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Anyone tested Takoon Interstate??

Postby Guest » Mon Apr 07, 2003 6:00 pm

I`m waiting for my Takoon interstate 139. but has anyone tested it??

Does this board work in other conditions than 12 m/s ++ with hugh surfwaves??

This is not the conditions we have in norway

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Postby Peter_Frank » Mon Apr 07, 2003 7:41 pm

I have - all 3 Interstates in fact.

The 139 is not a pure waveboard if that was your concern.

I'll give a review after some more testing, it is too early now.

The finish and details of the board is just perfect though - much better than Brunotti boards f.ex.
And the adjustable footstraps are very comfortable and easy to adjust.

But I wont say anything about the sailing characteristics, as I cant after only one day.

It feels really good in the water, with a natural trim without being too loose like some boards do.

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Postby Phil » Mon Apr 07, 2003 9:07 pm

To the lucky owner of the 3 Interstate:
A report on the 151 would be also very appreciated.

Can't wait to read your report Peter..... :bye:

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Postby Peter_Frank » Mon Apr 07, 2003 10:58 pm

Well, I am not the owner of these boards - yet !

But I might be, when having tested and tried them seriously.

I can tell you one interesting fact about the Interstates though:

The 33/139 has flat bottom.
The 37/151 is concave in the center.
The 40/163 has flat bottom.

I found the 151 to be a great allround board - good grip and early planing because of the concave.

And it is quite small in fact, because of the narrower width in the ends.

The 139 had really good control when powered.

Just my first impressions...

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Postby freeriders.tv » Tue Apr 08, 2003 7:44 am

I've intensively rided with the 151 while in Thailand (the board was just off the factory) and to be honest it is a killer board for light wind.. I'm very used to RSC boards, I ride them mostly since then I started kiteboarding but my RSC boards are not the square type of todays but more the surf style ones.. I'm not a fan of Square board at all but to be honest since 151 was much of a surprise, very very smooth, no aggressive at all and cool on your leg, but that's not only a light wind war machine, it kills also when the wind pop up..
I've ridden the 139 this week end in a good 30/35 kts and it was exactly the same board as the 151, yep altough the shape is different, the felling is exactly the same.. a very very good board for big wind !!
I'm not usualy a very enthousiastic man about boards, I love my RSC old school boards but I've to say that I will have to push some people to have those interstate added to my quiver eh eh eh

have fun and ride full power


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