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SUP surfing what foil brand should I be looking at
« on: January 11, 2021, 01:02:11 PM »
For those who have been sup foiling for awhile. What brand would you go with?

Borrowing a GoFoil Maliko set up. I知 at the point where I知 able to catch small waves and fly and pump a little. Not many crashes anymore and want  to get my own set up for small mushy waves.

185lbs

Thanks!

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Re: SUP surfing what foil brand should I be looking at
« Reply #1 on: January 11, 2021, 01:28:15 PM »
My choice would be GoFoil or Axis. GoFoil has a wide variety of wings, the original shapes and sizes make it easy and accessible for beginners and the new stuff lets you leverage your investment as you progress.

Axis is equally (if not more) versatile and has a well-engineered and precise assembly system as well as greater adjustability than any other foil on the market. I started with GoFoil, switched to Axis for a reason that I never executed on (I wanted to make my own foil wings--the axis design makes that feasible) and I've stayed with Axis because they make wings and stabilizers that work for me.
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Re: SUP surfing what foil brand should I be looking at
« Reply #2 on: January 11, 2021, 01:31:46 PM »
AXIS. Very user friendly. You'll drown in options.

GoFoil. Full carbon.

Takuma. Kujira, The current hotness.

Lift. Very good, light. They have efoils.

Signature and Unifoil. To advanced for your stage.

Naish. Everyone forgot about them and moved on.

Descending order of who I would choose for you. Getting a used setup first is preferred.


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Re: SUP surfing what foil brand should I be looking at
« Reply #3 on: January 11, 2021, 01:41:19 PM »
I started on slingshot: cheap, solid, functional, heavy.

Now on gofoil: middle high price, all carbon, bombproof construction, works great. Can get the older wings like Maliko and Iwa pretty cheap (but shipping from Hawaii is $$$)

Seems like Axis is the best value right now: high end performance at middle prices.

Lots of buddies on Armstrong: has been the gold standard of late, expensive but everyone loves them.


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Re: SUP surfing what foil brand should I be looking at
« Reply #4 on: January 11, 2021, 02:34:56 PM »
For me local support is important.  Being an early adopter there was no one in my area to turn to for advice and support, took forever to figure stuff out through trial and error.  Even the guys ahead of me were mostly guessing what would work.

Now people in the lineup ask me often what to get and I can tell them from personal experience what direction to head in.  But if a beginner buys something foreign that nobody has ridden it's a lot harder to help them.
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Re: SUP surfing what foil brand should I be looking at
« Reply #5 on: January 11, 2021, 08:26:00 PM »
For those who have been sup foiling for awhile. What brand would you go with?

Borrowing a GoFoil Maliko set up. I知 at the point where I知 able to catch small waves and fly and pump a little. Not many crashes anymore and want  to get my own set up for small mushy waves.

185lbs

Thanks!
I壇 go Axis too as said just too many options to choose from for me for sup foiling 820 F 440 R short fuse 19mm 75cm mast but I知 a HW,just got the 860 F really liking it after 2 sessions, probably good choice at your weight,or if you say small mushy waves 820 F is a great wing.Axis has a lot of new stuff coming out they say too,and if you decide to get into windwinging again a lot of winging wing options that use same fuse and mast. There mast is rock solid stiff like no other I致e tried especially with my weight which is nice minimal flex and wing fuse connection is top of the line strong well thought out build quality is near the top and decent price point can稚 go wrong IMHO
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Re: SUP surfing what foil brand should I be looking at
« Reply #6 on: January 12, 2021, 05:47:13 AM »
Thank you everyone for all the info!

This axis set up is available used locally what do you think?

860 Front Wing
370 Rear Wing
Ultrashort Fuselage (625mm)
75 cm Mast

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Re: SUP surfing what foil brand should I be looking at
« Reply #7 on: January 12, 2021, 07:07:30 AM »
Thank you everyone for all the info!

This axis set up is available used locally what do you think?

860 Front Wing
370 Rear Wing
Ultrashort Fuselage (625mm)
75 cm Mast
Price any Picts? Ultra short fuse not the best for learning short be better IMO but if price is right you can just get a short and have ultra for back up and when you get more proficient
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Re: SUP surfing what foil brand should I be looking at
« Reply #8 on: January 12, 2021, 10:09:47 AM »
Yes. That setup but 760 front wing is my favorite AXIS setup on prone. So 860 should be great SUP. Buy Buy Buy.

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Re: SUP surfing what foil brand should I be looking at
« Reply #9 on: January 12, 2021, 10:32:26 AM »
I have an Axis 910/460 with ultra short fuselage and I love it. Works fine for me prone or standup. I知 185 lbs. and not very good. :o I had an Armstrong 1600 before and it was an easy transition to the Axis.

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Re: SUP surfing what foil brand should I be looking at
« Reply #10 on: January 12, 2021, 11:57:01 AM »
I might be up for a swap with my standard fuse for your ultra short

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Re: SUP surfing what foil brand should I be looking at
« Reply #11 on: January 12, 2021, 12:51:12 PM »
For sale:
Axis 920 complete
Standard fuse
75cm 19mm mast & pedestal
400 tail


This is a really fun and easy surf/sup or wing setup.

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Re: SUP surfing what foil brand should I be looking at
« Reply #12 on: January 12, 2021, 03:13:49 PM »
Thank you everyone for all the info!

This axis set up is available used locally what do you think?

860 Front Wing
370 Rear Wing
Ultrashort Fuselage (625mm)
75 cm Mast
Just got off the 860/400, ultra short, 75cm mast today in head high stuff, and had an absolute blast on it. If I had the 370 rear I would have preferred that for what it's worth.

IOWs, if the price is right, and it's in decent shape (ie. Hdip isn't selling it to you...LOL!! ;);D) buy it!!...before somebody else does.
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Re: SUP surfing what foil brand should I be looking at
« Reply #13 on: January 12, 2021, 03:37:19 PM »
Hey now, the setup i sold passed you're inspection :) I'm out of AXIS gear to sell at the moment unfortunately.

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Re: SUP surfing what foil brand should I be looking at
« Reply #14 on: January 13, 2021, 02:51:16 PM »
Hey now, the setup i sold passed you're inspection :) I'm out of AXIS gear to sell at the moment unfortunately.
LOL! It went in my "demo" fleet (it just returned from Hawaii), so I could be a little less picky. ;) ;D
« Last Edit: January 13, 2021, 02:53:49 PM by Califoilia (formerly - SanoSlatchSup) »
Me: 6'1"/185...5'7" Kings Foil Board...6'0" Kings Foil Board...9'6" Bob Pearson "Laird Noserider"...9'6" Costa Azul Wide Body...14' Lahui Kai "Manta"...8'0" WaveStorm for when proning urges still hit, and 7'3" Chuck Glynn foil board backup.

 


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