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Re: GoFoil 1.5 Release
« Reply #90 on: August 16, 2019, 02:03:40 PM »
So I get Ruby to join me the next day (my daughter) and we are riding waves like this.

I am flying down the line, doing cutbacks and hitting tiny little whitewater.  Then Paul joins and says "Man you really bring the waves."

SUPeter shows up.  I swear there are only 30 people that foil. 
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Re: GoFoil 1.5 Release
« Reply #91 on: August 16, 2019, 02:12:11 PM »
Ruby invites a friend

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Re: GoFoil 1.5 Release
« Reply #92 on: August 16, 2019, 03:06:05 PM »
I swear there are only 30 people that foil.

yeah, I am continually surprised by this. I called a very popular distributor of GoFoil to order the GL wings and I was the first one to place an order.  That really surprised me based on all the internet hype I see on the foiling discussion lists. How are any of these foil vendors making money besides Hawaii???

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Re: GoFoil 1.5 Release
« Reply #93 on: August 16, 2019, 05:15:46 PM »
Do you guys ever feel like you’re Jeff Clark at Mavericks. You have these amazing waves/foil and no one believes that you have them and you keep telling people that they’re there but no one listens to you. Then you think about it and realize in the future it’s going to be as crowded as Mavericks so maybe you should just shut up about it. But really the waves/foil are just so good that you have to tell people about it.

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Re: GoFoil 1.5 Release
« Reply #94 on: August 16, 2019, 06:43:24 PM »
So I get Ruby to join me the next day (my daughter) and we are riding waves like this.

I am flying down the line, doing cutbacks and hitting tiny little whitewater.  Then Paul joins and says "Man you really bring the waves."

SUPeter shows up.  I swear there are only 30 people that foil.

It's actually 40, but that's it.

In truth there are zillions of foilers in Hood River but they're kit, windsurf, and downwind foilers. some foil surf, but definitely not all. Lots of people tried wing foiling this weekend. Most loved it, some were unimpressed.
Foote 10'4X34", SIC 17.5 V1 hollow and an EPS one in Hood River. Foote 9'0" x 31", L41 8'8", 18' Speedboard, etc. etc.

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Re: GoFoil 1.5 Release
« Reply #95 on: August 16, 2019, 07:38:08 PM »
Ha! Last weekend I pulled up to one of the spots I frequent and there were easily 30 foilers out! Both Saturday and Sunday mornings... The best part was I foiled the same spot Friday evening and had it all to my self

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Re: GoFoil 1.5 Release
« Reply #96 on: August 16, 2019, 09:37:01 PM »
Hdip if ypu ever get on the high aspect bandwagon you wont need downwind ers anymore...you can fly upwind...yesterday on my prone board at mondos  i kicked out at the bottom of the point and pumped all the way back up to the top of the point against the wind and currents and waves and chop...awesome...

sometimes i wish I was a sales guy. too...id just show up at a foil spot on any given sunday and hand out these Gl210 wings like candy to try to all the older 200+ guys on SUPS and turn um LOOSE...i guarantee 90% of um would come back in and hand over a CC number no questions asked...the  other 10 % would come back the next week and pony up too...because once you run the GL210 is impossible to have fun on the Maliko200 again...you always keep thinking..."damn i wish i had my GL210 wing i could MADE that next pump  out!"


i wasnt going to post this vid because resolution from the surfline cam is grainy so i didnt Instagram or facebook it but...this is 1st point malibu and im running around in front of the Dora wall getting a 3 for 1 on just 1 footer swells...the board is a waterlogged 25# pig...the second 2 for 1 the wave never broke at all and i turned the corner on shore in 2 foot deep ebb tide and caudht the backwash back out...

.this thing rides so good you can actually ride the backwash!...

notice the prone guy sitting on the inside...thats prone guy keola cheering me on...i never pass him...just keep running in my own secret spot...at first point malibu...haha



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Re: GoFoil 1.5 Release
« Reply #97 on: August 18, 2019, 09:48:56 PM »
Some GL210 porn.  Will post a ride report after tomorrow morning's session.

Ingenious method for making the wing/fuse universal - a slotted hole!

