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SUP General / Re: Creek is at EXPO come on by
« on: January 04, 2022, 04:45:51 PM »
I am at booth #331 with Tino and Christian Fletcher.
Right middle corner in front of Skateboard Ramp

Stop by and say hi!
Let me know what booth you are in, or if you are checking out gear.

Lots of cool gear on displayÖ. every booth is full  :)

Awesome!  Seems like just yesterday I saw you there!

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I spoke to Tucker and MacKite a couple weeks back and he interestingly recommended the GT1250 over the RS so I had one arrive only to find no waves.  Will see what I think but it is EXACTLY the same profile of the NL160 except steps in lieu of winglets so will be interesting to see if it really is gamechanging.  I am also looking forward to ride reports on the RS which should arrive in shops next month.

Initial reports are gamechanging! But they always tend to be. Until I actually see it, I remain cautiously optimistic or maybe pessimistically hopeful.  At risk of being the old grump, I've seen the hype train go by a few too many times now,  over-promising and under-delivering.  Reminds me of that line in the movie The Color of Money, about the wealthy pool player getting hustled: I don't mind losing the money, but I am not willing to just give it away.   ::)    So....let's hear those reports!  :)

Juan--I have been skunked ever since getting the GT so don't have any real perspective yet.  What I will say is that in the miniscule conditions we have had, the GT had less lift than the NL which was remediated by taking my feet further back than I usually ride on the NL.  I suspect it may have less AOA but haven't measured to confirm.  The only other thoughts are that it is super user friendly and easy to control and seems to pump better at slower speeds than equivalent NL size.  Will report back more when there is some semblance of a swell.

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Thanks for the report, Jon!  Sounds like what I am looking for.  Perhaps the Kujira 1095 will be the perfect combination of the pump of the 999 and the surfiness of the 1210 for you.  That said, I spoke to Tucker and MacKite a couple weeks back and he interestingly recommended the GT1250 over the RS so I had one arrive only to find no waves.  Will see what I think but it is EXACTLY the same profile of the NL160 except steps in lieu of winglets so will be interesting to see if it really is gamechanging.  I am also looking forward to ride reports on the RS which should arrive in shops next month. 

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I'm running the 350 progressive with 1deg of shim and it works great.  Without the shim is a touch more efficient, but it doesn't turn very well nor come up without a bunch of back foot pressure.   It comes alive and rides great with 1deg of shim.  After a couple months getting the 999 dialed, I went back to the takuma 1250 for a session which I used to think was the best foil ever made and it just feels draggy now.

How does the 350P compare with the 13.5 KD tail, Jon?  I love my 13.5 with my NL160.  Would you say that the 999 has replaced the takuma for surf for you then?

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Wow!  It gets better!  400P?  375P?  So many options.

FWIW, in the Axis FB Group, Adrian Roper said 375P is best with 999.

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Gear Talk / Re: Infinity RNB PPVC
« on: November 14, 2021, 06:51:25 AM »

And the reason is that 8í8 is way too big for you. As pointed out before, RNBs are high performance shapes that should be ridden as small as possible. At your weight you should be on 8í2x29x115.  I would even argue that if you donít mind some effort you could be on 7í11. 8í8 would be a great board for a rider in 260+ pounds range.

Shapes like RNB, Blurr, Starboard Pro, JP Pro, etc should be ridden at 1.0-1.2 Guild factor. 1.3 at most. If you need (or think you need) more buoyancy you should be on a different board.

What he ^^^^^ said. As I mentioned above, I picked up a PVC RNB this past September.  The impetus was that I missed a 7'4x30x105L Hypernut that I sold a couple years back.  Prior to picking up the 7'11x28x98L RNB, my preferred tails and the only two SUP boards I kept are rounded pins.  At 1.2 guild factor (I weigh ~180lbs), I dare say that the RNB turns faster than my performance shaped 8'10 Surrator even with its rocker and rounded pin.  That said, these tomo and hybrid tomo shapes like the Hypernut and RNB work best when sized right for the user and they like top to bottom surfing from the tail.

