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Foil SUP / Re: GoFoil RS Series?
« on: January 22, 2022, 09:55:30 PM »
Hi Juandesooka,
Thanks a lot for the information,  definitely there is a lot of information in the other forum.
I willl probably go for the rs1000 and use it on the bigger days.
I have been using the RS1300 for SUP and wing during a few weeks, and I don't see myself dismantling the wing. I can haddle up 1,5 meters waves with no issues, carve turns and the pumping is awesome.

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Foil SUP / Re: GoFoil RS Series?
« on: January 22, 2022, 07:42:58 AM »
Anybody using the RS range that recommend between the Rs 1150 and RS1000.
I have the RS1300 which a love and Iím looking for something for SUP wave and wing

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To put some numbers up there, my foil leading edge is positioned around 50 to 55 cm (from the end of the board) on my 5,6 sup board. Kalama's new downwind 6,5 allows you to position your mast leading edge at 60cm (this is around at 30% of the total length). These are 6,5 kg boards.
In any case, for learning the best advise I have been given is to put your back foot at the end of the mast leading edge. (so 30% of the total length).
But keep in mind that I'm talking about foils that require a lot of front foot pressure. (gofoil, etc).
As you progress, moving your back foot behind the mast is a big advantage for surfing.

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Personally I went down that route a year a half ago, it useful if you want to go overpowered. But I'm not doing it anymore.
But new HA foil and more efficient wings are removing the need of a harness for me.
My session are always 2 hours maximum and y don't do long trips.
Perhaps if new wings are designed to allow massive overpower riding I will go back to a harness. Only if jumping is my goal. 

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Foil SUP / Re: Foil SUP with the Kalama Performance E3 Downwinder boards?
« on: December 09, 2021, 06:19:34 PM »
I'm about to get a new custom 6,4 by 22,5; for downwind and surfing some size. I will let you know how it goes.
I need something faster than my 5,6 by 26 to get in the waves earlier.
My advise, are:
- Put footstraps, staying on them helps a lot with stability.
- Position the foil further forward helps a lot with stability also.
- Heavier foils also help with stability.

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The Shape Shack / Re: Deck pad
« on: December 02, 2021, 08:26:28 PM »
For a sup board or light wind a recommend the RSpro hexatraction. The board feels a lot lighter as itís not taking water. You are in direct contact with the board, as there is no padding. Some people like the last part other not so much.

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Foil SUP / Re: GoFoil RS Series?
« on: November 06, 2021, 11:03:41 PM »
The best accurate comparation that I can give you is with the NL160, and stalling speed is much lower; I would say that the RS1300 is closer to the GL240. Lift starts earlier than the NL160 and is easier to control. I was expecting the RS to turn worst than the NL160, but indeed is way better, as it does not seems to accumulate lift as much during turns.
This is the first real HA that I tried, so perhaps thatís why Iím so impress. In any case, this steps make wonders.
One RS in the way,

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Foil SUP / Re: GoFoil RS Series?
« on: November 04, 2021, 11:31:20 PM »
The shape is very similar to the Pnl185, but it feels like the Rs1300 can pull tips out of the water easier ( I mean with no issues)
Feels better for pumping than the kujira.
I have tested, gofoils, fanatic (their HA is similar to Lifts), Takuma, starboard, and slingshot.
Never been able to test directly an Axis or a Lifts, for some reason we don't really see them here (Spain).
In any case, I recommend trying the RS series if you can; as I have noticed that what works for some people, does not work for others.

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Foil SUP / Re: GoFoil RS Series?
« on: November 03, 2021, 09:44:34 PM »
I had the opportunity of testing an RS1300 yesterday, and I'm impressed with the performance. By far the best foil I ever tested. These foils are going to be a big deal. I saw a half of the wing out of the water several times and could not even notice.
Surfy, great pumping, endless planning.
The word out there is that they will be available from December. One ordered here.
Below are some pictures.

https://www.instagram.com/p/CV08mewo2sk/re.


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I was doing that some time ago.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g0etT71d6AM

You can see in the video, who it looks like from the helmet. You need to have a good amount of power and consume more energy. Like 4 meter wing and 30 knt plus.

Right now I only use it if I'm in position after falling.

The easier ways, for me, are:
1- Sinker, get in the straps, back strap first.
2- Floater, get in the front strap right away ( or both).

I hope it helps.


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Hi,
Thanks for the feedback, it's always helpful.
For your information, I'm paddling in the straps and staying on them ALL the time. So there is not a lot of motion other than balancing weight.
What you said about balancing "Kane style" makes sense, my actual Sup foil has extra flotation so maybe the reason why it works.
By the way, I tried the "Kane balancing style", which a bunch of boards (wing mainly) and friends, and literally all went back to their original position; so there it seems to be a lot more variables as position, leading foot, water start style.




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Hi,
I have my mast positioned at 21" from the center of the mast to the back of the board.  That is a 5    .6 sup foil board.
This makes the board very alive and allows you to put your back foot behind the mast.
Perhaps it's just my preference, but moving the mast forward has been a tremendous step forward. The board turns, feel and pump like a 4,8 but still paddles like a big board.
Anyway, perhaps it's just me.

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Foil SUP / Re: Board Stability/Selection Advice?
« on: August 29, 2021, 09:15:30 AM »
Hi,
I think you should look at:
-width. main variable, 26 to 30 for a novice.
-volume, 20 to 60 litres for a novice.
-length. important if you are not an expert paddler, then 6 and above.

At least this is my experience after 4 boards and finally ending on a 5,6 by 26.

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In my humble opinion, straight tails full square rails are the best solution for flat water.
But, in waves, jumping, etc; we will see a lot of new designs and "magic" concepts; definitely not square.
I'm pointing to under 19 inches wide and pintail on my new board.
Will see.

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Isn't that Flycat a SUP foilboard for downwinding? Long boxes give more adjustment but that adds alot of weight. Flycat boards are awesome.

Yes, it's for downwind/sup paddle. But I learnt a few things with these long rails/ front positions.
Danny is a master. Shape/details matter!

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