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skideeppow

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Help chosing a foil
« on: October 22, 2019, 09:01:05 PM »
There is a ton of info i have been scouring here yet i think i am more confused than when i started my search.
I am 215 lbs, kite foil.  Currently riding a Kanaha Shapes 3'6" board, 105 cm ghost whisperer with a moses 590 and 633 wings.  Fairly proficient, can tack, foot switch on the fly and foil in about any condition.
 I foil behind a mastercraft x24, on a lf galaxy board with a slingshot i 84 wing, riding 2nd and 3rd wave back.
I sup but have never sup foiled.
I am heading to baja for a week and have a jimmy lewis board i can use when i am down there with a track and tuttle box option for mounting.  I need to bring my own foil, mast wings and fuselage.
So i am trying to navigate the massive amount of foils available.  Can someone who is my similar weight and ability level provide some info on what i should be looking at? 
Go Foil, Axis, Armstrong?
Thanks for all your help

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Re: Help chosing a foil
« Reply #1 on: October 23, 2019, 01:56:34 AM »
215#....thats easy...GoFoil Gl180 with the 29.5 in mast and carbon plate adapter and the tail pedestal.and 18w tail wing...

GoFoils have the best lift of any foil out there and the the GL's are the most efficient and have the best foreword projection....

no big guy is ever disappointed with a GoFoil...especially the GL180

im.5'8"...240#...49yr old...with a brand new stainless steel knee....surf...SUP...kitefoil...skateboard the DogBowl at Venice...and can choose any brand of toy i want...GoFoil is the best ...of the Best...of the BEST....SIR!🤣

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Re: Help chosing a foil
« Reply #2 on: October 23, 2019, 05:42:52 AM »

I foil behind a mastercraft x24, on a lf galaxy board with a slingshot i 84 wing, riding 2nd and 3rd wave back.


The Slingshot Infinity 84 is a 2066cm² wing and that's pretty big. You're already familiar with that setup so why not bring it? Seems like you would have one less thing to learn once you're flying. Unless you just want a new toy and I completely understand that.  ;)
« Last Edit: October 23, 2019, 05:44:55 AM by norcom »