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Re: 2018 Raceboard rumours ?
« Reply #60 on: April 22, 2017, 07:05:57 PM »
Tito 1st 2:08
Larry 28th 2:23
Caio 42nd 2:37

Annabel 1st 2:29
Seychelle 5th 2:41

“If I’m being honest, it’s like I towed [Fiona] for over an hour,” Anderson said. “Eventually it was like, it’s time to have a race. Side-by-side and I literally blew through a train of guys in front of me and got a big gap. So, number five.”  :o  ;D

http://www.supthemag.com/news/titouan-puyo-annabel-anderson-win-2017-carolina-cup/#fvJpL345ZK4kICVS.97

http://www.supracer.com/2017-carolina-cup-paddleboard-race-results/
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Re: 2018 Raceboard rumours ?
« Reply #61 on: April 22, 2017, 07:33:09 PM »
I helped him put the fins on the board cause he couldn't figure out how the
Twins work and the position of the center fin in relation to the twins.

So you were the perfect support technician with access to the boards :-) No test drive just to make sure....

This really demonstrate the board's abilities and the fact they chose to go with Larry's 4 fin setup for their production is a writing on the wall for what's to come.

So these are production boards and not prototypes?
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Re: 2018 Raceboard rumours ?
« Reply #62 on: April 22, 2017, 07:42:37 PM »
Well, I guess Starboard won't be able to bleat too loudly about the Carolina Cup in their promotional literature for a change. Pretty strong results for NSP and Brian S, Mistral etc.

Nice to see a greater variety of brands represented towards the top, including some relatively niche ones.
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Re: 2018 Raceboard rumours ?
« Reply #63 on: April 22, 2017, 08:15:01 PM »
Sunova info and some Carolina Cup race pics
Graveyard 13 mile race
Wind 15-20 mph
Downwind in ocean 1/2
Upwind in flatwater 1/2

Kelly Margetts was riding a Sunova Ocean Faast Pro 14' x 24"
43 years old
7th place - 1 min 35 sec off the winners time

Kelly was leading the 3rd group at the halfway, then improved to 7th with a strong 2nd half.

I am not a racer, don't claim to know anything about boards or racers.
Just giving you what I see.

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Re: 2018 Raceboard rumours ?
« Reply #64 on: April 22, 2017, 08:21:23 PM »
My take is all the brands are close enough and it always just comes down to the power balance skill endurance desire etc of the paddler in the end.  Tho some board designs do suit one paddler over another obviously.  Def NSP is moving up fast with Tito and Travis.  Best way to advertise is to win.  ;)

Edit - both AA and TP were with SB prev

http://www.supracer.com/titouan-puyo-nsp/
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Re: 2018 Raceboard rumours ?
« Reply #65 on: April 22, 2017, 11:44:34 PM »
Kelly Margetts was riding a Sunova Ocean Faast Pro 14' x 24"
43 years old
7th place - 1 min 35 sec off the winners time

Just to echo creek, Kelly Margetts result is by far the most impressive
In the competition to me!

And he was doing in style on the Sunova board. I rode this board in windy
Conditions, and the windage factor is substantial because of its thickness.
For the life of me I can't understand how he managed the board in the
Cross-wind section.
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Re: 2018 Raceboard rumours ?
« Reply #66 on: April 22, 2017, 11:51:41 PM »
I helped him put the fins on the board cause he couldn't figure out how the
Twins work and the position of the center fin in relation to the twins.

So you were the perfect support technician with access to the boards :-) No test drive just to make sure....

This really demonstrate the board's abilities and the fact they chose to go with Larry's 4 fin setup for their production is a writing on the wall for what's to come.

So these are production boards and not prototypes?

No test drive! Would you let a stranger take your board into the surf just before
The biggest race of the year? ;)

These were not production boards, but built according to production specs.
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Re: 2018 Raceboard rumours ?
« Reply #67 on: April 23, 2017, 01:42:22 AM »
Lots of Ace knock off dug out designs from the other brands going well there it looks like. Nothing new from Starboard that I can see in the footage ?

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Re: 2018 Raceboard rumours ?
« Reply #68 on: April 23, 2017, 01:43:45 AM »
ukgm - Basically what SB did was pull the Sprint and Race designs together and add triple concaves for increased stability.  Sprint with lower rocker and sharp reverse disp entry vs the AS increased rocker and cutting boof.  The flat bottom 2015 AS design was completely discarded.


Yep, my point was that if S'board want the sprint to handle more chop in 2018, are they going  to tweak it and basically not end up too far away from the Race 2015 was....

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Re: 2018 Raceboard rumours ?
« Reply #69 on: April 23, 2017, 05:01:07 AM »
Yeah. I think that at least some of the the Starboard racers were perhaps unlucky with their boards at the Carolina Cup. They were expecting at least some flat water sections which would have suited the 2017 All Stars, tuned as they are a little more towards flat water than open ocean. But it pretty much turned out to be an exercise in upwind/downwind, which would have suited the Ace better. The All Star has never been particularly special downwind.

Incredible performance by Larry Cain though, given his age and flat water background. Top 30 in that company in your 50s, in conditions that aren't your natural arena? Mind over matter stuff.

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Re: 2018 Raceboard rumours ?
« Reply #70 on: April 23, 2017, 05:11:18 AM »
Incredible performance by Larry Cain though, given his age and flat water background. Top 30 in that company in your 50s, in conditions that aren't your natural arena? Mind over matter stuff.

Cannot agree more.
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Re: 2018 Raceboard rumours ?
« Reply #71 on: April 23, 2017, 07:47:54 AM »
Totally agree with thoughts on Larry Cain and Kelly Margetts. I tested a board similar to the one Kelly rode. I do not understand how he finished so well on that boat. What a motor he must have!! 
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Re: 2018 Raceboard rumours ?
« Reply #72 on: April 23, 2017, 08:47:42 AM »
Boothy went for it on the flats just before the DW finish and bonked.  You could see him quickly fall to the back of the train and down some gel.  He was spent.  The pace was simply blistering.  He needed to gap the boys at that point.

Georges was incredible tho to catch the front train.  It was all him.  Massive pull that dude.  But DW not his specialty.  He also had nothing left.

To me the standout was Larry.  Mid age guy past his prime killing it upwind and DW.  Only 15 min behind.  But so many AS and no Ace boards represented.  Shame.  Connor did what he could -> but DW Tito just squirted away on the first bump and waved bye bye lads.  The NSP  design looks very versatile.  Tito played it very smart for the repeat.  Kept plenty in the tank.  ;)

Annabel just has too much for the ladies.  Five in a row.  Awesome.  ;)
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Re: 2018 Raceboard rumours ?
« Reply #73 on: April 23, 2017, 08:59:37 AM »
The sport is low body impact, high on technique and young in its development. With that in mind, it's no wonder a 40 or even 50 plus athlete can do well. It might not be the same in 10 years time though.

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Re: 2018 Raceboard rumours ?
« Reply #74 on: April 23, 2017, 09:35:32 AM »
ukgm - wait until you are in your 50s before you say that. Many people don't notice *too* much drop-off up until 40-45 but the following 10 years are absolutely brutal for most people, no matter how low impact the sport is.