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Re: Armstrong HA1125
« Reply #60 on: June 18, 2021, 02:14:18 PM »
Here is a new video where Daniel talks about the Armstrong lineup, including the 1150, this video is focused on prone foil surfing:
https://youtu.be/kAtdrCN8l84
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Re: Armstrong HA1125
« Reply #61 on: June 20, 2021, 09:48:51 AM »
Great info Robert and Daniel. 

Will you post a video of how to "shave" the 1250?

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Iím a 5í9Ē 65kg rider:

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   4' 27L Armstrong FG Wing/Surf
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Foils: Armstrong HS625, HS850, HS1050, HA1125, HS1850, CF2400
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Re: Armstrong HA1125
« Reply #63 on: June 23, 2021, 11:12:40 AM »
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Re: Armstrong HA1125
« Reply #64 on: June 23, 2021, 12:49:48 PM »
Thanks for posting the "chop shop" links.

This video goes over the Armstrong foil lineup specifically for wing foiling:
https://youtu.be/gtZlJ9Kc-Pk
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Re: Armstrong HA1125
« Reply #65 on: June 24, 2021, 09:11:35 PM »
Hey guys, just chiming in here Iíve been riding Armstrong foils for a while now and my favored set up here for wing foiling here in the SF bay area is the HS 1050 front wing, if the winds are lighter -which is rare for this time of the year -Iíll switch to the HS 1250. I just got the HA 1125 and I rode it once and was completely frustrated - 100 cm mast, 70 cm fuse, flying V 200 tail wing, and 1į Tail shim which Iíve been loving with the HS wings but with the HA wing it felt so weird, the wing wanted to pop up right away and then would fall back down and seemed super sensitive and twitchy. In a turn it had a tendency to want to roll out of the turn in the middle which could easily be rider technique but I havenít experienced at all with the HS wings. After reading through this thread I think I may try it again with a shorter fuse and maybe a different tail and no shim but Iím definitely not convinced yet that itís the right wing for me.... any Suggestions on the other components or shims would be most welcome. Sounds like running the mast all the way forward in the track may be helpful as well?

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Re: Armstrong HA1125
« Reply #66 on: June 25, 2021, 12:24:28 AM »
When I was figuring out the HA1125, the first place I had it mount produced that dolphin up and down effect.  I pushed the mast all the way forward and that cured it.  I also used a bigger rear stabilizer (uncut 232) with one 1 degree red shim (fuselage is 60 A+) on a 95cm mast and it came together for me.

I'd start with pushing the mast all the way forward.

Don't give up on the 1125 - once you figure it out it is really fun.  I will say if I'm going to be out in waves, I'll gravitate more to the HS foils - they just takeoff a little easier and helps me get out of sticky situations that much easier.

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Re: Armstrong HA1125
« Reply #67 on: June 25, 2021, 05:22:47 AM »
Victor, shape yourself a flat bottom windsurf like wing board. The 1125 everyday usability will completely transform.

https://www.instagram.com/p/CKkvqUvjA7PRcPAraEEHk2WocxYYTPPPtaNarY0/?utm_medium=copy_link



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Re: Armstrong HA1125
« Reply #68 on: June 25, 2021, 05:36:30 AM »
Hey guys, just chiming in here Iíve been riding Armstrong foils for a while now and my favored set up here for wing foiling here in the SF bay area is the HS 1050 front wing, if the winds are lighter -which is rare for this time of the year -Iíll switch to the HS 1250. I just got the HA 1125 and I rode it once and was completely frustrated - 100 cm mast, 70 cm fuse, flying V 200 tail wing, and 1į Tail shim which Iíve been loving with the HS wings but with the HA wing it felt so weird, the wing wanted to pop up right away and then would fall back down and seemed super sensitive and twitchy. In a turn it had a tendency to want to roll out of the turn in the middle which could easily be rider technique but I havenít experienced at all with the HS wings. After reading through this thread I think I may try it again with a shorter fuse and maybe a different tail and no shim but Iím definitely not convinced yet that itís the right wing for me.... any Suggestions on the other components or shims would be most welcome. Sounds like running the mast all the way forward in the track may be helpful as well?

What you describe is exactly what I experienced during my first 15 minutes with the 1125.  It is very pitch sensitive which is expected as the aspect ratio increases.  You have to adjust your riding style to make smaller and more gentle changes to the pitch.  Having said all that, the 232 makes it much, much easier.  I have had about 10 sessions now and my favorite setup is 232 on 60 cm A+ with no shim.  Mast all the way forward using the holes.  It is by far my favorite foil of all time and every session gets better.  I was out yesterday with a 3.5 m wing and the glide, pump and turning was just amazing.  Even the hot shot kiters in the channel seemed impressed (Gorge event site). 

A couple of other things I have learned.  For take offs, point a bit more downwind and build up speed while keeping board flat.  If you try to pump up without adequate speed, it will just flop back down.    It will glide better than anything you have tried in the smallest stuff but you have to be high in the water and keep it horizontal to get the maximum glide.  Carving for me requires hard back foot pressure.  I was able to ventilate during a couple of hard turns yesterday and stay on the wave.

FWIW, I am a very average, middle aged foiler but with some persistence am achieving a pretty decent level of riding with this foil.  Don't give up on it too soon.


 


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