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Gear Talk / Re: Infinity RNB PPVC
« on: November 14, 2021, 06:39:27 AM »

When I saw this thread I hoped you had bought an infinity PPVC board, as I'm curious about the weight. 

I was considering an RNB, called a shop who had a PVC version in stock, and asked what their general impression of the construction was. Their comment was that it was noticeably heavy.

That could have been very subjective on the shop guy's part. But left me curious, as they're half the price of the carbon suspension construction.     
   

I have been pretty much exclusively been foiling for the last couple of years but jumped at the opportunity to pick up a 7'11 PVC construction RNB (not the newer PPVC+) when they went on sale in September.  Depending on the size, I don't think it is heavy.  I did weigh it when I first got it and it came in at 12.4 lbs (and still have that picture), but I think this was a measurement fluke, as when I weigh it now with quad fins, railtape, etc. it is consistently 15 lbs even.  I say get the shop to put the size you want on a scale.

P.S. Oh, and if you are considering the PVC construction, I am not a fan of the fins that it comes with and use my own.

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Foil SUP / Re: GoFoil RS Series?
« on: November 12, 2021, 03:39:06 PM »
MacKite has GT's in stock.  RS's coming in December

And specs have been updated on Australian site for many of the wings:

https://gofoilaustralia.com.au/pages/what-foil-for-you

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Foil SUP / Re: GoFoil RS Series?
« on: November 12, 2021, 09:24:07 AM »
MacKite has GT's in stock.  RS's coming in December

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Me too! NL 160 rider with 13.5" KD, and also wanting more pump.  I am only a half dozen sessions in with KD, just started using shims, 0.5, and first today with 1....was a bit of a wow.  If you haven't tried yet, give it a go.

And not be a hijacker, back to OP....I sure would like to try the 999, though to be honest, a little scared about what happens if it's as good as you all say.  I like being married, prefer to stay that way ;-)

It's a great combination!  Interestingly, we had some big waves last week and I decided to try to throw the 13.5 on the long pedestal thinking there was going to be a lot of energy.   Paddled into 4 waves and had no lift!  I guess the longer pedestal required me to shim the tail differently or use a bigger tail.  Also the waves didn't have the energy we thought it would.  Are you powering or depowering your tail with the shim?  KDMaui told me that most people like a 1-1.5 shim under the rear to depower the tail with the short pedestal.  When I compared it, with the 1.5 it has almost the same angle as the 14.5 GF tail.

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Foil SUP / Re: GoFoil RS Series?
« on: November 07, 2021, 11:29:54 AM »
The best accurate comparation that I can give you is with the NL160, and stalling speed is much lower; I would say that the RS1300 is closer to the GL240. Lift starts earlier than the NL160 and is easier to control. I was expecting the RS to turn worst than the NL160, but indeed is way better, as it does not seems to accumulate lift as much during turns.
This is the first real HA that I tried, so perhaps thatís why Iím so impress. In any case, this steps make wonders.
One RS in the way,

Holy smokes... you are comparing the 1300 to the 160... wow!  I figured that the 1150 was the closer comparison though I guess the 160 is in the between the two sizes from an area perspective.  Crazy that in Jeremy Riggs video he indicated the 1150 stays up in 7knots which is Maliko 200 territory...

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Thanks for posting your experiences, Beasho and DW!  I have been thinking about getting an ART (either 999 or 888 when it comes out) along with Progressive 375 tail for SUP Foil.  Pretty much use the NL160 with 13.5" KD Maui tail exclusively but wish I had something with better pump. Also may pick up a GT or RS at some point.

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Wingsurfing, Windfoiling, Wingfoiling, Wing SUP / Re: The ART 999 Thread
« on: October 24, 2021, 07:58:24 AM »
I could be wrong but the description of the progressive tail sounds a lot like the KD's or maybe inspired by KDMaui tails... will be interesting to see them when they come out.

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Classifieds / Re: GoFoil Maliko M280
« on: October 08, 2021, 02:58:03 PM »
Email sent.

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Foil SUP / Re: GoFoil RS Series?
« on: September 28, 2021, 01:43:18 PM »
Shots of RS, GT and EZ in this video... https://www.facebook.com/alex.aguera.1/videos/398521168549161/

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