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Foil SUP / Re: Dynamics of catching a wave
« on: May 16, 2019, 02:41:58 PM »
for me and from what I've seen, if you can't stand properly on the board, you'll miss all the bumps/waves because of imbalance and on a learning curve and fall and fall a lot  ;D

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Foil SUP / Re: Dynamics of catching a wave
« on: May 15, 2019, 07:12:08 PM »
I would recommend getting longer board with more float/glade say somewhere around 7ft at least 10 to 15ltrs more than your usual sup surfboard. I think 6ft and under boards are more for intermediate and advanced foilers.

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General Discussion / Re: Stay unpopular - comment on foiling
« on: May 15, 2019, 06:50:37 PM »
that kid can turn BP  8)

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at 84kg I had the 14x27 and that was a fun board.

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Foil SUP / Re: Downwind Foiling Pop Up Tips
« on: May 09, 2019, 02:41:17 PM »
this will be fun to try and practice the flat paddle take off, not  ;D

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Foil SUP / Re: My GoFoil feedback
« on: May 09, 2019, 02:37:39 PM »
thanks, Beasho I'm doing the free strap setup.
I did notice with the maliko rear does give that quick/extra left and as a beginner my reaction at the moment on over foil not that good. However, the maliko was somewhat better on small rollers. Maybe a maliko 200 front match would be even better on small roller days which I'm looking forward to getting it soon and let you know.

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Foil SUP / Re: My GoFoil feedback
« on: May 08, 2019, 05:14:38 PM »
I started with maliko tail and I'm now on kai tail. Can anyone comment on the difference between these two tails?

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Foil SUP / Re: Foilboard volumes
« on: May 08, 2019, 05:03:18 PM »
It depends on the board design shape and material use. If it's an epoxy board which slightly heavy than carbon and your learning I would add extra 15ltrs+ or more.
Slightly is the key word there, and that's not always the case...it also has to do with who's doing the glassing, the layup schedule they're using, and how much fancy paint accents you want on your board . My buddy, and I have the exact same dims in our boards (6'x29"x4.75") from two different glassers; his is carbon with a beautiful paint job, and weighed in at 15.5 lbs, and mine's a plane old color in the resin epoxy job that was delivered at just a tad over 14 lbs.

I'm curious though, for what reason(s) do you feel you need so much more volume (10-15 ltrs) in a foil board than in a sup board?

as you said different boards have a different feel and to the paddler's opinion and skill level, everybody is different and we're not all equal.

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nice board Badger  8)

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General Discussion / Re: Stay unpopular - comment on foiling
« on: May 08, 2019, 04:51:32 PM »
Old Guys Foiling!

:o

Here is a Northern California local 62 year old CRUSHING it on the foil.  And despite all the love he recently got for Foiling Cowells this video will reassure him keeping his distance. 

Even makes you wonder "Where is Everybody?"



he's rockin Beasho, what a ride and I feel like I was in there but not at he's level  :D

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General Discussion / Re: Stay unpopular - comment on foiling
« on: May 08, 2019, 04:37:45 PM »
this foil obsession is either you like it or hate it.

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Foil SUP / Re: Foil Videos
« on: May 07, 2019, 02:48:58 PM »
that's knuts and Mr. Zane there's actually a foil under that board  ;D

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Foil SUP / Re: Foilboard volumes
« on: May 07, 2019, 02:46:19 PM »
It depends on the board design shape and material use. If it's an epoxy board which slightly heavy than carbon and your learning I would add extra 15ltrs+ or more.

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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. 

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Foil SUP / Re: Foilboard volumes
« on: May 06, 2019, 11:31:00 PM »
Yes, smaller in length (6'), the same on width (28.5"-29"), but a little thicker (up 1/2" to 4.75") that kept me right about in the same "volume comfort range" that I had on my sups (107-118). Definitely not a "surfboard", but then we don't "surf" the board anyway, so it's more or less just a standing platform, transport vehicle, and a launch pad so to speak.  :)

add at least 10ltrs of your regular surf sup.

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