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Re: Best foil for you. [Re: Hdip] #2958349
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Originally Posted by Hdip
Originally Posted by sozzle
i have the medium gong foil as clammy stated a few posts back, i haven't used it yet as i'm just about to shape a board for it to go on.

i'm 155lbs so the medium should work for me, i am slightly concerned with the uk waves being so slow with the smaller 'medium' foil so i've ordered the large too.

although i don't have any experience with any other foils to gauge against but it seems to be well made,

i wouldn't have a chance at foiling other wise so i'm stocked that gong have given the average guy a way in.

keep all the good info on boards and stuff coming fellas cheers

also, thanks clamsmasha for helping me get on this, super grateful for your help bowdown



Hey sozzle and Clamsmasha. I've got the itch to try new foils. Even though I'm dialing in my Naish Large pretty well. What is the long term review on the gong's looking like?



I don't think there is a point for you to switch Naish to Gong. Gong works and it is cheap but from wht I know about you, I think you are more looking for hight performance foil. Wait and see what is coming up from companie doing reel R&D...

Re: Best foil for you. [Re: gregfoil] #2958353
05/23/19 11:13 PM
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Yeah that's the problem for me. I've resigned myself to just wait another year, or until my Naish breaks and I'm forced to go to Axis. Or go all in on Lift.

My buddy on Kauai just passed his 10th session on a borrowed GoFoil and is looking to get his own gear though. So it's an option for him. There's a GoFoil Iwa for $800 on his craigslist which seems to be an OK deal, but he can get a gong and a used board for about that I bet. He's learning on one of Laird's old 6'3"s. He needs a real foil board haha.

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Originally Posted by Hdip
Yeah that's the problem for me. I've resigned myself to just wait another year, or until my Naish breaks and I'm forced to go to Axis. Or go all in on Lift.

My buddy on Kauai just passed his 10th session on a borrowed GoFoil and is looking to get his own gear though. So it's an option for him. There's a GoFoil Iwa for $800 on his craigslist which seems to be an OK deal, but he can get a gong and a used board for about that I bet. He's learning on one of Laird's old 6'3"s. He needs a real foil board haha.


With all the new foils coming up soon, used market is gonna go down. I know somebody selling a used prototype Naish XL wing (cheap I think).

Re: Best foil for you. [Re: Hdip] #2958394
05/24/19 12:52 AM
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How much?! The new 2020 prototype. Can you get it to the valley for me? 😀

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Originally Posted by Hdip
How much?! Can you get it to the valley for me? 😀

Gonna ask and will let you know.

Re: Best foil for you. [Re: Hdip] #2958518
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Cloud 9 just posted their s24 set (Al mast, cf wings and fuse) on sale from $1400 to $800


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Re: Best foil for you. [Re: Hdip] #2958549
05/24/19 03:56 PM
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Good deal but kinda like the ke nalu deal. Small wing.

S24 Front Wing: 24". Weight: 2.25lbs (1.02kg). Surface Area: 1126 cm2

Re: Best foil for you. [Re: Hdip] #2958554
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GofFoil GL210...i made the mistake of tryimg it out couple.weeks ago before they had that pump contest at waikiki so they couldnt let me buy one and now ive lost all the will to surf with the old stuff...totally spoiled...


i could actually do figure 8's in the flats with that damn thing...its that good ...i dont.mean spin around in a pirouette left and then right..
i mean an actual pumping carving figure 8 after ive kicked out of the wave and pumped back out to the lineup but the set is over....THEN pump around in a left.circle
..and an right circle...

if you've seen the derek hamasaki videos...thats what he's riding...the new GL series wings...he's real good anyway but the GL wings make a really big difference


quit yer bitching...just get out there and...RUN WHAT YA BRUNG!!!
Re: Best foil for you. [Re: Hdip] #2958647
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Yeah, I really want to get a new bigger wing, but the wait is killing me... And I don't want to be throwing down over a grand, to have something better/cheaper/etc come out a few weeks later...

I just got a new board, it's big, 5'8, like 50something liters, giant compared to the 4'7 I've been using. Super easy to get into waves early, def helps on making the drops when the waves get bigger. The only reason I got it was because it was dirt cheap (damaged during shipping to my buddy's shop, so he couldn't really sell it as a new board) and I wanted to see if I could downwind with it. But now I need a bigger wing.

Gong xl?
Axis 900?
get used gofoil off craigslist, and pray the new wings will fit??


I was really hoping I could figure out cheaper shipping for the unifoil..

what to do?

Re: Best foil for you. [Re: Hdip] #2958652
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What wing are you using bigmtnbill?


Anyone mixing parts?

One of the guys that rips my local cracked his MFC mast and went full custom: MFC 1250 wing, Naish 70cm mast, F4 stabilizer, custom fuselage.


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Re: Best foil for you. [Re: Hdip] #2958660
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chinese knockoff
everyone says its more or less a copy of the Naish L (their windsurf version?), but I haven't been able to compare with one in person, nor can I tell if I can easily swap the wing out with a different naish wing

https://www.aliexpress.com/item/ZJ-...Wings-and-Aluminum-Mast/32861981968.html

got it from a buddy. He cut/sanded the vertical tail wing off. works good as far as I can tell. Only ridden one other wing (cloud 9 p27) and couldn't believe how much more lift there was.

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Pictures look very similar to my 2017 naish large front wing.

Go delta mega surf used on Mac kite for $800. Or wait for a high aspect wing.

http://www.mackiteboarding.com/2018-delta-mega-surf-foil-set-used/

Re: Best foil for you. [Re: bigmtnbill] #2958770
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Originally Posted by bigmtnbill
chinese knockoff
everyone says its more or less a copy of the Naish L (their windsurf version?), but I haven't been able to compare with one in person, nor can I tell if I can easily swap the wing out with a different naish wing

https://www.aliexpress.com/item/ZJ-...Wings-and-Aluminum-Mast/32861981968.html

got it from a buddy. He cut/sanded the vertical tail wing off. works good as far as I can tell. Only ridden one other wing (cloud 9 p27) and couldn't believe how much more lift there was.



I’ve got that one. It’s basically exactly the same as a Naish, but a lot lighter....Naish wings won’t fit it.

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Damn... was hoping i could just wait for the new naish wing and throw that on this setup...

thanks for the info


the delta looks fun, but if I'm going to get a whole new setup, think I'll get something with lots of wing options. don't want to have to buy a whole new setup every time I want to get a new wing.

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