It's quite a bit smaller than an IWA. Uploaded the measurements here
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/17xbTGEWSVeRhnYb_4vz_Gmby8UnrDys7Q1iB-6rC6F4/edit#gid=0

Tail next to the maliko tail - it must be much lower drag

tail foil section is much thinner

IWA at 1.5" thick

GL210 at 1.06" thick



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Re: GoFoil 1.5 Release
« Reply #98 on: August 19, 2019, 11:30:41 AM »
Here is the 1.5 Price List
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Re: GoFoil 1.5 Release
« Reply #99 on: August 19, 2019, 12:21:43 PM »
WooooooooooooooW...Cool!... i totally forgot about the thinness of the wings especially the tail when you put the new tail next to the maliko/iwa tail s thin like a razor and the maliko/iwa makes you go..."man that's going to be really draggy through the water "

Sup.position where did you get a price list?...nothing on the website...oh well this has become one of those things i can live without...need some more TOYS...woohoooo!

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Re: GoFoil 1.5 Release
« Reply #100 on: August 19, 2019, 12:59:42 PM »

I am a Dealer

WooooooooooooooW...Cool!... i totally forgot about the thinness of the wings especially the tail when you put the new tail next to the maliko/iwa tail s thin like a razor and the maliko/iwa makes you go..."man that's going to be really draggy through the water "

Sup.position where did you get a price list?...nothing on the website...oh well this has become one of those things i can live without...need some more TOYS...woohoooo!
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Re: GoFoil 1.5 Release
« Reply #101 on: August 19, 2019, 03:03:58 PM »
oops typo....imean CAN'T live without....

Nwe TOYS...GoFoil!...Woohoooooo :D

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Re: GoFoil 1.5 Release
« Reply #102 on: August 19, 2019, 05:29:18 PM »
Initial Ride report on the GL210+Narrow Tail+29.5mast.  I'm #205+wetsuit/paddle, riding 115L board.  Comparisons are to my typical gear IWA and M200 with 420mm Maliko tail.
My go to spot was not breaking, so I ended up at Ocean Beach at low tide with short period unorganized and small beach break.  Not a day I would normally paddle out on, but I wanted to get on the new gear.   

Obvious
 * This gear does not automatically make you a hero.  At least not the on the first session.  There is a learning curve, and I'm still working my way up it.  Definitely not suitable for a first foil.  I would not have been able to ride it nearly as well had I not been riding my cut down 420mm tail for the last several months.
 * It is noticeably harder to catch waves early, but once you do, the wing is super slippery and much faster.  The moment the board comes out of the water, you have it made.  I beat some hollow fast moving sections that I never would have made before.   Less lift at slow speeds but handles speed so much smoother.
 * I had my very first 2 for 1 this morning (no, I did not pump back out to the same peak I took off on, but yes I absolutely did exit the wave, pump out the back to another peak and jump onto that wave).  If caught on video, nobody would have been impressed.   Pumping is immediately easier.

Not as obvious, but noticeable
 * the board is a bit more tippy
 * less pull on the leash during wipe-outs
 * easier to duck-dive through breaking waves and whitewater
 * less drag in the water while paddling

Other
 * I never breached it, the foil is well behaved through the entire speed range
 * Never felt like there was a limit to turning - I was concerned with the wider wingspan and flatter profile, but this wasn't a problem at all

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Re: GoFoil 1.5 Release
« Reply #103 on: August 20, 2019, 04:20:33 AM »
Thanks Jondrums for posting those pics.  Corroborates the dimensions of my latest wing.  Have not been on waves yet but did some speed testing behind a boat.  Needs a little extra speed to lift off but not much.  Top speed is ridiculous!  It was still manageable at 25 mph.  The glide is amazing.  Good wing for small days.  Good wing for big days.  I'm sold.  Again, have not tried it in waves but did a lot of testing and pumping with a boat pull.  Very confident it will be a new favorite.

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Re: GoFoil 1.5 Release
« Reply #104 on: August 20, 2019, 10:02:49 AM »
Thanks Jondrums--sounds spectacular!  Interesting comment on the cut down tail helping with the transition... any thoughts on how the lift fits in between IWA and M200?  Suspect I am going to stick with those two wings for a little while but at 185lbs wondering if the 180 or 210 would be the right wing for surf...

 


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