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jondrums

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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?


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Re: Want to cut down IWA tail, need a favor
« Reply #1 on: April 08, 2019, 06:18:14 PM »
I don't have one, but I can tell you this--you don't really want to go to the same dimensions. The Kai tail doesn't balance the Iwa or M200 wing very well. I tried one and had to move my footstrap forward more than an inch to get my nose down, and it didn't feel right. I took an inch and a half off one of my Maliko tails, and it was a little too much. An inch would be good.
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Re: Want to cut down IWA tail, need a favor
« Reply #2 on: April 08, 2019, 07:15:06 PM »
Agree with Bill...I'd see if you can borrow a Kai tail to try before you go cutting down your Iwa/Maliko tail.

I too heard about the wonders of the Kai tail with the Iwa wing, and I "wondered" what all the fuss was about. Don't feel that much more turn-ability (yes, it was "looser", but more of a tail slide than a quicker, shorter, grabbing turn from it), and felt as though there was nothing there to pump with when I needed it.

I know a couple prone guys on some tiny potato chip crumb boards are loving it, but know of only on SUP foiler that stayed with the setup, and swears by it....the rest of us went back to the regular Iwa/Maliko tail.
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Re: Want to cut down IWA tail, need a favor
« Reply #3 on: April 08, 2019, 08:58:28 PM »
Sorry I owed you a picture

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Re: Want to cut down IWA tail, need a favor
« Reply #4 on: April 08, 2019, 09:12:51 PM »
Thanks Beasho!

I'm not planning on cutting down to the size of the KAI, I'm planning on cutting to the same size as the photo of Kaser1's wing, which I can only determine in relation to the size of the KAI tail shown placed on top of it.    Hope that makes sense...