so true. I feel like a scared grom again when I see a waist high wave. "too big!" or "too late!"My 1550 experienced its first down the line rides yesterday - and it liked it!! I am so excited but noone besides you guys even understands what the hell we are doing I remember this feeling from 30 years ago - awesome!
$600 for a jig to modify stuff myself seems far fetched. I was about to order the 1125 but decided to wait a bit more and see some reviews and also see what else the have up their sleeve. I'm very happy with my current set up 1250, 232 with 60 fuse but curious about other wings and tail wings to play with. we shall see won't we. I seen some photos of tail wings and of course the 1125 photo but want to see what they say in what conditions it works best in.The mast conversion jog or whatever is rumored to be $600.
I heard a real good third hand review of the 1125 though. Be prepared to pay a lot but end up real happy.
You're brave to chop stuff. I haven't tried that yet. hahaSorry it took a while to get this uploaded - lots of other things going on. The foil on the left is the chopped down HS1850 (now a 1532) - got this way by chopping off the last inch of the trailing edge.
The foil on the right is the chopped down HS1550 - now around 1420.
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The 1532 (coming from an 1850) is thicker than the 1550v2 - but I like that I still get up on foil fairly quick. I've held the 1550v2 in hand and it is slightly thinner.
The 1420 is hands down the best surfing foil I've ever used. This is the third 1550 I've chopped (the prior two were for other foilers at my beach) - I got lucky and didn't hit foam core on this one. I had to do a lot of filling and laminating on the one prior to this - funny how there is that much variance in the foam/carbon distribution.
I added the v tail to the ha 1125. wow. pumps amazing and you fly on it. I almost got a triple. twice. great new wings for me.I've been riding the HA 1125 the past few days prone foiling in the ocean. waist to chest high surf. super fun fast wing. I;m still getting used to it coming from a 1250. the wing is fast and glides well and pumps very well. I think I need to spend a bit more time on it to really get used to it but so far I am really happy with it. I'm waiting on the flying V tail wing to see how that combo works. I am using the 232 tail right now with the mast all the way forward in the box in weaker surf and about an inch back on the bigger groundswell day. Overall I'd say this is a great wing to add into quiver especially for me trying to pump and connect waves. Today I had a few 2 for 1 connections and almost a triple. Something I could only do once a session on the 1250.
Happy foiling!!! wooohooo
A few questions:I added the v tail to the ha 1125. wow. pumps amazing and you fly on it. I almost got a triple. twice. great new wings for me.
A few questions:
1. Where do you have the mast positioned with the 1125 (say relative to where you had it with the 1250)?
2. Did you change the mast position once you put the FV200 on?
3. How are the takeoffs on the bigger waves with the 1125? I'm assuming you have time and it doesn't buck.
I've only had my 1125 out proning once. I move the mast around 3x to see if I could find the sweet spot. Was hovering around the same positions as the CF1200 and the HS1250. I got a few good rides out of it, but I know I have a long way to go. I winged with it twice and loved it both times. Was actually in the same mast position as the 1550v2.