Starboard Supercruiser

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Starboard Supercruiser

Post by Smidge » Thu Oct 17, 2019 9:46 am

My wife started foiling yesterday and now wants a foil for her 50th so we can go out together rather than take it in turns. I have a Slingshot Infinity 76, and whilst I think thats brilliant, I would also like to have a bigger front wing too as I tend to get out when its super light, Im heavy, and the hypernut isnt the easiest board to unstick. Therefore I was thinking that maybe a Starboard Supercruiser would be more cost efficient than another Slingshot - as with another slingshot I would have 2 identical front wings (76 is 1500cm2), and have to shell out again if I want a bigger front wing, whereas the Starboard comes with a 1700cm2 wing as standard (and its £300 cheaper to start with too).

Also seems that Starboard are bringing in a 2000cm2 front wing, so if I decide i want to go monster big (SLingshot just did same with infinity 99) then I will be in the same boat.

In terms of boards, she would mainly be on our ancient Starboard F155 85cm wide formula board (probably using the slingshot as the tuttle flanges help stop the unreinforced box from falling apart) and I would be on the Hypernut 8.0 4 in 1 using the Supercruiser.

Any views?

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Re: Starboard Supercruiser

Post by rod » Thu Oct 17, 2019 7:42 pm

I'd be interested to hear how it compares to the slingshot, there doesn't seem to be any dimensions for the front wing on Starboard's site, bar the area.

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Re: Starboard Supercruiser

Post by Richarli » Sat Oct 19, 2019 9:17 am

Rod it says 800 wide on one of the search sites.
Smidge, I'm really interested in how you get on. It seems ideal for what I think I want. That is a light wind wing for an FB.

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Re: Starboard Supercruiser

Post by Richarli » Sun Oct 20, 2019 12:14 pm

Thinking about such things. Does anybody know of a starboard windsurfing school anywhere in Europe that I could rent to try?

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Re: Starboard Supercruiser

Post by Sailrepair » Sun Oct 20, 2019 12:46 pm

24/7 at calshot are worth a try, they have a range of demo foils as do OTC.

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Re: Starboard Supercruiser

Post by Richarli » Sun Oct 20, 2019 8:59 pm

Brilliant, thanks.

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Re: Starboard Supercruiser

Post by Smidge » Tue Oct 22, 2019 9:13 am

I think Im going to hold off buying until the spring. Realistically she wont get out that much over the winter and we can share on those occasions - plus Im struggling to get much feedback on the super cruiser (although what I have seen is good).

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Re: Starboard Supercruiser

Post by Richarli » Tue Oct 22, 2019 3:10 pm

Very positive review in seabreeze:. https://www.seabreeze.com.au/forums/Win ... iew?page=1

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Re: Starboard Supercruiser

Post by grantmac » Fri Jul 10, 2020 5:41 pm

I thought I'd reply here rather than creating a new post.

I've owned Slingshot gear since 2018 with the FWind1 with the H2 wing, then bought a I76 wing for it.
The wings are definitely pretty good although not the most durable.

Recently I got a Supercruiser and it has been revolutionary. The quality is far ahead but more importantly it performs better. Mine is the 1700 and I'm 85kg on a good day.
It's got better low end, about the same top speed but maybe a touch higher angles. It seems to have less drag which results in faster acceleration and less speed loss in gybes. Probably a result of much better streamlining and a thinner wing.

The pitch stability is higher because of the large stabilizer. You can also change how it rides by adjusting both stabilizer angle and (this isn't official) sliding the wing forward. This last bit was where the foil totally came alive for me since I'm on a board with a typical fin box position.
With the wing forward the pitch control feels like autopilot and I was instantly making many more gybes than I ever did on the Slingshot.

My biggest complaint is that much like the Slingshot the wings don't fit very tightly on the fuselage and tend to loosen off. They have fixed that on their surf foils so I'm hoping they come out with a windfoil fuselage which is the same design. It I might just modify what I have.

Also I wish they sold this with their flanged mast top so it was more compatible with unmodified boards. Maybe the part is available separately?

Just my review based on several years with the Slingshot and a few really eye opening sessions on the Supercruiser.

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