Author Topic: Foil for a 240 lbs surfer  (Read 3292 times)

SanoSlatchSup

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Re: Foil for a 240 lbs surfer
« Reply #30 on: December 13, 2018, 12:46:13 PM »
I'm catching waves fine, I'm just not getting enough speed to get off the water unless I have a steep drop. On these small days I'll just grovel along looking like I'm doing the worlds most ridiculous Huntington hop trying to pump the board into the air. I have a pad set 27 inches forward of the bolts. I can have my foot 6 inches short of the pad and still not get up, at which point my stance to too narrow to maintain any kind of balance anyway. The board can catch and stay on the wave, but I can't get the foil up for more than a couple of seconds unless it one of those steep peeling waves that I don't really need a foil for anyway.

I've been at this since May at least once or twice a week trying to make it work, broken two foils already. I'm trashed a lot of gear the internet told me was durable so I'm not too keen on buying anything from a company that has already written me out of the warranty.
Not sure what you've tried exiled, but from the sounds of it, you're in the same position I was back in March of this year...not enough foil for the weight it was trying to carry.

I had the Slingshot H2 that I couldn't maintain lift on, and when I finally compared what I had to the Go Foil Maliko 160 out at the time (wardog had this pic I found later)....

...I immediately sold all of my stuff, and bought the Iwa/M200 combo, and have had no problem with either flying me great (use the Iwa 95% of the time, and the M200 when there are little to no waves out there).

Please try a larger wing before throwing in the towel, I think you'll be amazed at just how easy it really is with the right equipment.
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Re: Foil for a 240 lbs surfer
« Reply #31 on: December 13, 2018, 11:19:39 PM »




i havent ridden the Iwa wing very much...only 2 times when the waves were reeeeeeaaally BIG...guess im gonna have to try it out soon too....BUT...i got a 6 for 1....1 mile run yesterday on the Maliko200....GoFoil...the best....of the Best...of the BEST....SIR!

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Re: Foil for a 240 lbs surfer
« Reply #32 on: December 14, 2018, 07:20:06 PM »
Dude, did you ride and pump the entire length of that break?!

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Re: Foil for a 240 lbs surfer
« Reply #33 on: December 15, 2018, 09:58:51 PM »
Steamroller has pumping DOWN. I guess that new knee works OK.
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