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Re: GoFoil GL140
« Reply #15 on: January 24, 2020, 09:52:30 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 #16 on: February 12, 2020, 06:34:07 AM »
You are all like An Evil Bot Meme.

I Just ordered my GL140.  I will give a full review.


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Re: GoFoil GL140
« Reply #17 on: February 12, 2020, 06:36:34 AM »
I have been riding the GL210 since September.  LOVE IT!  I surf it in everything from 3 feet to 12 feet+. 

I was NOT convinced I needed anything else until I listened to the progression project and both Dave Kalama and James Casey were raving about surfing the GL140.

I am worried it might be too small but take stock in their opinions.

For the record the GL210 has done things that other wings couldn't.  There is a spot called Phlegm Balls.  It sits 200 to 300 yards outside of mushroom rock 1/2 way to the Mavericks bowl.  It breaks on lower tides or when the waves are just shy of Mavericks'able.

I have been trying to sneak into the seam and catch a wave past Mushroom Rock.  This was a 500 yard ride, caught 200 yards outside of mushroom.  I was able to get in on an 8 to 10 foot face and fly the fading flats past mushroom.  No one else has done this on a foil.  Last year I was trying on the GoFoil IWA but the waves were too fast for the wing.  I would make the drop but then lose the wave.  The GL210 allowed me to 1) Get up early 2) Move to the shoulder 3) Connect through the fading flats to the inside.  Its like downwinding with no wind.

This looks small but it wasn't.  I have been luring Jeff Clark and Haley Fiske out to the same spot.  More to come.

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Re: GoFoil GL140
« Reply #18 on: February 12, 2020, 09:43:05 AM »
Alex was out yesterday on some mushy harbor waves with a wing that looked ridiculously tiny. I don't know what it was. I can't find the video on Youtube, just MyFace

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Re: GoFoil GL140
« Reply #19 on: February 12, 2020, 09:46:27 AM »
Alex was out yesterday on some mushy harbor waves with a wing that looked ridiculously tiny. I don't know what it was. I can't find the video on Youtube, just MyFace


If this is the same one that was posted to Facebook, it said that Alex was testing a new longer mast and smaller front wing.  My read was that it was a prototype smaller than the 140 but I could be wrong...
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Re: GoFoil GL140
« Reply #20 on: February 12, 2020, 01:15:25 PM »
You are all like An Evil Bot Meme.

I Just ordered my GL140.  I will give a full review.

Nice move Beasho and I’m thinking of the same wing size and let us know what you think?

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Re: GoFoil GL140
« Reply #21 on: February 12, 2020, 01:20:51 PM »
Alex was out yesterday on some mushy harbor waves with a wing that looked ridiculously tiny. I don't know what it was. I can't find the video on Youtube, just MyFace


If this is the same one that was posted to Facebook, it said that Alex was testing a new longer mast and smaller front wing.  My read was that it was a prototype smaller than the 140 but I could be wrong...

I’m happy with my 29.5 mast with plate adapter ~32 and looks like GF has a few mast options coming out and tails. Interesting to see Alex testing an even smaller wing than GL140, maybe but it looks like he’s got a lot of lift and maybe the wing design/shape has something to do with it, we shall see?

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Re: GoFoil GL140
« Reply #22 on: February 12, 2020, 03:02:31 PM »
Eddie Ogata was trying a prototype GL120 a week or so ago. He liked it.
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Re: GoFoil GL140
« Reply #23 on: February 13, 2020, 05:59:09 AM »
Looking forward to your review Beasho as I am considering this wing for prone and SUP especially after listening to DK on the Progression Project.  :)

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Re: GoFoil GL140
« Reply #24 on: February 13, 2020, 06:39:14 AM »
This was apparently ridden on a GL140. 

The end game!  Until the next foil comes out 3 months from now  :o


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Re: GoFoil GL140
« Reply #25 on: February 13, 2020, 09:22:11 AM »
They seem super versatile :)

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Re: GoFoil GL140
« Reply #26 on: February 13, 2020, 09:35:36 AM »
They seem super versatile :)

Yes. 

The GL210 was super versatile.   These were the waves we were catching last week.  Here is Haley paddling for a wave.  He is 6’2”.  This is the stuff from the video above.  Catching on a much bigger wing.

He weighs 230+ was riding the Iwa with a retro 9’ 6” board.  I was on my big wave 7’ 4”.
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Re: GoFoil GL140
« Reply #27 on: February 13, 2020, 06:47:24 PM »
@Ponobill:  Thanks--that sounds right.  One of the kids in a video from the Go Foil event mentioned the 120 and I wasn't sure if I heard it right.

@Beasho: Will look forward to your review of the 140.  Love the 180!

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Re: GoFoil GL140
« Reply #28 on: February 13, 2020, 11:00:28 PM »
Geez, youze guys are ruining my kids' inheritance... ;D

So the candyman showed up at the beach today to delivery a friend's new GL180 and 18W; but wouldn't you know it, there was a screw up in the order, and somehow the 18W got confused for a GL140 - and apparently it was the last 140 the distributor had for another 4-5 months - so it's now residing in my van waiting for the next decent day for her maid voyage.  :o


So that's two new wings in a week...hope the wife doesn't read this forum. :D
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Re: GoFoil GL140
« Reply #29 on: February 14, 2020, 10:16:21 AM »
Drool!  Well the question is whether the wife could tell the two apart if they weren't side by side... ;)  Does Go Foil use a US distributor?  I always figured they had a two-tier system...