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russiandangle

Since 28 Jun 2019
6 Posts
Park City, Ut
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PostFri Sep 06, 19 10:29 am    upgrading from beginer foil Reply with quote

Well, I got a double agent and after a few days im riding some what decently and starting to mess around with gybing without foot switches yet. I have 2 months to step my game up before Los barriles and I am already looking at different foils (being a gear whore and all) for those of you who have tried many different foils and brands this question for you. Can you really go wrong with buying any of the new low aspect foils if your focus i more on the surfy stable feel, are there foils that you would absolutely stay away from? I have seen many lifts, ss, and stringy foils for sale, but Cabrinha and naish dont seem as popular. Are they just not as heavily marketed in the gorge, and are more popular in other parts of the country, or are they legit not as good of products for any reason. I have been looking at the new hi rise lift and varial as the next step if I get enough hours on my current 2016 dbl agent.

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craz z

Since 01 Dec 2008
119 Posts
Montana
Stoked



PostFri Sep 06, 19 12:25 pm     Reply with quote

If you get a chance to try before you buy do it.

If not then opinions are gonna be all over the place as to what suits you for what you want to achieve.

For me I'm seeing everything changing to short masts and fat wings I'm the complete opposite I want long and fast as fast can be.

I think as far as brand to brand there are lots of copies and rush to market similar shapes and sizes as to why what you are seeing as less popular is less market share as its not the first to market top tier with 20 different wing combos and fuseys and masts. the smaller brand shares have a more limited offering. The Original LF, double agent and original naish were literally identical copies of each other.

after running through at least 4 foils now my quest is carbon carbon carbon. you could even do aluminum every thing but the wings but carbon is a pure joy to deal with especially if you like to boost to the moon. less swing weight easier carrying but fragile very fragile against objects.

Its a changing environment like every 3 months anything you buy is obsolete and most everything is a package deal meaning u break it or want to change parts, some brands might change things up a bit and be incompatible with last months models.

I know that some of the more durable glass wings in the fat and lifty category are more prone to delam then the carbon counterparts however the price is quite a bit higher. Alot of the big wings are thin sheets of glass lamed over styrofoam and have seen first hand a few delams

at the end of the day take your pick of foil and have fun if you get the chance to try different setups dont blink do it and see whats out there. My opinion is once you get to the carbon level your there and will probably stay there for years to come.

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Pepi

Since 16 Jun 2006
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PostFri Sep 06, 19 1:38 pm     Reply with quote

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craz z

Since 01 Dec 2008
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Montana
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PostFri Sep 06, 19 3:20 pm     Reply with quote

Pepi wrote:
Moses.


yes moses onda with the 111 lowest 101 none of that 91 stuff Very Happy

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Hein

Since 08 Mar 2005
1231 Posts

Possessed



PostFri Sep 06, 19 9:36 pm     Reply with quote

Check out the Armstrong Foils. We have been riding the 1200 wing and 3-11 board behind our boat. I am learning to kite foil with a Stringy foil but hope to get on the Armstrong soon. Practice behind the boat has provided great experience.

wake foiling behind our boat: https://youtu.be/jUQ_3DKVH7U

All the best,
Hein

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oliver19

Since 25 Jun 2019
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PostSat Sep 07, 19 1:17 am     Reply with quote

Can't go wrong with Lift, Armstrong or MFC

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Obakarama

Since 29 Jun 2019
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PostSat Sep 07, 19 7:47 am    Stringy, Stringy. Stringy. Reply with quote

All you need is Stringy.

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