have a 130 naish at ,84 ,no way I would use it in chop.....
but flat water ,and big sails yes ,they have there place .

the tabou s rockets are more user friendly .and fast .

Obelix
WA, 837 posts
7 Jan 2017 4:33PM
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Tried PaddyMac's Patrik 155L today and was very impressed.

Very quick to plane and pick up speed , easy to turn, feels very safe in the chop in the outer straps , goes up-wind extremely well.
Didn't have to tune up anything. Harness lines, mast foot position, all just a spot-on on the first outing.
The straps ergonomics perfect. Didn't have to search for the rear strap - its' in the perfect location.

Wouldn't go to 145 Patrick. The 155 was perfect for me. exactly what I need.

Appreciate this PaddyMac.

gorgemay
72 posts
26 Jan 2017 11:52PM
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Obelix said..
Tried PaddyMac's Patrik 155L today and was very impressed.

Very quick to plane and pick up speed , easy to turn, feels very safe in the chop in the outer straps , goes up-wind extremely well.
Didn't have to tune up anything. Harness lines, mast foot position, all just a spot-on on the first outing.
The straps ergonomics perfect. Didn't have to search for the rear strap - its' in the perfect location.

Wouldn't go to 145 Patrick. The 155 was perfect for me. exactly what I need.

Appreciate this PaddyMac.



Wow, nice initial impressions, can't get much better than that! What year 155 or does it even matter, has shape stayed the same?

Obelix
WA, 837 posts
27 Jan 2017 9:09AM
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Don't know - it seems to be a recent model - and they don't update models yearly.



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