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jondrums

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GoFoil: amazing wings with crappy tails
« on: October 18, 2020, 03:17:10 PM »
GoFoil, you need to step up your game with respect to tails.  I own 3 generations of GoFoil tails (a few copies of each actually),  and have tinkered relentlessly to get the performance I want.  Each major iteration has been a big step up, but even the latest stuff could be a lot better.   I just put Kane's 15" tail on and everything came alive for me.  You suddenly notice everything wrong with the 14.5" flip-tip tail when your eyes are opened to something better.

I started with the blue Maliko tail.  Cutting that down was a revelation and really changed the way I surfed.  Then came the 18N and 18W, which were both a big step up from the Maliko in terms of drag reduction and smoothness of lift - especially a cut down 18W.  Then the short pedestal and the 14.5" flip-tip - pretty crappy build quality on both, but I forgave that when I rode it.   Turns got a lot more locked in and I couldn't believe I ever even liked the cut down 18W.

Putting on Kane's tail is arguably one of the biggest gear step up I've experienced since going from IWA to GL.  I felt like a hero today, turns were tighter than ever, pumping smoother, and the lift profile across the speed range is superb.  Not really great conditions either, so I know it was the gear.  I literally breached the foil and I could feel it skipping across the surface before dropping back down and keeping going ???!!??

All that work GoFoil is putting into front wings, you owe it to put some time into the tails.  I was fiercely brand loyal since the very first surf foiling wings they put out, but this makes me question whether the brand is slipping.  Or maybe tails and wings will go the way of fins and boards - mix and match to find your sweet spot.

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Re: GoFoil: amazing wings with crappy tails
« Reply #1 on: October 18, 2020, 04:04:59 PM »
Pictures Please.  Where do you get the Kane tails and did you have to modify?

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Re: GoFoil: amazing wings with crappy tails
« Reply #2 on: October 18, 2020, 05:46:23 PM »
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Re: GoFoil: amazing wings with crappy tails
« Reply #3 on: October 18, 2020, 07:42:40 PM »
Pictures Please.  Where do you get the Kane tails and did you have to modify?

Go to the source. Custom tails made out of G10 on Maui.

https://www.instagram.com/kdmaui/

jondrums

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Re: GoFoil: amazing wings with crappy tails
« Reply #4 on: October 18, 2020, 08:44:51 PM »
it seems you can only get them on instagram from @KDMaui
It is very nicely made out of G10 with a gentle curve and a fairly fine entry and exit cross-section
was a bit more expensive than the gofoil tails

I never know how to link to instagram, try this for some photos
https://www.instagram.com/stories/highlights/17875994281845847/

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Re: GoFoil: amazing wings with crappy tails
« Reply #5 on: October 18, 2020, 08:47:19 PM »
I shimmed to get the same angle as I had prior with the flip-tip tail.   I need to get one of those fancy angle measurement devices and I'll post up what angle works for me.  I tried to make one out of wood and it works decent but not quite precise enough for my liking. 

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Re: GoFoil: amazing wings with crappy tails
« Reply #6 on: October 18, 2020, 09:06:23 PM »
i dont know if any of you guys seen the newest AXIS 420 tail yet but...daaammmmmm!...that sucker looks FASSSST...like they took it off one of those RedBull Air Race Planes and stuck it  on their foil!

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Re: GoFoil: amazing wings with crappy tails
« Reply #7 on: October 19, 2020, 07:18:03 AM »
i dont know if any of you guys seen the newest AXIS 420 tail yet but...daaammmmmm!...that sucker looks FASSSST...like they took it off one of those RedBull Air Race Planes and stuck it  on their foil!

Guys really! 

If there isn't a picture or video it doesn't exist.  Steamroller knows this.  Otherwise no one would believe the planing 360.

Here is the 420.
from: https://axisfoils.com/collections/all-sup/products/s-series-carbon-rear-wing-420mm


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Re: GoFoil: amazing wings with crappy tails
« Reply #8 on: October 19, 2020, 07:23:14 AM »
Kane tail here.

Interesting but another $300!!!! 

These wings are piling up fast. What should I do with my Kai wing and 24" mast????

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Re: GoFoil: amazing wings with crappy tails
« Reply #9 on: October 19, 2020, 11:27:49 AM »
no, that's not it Beasho

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Re: GoFoil: amazing wings with crappy tails
« Reply #10 on: October 19, 2020, 11:30:29 AM »
Nice, Jon!  I read about the tail on some of Dommo's posts to FB and on the Breeze and couldn't find out too much about them except the Signature versions.  Looks super sleek! 

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Re: GoFoil: amazing wings with crappy tails
« Reply #11 on: October 19, 2020, 03:38:38 PM »
Jon, thanks for the post here. I believe you.
What Kane tail wing did you get? (Size)

Does it require a GoFoil tail pedestal? I am still running the original mast with my blue tail hack job.
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Re: GoFoil: amazing wings with crappy tails
« Reply #12 on: October 19, 2020, 07:39:11 PM »
Make your own!

https://lifeamphibious.blogspot.com/2020/10/batch-no-2-all-pau.html

Personally I think the G10 has a complimentary flex to it that none of the carbon fiber tails have.  It may be a slight detriment if you are just pumping in flatwater, but in the surf it is just like using a flex fin on a surfboard.

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Re: GoFoil: amazing wings with crappy tails
« Reply #13 on: October 19, 2020, 09:14:42 PM »
At the time I ordered, he only had a 15" although I probably would have picked the 14" if he had one. 

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Re: GoFoil: amazing wings with crappy tails
« Reply #14 on: October 20, 2020, 07:20:18 AM »
no, that's not it Beasho ........

Are you all just going to keep teasing????

Where is the buy button?
  Does Google sell these things or is there some sort of underground speakeasy on Instagram with requisite hand shake and eye wink?

 


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