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by john m » Tue Jan 28, 2020 8:13 pm

Windance can bring them in I think.
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by ZeroR2 » Tue Jan 28, 2020 8:14 pm

Brian C wrote:That looks like 1299 Euros not dollars to me, which would make more sense. I have always liked Exocet’s windsurfing boards. I wonder if anyone will bring these into N America?


No it is 1299 USD. Windance in OR has them on their site. Exocet are in the USA - I own one. The importer is Progressive Sports in Daytona and just off the top of my head, Isthmus, NB Windsurfing and Windance stock their boards.

Here is Windance site:

http://www.windance.com/FOIL-Windsurf-F ... cet%2B2020
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by Michael » Tue Jan 28, 2020 9:11 pm

john m wrote:Seems like a good deal. Saw a cool Roberts board the other day.
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That thing looks SICK!! Nice work by Rob as usual!
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by ZeroR2 » Wed Jan 29, 2020 5:31 pm

john m wrote:
gorge stanwiki foil photo.JPG
I found the thing I like about foiling is you can sail easily in gusty conditions,like the event site and sailing at Jericho is fun again. :D


John,

Just curious why you went with the Levitator 160 liter with your skills and weight? What is your next step in foiling... going down smaller or different board? Thanks.
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by john m » Wed Jan 29, 2020 6:50 pm

I started last year with a Starboard 139 litre and lp foil.My daughter ended up using most, it didn’t seem big enough for me. Saw the levitator at Windance used so had it shipped up here with 76 wing with long aluminum mast.Levitator works best with a 5.7 meter 5.3 seems too small for me. Wizard 125 or Roberts with a Moses foil would be my next purchase.
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by ZeroR2 » Wed Jan 29, 2020 7:19 pm

john m wrote:I started last year with a Starboard 139 litre and lp foil.My daughter ended up using most, it didn’t seem big enough for me. Saw the levitator at Windance used so had it shipped up here with 76 wing with long aluminum mast.Levitator works best with a 5.7 meter 5.3 seems too small for me. Wizard 125 or Roberts with a Moses foil would be my next purchase.


Ok. Makes sense. I picked up a Dialer 145 for my son and thinking about getting the Levitator 160 or 2020 Exocet R81 (168 liter) for myself. I am 245lbs, so I would like the extra volume. Just trying to figure out what is best. I need it for light wind, so the extra width on the Levitator (86 cm) is nice vs Exocet (81cm). The Exocet has more volume, but the dimensions of the SS seems a bit better.
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by grantmac » Wed Jan 29, 2020 7:29 pm

If you're heavy and not using jumbo sails then I'd take the extra volume.
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by ZeroR2 » Wed Jan 29, 2020 7:35 pm

grantmac wrote:If you're heavy and not using jumbo sails then I'd take the extra volume.


Largest sail will be Ezzy Hydra Sport 8.1. Really don't want to carry anymore gear that doesn't fit on a 460cm mast. Thanks for all the help.
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by john m » Wed Jan 29, 2020 7:43 pm

The extra width and adjustable track of the levitator and ss switch fuselage are good for learning.160 board is pretty easy to tack.
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by ZeroR2 » Wed Jan 29, 2020 7:51 pm

john m wrote:The extra width and adjustable track of the levitator and ss switch fuselage are good for learning.160 board is pretty easy to tack.


I have the foil (SS & 84cm wing). The adjustable track would be a benefit, but as GrantMac said the extra volume might make the Exocet 81 interesting. Pricing new retail is $1999 vs $1299.
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