Code - 860R Range / Hype

Ended up getting an 860R / 135 setup for DW Sup. The thing is great.

The efficiency and glide is really good. I don’t see myself wanting a 960 or 1075 except maybe flatwater.

I’ve recently been using AFS, and the lowend on this feels comparable to the Pure HA 1100, but with a better average speed and slightly better turning.

Excels when gliding through dead sections then picking up power quickly. If you’re into DW, it’s got to be up there with the best stuff.

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I’ve been on the 860R & 150AR for about a month and weighing 98kg I’m loving it. Been sup dw and sup foiling it in NJ in small conditions. I think the 960R could be useful on the smaller days that I’m forcing runs in 10-12knts, (training for M2M), but man the foil feels great. Coming from Takuma kujira II wings so no surprise the big jump in efficiency and glide. Used it on a 17 mile bay run my second day and a 25 mile ocean run on my third day. Handled both with ease, very impressed with how easy it feels to paddle up at my weight and its range. My avg km range from 2:20-2:58. Unlocked some fun carving 360s downwind with the extra glide. STOKED!

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Any Code users able to speak on this? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ETvGlucKtG4

Has me curious about Code again. TLDR: Code foil sections are very thin and thats why they can have more lift at smaller sizes and still be very fast/glidey

Can only echo Jef_spicoli’s experiences on the 860R (and I’m only 87Kg). So far I’ve only the LONG fuse and 135R tail but I’m blown away how tightly I can turn this setup (that theoretically shouldn’t turn all that well). This is basically a one foil does all system for me. I’ve got a 1075R/ M fuse / 120R setup on the way too and can’t wait to mix and match parts to see what works best.

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yeah, since I got the 860R its been my one foil for everything at 95kg

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Coming from being a 2-3 year gofoil guy on the rs1150 and now primarily on the 860r it makes sense with what I’m feeling.

Yes that 860 has the magic. Its hard to ride anything else on a DW run honestly. Its got so much range to it, i always feel sad when I decide to test something out, get nervous sweats when i dont have my 860 on for a run! Its made my runs so easy and predictable.
I honestly dont use it for anything other then DW SUP foiling. I have used them all, but i can never, NEVER go wrong with a 860R/med fuse/ 150AR.
full disclosure im a US Code Dealer. But i only rep 2 brands in my shop, so I really go all in on the brands I believe in and have been extremely fortunate to be the first to have code and explore this range with them and my cleints/ community. I have yet to fins a code i dont love honestly. But my favorite is the 860R for my favorite sport DW.

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Just to update the thread, I got ahold of the 960R and the 1075R to replace my bigger ARTPro foils on small swell light wind days. The 1075R is fantastic and rides great for a big foil. The early lift gets going really slow but comes up very smoothly. And it doesn’t have the big wing flexy delayed turning that the 1201 has.

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ive been using the 1075r in prone for small conditions and the 770 (soon to be using the 680) for medium conditions. unbeatable performance for pumping and still turns good, doesnt get overfoiled. very user friendly ar 13 foils for the surf surprisingly. i will still take out the 980s if i wanna focus more on turns and carving the face of the wave and can still link waves, but i can link twice as many waves on the 770 vs the 980.

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Seeing as you’re a dealer I’m going to bombard you with my questions…
I’m eyeing off a change to Code after trying some other brand high aspect foils in light DW conditions over the weekend. My current brand (not naming anyone) doesn’t really have anything high aspect, and it feels sluggish by comparison.
I’m going to try and get a hold of some demo gear to see if I have similar luck with the Code R series.
What would you suggest for a two wing quiver for a 85-90kg guy, getting up in most bumps now, working on longer runs, pumping between gaps, love cranking turns too. Hatchery & Rufus runs, from anywhere 15 - 30 knots? Stick to R series? 1075 for lighter days, 860 for when it’s cranking? Med fuse? Tail?
As for mast, I’ll be wanting to wing & prone too (with the S series I would imagine), so I was thinking the 80cm would be nice?

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Hey man, I did a couple days out in hood on the code gear. I had 860R and 980S with me, and only used the 135R tail while there. 80kg rider weight. I preferred the 980S for the tunnel 4 / Hatchery runs in the corridor. The bumps are so slow/stacked/easy and the glide on the S is plenty. I ran the 860 a couple times there too, and its also fine, but way fast and cant turn in the pockets as well. I did 4 runs out in Arlington in higher winds, and used the 860R there and think it was the right move for the bigger swell. Hope this helps, maybe scale up a size or so based on weight/skill etc.

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Thanks for the beta. I was also considering swapping the 1075R for an 1130/1300S for those lighter days, and sticking with the 860R for higher wind/faster days like you say.
The only thing making me hesitant is the runs back home will be open ocean swell - and I’ve also got some friends back home who like to sup surf the 1075R in waves and absolutely love it.
Choices choices choices :sweat_smile:

Nice, I also am always doing ocean runs at home and 860 is awesome for that. Our summer is no wind season so I picked up a 1075 and got it out for the first time yesterday. It feels dog slow compared to the 860, but i managed a 2:37/km and averaged ~2:45/km for ~10 miles of foiling. The slowest I have managed on the 860 is around there so seems like a good quiver match.

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