Speedsurfing on Fanatic Falcon 86 (2010)
-Overpowered with 7.0 could go near 70kmh (38kn)
-A very good powered 5.5 didn't go as fast as 7.0
-My RS:Slalom 6.2 in its sweetspot
The feeling of the Fanatic Falcon 2010 is for me NOT comparable to any other Fanatic Falcon before. BUT I found the total feeling very familiar... The first time I was sailing and thought WOW this is Carbon Art Speed-style. But this is quite a amazing effort since it works really well. It would be even more intresting if the bigger sizes also work on this concept.
I would call the concept "fixed boardangle", it looks like Antoine Albeau boardtrim, however for normal surfers the board also allows "a bit deeper tail in water"-trim
I think this is the first fanatic falcon that suits all surfers well, the board itself doesn't look special. The boardtrim is the MOST stable I have ever sailed, this means your bodyposition can be locked easier than ever before!
Do I want to buy this board?
Not yet, my fanatic falcon 79 is my favorite board ever in that size. Would hurt myself when I sell it, after this short use period. But it is also a fact the Falcon 79 allows a bit LESS powerfull sailing. I came from POWER sailing on Carbon Art, I expect this style is really fast on the new Falcons. However since I am still finetuning my current board, when I found the limits it would be time to change. (however don't be surprised if you see me sailing a falcon 86...)
Who Should buy the Fanatic Falcon 86 2010?
If you are looking for something that doesn't take of in gusts in a scarry way. If you would like extreme fast acceleration in the easiest package ever, don't look further. I am not joking, this board allows bad trim and still will be able to take dayvictory. Control/Easy/Power/Fast this is what I think of 2010, compared to the older monoconcave falcons which I would describe as Fast/Most Efficient/Hard trim
I believe the new fanatic falcon will blast WAY faster than 2009 in terms of speed. But more important I believe the Fanatic Falcon 2010 is good to match all top 10 sailbrands/ finbrands. I can't say this about all the other Fanatic Falcons before (including 2009)
-Board works better a bit to much powered than vice-versa. Don't rig to small
-For really high speed your Caspar Speed or Select SL7 is quite suitable ( good new for the old monoconcave riders!)
-Mastfoot I found the "monoconcave-position" good, which is in my case 3-4cm back from the center
Trimtips for the advanced riders:
-A bit more raked fin would be a tiny percentage more efficient. With Carbon Art Speed I used 14 degrees rake with great succes, I guess with the new falcon you could do the same trick. Even more rake is possible... If you're willing to experiment, let me know if you found more performance!!
Erik is windsurfer for 10+ years. In his daily life he is professional in construction dewatering, advisor, troubleshooter. Erik likes adventures, explore and to challenge himself. During his life he is trying to get the best out of it and have respect for the earth, nature and future generations. The modern world is about sharing, in this blog Erik shares his experiences, selfreflection and lessons learned.
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