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Beasho

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Re: red's Go Foil Blue Tail Hack Job
« Reply #30 on: December 13, 2019, 07:52:33 AM »
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Re: red's Go Foil Blue Tail Hack Job
« Reply #31 on: December 13, 2019, 07:54:17 AM »
Weight is about the same. 1/2 oz more for the KAI.

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Re: red's Go Foil Blue Tail Hack Job
« Reply #32 on: December 13, 2019, 08:04:36 AM »
The GL Combination (GL210 and GL Narrow Tail) lets you fly on NOTHING.

This is more realistic for . . . . PLANET EARTH than the stuff that Austin is doing.

Then again we all aspire to be Austin Kalama.  But check out how this thing flies the flats:

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Re: red's Go Foil Blue Tail Hack Job
« Reply #33 on: December 13, 2019, 04:02:18 PM »
Thanks for the pics Beasho.

I just finished a foil sesh 2 to 3ft and the new 18W has a lot of lift and speeed compare to kai and maliko. Turning wise is about the same though the maliko and the kai especially turn a lot quicker.

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Re: red's Go Foil Blue Tail Hack Job
« Reply #34 on: December 13, 2019, 10:06:41 PM »
I will be sad if they stop selling the 18 Narrow tail.  I almost bought another one to CUT it down further.

My take is that it has slightly MORE downforce at speed than the KAI tail BUT it is faster.  The KAI tail also introduced a bizzare buffeting.  It was vibrating but NOT humming when pushed hard at speed.

Look at the lines.

My Maliko tail used to hum so loudly I thought my fillings might fall out. Did the 45 degree file on the trailing edge as per Alex's video and it's much better though I still hear it a little sometimes. No hum with the 18W. I've probably mentioned before, I get this sort of "dancing" (could also call it buffeting) sensation sometimes from the Maliko at speed through turbulent waters that I don't feel with the 18W. Doesn't do anything, just interesting. Haven't tried the Kai. I couldn't really say one turns tighter than the other though, just less lift (a good thing) with the 18W. Certainly the Maliko was the ticket for learning. I won't be cutting mine though, that's the next owners option.

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Re: red's Go Foil Blue Tail Hack Job
« Reply #35 on: December 14, 2019, 08:38:56 AM »

My Maliko tail used to hum so loudly I thought my fillings might fall out. Did the 45 degree file on the trailing edge as per Alex's video and it's much better though I still hear it a little sometimes. No hum with the 18W. I've probably mentioned before, I get this sort of "dancing" (could also call it buffeting) sensation sometimes from the Maliko at speed through turbulent waters that I don't feel with the 18W. Doesn't do anything, just interesting. Haven't tried the Kai. I couldn't really say one turns tighter than the other though, just less lift (a good thing) with the 18W. Certainly the Maliko was the ticket for learning. I won't be cutting mine though, that's the next owners option.

Interesting... my original Maliko 160 used to hum..my 2nd Maliko tail paired with my IWA/M200 no noise at all... and my new 18N has a high pitch wail.  If it annoys me enough I will do the 45 degree file.  Picked up a Kai tail with my GL setup a couple months ago and have been playing with tails quite a bit too.  GL180/18N, GL180/Maliko, GL180/Kai, M200/18N...etc.  Maliko most lift and also most stable, 18N seems to have best pumping, Kai seems to have tighter turning.  Still need to play more.