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Rear stabilisers, anyone playing around? #2887919
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Iím loving the fk out of my new (to me) gofoil setup. Iím 80+kgs

We are in the wind swell season so I havenít bothered with the Kai but have been swapping between the IWA and M200. Iíve been swapping the stabilisers out a bit because OCD.

Iím shocked how much difference there is.

The M200 with its own stab is lumbering and a bit slow, and builds up ridiculous lift with any speed/steepness at all. It is very easy to pump sans wave, but you have be brutal on the front foot all of the time.. The M200 with Kai stab actually wonít really fly unless I have a bit of speed and I have to rotate it up pretty positively. Once out it is fairly quick and manoeuvreable. Itís like day and night.

The Iwa with Kai stab is fkn awesome for me. Actually easier to pump back out than the M200. Feels like Iím snowboarding or something. Super stiff and lifty with the Maliko stab.

Iíd love a stab that sits between the two, and maybe a smaller one.

Anyone else tried swapping around?

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Sounds like time to make some customs, clammy. Are you vac bagging?

I can't wait to learn how to ride a stock foil so I can start building my own shvt. Figured I need to learn how to ride one first.

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Re: Rear stabilisers, anyone playing around? [Re: Clamsmasha] #2888038
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yea some of the guys that get to test gear here have cut the tips off the Maliko tail to find a mid size in between the 2 tails. some like it some dont.


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Shorter fuselage will change things up too. I only have one setup though so I haven't played with anything. I've never even changed the angle of my rear stabilizer. Not sure what that would do for me, so I just leave it neutral.

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Hey Ghostie,

I was stoked to see youíve succumbed to the foil perversion! For one, because this is one of the most enjoyable and challenging things Iíve ever done, and also because I cannot wait to see what rolls out of your shed.

I just this minute ordered a vac/infusion setup and materials. Iím going to make foil boards but Iíve been thinking about wings and such as well. I was thinking about using a hydraulic press for some stuff too, but Iíd better walk before I run.

Where are you at with your foiling? I only get hurt half the time now....it seems to be a concentration thing haha.

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I'm getting the slingshot surf kit for xmas. Grendel and I towed behind the ski w/ his original flat foil. scary how it wanted to kick flip and make me land on it. So, I'm nowhere. I just got a couple boxes to stick into my 5'5 mini simmons, and I'm going to hack the nose off and convert it to a foil board this xmas break.

I got inspired by surffoil's diy thread, so thought I'd make something. I need to figure out how to ride one first, before I go any further.



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Re: Rear stabilisers, anyone playing around? [Re: Clamsmasha] #2889027
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The Simmons should be good.

They do try to kill you on a regular basis at the start. I copped the Maliko across the (thankfully) soft part of my shin last week. It hurt so bad I sweated all night. Was very hard to put my boots on all week.

Actually used mine for good instead of evil a couple of nights ago....a shark appeared and I got a miracle lump that I foiled the sh1t out of safety. Amazing what motivation will do for performance!

Canít wait to see your wing....I donít get the vac setup til the new year, so Iíll have to live vicariously through you.

LOL THAT PIG!! Iím jealous, he looks like a character.

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Was foiling this morning with AlexA from Go Foil, he offered to cut down my Maliko tail which I happily agreed. Also he's gonna tune the humm out of it. It sings pretty bad and I don't use it for that reason.

Hopefully it'll add some additional distance to my Iwa pump outs.


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Originally Posted By: Kaser1
Was foiling this morning with AlexA from Go Foil, he offered to cut down my Maliko tail which I happily agreed. Also he's gonna tune the humm out of it. It sings pretty bad and I don't use it for that reason.

Hopefully it'll add some additional distance to my Iwa pump outs.


Please post pics when you get it back...

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I ended up doing some tinkering. Sorry donít know how to imbed insta....

Post 1 is the Maliko stab with about 1/2Ē trimmed off the trailing edge, maybe 3/4Ē taken off the tips and some minor thinning. It was an improvement in that it was faster and less draggy. Made the Maliko easier to pump over distance. Still pretty stiff and needed room to surf. The usual Gofoil hum.

Post 2 is after I cut it down to 11cm at the trailing edge, squared it off and thinned it a fair bit. Made a sharp leading edge too.So far Iíve only used with the Iwa. Very fast, wayyy less draggy, more turney and good to pump. Zero hum which is nice. Feels like I could benefit by moving the mast forward a little but Iíll have to validate that with the new board Iím making.

Iím coming around to thinking that thin stabs with sharp leading edges are the way to go...Iíve tried them on other brands and liked them but itís hard when I am comparing apples and oranges.....seems like itís costly to drag handlebars through the water at speed though.


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Re: Rear stabilisers, anyone playing around? [Re: Kaser1] #2909338
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Originally Posted By: Kaser1
yea some of the guys that get to test gear here have cut the tips off the Maliko tail to find a mid size in between the 2 tails. some like it some dont.



just got mine back from Alex yesterday, he lopped a couple inches off the tip of the Maliko tail and repainted it red. Rode it yesterday, made a huge difference. Lift, speed, turns...it filled a void for me. Do have to get used to the better lift as it rides higher and have to adjust my pitch to compensate in turns to avoid breaching.

illl post up some pics today of my Kai tail and this one.

Lesson from this, it's not all about the wing size of the front.


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Great to hear! Id love to see those pics.

Yes it reall is an amazing how much of a difference the back end makes

I havenít been on my Kai tail since I tuned the Maliko one...so I might give the Kai the same treatment, keep the area but thin and sharpen.

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Thanks Kaser, looks mint. Mine is fairly similar, I took a bit more from the trailing edge but same same.

Loving it?

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