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F2 FX Formula Board 2007

00:00 1st December 2006 by Boardseeker
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2006 Formula Champion Allison Shreeve


 
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What’s with the nose? Well, that was our first thought but then nothing surprises us anymore from the Patrick Diethelm drawing board! Other designers thought he was mad when he ‘cut-out’ the underside of the board around the fin. Now they’re all doing it. Now he has cut the nose off.

In a day and age where most board brands have opted to pull out of Formula production, we think its a very creditable move for F2 to come up with such an innovative design rather than sticking with the tried and tested. 

Last years board was very successful, lets see how this one fairs against the new Starboard…..

WHAT THE BROCHURE SAYS

The new FX V Formula board takes it to the maximum with almost every wind range. The outstanding performance and
dominance of our racing machine lies in the extremely wide tail, a new feature for this year. The FX V has a tail width of an
impressive 83cm measured 30cm from the tail. This makes it unbeatable, especially going upwind. The adjustable cut-outs
provide the exact trim needed for perfect control in all wind strengths.

THE STATS

Length Width Volume Weight Fin range Sail Range
FX V 235cm 100cm 155ltr 9.1kg 60-70cm 8.0-12.5

NEW FEATURES

In order to keep the high top end speed with such a wide tail, the scoop rocker line has been adjusted and the bottom flat has been shortened by 3cm. Furthermore the V in the front of the board has been increased and wide bevels have been added so that the rails don’t dip into the chop.

The scoop-rocker line has been raised under the mast track area in order to get a smoother ride over chop and small waves.
Parallel double concaves with stabilizing side panels let the board ride smoothly through the chop and give a very stable sense of
drive and control. A flat bottom in the tail area provides maximum acceleration and a sustained top speed.

The new FX provides impressive pointing performance with its

6cm wider tail. The new board also has 5cm less overall length which helps high wind sailing considerably. Going upwind at a very steep angle is very easy and there is no muscle force needed.

A very thin volume distribution reduces the weight, which tends to become an issue with the ever growing Formula boards these days.

The stance of the back foot is significantly higher than the front foot which helps to build up much more pressure with the rear leg which results in easier sailing and a more direct loading of the fin especially for lighter sailors.
Get the perfect trim for your FX with the adjustable cut-outs.
The weight optimized Air Pipes are only 5cm deep and lead exactly into the cut-outs which eliminates nearly all the vacuum, the sure solution that provides the explosive acceleration towards the finish line and first place.

COST: Team Rider deals available (contact info@604distribution.com)
AVAILABILITY: January 2007

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