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nope, I can't find any further information about it online other than the real-water-sports video review.  But I also haven't been proning at all.  Planning to get one if I can sell some wings.

The Shape Shack / Re: Asymetrical SUP
« on: Today at 02:09:50 PM »
I assume more that it is made for goofy footers going either way

Foil SUP / Re: Goddam Sup Foiling is fun
« on: October 22, 2020, 11:40:21 PM »

Foil SUP / Re: GoFoil: amazing wings with crappy tails
« on: October 20, 2020, 08:49:22 PM »
The great Clamsmasha showed his tail mounting method here:

I bought some M6 helicoils and am threatening to ditch the gofoil pedestal system altogether.    I should be able to shorten up the fuse a little bit too.  More fiddling around...

Foil SUP / Re: Mad Foil Skills...
« on: October 20, 2020, 11:49:14 AM »
I first saw Kai do the standing duck dive - I'm guessing its actually a little easier with a foil.  The foil seems to pull the board under and through the wave.  I've been able to duck under some big ones it a few times on my knees.  Gotta really hold on to the rails or you get swiped right off the back of the board as you're trying to go through.  I was never able to do it on my standup without the foil though.

Foil SUP / Re: Mad Foil Skills...
« on: October 20, 2020, 11:40:08 AM »
How could you have missed this one last night?

Foil SUP / Re: GoFoil: amazing wings with crappy tails
« on: October 20, 2020, 08:11:34 AM »
yes, pretty much. 

Classifieds / GoFoil GL wings
« on: October 19, 2020, 09:35:23 PM »
Raising money to feed the habit...   broke another mana paddle and maybe a new prone board.  Prices don't include shipping from California or paypal fees. All wings are all-carbon and have a universal fit for any generation of masts

$550 GL140 in great shape (with sleeve)
$550 GL180 in great shape (with sleeve)
$500 GL210 well used - looks the worst in photos, but I've recently filled all the scratches and sanded back to 600grit.  painful to let this one go, I have almost a hundred sessions on it  (with sleeve)
$600 GL240 in good shape  (with sleeve)

Foil SUP / Re: GoFoil: amazing wings with crappy tails
« on: October 19, 2020, 09:14:42 PM »
At the time I ordered, he only had a 15" although I probably would have picked the 14" if he had one. 

Foil SUP / Re: GoFoil: amazing wings with crappy tails
« on: October 19, 2020, 11:27:49 AM »
no, that's not it Beasho

Foil SUP / Re: GoFoil NL130...DaveKalama!
« on: October 18, 2020, 08:48:25 PM »
Seems like its only going to work on fairly slow waves so you can pump the wing out in front of the wave significantly.  Still super impressive

Foil SUP / Re: GoFoil: amazing wings with crappy tails
« on: October 18, 2020, 08:47:19 PM »
I shimmed to get the same angle as I had prior with the flip-tip tail.   I need to get one of those fancy angle measurement devices and I'll post up what angle works for me.  I tried to make one out of wood and it works decent but not quite precise enough for my liking. 

Foil SUP / Re: GoFoil: amazing wings with crappy tails
« on: October 18, 2020, 08:44:51 PM »
it seems you can only get them on instagram from @KDMaui
It is very nicely made out of G10 with a gentle curve and a fairly fine entry and exit cross-section
was a bit more expensive than the gofoil tails

I never know how to link to instagram, try this for some photos

The Shape Shack / Re: shape3D guru (help please!)
« on: October 18, 2020, 03:19:20 PM »
yeah, I think next time I might try Marko foam.  This time around I literally never even though to ask for a fine cut, although now its fairly obvious.

Nice shape liv2surf!  can't wait to see it come to life.

Foil SUP / GoFoil: amazing wings with crappy tails
« on: October 18, 2020, 03:17:10 PM »
GoFoil, you need to step up your game with respect to tails.  I own 3 generations of GoFoil tails (a few copies of each actually),  and have tinkered relentlessly to get the performance I want.  Each major iteration has been a big step up, but even the latest stuff could be a lot better.   I just put Kane's 15" tail on and everything came alive for me.  You suddenly notice everything wrong with the 14.5" flip-tip tail when your eyes are opened to something better.

I started with the blue Maliko tail.  Cutting that down was a revelation and really changed the way I surfed.  Then came the 18N and 18W, which were both a big step up from the Maliko in terms of drag reduction and smoothness of lift - especially a cut down 18W.  Then the short pedestal and the 14.5" flip-tip - pretty crappy build quality on both, but I forgave that when I rode it.   Turns got a lot more locked in and I couldn't believe I ever even liked the cut down 18W.

Putting on Kane's tail is arguably one of the biggest gear step up I've experienced since going from IWA to GL.  I felt like a hero today, turns were tighter than ever, pumping smoother, and the lift profile across the speed range is superb.  Not really great conditions either, so I know it was the gear.  I literally breached the foil and I could feel it skipping across the surface before dropping back down and keeping going ???!!??

All that work GoFoil is putting into front wings, you owe it to put some time into the tails.  I was fiercely brand loyal since the very first surf foiling wings they put out, but this makes me question whether the brand is slipping.  Or maybe tails and wings will go the way of fins and boards - mix and match to find your sweet spot.

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