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GoFoil 1.5 Release
« on: June 14, 2019, 10:19:20 PM »
Anyone attend the Release Party at HiTech and have details on what was announced? 

I watched the following video:


Hard to tell but from the video am I spying:
* Same system but now fully modular
* Light IWA, Light M200
* High Aspect GL 180, 210, 240
* New Tail Wings including a Straight One

Any details?
 

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Re: GoFoil 1.5 Release
« Reply #1 on: June 15, 2019, 07:52:25 AM »
Thanks god - finally modular design. At least it will be more affordable for beginners. Canít wait for them to update their website with all the new stuff. Maybe older sets will be on sale  ;D
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Re: GoFoil 1.5 Release
« Reply #2 on: June 15, 2019, 09:08:55 AM »
hopefully they will fit the old fuselage

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Re: GoFoil 1.5 Release
« Reply #3 on: June 15, 2019, 05:16:05 PM »
Will there be any new masts?

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Re: GoFoil 1.5 Release
« Reply #4 on: June 16, 2019, 08:38:39 AM »
Here is a longer video that Jason Hall posted to youtube (Mahalo!):



Looks like new construction has same carbon construction, lighter core and high polish too.

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Re: GoFoil 1.5 Release
« Reply #5 on: June 16, 2019, 09:30:44 AM »
Looks like new construction has same carbon construction, lighter core and high polish too.
Ooohh...look how shiny. Purrty...although I just wish they'd leave 'em carbon or black, and call it good...light blue and red clash with my orange, and yellow boards.  :)
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Re: GoFoil 1.5 Release
« Reply #6 on: June 16, 2019, 03:08:21 PM »
good vid, thanks 805StandUp and I'm looking forward to those GL wings oneday.

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Re: GoFoil 1.5 Release
« Reply #7 on: June 17, 2019, 07:46:26 AM »
More information for those starved for anything:


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Re: GoFoil 1.5 Release
« Reply #8 on: June 17, 2019, 08:37:15 AM »
More information for those starved for anything:





Hey that guy is wearing a "Captain Hook" around his wrist.

 Probably one of the most dangerous windsurfing inventions ever invented.

Are people using them to foil?

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Re: GoFoil 1.5 Release
« Reply #9 on: June 17, 2019, 10:28:11 AM »
Yeah. that's Giampaolo, he's crazy but extremely skilled. If he's wearing one you can bet there will be several other people being dragged around by their wrist shortly.
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Re: GoFoil 1.5 Release
« Reply #10 on: July 12, 2019, 04:31:53 PM »
Finally some details... thanks TJ at Big Winds...


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Re: GoFoil 1.5 Release
« Reply #11 on: July 13, 2019, 09:50:59 PM »
So is a mallet still required to install and remove the wings? Can new wings be adapted to old fuselages? Iíve adapted a wing between old fuselages, not too hard.

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Re: GoFoil 1.5 Release
« Reply #12 on: July 14, 2019, 02:24:29 PM »
So is a mallet still required to install and remove the wings? Can new wings be adapted to old fuselages? Iíve adapted a wing between old fuselages, not too hard.

I think the word is that the Gofoil 1.5 has the same design as the original they just manufacture to much tighter tolerances now so the short answer I believe is yes on the mallet and also the wings can be adapted to ol fuselages but may require some sanding, shimming...etc. 
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Re: GoFoil 1.5 Release
« Reply #13 on: July 14, 2019, 02:25:09 PM »
The interesting question to me are if those new tails are primarily for downwind or are they an improvement in the surf?

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Re: GoFoil 1.5 Release
« Reply #14 on: July 14, 2019, 11:44:57 PM »
mallet is still required but that is a GOOD thing...get that sucker on there SOLID!...you may need to do just a little sanding if the fit is too tight...most likely if anything just a bit of aluminum tape from home depot on the sides for a shim if the fit is too loose...

the new tails are for surf too...they are waaaaaaay faster than the stock tail...the pitch of the horizontal stabilizer can be changed by adding or removing a washer...one more or less washer will make a ton of difference :)