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How's the Takuma V100 for a big boy beginner?
« on: September 14, 2020, 12:21:42 PM »
Found a pretty good deal locally on a used Takuma V100.  Can't find much on it as it appears to be an older model--other than it's big and pretty good for getting on foil at slow speeds. 

I weigh 230 and kinda want to try Wingfoiling.  Anybody have experience with these and have an opinion?

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Re: How's the Takuma V100 for a big boy beginner?
« Reply #1 on: September 14, 2020, 12:37:25 PM »
No. Super heavy. Heaps of lift that will try to throw you out of the water. A good deal on a v100 would be sub $250. You still wouldn't want it.

https://houstonkiteboarding.com/collections/surf-sup-foils/products/neil-pryde-glide-hydrofoil?variant=19496482668613 this would work for prone surfing. Maybe a bit small for wingding.


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Re: How's the Takuma V100 for a big boy beginner?
« Reply #2 on: September 15, 2020, 02:39:26 PM »
Thanks, Hdip.  Appreciate the solid feedback.

Since you mentioned sub $250, that's certainly the ball park we're in.  Here's the listing for the entire rig.  I'm a big fan of buying used gear to get out on the water, but if it's going to hamper learning then I don't want to bother.  Does seeing this ad change your opinion at all.  Anyone else?

[url]https://santabarbara.craigslist.org/spo/d/santa-barbara-sup-wing-foil-setup-foil/7194592348.html/url]
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Re: How's the Takuma V100 for a big boy beginner?
« Reply #3 on: September 15, 2020, 02:43:20 PM »
The price is certainly good, but that's one weird looking foil. A 7'6" board will last you a few weeks probably. At your weight a 6'0" X 30+,  130L+ is where you will likely wind up if you are in the same general clumsiness area as I am, but 7'6" is cool for starters.
Foote 10'4X34", SIC 17.5 V1 hollow and an EPS one in Hood River. Foote 9'0" x 31", L41 8'8", 18' Speedboard, etc. etc.

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Re: How's the Takuma V100 for a big boy beginner?
« Reply #4 on: September 15, 2020, 07:35:57 PM »
Yup, it's the foil I thought it was. I owned one, never used it. It's very first generation. Not what you want at all. Used is fine, but that isn't a deal.

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Re: How's the Takuma V100 for a big boy beginner?
« Reply #5 on: September 16, 2020, 11:29:27 AM »
Yup, it's the foil I thought it was. I owned one, never used it. It's very first generation. Not what you want at all. Used is fine, but that isn't a deal.

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