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airush protoy 2012... bit slow ?

Postby BillyGoatGruff » Fri Jan 04, 2013 11:50 pm

I recently bought a 2012 airush protoy 135cm... great board and often over looked... but any one find this quite a slow board ? (in chop and flat water just seems a bit sluggish)

I was previously riding a 2009 airush xpact 132cm and the x-pact was way quicker, and much better bottom end. Probably due to the x-pact being a fair bit stiffer, the 2012 protoy is really flexible and has very bendy flex tips.

any other riders thoughts appreciated.. strangely my 132cm is now my low wind baord and the 135cm the high wind board

thanks
(weight = 82kg)

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Re: airush protoy 2012... bit slow ?

Postby BillyGoatGruff » Mon Jan 07, 2013 11:08 pm

anyone ....?

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Re: airush protoy 2012... bit slow ?

Postby Poul Larsen » Sat Jan 12, 2013 9:47 am

I have not sailed these boards myself. But lets see if we can get the discussion started...

But I think it sounds like the protoy has more rocker. this will give it many good properties, but speed, upwind and low end will suffer.

Accept these things, be a little more powered and you will find all the good things that comes with a fair amount of rocker.

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Re: airush protoy 2012... bit slow ?

Postby BillyGoatGruff » Sun Jan 13, 2013 3:05 pm

thanks, yes I agree the flex and rocker make it slower...

anyone riding one out there ?


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