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Foil SUP / fairing my gofoil GL210
« on: September 18, 2019, 11:46:39 PM »
I am seriously considering using some kind non-permanent filler to "fair in" and streamline my GL210 in a quest to eradicate drag and maximize glide.  Going too far you say?  Maybe, but I won't know until I try it - maybe I won't be able to tell the difference, or maybe it'll be revolutionary.  If drag is reduced 5% it would be worth it, and I wouldn't be surprised if it did.  On occasion I feel like I can't get the board moving, and I flip the board over to find a tiny strand of grass stuck on it.  I am continually surprised at how much that little bit of drag is noticeable.

Think I'm crazy? Fine, move along and comment elsewhere.  The rest of you - who has advise on exactly what filler product or mix of products I can use for this?

I'd fill in and sand to smooth the following spots:
The main wing screw and countersink gap
The gap between the fuse and the main wing
The gap between the fuse and the tail pedestal
The two phillip heads screws holding on the tail
run a small fillet radius around the connection between the tail and the pedestal

Together I think these improvements will be noticeable.  But I don't want to forever lock the parts together, so it would have to be removable somehow.  Don't care too much how it looks, it'll be underwater most of the time that matters.

Classifieds / GoFoils, JL striker, Naish x32, KeNalu
« on: August 25, 2019, 01:24:49 PM »
Selling a bunch of gear that I don't use any more to fund GL240 and maybe a new board.  I don't have time to ship any of this until after Sept. 7th, so I'll take offers until then.  Priority goes in this order: most active users, local buyer, best offer, and lastly to the order of who contacts me first.  Not sure the right prices, but long time posters should be able to get a very fair deal.  Photos only for serious offers.

GoFoil Maliko 160, Mailko tail, 24.5" Tuttle mast, all in good shape.  A great setup for first timer learning.  I learned on this setup and was happy I did.  Stable.  If you already know how to foil you will feel limited as it won't crank hard into turns.

GoFoil IWA, M200, 420mm cut Maliko tail, 24.5" Tuttle mast, all in good shape.  This is a high performance setup perfect for 185-210lb rider.  Still forgiving enough to learn on if necessary, but more oriented to an experienced rider.  I have a thread on the cut tail, trust me this is the way to go with these wings.

Jimmy Lewis Striker 8'5" 116L green, great shape.  With stock fins and better fins.  This is a very high performance board, can take a steep drop and race the shoulder but can also be mellow or nose ride ok.  Stable enough at 210lbs, but only for an expert.  Tail handle upgrade.  Probably best for 185lbs or less.

Naish x32 8'8" 140L carbon from the first batch, not sure which year.  Well used with a nicely done nose rebuild.  This is a high performance short board for the heavy guys.  Fast and loose and plenty happy on both the steep big stuff as it is on mushy. Can duck dive big steep heavy waves if you bury the nose.  FCS quad fins.  Tail handle upgrade.  Paddles pretty slow because of the rocker, but that's also why it is super fun to surf.

XTuff Molokai Kenalu blade, used, no dings
Ergo Kenalu handle
Could sell assembled with an XTuff Stiff shaft, but that shaft does have a small single fiber delam that hasn't mattered to me for the last year - and I pull pretty hard on it.  Prefer not to sell the shaft unless you promise not to complain about that flaw.

Foil SUP / Anyone here tried wingsurfing?
« on: May 29, 2019, 10:08:53 PM »
looks intriguing.  I've been thinking a bunch about whether I'll be able to ride my foil switch.  I tried on a couple of waves and ate it immediately, then didn't have the patience to keep at it

Foil SUP / source for tall gofoil mast?
« on: April 13, 2019, 02:46:56 PM »
Does anyone sell just the mast?  I have several wings and two masts already and am familiar with how to get everything to fit up correctly.  GoFoil isn't returning my phone call

Foil SUP / Want to cut down IWA tail, need a favor
« on: April 08, 2019, 03:54:09 PM »
I've been following this thread on Surfer forums where Kaser and others are talking about modifying the tails of IWA and Maliko setups.

the photo below is great comparing the wing Alex modified to a KAI wing.  Can anyone that has one do me a huge favor and measure the span of the KAI tail so I can modify my tail to the same dimensions?

