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Dust off the Hypersonic

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Created by Ian K 1 month ago, 27 Nov 2020
Ian K
WA, 3537 posts
27 Nov 2020 11:34AM
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CJW
NSW, 1679 posts
28 Nov 2020 12:09AM
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Still have a 105 in the shed, was the first board I used with a foil acually I never sold it because at the time is was such an out of the box design and worked really well I thought...maybe there is life in the old girl yet. I don't think we have quite such accurate pitch control though

LeeD
2128 posts
28 Nov 2020 1:34AM
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I got a 125 still...in Puerto Rico.
Problem can be front wing too far back, with stock tuttle setting. Gotta place front wing between straps.

ZeeGerman
168 posts
28 Nov 2020 2:09AM
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Are they any good for foiling?
I've never really seen one, but I think they might really do well with a foil.

LeeD
2128 posts
28 Nov 2020 3:28AM
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If your foil has the front wing placed very far forward, like RRD, it might work fine.
For Naish WS, might need another 4" via P Plate to get front wing COE between footstraps.

CoreAS
363 posts
28 Nov 2020 8:28AM
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Local master foiler here (Bob) has been using a Hypersonic since day one (4+ years of foiling) Its the most Frankenstein board I have ever seen, so many battle scars etc! but he is still foiling it every week with the Slingshot HG foil (TC 68 and I84).


seanhogan
3260 posts
28 Nov 2020 9:49AM
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I use mine (111) with the severne redwing; works just fine !!
Most modern old board ever !!

swoosh
QLD, 1804 posts
28 Nov 2020 11:56AM
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Hyper still ahead of its time.

Te Rehutai is pretty sick!

segler
739 posts
28 Nov 2020 1:30PM
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These low aspect-ratio shovel-shaped wings seem to have a very broad center of lift. I use a i76 in B position on an old formula board with the finbox in the stock position way far aft. It balances just fine and works well.

LeeD
2128 posts
29 Nov 2020 1:58AM
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Hyper was modern.
Why not revive the Starboard W-75 from 1998?

CAN17
437 posts
29 Nov 2020 10:39AM
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CoreAS said..
Local master foiler here (Bob) has been using a Hypersonic since day one (4+ years of foiling) Its the most Frankenstein board I have ever seen, so many battle scars etc! but he is still foiling it every week with the Slingshot HG foil (TC 68 and I84).


Nice one!
Style points for having the life jacket straped to the inside of the harness

stroppo
WA, 582 posts
29 Nov 2020 11:52AM
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I love my 105 hypersonic but haven't tried foiling with it!

PJnJCJ
2 posts
23 Dec 2020 8:13PM
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Has he modified it or just use it as is with massive foot straps so your not on the rail?

I've used mine with the Pinkie - works well, and F4/NP foil - also worst well.

With the Naish foil it was ok but not great. I prefer to be right over the mast with the back foot on that foil.

LeeD
2128 posts
23 Dec 2020 11:32PM
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Used it yesterday with a 5.2 wing but a 9" wave fin.
Planed ok in gusts of 17, my lack of skill taking me downwind every run.

Faff
VIC, 828 posts
24 Dec 2020 8:24AM
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seanhogan said..
I use mine (111) with the severne redwing; works just fine !!
Most modern old board ever !!


Did you reinforce the finbox?



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