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#2894165 - 01/05/19 12:20 AM Re: Best foil for you. [Re: Kaser1]
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Naish large and a board that’s not needed for $900

craigslist link click here.

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#2894188 - 01/05/19 02:02 AM Re: Best foil for you. [Re: Hdip]
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#2894243 - 01/05/19 10:58 AM Re: Best foil for you. [Re: grendel95]
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Originally Posted By: grendel95


Nice !!

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#2894384 - 01/05/19 04:30 PM Re: Best foil for you. [Re: gregfoil]
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I saw that post Grendel. I didn’t post it here because it seems like so much overlap that price isn’t worth it.

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#2894466 - 01/05/19 07:44 PM Re: Best foil for you. [Re: Hdip]
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Originally Posted By: Hdip
Naish large and a board that’s not needed for $900

craigslist link click here.


That board is a beast, I've seen one in person. big, bulky, heavy. I doubt you could get that thing flying even with a large wing.

I'd pass on that one.
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#2894469 - 01/05/19 07:52 PM Re: Best foil for you. [Re: gregfoil]
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Originally Posted By: gregfoil
Originally Posted By: grendel95


Nice !!



Handmade on Maui Jimmy/Marlon Lewis latest foil board. Very light and very strong.
Wings- Nalu, Kai , Maliko 160 , Iwa, Maliko 200

Back wings - Kai , Custom , Maliko
Tuttle box plate adapter -custom carbon fiber made on Maui by Mark Raaphorst
Custom mast 27.5 "
Like to sell as a quiver but willing to sell board and or Tuttle box plate adapter.
And wings and mast as a set



I'd be interested to see how much he'd part out just the board, mast, and Iwa/Kai tail combo. That's a custom "Super Fly" model that JL/ML are doing production/pop out models now. I like the outline, volume, width. I'd just go down from 5'2" to 4'8"ish. It'd be a good learner board.

The custom tuttle plate adapter by Mark Raaphorst fail. There's been 5 I've personally seen completely explode under stress. Marks design was to get them as light as possible, but the wall construction went too thin. They're actually foam core.

But like HDIP said, ALOT of overlap with that combo pack. You'd probably only use 2 of the 5 front wings, ever.
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#2894487 - 01/05/19 09:43 PM Re: Best foil for you. [Re: Hdip]
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i'll ask him about this, i've been reading the forum too much.

I'm 35, 165, 5'10 - is the 5'2 something i can learn on? I read a lot about how a smaller board is way easier to pump:

I'd be interested to see how much he'd part out just the board, mast, and Iwa/Kai tail combo...


Edited by xmesa (01/05/19 09:45 PM)

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#2894489 - 01/05/19 09:57 PM Re: Best foil for you. [Re: Hdip]
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#2894491 - 01/05/19 10:18 PM Re: Best foil for you. [Re: xmesa]
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Agreed, that green board in the $900 dollar deal is gross. Seems to be a good price for the Naish Large though. Try to resell the board for $200 to make it a great deal.

That Dan Taylor board seems fine enough. It doesn't have the rails like most of the other foil boards that are popular. More of a normal rail it looks like. You'd be able to learn on it though for sure.

https://ventura.craigslist.org/spo/d/ventura-foilboard-and-go-foil/6786476165.html That's the 160 Maliko. Seems like the Iwa is the way to go though, so not sure that's a great deal.

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#2894500 - 01/05/19 10:50 PM Re: Best foil for you. [Re: Hdip]
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The 160 maliko is best avoided.
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#2894541 - 01/06/19 02:26 AM Re: Best foil for you. [Re: xmesa]
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That Dan Taylor is suspect. The track boxes appear to be without carbon re-enforcement. The amount of stress load on those boxes, I see them ripping out for some reason. My guess is why it's being sold. rolleyes



these are/were my boards

6'2" Jimmy Lewis
4'10 KT



Here's alittle cheat sheet when looking at prone foil boards....
* carbon re-enforced track boxes/ same for tuttle box (tuttle going to be obsolete in 2019)
* reputable experienced foil board maker/glasser
* no/minimal tail rocker- mast needs to be as close to 90' as possible, if not the platform/board will not fly flat
* pay attention to volume numbers, not board length (as much). the wing when paddling creats small lift which can replace board length. my 4'10 paddles like a 6' fish. I'm 6'3" at 198 lbs, my current volume is 38. may be moving down in length 4'8" and volume down to 36.
* cutting corners to spare money only costs you more in the long run. buying a foil mount stick on plate to your old beater board doesn't work. its like bringing a knife to a gunfight. if you're going to commit, do it right. buy used foils and new foil board IMO. because the new foil you pay retail for today is probably going to be obsolete in 6 months. buying used foils will get you in at almost half of retail. you pay retail for a board, you can almost get what you paid for it in 6 months when you progress down to a smaller board. foil boards typically don't get all beat up as the good ones are all carbon and bulletproof. my kt is in original condition and i ride it almost daily.


Hope this helps, PM me if you have questions. rockin


Edited by Kaser1 (01/06/19 02:57 AM)
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#2895007 - 01/07/19 12:21 PM Re: Best foil for you. [Re: Kaser1]
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Kaiser,
why do you think tuttle will be obsolete this year?

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#2895221 - 01/07/19 06:03 PM Re: Best foil for you. [Re: Hdip]
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As someone who blew out tracks on a standup before switching to prone, I will be sticking with Tuttle for a while. I know tracks are being built much stronger now, but spending 3 hours snorkeling for my foil (to no avail) is enough to scare me off.

Not being able to adjust the foil is definitely a weakness, but 4 screws total with go foil is great, and I have piece of mind.

Now if you'll excuse me Im going to go watch Blade Runner on Betamax.

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#2895364 - 01/08/19 12:14 AM Re: Best foil for you. [Re: keoki]
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Originally Posted By: keoki
Kaiser,
why do you think tuttle will be obsolete this year?


just my opinion. the ability to move mast is a huge plus. conditions and wing sizes vary alot, and also personal preferences vary too much to be locked into having the mast in 1 location. I've ridden many SUPs with different mast location and they all flew different. It was an eye opener when I went from a tuttle that was too far back to one that was more forward. forced into a position that makes the board not fly as good makes the whole experience lack luster.

I also think that board construction for the top brands are at a point where the tracks are solid. I've also experienced a tuttle fail on a SUP, punched through the deck. And I've seen others. These were hand shaped, epoxy, etc.. The carbon construction and sandwich molded seem to be solid.
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#2895714 - 01/08/19 06:22 PM Re: Best foil for you. [Re: Kaser1]
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Adjust-ability, makes sense.

Kaser, I am riding DylanP's old JL. It has been great as a first board to learn on, great stability. Of course the tuttle box is fixed, but for a newb fixed is best for me otherwise I would be tinkering all the time and probably not really progressing.

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