veltern wrote:Mest håp for en dugende flattvannski er/var konstruksjonsutviklingen hos Nelo. Bare nå ikke "store O" får laget gorillabåter ut at Nelo-skiene også.
Henter inn litt brukererfaringer fra en ikke-forhandler i en sammenligning mellom Fenn Spark og Nelo 560M, på surfski.info.:
".. the hump of the Spark was totally getting in my way, but the hump is nearly non-existant on the 560M."
Anyone's who has been on a Spark Downwind will tell you that it surfs really well - and I concur. The 560M accelerates faster, and responds even better to direction changes. I enjoy the 560M even more in all DW conditions.
SPEED Flat water speed
was the easiest to compare: The 560M is amazingly faster
: I don't feel bored, and it doesn't feel like I am pushing water. The Spark is quite fun DW, but a "drag" for training on flat water. It's rocker doesn't help there.
Acceleration was pretty easy to compare as well between the two: as soon as I compared accelerations on the 560M against my usual paddling buddies, the difference was obvious. The GPS started showing numbers I had never seen before.
I care very much about acceleration, especially in DW conditions where seemingly, that is ALL I DO.
Downwind speed is more tricky to compare, but I have ample data, enough to clearly say: The 560M is more agile, requires less effort to link waves and to accelerate: hands down, it's faster
Moving your body fore and aft will affect the 560M. Moving my 57 kilos forward or back didn’t do much to the Spark. Downwind, I save tons of paddling energy by simply leaning my body on the 560M.
I used to say that the 560M was a clear choice for paddlers who were 75 kilos or less. I take that back, because it’s more tricky than that. Now, and from having place several paddlers in the 560M, I will recommend the 560M to paddlers that are specifically:
Less than 70 kilos for rough water.
Less than 75 kilos for calm water (including flat water).
Short or long legs.
Narrow hips, or a little wider.
Paddlers who do not mind being part of the environment
Who are willing to use their bodies, instead of just “sitting there…”Paddlers looking for a ski that doesn’t toss them around with side wind.
They are two super fun skis - the Spark is one super fun ski in Open Ocean as I find it more agile than most skis, but the 560M is even more responsive
due to its size.
The 560M is pretty much in a league of its own, and very well suited for us smaller humans: more fun on Downwinds, and faster on flat water.