Foil SUP / Punched out the back early
« on: March 17, 2019, 06:37:20 PM »
After a several hundred yard ride, I found myself deciding whether riding out the last couple hundred yards on this less than perfect wave was worth the paddle back out.  Decided to punch out early and get back out to catch a better one.  Crazy that it has come to this.   With surfing and SUP surfing;  if I was in the right spot, made the drop, with nobody else in position that would be a victory.   Now that we can get onto any wave we want AND be clear of anyone else - we can afford the luxury to be super selective.

Foil SUP / Installing foot placement pads - a photo epic
« on: October 07, 2018, 02:02:20 AM »
I've been riding my custom from dwight for the last 4 months, more than 20 sessions in all kinds of waves with either IWA or Maliko 200.  The board has been a huge upgrade over the converted SUP I learned on.  Now that I have it dialed in, I finally got around to installing foot registration features into the deck-pad.  After thinking about it for the last few weeks I think I came up with a really nice method.  First a couple photos of the finished product:

I bought this pad set from Amazon

This photo pretty much shows the process all in one shot for those of you who are impatient.  Trim the bump pad to round its corners, trace its outline on plywood, use a jigsaw to make a router template.  A bearing guided router bit will cut a clean pocket into the existing deck pad. This way the edges won't peel up and the edges end up flush with the existing pad.

Cut out the screw holes with a hand-held hole punch like the ones here:
I installed stainless fender washers underneath the bump pad, so they are captured in place.  The holes are just big enough for the screw heads.

For the front one I chose the raised oval pad and trimmed it with scissors.


cleanup with a rasp

measured out the centerline and marked my front foot location (25" ahead of the back foot just like Beasho discovered)

Template on



Foil SUP / IWA on craiglist in SF bay area
« on: August 11, 2018, 11:26:11 PM »

Foil SUP / foil trade?
« on: January 21, 2018, 10:48:33 PM »
Crazy idea put in my head by a guy I met in Maui a few weeks back - he wanted to buy a gofoil 3-pack and was going to try and trade his IWA for a Maliko.  If by chance that fellow is on this forum, I'd make that trade with a bit of cash if its in good condition.  Anyone else before I buy an IWA and try to sell the Maliko?

Foil SUP / custom foilboard travel bag
« on: January 07, 2018, 11:14:06 PM »
I worked with Mark from Airwave in San Francisco to design a travel bag for my foilboard/foil/paddle.  I also wanted it to fit my other surfing SUPs, so I did a lot of measuring to make sure the bag would work for all combinations.  While the bag wasn't cheap, Mark did spend a bunch of time with me getting the design right.  Perhaps the next one he makes will be a lot easier...  Just thought I'd share because it worked great on my recent trip and I highly recommend Airwave for custom bags.

I'll be staying with the family at a resort right in front of Rainbows and I plan to get out every morning at first light.  Hopefully the wind and swell cooperates.  Would be overjoyed to meet up if anyone is in town at the same time or local.  I'm bringing my foil board, but can set it up without the foil depending on conditions.

Gear Talk / new paddle blade day!
« on: December 09, 2017, 09:48:22 AM »
supposedly a factory defect, but I can't find it.  Helicopter tape blade wrap (thinner and more durable than electrical tape).  Excited is all -

Foil SUP / hollow foil boards for surfing?
« on: September 10, 2017, 09:54:23 AM »
I used to own a hollow carbon windsurfing board (branded AHD, but I think it was a special one-off for one of the AHD pros at the time).  I hated it on everything but absolutely flat water because it was so lively and stiff, but damn was that thing light.  I think a hollow SUP wouldn't make sense for surfing because of the feel of it, but for foiling I think it would be absolutely awesome with the super low swing-weight and stiff deck.  So, who is going to make the first hollow foil board?

Foil SUP / tape your finbox!
« on: September 10, 2017, 09:51:13 AM »
It makes a noticeable difference catching waves!

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