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GoFoil GL140
« on: January 13, 2020, 06:45:49 AM »
Anyone got any experience with the GL140 wing? Looking for a wing to complement my GL210 that I can use for SUP and prone foiling. Which is the best option a GL140 or 180? Thanks for any info :)

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Re: GoFoil GL140
« Reply #1 on: January 13, 2020, 02:23:25 PM »
I have the GL210 and thinking about getting the GL140 next as I think it will complement my setup. I know someone has the GL180 and GL140 (does SUP & Prone) and he thinks that getting the GL140 is a good move. As you know or may not know the GL210 and GL180 has the same wing span except the cord is less than on the GL180.

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Re: GoFoil GL140
« Reply #2 on: January 14, 2020, 01:28:49 AM »
Hi JEG. Yes was aware that the wingspan of GL180 and 210 were the same. That was the main reason for considering the 140. There have been several good videos on instagram of guys sup foiling on the 140. Interested to find out how much lift it has?

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Re: GoFoil GL140
« Reply #3 on: January 15, 2020, 11:34:41 PM »
Do we know the surface area ? It usually gives  an idea of the lift it's got.

From the videos I have seen, looks like the GL140 is hard to pump back out on a sup but works on prone (once again it depends on skills and size of the rider).

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Re: GoFoil GL140
« Reply #4 on: January 20, 2020, 06:56:36 AM »
For what it is worth, I have been listening to the Progression Project Podcast interview with Dave Kalama and he spends a bit of time talking about the GL140.  Seems like it is his goto for surfing now.  May be worth a listen but seems like a good quiver addition to a 180 or 210.
« Last Edit: January 20, 2020, 07:15:15 AM by 805StandUp »

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Re: GoFoil GL140
« Reply #5 on: January 20, 2020, 12:41:44 PM »
Thanks 805. Will have a listen :)

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Re: GoFoil GL140
« Reply #6 on: January 20, 2020, 12:44:23 PM »
yeah, that's what hear and seen but I reckon it depends on your weight and ability. Its really hard if you can't try these wings before you buy.

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Re: GoFoil GL140
« Reply #7 on: January 21, 2020, 11:54:24 AM »
What tail are folks liking with the GL140?  Seems small for SUP, but I'm thinking about it for the sessions where a steep drop is necessary

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Re: GoFoil GL140
« Reply #8 on: January 21, 2020, 12:37:18 PM »
some are using kai but the majority I have seen are on the new GL tail and my local dude here is on the narrow version and ripping.

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Re: GoFoil GL140
« Reply #9 on: January 23, 2020, 06:41:19 AM »
Just listened to Dave Kalama on this podcast.

He makes a very compelling case for the GL 140.  He says he never feels underwinged with this foil.  I was worried it would be too small a wing but Dave Kalama claims it does EVERYTHING.

I suspect he weighs ~ 200 lbs.  If it works for him then it should work for the rest of us:

https://soundcloud.com/progressionproject/foiling-series-dave-kalam-part-2-technical-foiling

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Re: GoFoil GL140
« Reply #10 on: January 23, 2020, 12:38:56 PM »
yeah, the GL140 might be my next purchase or wait an see what GF has future plans.

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Re: GoFoil GL140
« Reply #11 on: January 23, 2020, 04:01:40 PM »
Yes!  Dave did say he rides a 5'0 and has his foot on the trailing edge of the mast at 190 lbs but well worth the adjustment in style for the benefits.  He also said the 180 is his goto downwind.

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Re: GoFoil GL140
« Reply #12 on: January 23, 2020, 05:35:32 PM »
Yes!  Dave did say he rides a 5'0 and has his foot on the trailing edge of the mast at 190 lbs but well worth the adjustment in style for the benefits.  He also said the 180 is his goto downwind.
Did someone say "Angledfoil"? How about the foot behind the mast completely?  ;D


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Re: GoFoil GL140
« Reply #13 on: January 24, 2020, 05:50:50 AM »
Rub it in - do a spinner for a finish. 

and, Hell, just when you think there is some sort of standard - somebody moves the marks?!  Why does 'nuts-over-mast' work?

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Re: GoFoil GL140
« Reply #14 on: January 24, 2020, 07:41:01 AM »
Yes!  Dave did say he rides a 5'0 and has his foot on the trailing edge of the mast at 190 lbs but well worth the adjustment in style for the benefits.  He also said the 180 is his goto downwind.

Ahh... I should have separated the comments. At his weight and on the 5'0, Dave indicated his back foot is at the trailing edge of the mast, whereas Austin's is further forward.  Moving to the GL140 required a bit of a different technique versus  other wings that creates more lift early but well worth the adjustment in style for the benefits...
« Last Edit: January 24, 2020, 07:50:12 AM by 805StandUp »

 


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