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Re: Best foil for you. [Re: Hdip] #2996343
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I've been riding the Iwa with the Kai stab and have been enjoying it. I know everyone says to cut the Iwa tail down. I'm just wondering does the cut Iwa tail work better than the stock Kai tail, or is it just better than the stock Iwa tail??

And yes clamsmasha, I already know you'll say cut them both... Haha

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Originally Posted by bigmtnbill
I've been riding the Iwa with the Kai stab and have been enjoying it. I know everyone says to cut the Iwa tail down. I'm just wondering does the cut Iwa tail work better than the stock Kai tail, or is it just better than the stock Iwa tail??

And yes clamsmasha, I already know you'll say cut them both... Haha


Ha yes, I was going to say that!

It really depends how much you cut, the Iwa tail is thicker and has a deeper chord as well as being longer. I never really liked it in original format, it just felt sooo draggy and made the Maliko 200 blimp out of the water at jogging pace. It got better the more I cut off it.

At one stage I had the Iwa stab cut to the same span as the unmodified Kai. It had nice crisp edges and went really nicely, also was very quiet..

Re: Best foil for you. [Re: Hdip] #2997173
08/15/19 09:39 PM
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I'm using the axis 900 (prone) & really enjoying the ride but do think soon we will have the best of high & low aspects blended into one design.

Re: Best foil for you. [Re: grendel95] #2997316
08/16/19 04:47 AM
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Originally Posted by grendel95
Iall the local guys that got the new Naish setup don't like it. They prefer the old fuselage and adjustable tail, I just shimmed it with a rubber grommet.


Is it just they don't know how to shim the tail? What's not to like about the new stuff? I saw that one setup on craigs with two wings for about $1300. Not a bad deal.

If I'm not buying into something completely different like high aspect I really can't make myself spend the money on new gear.

Re: Best foil for you. [Re: Hdip] #2998321
08/19/19 04:41 PM
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Rode the new Naish fuselage and 320 stab with the XL wing yesterday and pumped back to the lineup twice. I felt more control and ease of pumping over the old stab, even made a few previously terminal corrections.

I think investing in the new stab with the little adapter is a good one!


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08/21/19 03:38 PM
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Originally Posted by grendel95
Rode the new Naish fuselage and 320 stab with the XL wing yesterday and pumped back to the lineup twice. I felt more control and ease of pumping over the old stab, even made a few previously terminal corrections.

I think investing in the new stab with the little adapter is a good one!


Rode this again yesterday in the micro stuff, chipped in on a little whitewash bubble and got my first 2 for 1!!


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Re: Best foil for you. [Re: grendel95] #2999408
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Surf has been super small the past couple of days. It has been super fun foiling down at nukes. Some good rides but not able to get any 2 fors on my sup. today was just beautiful, barely any wind and small windswell peaks popping up.

Re: Best foil for you. [Re: grendel95] #2999417
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Originally Posted by grendel95
Originally Posted by grendel95
Rode the new Naish fuselage and 320 stab with the XL wing yesterday and pumped back to the lineup twice. I felt more control and ease of pumping over the old stab, even made a few previously terminal corrections.

I think investing in the new stab with the little adapter is a good one!


Rode this again yesterday in the micro stuff, chipped in on a little whitewash bubble and got my first 2 for 1!!

yeewwwwwww!!!!!!!!

Re: Best foil for you. [Re: sozzle] #2999420
08/21/19 07:06 PM
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Originally Posted by sozzle
Originally Posted by grendel95
[quote=grendel95] my first 2 for 1!!

yeewwwwwww!!!!!!!!


Now we're talking. That's the best part of foiling right there. A SUP guy pulled up to the beach the other day when it was real small and to gauge the quality of the waves he asked how many waves I caught. I reply "Well, I got 4 2 for 1's so that's 8 right there." smile

Re: Best foil for you. [Re: Hdip] #2999483
08/21/19 10:16 PM
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2 for 1!

yup thats it right there...your first 2 for 1 is like yaaaaaaahoooooooo!


quit yer bitching...just get out there and...RUN WHAT YA BRUNG!!!
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