Hdip said:Hah, no need to apologize. I'm 6'1" 185#. (down to 173# this summer when I was foiling 5 times a week)
I like my board from wcfc. I like the Naish foil to for that matter, but, if I were doing it again I'd go for the XL Naish wing. The Large is fine for our weight, but the larger wing will be much easier to pump. Everyone I'm seeing doing pumps back out for long distances are using the gofoil iwa which is a larger wing than the Naish Large according to that mackiteboarding chart. I did get some really long pumping runs today since it was half a foot and that's all I was working on. My legs are still wobbly.
Here's some good boards coming out of Hawaii.
The nice thing about Naish is all the pieces are compatible. So you can buy a different wing and not have to buy a new setup. Gofoil you'd have to buy the whole setup with multiple wings at the same time or they will not fit right. Also, if you break something you can replace a part instead of the whole setup. That's what scares me about the all one or two piece carbon setups.
Hard to beat the price of the ride engine foil to learn on though. http://www.mackiteboarding.com/2018-ride-engine-futura-foil-set/
This has been on there for awhile and it is real tempting, but I'm not going to spend more money on this sport until I have to.
If money is no object, I'd probably copy the foiltheworld guy and go armstrong foils.
I'd ask Hdip since you're in the same area. I foil reef breaks, deeper water stuff so it lends for more options with mast length.sizzld1 said:What size board and mast do you guys suggest? Straight to mini-foil board or work my way down like K-uno? Seems like mast length depends on wave height/speed, bottom clearance, and your desire/need to pump for speed? I don't know. Longer looks more fun and better for pumping but maybe it's easier to learn on something a bit shorter like 55cm?
Given the expense, maybe it's better to just to buy the setup you will ultimately want to have and grow into it?
Makes sense...you got a link for that 30x30 deck pad? Assuming it's cheaper than the $80 I had to spend for front and tail pads?Hdip said:You forget how many rich people with disposable income there are in Orange County. Add that plus the steep learning curve for ten or so sessions foiling and used stuff shows up. I think a lot of people tried over the summer. Next year will be interesting.
The wcfc bords are glassed pretty heavy I’m guessing as I abuse my gear pretty good and don’t have any pressure dings really. I am running full grip though. Bought a big 30”x30” patch on amazon cheap and cut it up.