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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 doesnt provide enough glide through gybes in rough conditions (or I just suck). 3m BRM and 1050 and umbrellaing all over the place. Lit up!  Didnt 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.
Im a 59 65kg rider:

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   4'5.5" 33L Armstrong
   410 37L FSM
   5'1" 74L FSM
   511 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 Ive ridden.

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

Great low end. Jackys 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.

Ill be riding it way more than the 1850.
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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 Ive ridden.

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

Great low end. Jackys 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.

Ill 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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Re: New Armstrong 1250 hs
« Reply #23 on: November 07, 2020, 12:29:38 PM »
Any more reviews/comments on the HS1250? Any quirks? Riding
/tuning tips? Eagerly awaiting mine.
6'5" 205 pounds. Armstrong 1850 Foil. Sunova 6'4" Aviator, Starboard Hypernut 7'4", Ozone Wing 5m, Konrad Wingman V2 4m.

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Re: New Armstrong 1250 hs
« Reply #24 on: November 07, 2020, 01:01:09 PM »
I tried my new 1250 for the first time yesterday in 14/16 knots and 1 Mt wave.
Way faster than the 1550, super stable and in control. For the first time I was surfing waves at that speed and in control. I love it!
Oh and guess what? It pumps much better than the 1550.

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Re: New Armstrong 1250 hs
« Reply #25 on: November 09, 2020, 10:25:05 AM »
I'm using my 1250 for wave riding and the 1550 for everything else.  With only a few sessions on the 1250 so far, I feel that transitions may be easier on the 1550, but higher speeds are easier on the 1250.
Im a 59 65kg rider:

Boards:
   4'5.5" 33L Armstrong
   410 37L FSM
   5'1" 74L FSM
   511 100L FSM

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

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Re: New Armstrong 1250 hs
« Reply #26 on: November 09, 2020, 10:44:51 AM »
Vb,
I have exactly your same feeling.
Especially heelside to toe side tack are more difficult on the 1250hs In my opinion

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Re: New Armstrong 1250 hs
« Reply #27 on: November 10, 2020, 07:42:52 AM »
Vb,
I have exactly your same feeling.
Especially heelside to toe side tack are more difficult on the 1250hs In my opinion

Yeah, I'm still working on my confidence and success rate with tacks, and the 1550 will be the wing that helps me get that level up.  Once I'm super comfortable there, the 1250 will probably be much more approachable. 

In other news, did anyone see that HS850 vid on someone's story on Insta?  Can't recall who it was, or I would have taken a screen shot.  Thing looks insane!  May need to see where that can fit into my foiling needs....
Im a 59 65kg rider:

Boards:
   4'5.5" 33L Armstrong
   410 37L FSM
   5'1" 74L FSM
   511 100L FSM

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

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Re: New Armstrong 1250 hs
« Reply #28 on: November 13, 2020, 05:42:20 PM »
TheProgressionPodcast recently scooped an Armstrong rig (finally) and he posted today on Instagram that hes running a -shim to get a more front footed ride and paired with the KdMaui 13.5 tail wing.

Ive only run the 1250 with the +1 shim. Im going to keep experimenting with different setups to find what I like best.

Im a 59 65kg rider:

Boards:
   4'5.5" 33L Armstrong
   410 37L FSM
   5'1" 74L FSM
   511 100L FSM

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

 


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