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Foil SUP / Quick release dual track and pedestal
« on: February 12, 2020, 08:53:44 PM »
Interesting idea of the quick release dual track plate mount. Also, looks like they make an aftermarket gofoil pedestal and probably an option of short and long fuselage bolt mount.

Foil SUP / 100km of foiling unassisted downwind run for charity
« on: February 09, 2020, 07:09:15 PM »
Well done to @marcus_tardrew and @james__casey for the great effort  ;) onya gents!
The video is nice to watch if you got the time and maybe learn some dw foil skill.
I have never done a dw foil and would like to  do it someday.

everywhere I look the wind wing manufacture list is growing and the majority have no boom except for duotone.
It's on......on who can sell the most  :)

The board weight 8.7kg Starlite construction without fins.
I'm 80kg beginner to intermediate sup surf and beginner foiler.
The board surf better than I thought considering the weight and don't let the shape, length, and volume deter you because its a fun board, it rips and you can ride shorter length than you think.
It's a really stable board to foil and I would've like a jimmy lewis board but he doesn't make hybrid foil board.
The size, shape, and volume are on my limit and I don't think I could go any lower. The board feels solid and those rails are bullet proof but I think the weight could've been better.

Foil SUP / foil board bottom - flat vs concave?
« on: November 11, 2019, 01:42:10 PM »
besides the bottom shape, sharp, round and rectangular I notice most prone foil board have double concave bottom and most sup foils board are flat and also some have slight single concave. What's the advantage and disadvantage or is just a minuscule design advancement or artistic design?

Foil SUP / 2019 Jimmy Lewis Flying V
« on: August 15, 2019, 12:54:02 AM »
I am 5'5" 80kg with foiling learners permit. Bought this board from Jimmy Lewis Australia "cheers Rob" Flying-V 6'5" x 28.5" 115ltrs weight at 7kg none carbon. I will do a test run soon to see if I'm good enough to handle the beauty of the beast/bucking bull.

Have tried other dedicated foil board brands, one was light a bit short for my skill, had deck pad issue, it feel unbalanced, easily damage and the construction wasn't that good for a carbon board, one had good length and volume for my skill but a bit heavy, also unbalance, grab handle was made for tiny child hands, leash plug was also tiny and difficult to push through leash rope and need screwdriver or key aid. Also, tried a hybrid board sup surf & foil and had both dual track and tutle foil mount, good construction, nice training aid to learn to foil, easy to puddle out but had to compromise from a surf sup design and now I'm ready to just ride a dedicated foil board.

Happy to share my stoked about Jimmy Lewis boards if you see me on either 14ft, sup surf & sup foil.

With the cost of these wings are ridiculous I found this alternative product at a bargain price and you can use this as a back up on any board.

Foil SUP / My GoFoil feedback
« on: May 07, 2019, 01:12:16 AM »
I'm a beginner 80kg surf sup kook and don't ask me about the gofoil performance at this stage I have no idea and everything at the moment is a blur and I feel like 7ft tall on it with multiple stacks, cuts, and bruises. Let's just say I feel like a clown in the surf ;)

I got the IWA front wing, Maliko and Kai rear wing with 28.5" Plate Mast and weight around 4kg.
This foil is solid after a reef hit and sand bar friendly exchanges.
The designed assembly is well thought with the mast and fuselage is one piece, the front and rear wing square connection to the fuselage is cleaver and the screws to lock both wings. It's easy to assemble and disassemble, just need a rubber mallet and a screwdriver. Others have too many bolts and connections which create weakness and you have to make sure not to over tighten the bolts or not enough and you feel the slack and that loose feeling in the surf and the return trip to the car park sux. 

thanks to Jimmy Lewis Australia 'Rob' for putting up with a customer like me

got the board 7 months ago coming from 26 & 24.5 wide boards I'm 80kg at 5'6 intermediate paddler.

it weighs around 11.6kg without the fin and the quality and finish are nice and solid as you would expect with JL from that factory.

In the beginning, the board felt light, twitchy and somewhat stiff coming from 15kg+ to 16kg+ epoxy and hybrid carbon boards but I won't talk about stable & unstable word co's you know.
Once I adjusted to the weight and feel of the board its so much fun to paddle from calm, choppy, surf and down breeze. The 2nd stability of this 25 width board design is great, surprisingly.
It has less rocker and I like that because I can catch ripples easily though on the surf and down breeze/dw I need to focus on my footwork placing up and down the board.

The bottom channel gets deeper towards the tail and more concave at the tail than at the front. I thought that deep concave could affect surfing but I was wrong, it glides and tracks well on the surf combined with that soft round bottom towards the nose (planning bottom nose with V on top). I tried using the dolphin 9 fin on the surf but I prefer the standard JL 9" fin because it works well on any condition.
the deck grip is softer and sticky than others I tried.
I have a slight sinking in deck midway where the handle which traps some water but a couple of shakes it goes away. Only thing I would like is more mounts for equipment like gopro, front leash plug, and extra handle mounts.
overall I'm happy with this board and so glad I finally found something I can enjoy and paddle on any condition apart cyclones.

Foil SUP / new to foil world
« on: March 19, 2019, 03:30:17 PM »
new to SUP foil but I surf SUP as a beginner to intermediate on 8x30 115L board and I weight 80kg 5'6".

What board size would you recommend and what size foil and anything that I miss to ask and need?

Gear Talk / Quickblade Trifecta Vector Net
« on: March 11, 2019, 08:00:13 PM »
both are vector net blade size 86sq (blue/white & red/yellow). One is oval tapered carbon shaft and the other round tapered carbon shaft.

the negative - it is a very expensive paddle.
Would I buy another quickblade, yes one day and it would be the vdrive.

the reason I choose this hybrid combo of vector net blade with tapered carbon shaft is that I wanted more flex than full carbon paddle.

I use the tapered round shaft on flatwater/calm/surf race board and the oval tapered shaft on down breeze/long distance race board. Both oval & round shaft cut to 72 inches, the round weight 410g and oval 500g.

the grip is a preference thing, the T shape handle does give you a feeling of a better grip on the handle. The quickblade palm handle is one of the best as some are bulky or wrong shape.

the water entry and exit of the blade is butter/smooth it just feels good though at 80kg the 86sq blade is not the most powerful. Is it because of the high aspect shape or the vector net flex material and I could do with the next size up 96sq blade though my body may not like it long term.

Gear Talk / Larry Allison Spartan or Moray?
« on: March 07, 2019, 02:24:31 PM »
which fin would you recommend for downwind and surf - Spartan or Moray?
I understand the moray is the older fin and the spartan is the new kid.

Gear Talk / 2018 fanatic bamboo carbon 50 paddle
« on: February 02, 2019, 01:25:01 PM »
Good paddle and price and even better price when you get it on sale at just over $200+. What I like about this paddle is the bamboo/carbon mixed shaft, its one of the best imo. The blade Width7.25", Area90 cm and this size blade would given my shoulder grief but not with this shaft combo. The blade is nice mixed of tear drop and high aspect and it has a nice grab and release and not worrying about being a technical paddle stroke freak. I started using with the race board 73" shaft length then I cut to 70" for the surf and the shaft still have a nice flex (paddle weight 560g)

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