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Created by leepasty 1 month ago, 21 Jun 2022
leepasty
115 posts
21 Jun 2022 5:03AM
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Blown away by how good the new Fanatic Aero Free 1000 went on my 1st go on it today. If you are looking for a new foil then for sure you should give this a try. Super solid and light on the carbon te mast. Little vid with my thoughts and some riding here



sunsetsailboards
333 posts
21 Jun 2022 12:08PM
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nice, aiming to get one of those when they arrive stateside along w/ the 800. fanatic carbon masts and fuselages hard to get in USA... which fuselage are you riding?

leepasty
115 posts
21 Jun 2022 2:21PM
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Got the 680 fuse. Have the 600 fuse on order with the 800 aero free. hoping they arrive in time for winter ??

BullroarerTook
94 posts
21 Jun 2022 10:14PM
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Have you foiled on the previous Fanatic Aero foils? Can you compare?

leepasty
115 posts
21 Jun 2022 10:24PM
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Nothing like the previous. The high aspect is good for straight line that's about it. The new range of Aero Free & Carve are next level

BullroarerTook
94 posts
22 Jun 2022 2:40AM
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You've tried the Carve too? You're my new best friend! Which would you recommend for wind-swell (inside the SF bay) riding. Want jibe forgiveness and floatiness but not particularly worried about speed. (83 kg)

Thanks much!

P.S. I agree about the normal Aeros. Good for a straight line.

leepasty
115 posts
22 Jun 2022 4:17AM
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For me I'm going to use the Aero free for riding waves up to head high and when it's bigger use the Carve. That's the plan so far but might change once get to try the Free 800

sunsetsailboards
333 posts
30 Jun 2022 2:19AM
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Have a couple sessions on the Aero Free 1000/216 wingset with the 90cm/680mm carbon mast fuse combo.

Feels pretty lifty for 1000cm2, and I was having some trouble keeping it down when trying to push for speed... perhaps need to tweak my mast position or get used to a liftier foil... or neg shim the tail. I'm coming from SAB W1000/W400. Speed is good... about a knot or two slower than the W1000 but harder to control on the top end. The mast is also a little shorter than I am used to, so the combination of those two factors resulted in some dramatic overfoils. I think perhaps the Aero Free 800 might have a more comparable range to the W1000. Turns were really fun... feel I can really drive the foil through the turns and accelerate and/or keep speed. Glide was good. Feels a bit like the SAB W940 but more stable and more power. No issues w/ tip breaches.

Carbon 90 mast is very stiff, and all the connections seem well thought out. M8 bolts for the fuselage to mast and front wing connections. Everything is heli-coiled.

Complaints: No slotted connection for the mast plate.... takes awhile to remove bolts fully and then screw them all the way back down especially with the foam padding between the plate and board. Will probably replace Torx fuselage to mast bolts with Allen bolts so I can use one common 5mm tool for baseplate and fuselage attachment. No issues with getting things tight enough w/ this design.

I had a lot of fun on this foil and will keep testing/tweaking and comparing to my trusty W1000.

best 10sec speed 21.2 knots

weight of complete assembled foil 3752g/8.25lbs

BullroarerTook
94 posts
30 Jun 2022 5:43AM
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Sunset - Aero Free 1000 or Flow 1000?
I switched back to Allen bolts. The wrench they give you makes it real easy to keep hitting the mast when you tighten the bolts. Agree about removing the bolts every time too.

leepasty
115 posts
1 Jul 2022 12:49AM
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sunsetsailboards said..
Have a couple sessions on the Aero Free 1000/216 wingset with the 90cm/680mm carbon mast fuse combo.

Feels pretty lifty for 1000cm2, and I was having some trouble keeping it down when trying to push for speed... perhaps need to tweak my mast position or get used to a liftier foil... or neg shim the tail. I'm coming from SAB W1000/W400. Speed is good... about a knot or two slower than the W1000 but harder to control on the top end. The mast is also a little shorter than I am used to, so the combination of those two factors resulted in some dramatic overfoils. I think perhaps the Aero Free 800 might have a more comparable range to the W1000. Turns were really fun... feel I can really drive the foil through the turns and accelerate and/or keep speed. Glide was good. Feels a bit like the SAB W940 but more stable and more power. No issues w/ tip breaches.

Carbon 90 mast is very stiff, and all the connections seem well thought out. M8 bolts for the fuselage to mast and front wing connections. Everything is heli-coiled.

Complaints: No slotted connection for the mast plate.... takes awhile to remove bolts fully and then screw them all the way back down especially with the foam padding between the plate and board. Will probably replace Torx fuselage to mast bolts with Allen bolts so I can use one common 5mm tool for baseplate and fuselage attachment. No issues with getting things tight enough w/ this design.

I had a lot of fun on this foil and will keep testing/tweaking and comparing to my trusty W1000.

best 10sec speed 21.2 knots

weight of complete assembled foil 3752g/8.25lbs


Yeah a knot or 2 slower but way way better on the wave
I've not had any issues over foiling but I am 90kg, used the Free 1250 few times now as well and also really good and super easy to do 360s and stuff. Riding it with 216 rear could go in 10knts with dlab 5.5. can't wait for the 800 to arrive

sunsetsailboards
333 posts
31 Jul 2022 7:54AM
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have a good 10-15 sessions on the Fanatic Aero Free 1000 now (w/ 90cm carbon mast and 68cm fuselage)

This is a very nice setup. Feels very surfy, and I really like the way I can drive the foil through the turns. I've had some amazing days on this foil already.

Speed is good... best 500m 21.2kn, 5sec ~23.1kn. feels pretty lifty when going past 20kn

Glide is good... riding swell and doing things like tacks and 360s there is plenty of glide

Turning: this is its best attribute... I feel like I can pump by turning and generate speed and make lines.... I like fading upwind off backside swells, and then banking a downwind turn onto the swell behind me... super fun.

compared to my normal SAB W1000/647/400, this foil feels more stable, easier to ride, but also less slippery. I would like to try a smaller stab, but they don't make one AFAIK. perhaps time for chop shop. the pumping w/ the 216 tail feels a little stiffer than I'm used to. Going to the SAB W1000 it's night and day.

The mast is super stiff and nice. I think a lot of people would like this setup if the USA distribution could get stock. Alas... I'm probably the only person on this continent with this setup. All mine :-D






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