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Re: GoFoil 1.5 Release
« Reply #180 on: October 19, 2019, 02:43:40 PM »
Anyone saw that new go foil tail wing with a wing tip and I can't wait to try it. I think its a great move by gf.

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Re: GoFoil 1.5 Release
« Reply #181 on: October 20, 2019, 07:44:40 AM »
Anyone saw that new go foil tail wing with a wing tip and I can't wait to try it. I think its a great move by gf.

Until the video you posted to the Breeze, haven't seen it.  Definitely looks like it could be an improvement and just when I have a Narrow on order...

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« Reply #182 on: October 20, 2019, 01:47:25 PM »
you need to search harder and I can't post the pics but from what I see the current GL tail wing is mounted on top with screws and this new tail with a wing tip is mounted under and it's like GF reverse the pedestal upside down and mounted the new wing tip screws under.

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Re: GoFoil 1.5 Release
« Reply #183 on: October 20, 2019, 01:57:56 PM »
Anyone saw that new go foil tail wing with a wing tip and I can't wait to try it. I think its a great move by gf.

Until the video you posted to the Breeze, haven't seen it.  Definitely looks like it could be an improvement and just when I have a Narrow on order...

https://www.seabreeze.com.au/img/photos/stand_up_paddle/15729213.jpg

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Re: GoFoil 1.5 Release
« Reply #184 on: October 20, 2019, 05:03:28 PM »
why do we think upturned tail tips is a good thing?  Not saying it isn't, just genuinely don't know why that would be good

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« Reply #185 on: October 20, 2019, 05:15:14 PM »
why do we think upturned tail tips is a good thing?  Not saying it isn't, just genuinely don't know why that would be good

Would like to find out too!
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Re: GoFoil 1.5 Release
« Reply #187 on: October 20, 2019, 05:42:19 PM »

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« Reply #189 on: October 20, 2019, 06:12:50 PM »
why do we think upturned tail tips is a good thing?  Not saying it isn't, just genuinely don't know why that would be good

I could be wrong but am thinking stability in turns...

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Re: GoFoil 1.5 Release
« Reply #190 on: October 21, 2019, 02:36:50 AM »
why do we think upturned tail tips is a good thing?  Not saying it isn't, just genuinely don't know why that would be good

I’m into flat tail wings these days.  Any vertical component either through a vtail or vertical tips will act like a rudder.  Even a small rudder on a 2 foot lever arm is going to stabilize, add tracking, make you go straight like an arrow with tail feathers. 

Alternately as we get better we can stabilize with our feet using an unstable platform and get / regain the maneuverability from that unstable platform later.  Meaning you can turn on a dime. 

We are moving to smaller and smaller tails. 
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Re: GoFoil 1.5 Release
« Reply #191 on: October 21, 2019, 08:00:16 AM »
Here is the scoop on the rear tail Laitham is using. I just asked him.

“It tracks way better. Feels like grippy skateboard wheels on smooth concrete. The flat rear wing was really drifty”

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« Reply #192 on: October 21, 2019, 10:17:41 AM »
That is super interesting to hear.  I've never felt like I can't keep it straight when I want and I kind of enjoy washing out the back end when I need to.  I guess I'll have to try it

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« Reply #193 on: October 21, 2019, 02:24:50 PM »

https://www.seabreeze.com.au/img/photos/stand_up_paddle/15729213.jpg

That looks different than the one on Jason's board in the video too...

www.instagram.com/tv/B3v24J9HhLs/?igshid=nlxpjzd8zrq5

that's interesting, GF testing out wing tip both top and bottom mounts with pedestal. So now we have a flat tail and soon to be release wing tip. Just hope the pedestal is compatible with both top and bottom mount and you can also flip the flat tail for top or bottom mount. I'm no aero geek but what is the deal with these wing tail of flat compare to wing tip?

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Re: GoFoil 1.5 Release
« Reply #194 on: October 23, 2019, 11:40:54 AM »
you guys are jerks!
last week I was perfectly happy with my setup and really felt like I had the equipment totally wired.  This morning, all I could notice was that the tail doesn't hold as well as I want and I'm going to need to try tail tips.  Especially riding high on the wave and trying to project speed to drop back down at an angle - that's when I noticed it most.

The thing is, I really don't think upturned tips is such a good idea, I think they ought to be downward turned.  Might try to see if another brand's tails can be adapted to fit the pedestal..