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bert



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PostPosted: Fri Jul 19, 2019 10:23 am    Post subject: new foilboard Reply with quote

I plan to upgrade my foilboard after almost 3 years on the JP 135. I may get this one when it goes for sale. I like the 3 strap set up, the 115L volume, and just how it looks (it doesn't look like a door). Just wish it weighed 17-18 lbs instead of 21 lbs Sad


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dllee



Joined: 03 Jul 2009
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Location: East Bay

PostPosted: Fri Jul 19, 2019 10:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Strap config might be the key.
I already have surfed, SUP, and foil [badly] my Naish 122.
Tried no strap foiling on a RRD setup and quite fun..until I hit underwater obstructions.
Naish has adj track.
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NOVAAN



Joined: 28 Sep 1994
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 19, 2019 12:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lost of youtube of Wyatt riding this board. Its built heavy to handle the stress of freestyle foiling. I would get one if i could up haul a 115. Weight isn't an issue in the water..
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dllee



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PostPosted: Fri Jul 19, 2019 1:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I thought we were both 160 lbs.
Uphauled my 97 liter slalom board with Naish foil and 6.0 my 2nd day last year.
BTW, Kevin K. spotted a hairline crack on the bottom side of my rear wing yesterday. It's near the base and on both sides of the fuselage mount.
I glassed it but you might check yours.
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grantmac017



Joined: 04 Aug 2016
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 19, 2019 7:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm considering the 108L:
https://www.mb-boards.com/e/windsurf/wildcat.asp

Or else looking for a ~5year old Skate 110L and adding foil tracks.

I should be just able to uphaul either one with the foil on at 180 lbs.

I'm really enjoying my current 122L 230x72cm foil board with centerline front and rear straps.
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dllee



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PostPosted: Fri Jul 19, 2019 10:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Skate has Pbox, and 66 wide, and super crown deck possibly not ideal for foil jibing.
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grantmac017



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PostPosted: Fri Jul 19, 2019 11:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

dllee wrote:
Skate has Pbox, and 66 wide, and super crown deck possibly not ideal for foil jibing.


Hence adding tracks.
Current board has a bit of crown and I'm not bothered by it. A local is foiling a 110L Skate using a powerplate, I'm going to give it a try sometime.

The MB is billed as a carvey freestyle board that is also good for foiling. I must admit it's extremely costly for something that there is no way to demo. It could offer an outstanding option given my travel requirements if it does what they say.

Ironically the newest slingshot originally posted looks like a shorter version of what I'm currently using and rather like when foiling. It's just not that entertaining with a fin.
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boardsurfr



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PostPosted: Sat Jul 20, 2019 6:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Skate 110 works fine for foiling with the i76 and a powerplate. It's less stable side-to-side than a wider board so it may take a session or two to get used to. But Balz is foiling on the MB92, which is 11 cm narrower.
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dllee



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PostPosted: Sat Jul 20, 2019 6:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Skate does have options for strap placement close to useful, and weighs around 13 lbs.
But I tried a 91 wide RRD and it was soooo easy.
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boardsurfr



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PostPosted: Sat Jul 20, 2019 9:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, wider seems to be easier. The Surf magazine mentions that in just about every foil test (and they have several per year), and gave 75 cm as the minimum width. Slingshots has increased the width from the Dialer to the Wizard and Levitator; even the smallest 2019 Wizard is 30 inches (76) cm wide.
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