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Foil SUP / Re: GoFoil GL140
« on: February 24, 2020, 02:10:35 PM »
The other thing is to make sure you're home alone when the Fed-Ex guy shows up.

GL140 - Wingspan = 32"the exact same as the GoFoil IWA (RED for those out of the loop).

Chord at Center = 6.5"

Going to test right now.

Beasho, what the thickness like with GL140 compare to IWA?

I'm looking forward to what they say about the new wing tip tail as I'm guessing this will improve the yaw stability and bite/drive/turn combine with the current gofoil LA and HA wings.

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Foil SUP / Re: GoFoil GL140
« on: February 23, 2020, 12:43:54 PM »
Im struggling with my GL 210 wing & put it aside till i could find more powerful surf. Do you guys recommend the tall or short mast for the GL wings??

I really like the Go Foil 29" mast in an adapter for an approximate 32" overall length. Now as far a needing "more powerful surf" for the GL210...I'm riding the GL180 in sadly, 2-3' mush at the moment, but having a blast with it.

What I did find, was that I had to move the mast up forwards almost 2" from where I had it with the Iwa, and it's working great...lifting easy on takeoffs, and as controllable and manageable once in flight very much like the Iwa, just a somewhat different in feel that takes a bit of getting used to...which brings me to....

The only slight negative is that the 180 doesn't seem to want to turn as easily as the Iwa. But that too seems to be as much "the archer and not the arrow" right now; as the more time on the water I get with it the more I'm learning just how far I can push it, and that it just responds a little differently than the Iwa coming out of turns that I have to get used to...not so much that it doesn't want to turn....as Derek Hamasaki is a thank you :) ).
Im struggling with my GL 210 wing & put it aside till i could find more powerful surf. Do you guys recommend the tall or short mast for the GL wings??

The GL210 does need a bit of juice and I find 1-1.5ft waves sux with no lift what so ever and this were you need the IWA, M200 and M280 according to your weight. These high aspect wings can be tricky to ride on smallest waves if you don't have the experience. The low aspect wings are great when you need more lift but get ready at high speed were it buck you out quicker than you can think. The high aspect wings are great at high speed once you get use to blur speed  8)

Derek is super light weight and have tons of foil skills and he lean over with paddle to turn and if I do that I would fall  ;D and he makes HA wings look easy.

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Wingsurfing, Windfoiling, Wingfoiling, Wing SUP / Re: Wing Size???
« on: February 23, 2020, 12:17:41 PM »
The whole industry did a terrible disservice to middle America putting out 4m wings only, when most of the country needs 5 and 6 meters.
I agree the larger wing gets you up and foiling much faster with less frustration.  Same goes for the foil..larger gets you up and riding sooner.

I fully agree, big foil and kite wing get you up sooner. Sup foiling is another level of hardship  :)

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Starting to get my dealer pricing on the new wings and I'm not seeing any decrease in prices, more of an increase if anything. Plus I'm sure they'll use the virus as an excuse to raise prices

Then retail shop need really think about their competitive prices to those want to stay in the game  ;)

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Looks like lots of brand wings and sizes are coming out and hopefully be competitive to gong prices.

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Foil SUP / Re: GoFoil GL140
« on: February 16, 2020, 12:45:51 PM »
OK!  GL140 Works.

Conditions:  Buoys started out 10 ft @ 17 seconds then went 12 @ 14 Seconds.  BOOMING!

However Mavericks was NOT breaking so I figured it would be good at Mushroom.  It was breaking all over place outside of Mushroom Rock aka BIG just not Mavericks big.

I hug the rock and took off on my first wave ~ 10 foot face.  I went so fast I freaked out and jump off the board.  I thought the wing was going to breach BUT IT DIDN'T.  It was all in my head.

A few more rides, some 300 yarders, and I am convinced this will will carry even at 190 lbs. 

Here were a couple of waves but at the end of the session I was a bit wobbly. 



sounds like a fast front wing and controlling the speed is a learning curve. Would be interesting to see your feedback on the not so beastly waves, like 2-3ft size.

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Foil SUP / Re: Bump Cap - less kooky foil head protection
« on: February 16, 2020, 12:39:35 PM »
also, the factor of danger will increase when more foilers around you and even worse when their inexperience at close proximity and one mistake can lead to  :o ::) :-X

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Foil SUP / Re: Quick release dual track and pedestal
« on: February 16, 2020, 12:33:56 PM »
Upon further inspection the simplicity of this device is appealing.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9PmepWFKpUA&feature=youtu.be

Um, Should we also be talking about the tail wings this guy is running? crazy shapes.. Makes me want to cut my other Blue tail wing down crazy like those.
-red

interesting what shape he did on that rear wing and it looks like a front wing facing backwards but really tiny version. Anymore info on this as I have a maliko tail and still looking for some ideas?

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Foil SUP / Re: Quick release dual track and pedestal
« on: February 15, 2020, 12:24:14 PM »
I like that drop in both/nut set to dual track  8)

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Foil SUP / Re: When Foiling Goes Wrong
« on: February 15, 2020, 12:22:29 PM »
I'm to scared to post my story because it brings back nightmares and not including what it could happen  :o :-X 8)

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Foil SUP / Re: GoFoil GL140
« on: February 15, 2020, 12:17:08 PM »
The other thing is to make sure you're home alone when the Fed-Ex guy shows up.

GL140 - Wingspan = 32"the exact same as the GoFoil IWA (RED for those out of the loop).

Chord at Center = 6.5"

Going to test right now.

Thanks for the pics Beasho.

The GL140 makes up more span at the wing tip and less at the centre. Technically I have no idea what these changes will do but judging from the vids it rips.

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Foil SUP / Re: Foil Videos
« on: February 15, 2020, 12:10:57 PM »
I'm continually impressed with these layback wing out turns, especially strapless:

https://www.instagram.com/tv/B8iooluIZpW/

https://www.instagram.com/tv/B8iooluIZpW/?igshid=1crs8qa7tk2h1



Also super irritated with my inability to post an Instagram video link, what's the secret?

Ah, I figured it out, the tv in the link doesn't work, but the p or the original poster/post does work and embeds the video.

What just happen! ?

Zane is next level  8)

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Foil SUP / Re: Foil Videos
« on: February 15, 2020, 12:02:26 PM »
Guess you just can't rotate them w/o the straps...
https://youtu.be/1doug0ZGI_s?t=301

Likely just a matter of time. Here's a kiter foiler doing strapless rotations.


Skills 8)

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The fone board are nice and the 6'6 looks good but if I had that choice it will be dwight's board for sure  8)

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Foil SUP / Re: Quick release dual track and pedestal
« on: February 13, 2020, 12:47:18 PM »
yeah, I'm guessing its okay to use quick release on single sup surf fin but there's a lot of pressure/force on that foil mount area though we dont know until we try. Who's here the the test dummies  8)

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