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Re: New Armstrong 1250 hs
« Reply #15 on: October 15, 2020, 12:42:33 PM »

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Re: New Armstrong 1250 hs
« Reply #16 on: October 16, 2020, 10:24:30 AM »
Ride and report (his report is in the video description):

https://www.instagram.com/p/CGYfE99D5Vs/

I like the idea of this wing and all the gofoil nl wings, and would love to ride them.  The limited mast options and big upfront buy in is hard to get onboard with, cost me a small fortune when I sold foils from these brands, could have bought a Mike's Lab foil.
« Last Edit: October 16, 2020, 10:27:00 AM by clay »
Aloha, I welcome and appreciate all responses of positivity and good feeling.

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Re: New Armstrong 1250 hs
« Reply #17 on: October 17, 2020, 02:21:29 AM »
This will be a very popular foil for Armstrong because of its utility in several disciplines including foil surfing, kiting and winging.  Similar in size to the Lift 200 HA but lower aspect ratio.  5.5 vs 6.8.  Fun size but somewhat limited for winging due to loss of low end.  I have to go one wing size up to use my Lift 200 vs any of my larger foils.

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Re: New Armstrong 1250 hs
« Reply #18 on: October 17, 2020, 06:17:19 PM »
Mine arrives tomorrow. Coulda used it today in some head high bumps. 1050 just doesnít provide enough glide through gybes in rough conditions (or I just suck). 3m BRM and 1050 and umbrellaíing all over the place. Lit up!  Didnít make it back to my protected keyhole launch so I had to bum rush the shorebreak (king tide so it was gnarly). My method was find a set, follow the last wave in. Rode till I grounded out and jumped. Grabbed the board leash with my free hand and dragged it up out of the impact zone backwards. First walk of shame in a while.
Iím a 5í9Ē 65kg rider:

Boards:
   4'5.5" 33L Armstrong
   4í10Ē 37L FSM
   5'1" 74L FSM
   5í11Ē 100L FSM

Foils: Armstrong 800, 1050, 1550, 1850, 2400
Wings: BRM 2M-6M

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Re: New Armstrong 1250 hs
« Reply #19 on: October 20, 2020, 05:10:13 PM »
I rode the 1250 today with my 6m. By a wide margin, the fastest wing Iíve ridden.

Unfortunately, Dawn Patrol failed me. All my data wiped out. So no speed data from today.

Great low end. Jackyís everyday wing. She claimed it, so I bought a second one, after we finished the session.

Super easy to ride as fast as you dare, with zero control drama.

Iíll be riding it way more than the 1850.
« Last Edit: October 20, 2020, 05:12:29 PM by Dwight (DW) »

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Re: New Armstrong 1250 hs
« Reply #20 on: October 20, 2020, 11:33:42 PM »
Hello Dwight,
With which tail wing did you ride the 1250?
Thanks

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Re: New Armstrong 1250 hs
« Reply #21 on: October 21, 2020, 01:34:49 AM »
I rode the 1250 today with my 6m. By a wide margin, the fastest wing Iíve ridden.

Unfortunately, Dawn Patrol failed me. All my data wiped out. So no speed data from today.

Great low end. Jackyís everyday wing. She claimed it, so I bought a second one, after we finished the session.

Super easy to ride as fast as you dare, with zero control drama.

Iíll be riding it way more than the 1850.

Wow. 

His aspect ratios are creeping up with his latest foils having the highest.  Apparently he is working on what he calls "true" HA wings which will be higher than almost anything on the market currently.  So I am guessing higher than 8.  His early prototypes didn't turn well enough but I guess he is closer as there is some specific info due out soon from Armstrong.  I will give up some carving ability to glide on a super HA foil. 

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Re: New Armstrong 1250 hs
« Reply #22 on: October 21, 2020, 03:01:23 AM »
Hello Dwight,
With which tail wing did you ride the 1250?
Thanks

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