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2019 Jimmy Lewis Flying V
« on: August 15, 2019, 12:54:02 AM »
I am 5'5" 80kg with foiling learners permit. Bought this board from Jimmy Lewis Australia "cheers Rob" Flying-V 6'5" x 28.5" 115ltrs weight at 7kg none carbon. I will do a test run soon to see if I'm good enough to handle the beauty of the beast/bucking bull.

Have tried other dedicated foil board brands, one was light a bit short for my skill, had deck pad issue, it feel unbalanced, easily damage and the construction wasn't that good for a carbon board, one had good length and volume for my skill but a bit heavy, also unbalance, grab handle was made for tiny child hands, leash plug was also tiny and difficult to push through leash rope and need screwdriver or key aid. Also, tried a hybrid board sup surf & foil and had both dual track and tutle foil mount, good construction, nice training aid to learn to foil, easy to puddle out but had to compromise from a surf sup design and now I'm ready to just ride a dedicated foil board.

Happy to share my stoked about Jimmy Lewis boards if you see me on either 14ft, sup surf & sup foil.
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Re: 2019 Jimmy Lewis Flying V
« Reply #1 on: August 15, 2019, 06:59:14 AM »
Congrats! That's a thing of beauty.
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Re: 2019 Jimmy Lewis Flying V
« Reply #2 on: August 15, 2019, 06:54:25 PM »
Beautiful board--I think you will love it!  I have friends that have the 6'11 and 5'11 and they both really like it.

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Re: 2019 Jimmy Lewis Flying V
« Reply #3 on: August 18, 2019, 04:52:08 PM »
I lost approximately 2kg from my previous foil setup and its noticeable from carrying the board to and from the beach. The board is more reactive in the surf and you also have to watch it on those windy days. Was lucky with my 1st session at 2-3ft clean and hardly any wind. I have never caught that many waves in 1hr and I was starting to get fatigued after trying to balance this new small lightweight board. It's a bit tippy shape than those square type board but easier to catch a wave for it shape and size. You can angle turn or lean/bank it more and recover and I did a few by accident and also the paint is a bit slippery. Had a few short and long flights though with a few technical flaws that I need to work on but so far soo good.
The 2nd-afternoon session wasn't that good 1-2ft really windy cross-shore and it was hard going and I was tired so it was time to quit. 2nd day was again windy with cross-shore with a wrong tide so I just paddle around to get used to the board for about an hour trying to catch a wave. 3rd day was 1-2ft with a slight crosswind, it was fun and had a few flights and I wish I was Derek or Austin that knows how to pump these tiny waves.
I'm not sure how this board will perform above 3ft windy days with strong current and if you see me falling a lot, please laugh with me and this just normal  ;D
Overall, this board shape, size, and liters is my limit and I am really happy with this board with my Gofoil 28.5 mast, IWA & Kai wing. I like to try the Kai front wing and one day try downwind with bigger wings but not sure which wings M280 or GL240 and with what tail.

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Re: 2019 Jimmy Lewis Flying V
« Reply #4 on: August 24, 2019, 07:53:36 PM »
Glad you like your Flying V!  I have the bigger 6í11Ē and it works great for me now. I do find it to be a little more nervous when standing still compared to a 6í Kalama but I donít fall as often and itís much easier to catch small waves.

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Re: 2019 Jimmy Lewis Flying V
« Reply #5 on: August 25, 2019, 05:48:27 PM »
I manage to do 3days in a row of surf foil, 14ft down breeze & back to surf foil & that 3rd-day of foiling I was knackered & could hardly balance but still cached a few flights  :)

Finally got to test the foil board on some strong current, moderate-high winds and above 3ft and its better than I thought. Its hard work to paddle balance but the reward flights were fun. This board is a wave catching machine and it's so light and with the Go Foil IWA is so responsive that my foil learner brain having problem reacting to this new feeling of speed and 3-dimensional balance sensation above the water is overwhelming but fun to do  ;D