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Old 02 October 2009, 08:50   #1
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lodestar trimax 3d-v

hi all, a friend of mine is looking at getting a new sib for next year and likes the look of the lodestar range, in particular the lodestar air floor with speed tubes (trimax 3d-v). have any of you out there had any experience with these. ie: quality of build / performance etc. he has at present a honwave 3.2m airfloor and although it is of good build, very stable and keeps you "dry" in the water, he doesn't like the way the floor flexes at the rear at full speed. many thanxs in advance.
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Old 02 October 2009, 09:35   #2
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Why would he think that another airfloor would provide any improvement as far as floor flex is concerned? Continually buying new, then selling used for virtually the same boat can get extremely expensive.
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Old 02 October 2009, 11:16   #3
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hi prarie tuber, my friend has been told that the air floor on the lodestar "skims" across the water due to the speed tubes (which sound like the tubes on the zodiac futura air floor) , and the zodiac always seems to get great reviews. the honwave seems to cut through the water creating more drag and the dreaded flex.
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A v deep air matt will flex less than horizontal air matt, but will flex, it's the nature of the beast, portability vs ridgidity, anyway if going for the new model inflate air matt floor and tubes to it's max recommended pressure to achieve best performance.

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If he finds the floor flex annoying he would definitely be better off with floorboards. For the extra 3-5 minutes the floorboards would take to set up, the improved performance, versatility and safety are well worth it.
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