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 Post subject: Flysurfer Flydoor 170 great upwind
PostPosted: Sun Mar 31, 2013 11:58 am 
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I usually ride a 133 or 144 twin tip and in lightwind under 15 kn struggled to stay upwind with my 14M. So after some research came across the Flydoor 4, a 170cm three fin marvel. Tried it out just last week and it has amazing upwind prowess. Perfect for a cruzemin light wind. Now I just need a 170cm board bag.


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 Post subject: Re: Flysurfer Flydoor 170 great upwind
PostPosted: Sun Mar 31, 2013 12:21 pm 
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sounds like a good board for twintip racing!!!


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 Post subject: Re: Flysurfer Flydoor 170 great upwind
PostPosted: Sun Mar 31, 2013 12:44 pm 
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At speed edging it hugs beautifully but it does skate if you try and surf as it only has two fins plus mid fin.


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 Post subject: Re: Flysurfer Flydoor 170 great upwind
PostPosted: Mon Apr 01, 2013 12:03 am 
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Very Cool..... Nice Board and that fin really helps.... Customers have that one and like it.
We ride the Next Step up Allot...
The Flyboards Flyrace, I make a Custom bag that will fit your board... PM if Interested.



Here is an Article of Max and how he did in the twin tip Race.
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I usually ride a 133 or 144 twin tip and in lightwind under 15 kn struggled to stay upwind with my 14M. So after some research came across the Flydoor 4, a 170cm three fin marvel. Tried it out just last week and it has amazing upwind prowess. Perfect for a cruzemin light wind. Now I just need a 170cm board bag.


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 Post subject: Re: Flysurfer Flydoor 170 great upwind
PostPosted: Mon Apr 01, 2013 4:29 am 
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I'm using the FlyDoor in TT-racing with very good results on KTA-tour.
In the last 4 KTA competitions I been on the podium in 3 of them.

When competing in TT-racing on the KTA-tour we are not allowed to have bigger fins then 60mm, It's gives to big upwind advantages with the centerfin being 80mm compare to other board's.


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 Post subject: Re: Flysurfer Flydoor 170 great upwind
PostPosted: Mon Apr 01, 2013 4:45 am 
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dejavu wrote:
At speed edging it hugs beautifully but it does skate if you try and surf as it only has two fins plus mid fin.

Yeah, don't understand why the Flydoor L has 4+1 fins but the XL only the 2...


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 Post subject: Re: Flysurfer Flydoor 170 great upwind
PostPosted: Mon Apr 01, 2013 9:57 am 
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Hi. I plenty agree. The Flydoor 4 L is a fantastic board with a lot of drive upwind. The central fin works very well. This board is also very fast and responsive. Check the video below. It was my first session with it.
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Carlo

http://vimeo.com/59043521



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 Post subject: Re: Flysurfer Flydoor 170 great upwind
PostPosted: Mon Apr 01, 2013 11:09 am 
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Carlo, I only have two fins plus the centre fin on my 170. I am considering drilling and placing another two fins to make a twin tip for stability...what do you think?


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 Post subject: Re: Flysurfer Flydoor 170 great upwind
PostPosted: Mon Apr 01, 2013 12:21 pm 
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dejavu wrote:
Carlo, I only have two fins plus the centre fin on my 170. I am considering drilling and placing another two fins to make a twin tip for stability...what do you think?

Dunno about the Flydoor4, but the 3 has a 'plank' of wood core in the center and then foam edges - there are wooden plugs for the fins on the heel-side edge. I wouldn't go drilling holes... until I knew what's under the paint :) I bet you could ask FSer though...


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 Post subject: Re: Flysurfer Flydoor 170 great upwind
PostPosted: Mon Apr 01, 2013 7:13 pm 
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Hi all. Dejavu I also own a Flydoor XL 2012 that, you know, has only three fins to the upwind edge. The reason is simple: it is possible to ride the board almost flat so other two fins don't add much in terms of stability and upwind performances. On the contrary, they only add weight and drag. Nevertheless with only three fins it remains very stable even when I ride toeside. IMO I don't think adding two more fins leads to a substantial improvement in performance. On the other hand, due to the less width the little sister (Flydoor L) needs them in order to improve the toe side control and, why not? The stability during blind riding, inverted 540 and so on.
Best regards
Carlo

Oooops I was almost forgetting, here's a video concerning some sessions I had with the Flydoor XL:

http://vimeo.com/23947387

...just to clarify some concepts


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