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Classifieds / Re: Jimmy Lewis Striker 8'11" x 30" 130L carbon construction
« on: November 19, 2019, 09:31:27 PM »
any takers at $600?

Classifieds / Re: Naish 8'8" x 32" x32LE full carbon
« on: November 19, 2019, 09:30:11 PM »
any takers at $400?

Foil SUP / Re: SUP foil spot in Santa Cruz?
« on: November 19, 2019, 05:22:38 PM »
I'm going to take a slightly different position and say that the answer to your question is - no! 
If you're thinking about Cowells - STOP!

Totally agree with everything you've said.  There really aren't beginner foiling waves in santa cruz.  There would be, but the kelp and crowds kill it.  It can be quite finicky to pick the day at Manresa and hard to get into the wave at Davenport.   Cowells would be perfect due to the lack of crowds and easy soft wave, but it really is out of bounds while learning.

Off topic a bit, I will say that I've been eyeing the spot directly across from Costanoa (north of ano nuevo).  Seems to break far out, back off, and continue to roll all the way in.    There is another spot even closer to ano nuevo point that looks like an even longer ride, but I've never gotten close enough to see that spot.  Never seen anyone out there except for some kiters when its windy.    Its a bit sharky and out of the way to be called a beginner spot, but I could see it becoming a popular foiling spot.

Foil SUP / Re: Tanker surf
« on: November 19, 2019, 10:24:27 AM »
This looks so fun!  towing in I assume?  Do you know if it might be possible to paddle into this?

Foil SUP / Re: SUP foil spot in Santa Cruz?
« on: November 18, 2019, 10:28:11 PM »
I implore you - don't try to foil anywhere near anyone else - especially not while you're flailing around learning.  When you turn to take off on the wave, you need to make sure that there is nobody in the 45deg wide "cone" ahead of you for at least 100yards.  Santa Cruz area is super crowded and we [foilers] have to be extra careful to keep the respect of everyone around.   There are no big secrets in Santa Cruz, but my suggestion is to try out an unpopulated stretch of Waddell beach-break on a day that isn't too big.  You can always find a spot to yourself there.

Foil SUP / Re: 1000 Yard Ride - Paddle in Speed Run!
« on: November 18, 2019, 09:43:30 AM »
That is an absolutely incredible foiling spot when the swell is big enough - easy to get in early and easy to stay 100yds ahead of any of the surfers.  So even though it is always crowded, it isn't for foilers...  I've had that same ride a handful of times over the couple dozen or so sessions I've had there.  Really sweet to see it on camera, and you rode it perfect.

Foil SUP / Re: GoFoil 1.5 Release
« on: November 15, 2019, 04:17:03 PM »
Thanks for the info. That is interesting...could you share some pics?

some photos I posted earlier in the thread show the elongated fastener holes in both the wing and tail.,34922.msg404520.html#msg404520

Foil SUP / Re: SUP foil board leash length?
« on: November 15, 2019, 04:14:42 PM »
lol - they say its for overhead to double overhead.  Fat chance of that.

I just broke a leash the other day in overhead waves and the foilboard took off like a rocket.  Absolutely no chance of getting back to it until it washed up on the beach (luckily right between two huge rocks without a scratch on it).  That wasn't a fun swim in at all.

Foil SUP / Re: GoFoil 1.5 Release
« on: November 14, 2019, 10:13:14 PM »
Do the GL wings need to be custom fit to your existing fuselage?  I donít know a lot about the Gofoil product line but when I was shopping around, I was told if you didnít buy a set, buying a wing later might require fitment.

no, they'll fit your existin fuselage.  Newest wings and tails are "universal" and fit any gofoil mast/fuse .  The screw hole is slotted so you put them on tightly and then screw it down.

Foil SUP / Re: Mast cracks
« on: November 13, 2019, 11:02:03 PM »
those fuse junction cracks are just filler/paint cracks.  I'm pretty sure every single gofoil mast has those.  If salt is caking around it after you dry it out, then start worrying

Foil SUP / Re: Prone on a SUP foilboard
« on: November 12, 2019, 10:48:23 PM »
I'm not positive, but I do think I can paddle my SUP foilboard faster with the paddle than prone.  I can get into waves earlier and easier than even the best longboard riders around me.  So I can't see why one would want to do this - the advantage of prone is riding a tiny little board and the disadvantage appears to be that it is much harder to catch waves early.  At least that's been my experience going out for just a few days prone foiling (or prone not-catching-waves more like)

Foil SUP / Re: GoFoil 1.5 Release
« on: November 12, 2019, 10:44:56 PM »
I had such a nice evening tonight on the faired GL210+narrow tail.  Got 20 good waves in an hour and that's not including the half a dozen early wipeouts or missed takeoffs.   If we could bottle up this feeling and distribute it, I swear it would be the end of all kinds of mental health issues.

Foil SUP / Re: Mast cracks
« on: November 08, 2019, 10:27:54 AM »
This used to be mine - I basically gave it to him and charged him a little for some wings.  It was not run over by a car or crushed.  My best guess is torsion overload.  I break most sports equipment I use.  Though I haven't seen anything like it in the other two gofoil masts I've ridden quite a bit more.  The other possibility since this mast was from the very first production run of gofoil is that maybe they have updated the layup schedule since then.

Seems like most stuff is tested by 150lb sporty 20 year olds.  Loads don't go up linearly with rider weight.  I used to have the same problem with windsurfing gear, it got expensive.  Steamroller probably knows what I'm talking about - we have a similar style.

Foil SUP / Re: Learning to Foil at a Cable Park
« on: October 29, 2019, 09:27:21 PM »
I hadn't realized you can rent the foil.  that's definitely worth the price of admission.  Once you learn you'll probably want an upgrade, so this saves you from buying a beginner setup.  yeah, I guess I'm spoiled in California - can pretty much always find a wave on any given day.

There is some incredible flowing wave footage in this vid.  Worth watching the whole thing.

forget the camera setups - where is that property and can I rent it?  sandy beach for kite launch and world class looking wave...

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