RRD Pocket Rocket

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RRD Pocket Rocket

Post by tintin.gwen » Wed Oct 09, 2019 5:16 am

My thoughts about this board (sorry for my english, i'm french)

Link for my video :





The size of the board gives the impression of a toy because it is ultra compact and light ; this version is the lightest "LTD" (in texallium like the Exocet RF81).
The deck is completely covered with a Eva foam pad of differents colors; the case is of the deep tuttle type and the LOKEFOIL LK1 foil with the wing 1200 fits perfectly.
Multiple inserts are on the deck but are of no interest with a deep tuttle foil in a windfoil optic because these are too close to
the mast foot. So footstraps will not be used...strapless with this board. You have to go very far back to start the flight.

In terms of buoyancy, stability, no problem even with my 94 kgs.

The sail used for this test is a Purelip 5.2 Loftsails; We can consider mounting 6 / 6.5 but no more on this type of board.
The flight start is quite progressive ; to fly early, it is necessary to move back on the screws of the foil.

The position in navigation is very straight, above the foil; despite the lack of inertia of the board, the board is very stable longitudinally and laterally with the LOKEFOIL Lk1, the wing of 1200 and the stabilizer of 280.

The set is player and one can easily trigger pretty curves . No traction in the sail, which suggests a navigation without harness.

To hope to take off as soon as possible the solution is a fine, fast and short pumping, to quickly back up its supports and then pop up over the foil. A pumping force with amplitude in the traction of the sail will not be as effective since the nose of the board will tend to go from left to right.

The touchdowns in navigation are not felt and the relaunch after a jibe touch, from the moment when we keep speed, is fast. A light weight will be even more able to appreciate this ultra short board.

This is a very fun board for windfoil freeride that i used for 1,5 hour in a wind of about 15knts ... not as efficient, as a more traditional windfoil board but it is not in the same program, here we seek pleasure without particular performance.

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Re: RRD Pocket Rocket

Post by rod » Wed Oct 09, 2019 2:58 pm

Nice review, thanks.

What size sail was the other regular windsurfer (in the video) using? To give a sense of how much with there was.

It's curious that the tuttle box and us box foil slots are in different places, which would imply that the footstrap positions will be wrong for one of the setups.

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Re: RRD Pocket Rocket

Post by Smidge » Wed Oct 09, 2019 5:04 pm

Rod, its also suitable for sup foiling - for those crazy enough to do that - which is probably why the US twin tracks are further forward (and the fully covered deck)

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Re: RRD Pocket Rocket

Post by motogon » Mon Feb 03, 2020 3:29 pm

Cool board! I would love to try it, but not a single RRD dealer around. :(

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Re: RRD Pocket Rocket

Post by James.blonde » Mon Feb 03, 2020 3:42 pm

Where are you based Motogon? Surfladle in West Sussex have one on the shelf, not sure about demo though.

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Re: RRD Pocket Rocket

Post by motogon » Mon Feb 03, 2020 4:47 pm

New Jersey :(

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Re: RRD Pocket Rocket

Post by motogon » Mon Feb 03, 2020 4:50 pm

tintin.gwen wrote:
Wed Oct 09, 2019 5:16 am
My thoughts about this board (sorry for my english, i'm french)
By any chance: if you have experience with Slingshot Wizard 125, how would you compare those boards?

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Re: RRD Pocket Rocket

Post by nimo » Sun Mar 15, 2020 9:07 pm

I have just swapped from a wizard 125 to a pocket rocket.
3 sessions now on the pocket rocket. I am surprised how different they are. In a nutshell the rrd has the mast track further back and the front foot strap ( I use foot hooks) position further forward. What this means is that the trim control is more from your feet than the mast foot pressure. I find it better.
I swapped to the rrd as I will be trying some wing foiling this year aswell as wind foiling.
I am using the slingshot infinity 76.
I loved my wizard 125, nothing not to like. The pocket rocket is just a bit different.
Hope this helps

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Re: RRD Pocket Rocket

Post by northy » Mon Jun 08, 2020 1:57 pm

Hi Nimo

any more feedback on the pocket rocket, and also vs Wizard 125...as im deliberating these 2 boards for my infinity 76 (@90kg)

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Re: RRD Pocket Rocket

Post by motogon » Thu Jun 18, 2020 10:17 pm

nimo wrote:
Sun Mar 15, 2020 9:07 pm
I have just swapped from a wizard 125 to a pocket rocket.
3 sessions now on the pocket rocket. I am surprised how different they are. In a nutshell the rrd has the mast track further back and the front foot strap ( I use foot hooks) position further forward. What this means is that the trim control is more from your feet than the mast foot pressure. I find it better.
I swapped to the rrd as I will be trying some wing foiling this year aswell as wind foiling.
I am using the slingshot infinity 76.
I loved my wizard 125, nothing not to like. The pocket rocket is just a bit different.
Hope this helps
Finally I was able to order Pocket Rocket E-Tech. Question to you Nimo: do you use 76 foil in B or C position?

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