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Last week we went on a family trip to Raglan, NZ where I met up with the Armstrong Foils crew and got to try the 1200 and 1600 wings. Here are my impressions of the foils and a little travel story. I will post a detailed interview with Armie Armstrong next week, cheers!

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Re: Raglan, New Zealand- Armstrong Foil review, trip report and interview
« Reply #1 on: March 30, 2019, 02:47:30 PM »
Nice NZ  8)

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Re: Raglan, New Zealand- Armstrong Foil review, trip report and interview
« Reply #2 on: March 30, 2019, 04:39:35 PM »
Nice rides Robert 8) Seems like a really good trip. Thanks for the travel report.
- M15 15x27x4.5 https://bit.ly/2WmuEpt
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- SIC FX 12.6 2X - https://goo.gl/GOkSHT
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Re: Raglan, New Zealand- Armstrong Foil review, trip report and interview
« Reply #3 on: April 07, 2019, 01:24:10 PM »
Thank you for the comments.
Here is the full interview with Armie Armstrong, where we talk about how Armstrong Foils got started, the design, construction and features of the foils, issues with corrosion which led to using a titanium core in the fuselage, as well as tips for surf and downwind foiling, his experiences in the M2M and M2O races last year, the growth of SUP and surf foiling, and more, enjoy:
Robert Stehlik
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Re: Raglan, New Zealand- Armstrong Foil review, trip report and interview
« Reply #4 on: April 07, 2019, 08:26:51 PM »
Really interesting, thanks for sharing, but job as always with your vid !

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Re: Raglan, New Zealand- Armstrong Foil review, trip report and interview
« Reply #5 on: April 10, 2019, 09:25:20 AM »
Good interview. Learned some helpful tidbits. Maybe get one for cardio and leg work on flat water.
Probably the safest way to learn without decapitating myself Assuming I won't end up with cardiac arrest that is.
- M15 15x27x4.5 https://bit.ly/2WmuEpt
- Ocean Ripple 16x25 @ 251L
- SIC Standamaran (S-16) - https://goo.gl/7myGAo
- Wide Tail 10x31x4 @ 149L
- SIC FX 12.6 2X - https://goo.gl/GOkSHT
- Red 2017 Elite 14x25
- ZRE Lightning 75
- Kenalu Mana 82
- Kialoa Hulu 87
- QuickBlade Trifecta 86

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Re: Raglan, New Zealand- Armstrong Foil review, trip report and interview
« Reply #6 on: April 11, 2019, 04:27:29 PM »
Bruchas, for flat water workout you mean towing behind a boat, right?
Learning to foil in flatwater by paddling up onto the foil is virtually impossible for a beginner.  Only a handful of the best foilers in top shape can do that and only after getting very good at riding and pumping the foil in the surf.   Dock starts might be something you can learn in flat water but sill takes a very high degree of fitness, skills and persistence.
Robert Stehlik
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Re: Raglan, New Zealand- Armstrong Foil review, trip report and interview
« Reply #7 on: April 11, 2019, 05:52:07 PM »
Bruchas, for flat water workout you mean towing behind a boat, right?
Learning to foil in flatwater by paddling up onto the foil is virtually impossible for a beginner.  Only a handful of the best foilers in top shape can do that and only after getting very good at riding and pumping the foil in the surf.   Dock starts might be something you can learn in flat water but sill takes a very high degree of fitness, skills and persistence.

It never hurts to aspire ;D I'll lend one from a friend and see what gives. Thanks again.
- M15 15x27x4.5 https://bit.ly/2WmuEpt
- Ocean Ripple 16x25 @ 251L
- SIC Standamaran (S-16) - https://goo.gl/7myGAo
- Wide Tail 10x31x4 @ 149L
- SIC FX 12.6 2X - https://goo.gl/GOkSHT
- Red 2017 Elite 14x25
- ZRE Lightning 75
- Kenalu Mana 82
- Kialoa Hulu 87
- QuickBlade Trifecta 86