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how's it compare to your old 900?
Loved the 900 for pumping & connecting waves but I found at my weight 71kg it didn't turn that well (especially at speed). The 1550 is not far behind for pump & turns really good.
I have now chopped the 232 stab & it feels really loose - feels to me like a bigger version of the Axis 660. The other big difference is obviously the weight - very noticeable in and out of the water.
 
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Mick, did I miss your take on the 660? I have the 680.
Only towed in a couple of times on the 660 with a 400 stab & was really impressed how loose it was but there wasn't much pump.
So, I was going to wait for the 770 or 880 to come out but got impatient & started looking at other gull styled wings. Tried the 1550 & I think it has that similar feel that I'm guessing most gull wings have & it also pumped well.
I have not used a 680 myself but a young local prone foiler that has the 680 tried my mates 660 & was raving about how good the 660 was. He now has his 680 for sale to get a 660.
 

Hdip

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thanks guys for the recommendations and offers:

Hdip: thanks for the offer. I live in south OC, dont get up north much

Juandesooka: i am following your footsteps. Prior to sup foiling i pretty much rode fishes. My buddy in maui got me on the sup foil. I blame him for getting me on a sup. But his sup is now 4'11 so he is at a way different level than me.

Based on above opinions and others down at the beach, i think i will be looking for a 5'0 ish board to start. Thanks.


Smaller than you're looking for maybe. OK price.
 

keoki

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Smaller than you're looking for maybe. OK price.
Hey thanks for the find.
I actually just picked up a used 5'6 45L board. No hate please but is an NSP. Picked it up from a surftch distributor in SD. I really wanted to go smaller but from everyone's recommendation I wanted something that I wouldn't struggle with too much and then go shorter later. Given my work schedule these days I may have more time now, hopefully will be ready to go shorter in the summer.
 

Hdip

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Hey thanks for the find.
I actually just picked up a used 5'6 45L board. No hate please but is an NSP. Picked it up from a surftch distributor in SD. I really wanted to go smaller but from everyone's recommendation I wanted something that I wouldn't struggle with too much and then go shorter later. Given my work schedule these days I may have more time now, hopefully will be ready to go shorter in the summer.
Eh, most of the foil's we're all riding are coming out of china. I showed my WCFC board to my local shaper and he couldn't believe I paid for it :) I think you're fine riding a china board to learn on.

How much was the board? I need a way to learn downwinders and am not finding anything cheap on craigslist. I sat and looked at a few spots today to try and find a reef to chip into and then pump out to windline. Couldn't find anything that would work. If I had a SUP and paddle I could've made it happen though.
 

keoki

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Eh, most of the foil's we're all riding are coming out of china. I showed my WCFC board to my local shaper and he couldn't believe I paid for it :) I think you're fine riding a china board to learn on.

How much was the board? I need a way to learn downwinders and am not finding anything cheap on craigslist. I sat and looked at a few spots today to try and find a reef to chip into and then pump out to windline. Couldn't find anything that would work. If I had a SUP and paddle I could've made it happen though.
Made in Thailand so no virus :) $400 only used a couple of times. https://www.nspsurfboards.com/product/nsp-surf-foil/
I think decent price. Near new except one minor pressure on bottom. I talked to their NA Brand Mgr, he showed me the foils that they are coming out with. They are trying to break into the foil market here.
 

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Topmick did you have the newest Axis fuselage? Looking at stuff online, my Sig mast looks a lot like the new Axis mast.

I'm thinking my mast may fit the new Axis fuse.
 
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Topmick did you have the newest Axis fuselage? Looking at stuff online, my Sig mast looks a lot like the new Axis mast.

I'm thinking my mast may fit the new Axis fuse.
No but my mate has it & the elusive axis carbon mast - was told the newer Uni masts are now made in china, so could fit?
 

Northern_Shores

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I am in the beginning of an artistic process that will culminate in the creation of a hydrofoil wing fitted to a surfcraft. Having done the first sketches of the wing and mast, I begin to wonder how many litres should the board be? Right now I am aiming at about 60-70L. 5'4" 20" 4" (1,6m 50cm 10cm). Just a glassed slab of housing insulation foam. There is no place like I have seen in videos with deep water and small rolling waves. So I gotta go further out and be like a longboard.
 

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I am in the beginning of an artistic process that will culminate in the creation of a hydrofoil wing fitted to a surfcraft. Having done the first sketches of the wing and mast, I begin to wonder how many litres should the board be? Right now I am aiming at about 60-70L. 5'4" 20" 4" (1,6m 50cm 10cm). Just a glassed slab of housing insulation foam. There is no place like I have seen in videos with deep water and small rolling waves. So I gotta go further out and be like a longboard.
Yeah, ns! Can't wait to see. How many sessions will it last?

Are you prone paddling in?

I'm about 68 kg and riding 4'6 33L. Normal grovel surfboard is 26L. I still miss a lot of waves. I'm at a really weak spot in knee to waist high waves.
 

Northern_Shores

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Yeah, ns! Can't wait to see. How many sessions will it last?

Are you prone paddling in?

I'm about 68 kg and riding 4'6 33L. Normal grovel surfboard is 26L. I still miss a lot of waves. I'm at a really weak spot in knee to waist high waves.
hmm..I`m 10kg more and waves are worse :) I'll go with the 70 liter!
 

Hdip

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To learn in small waves I'd imagine bigger is better. 2000 cm or so.

EDIT: Yeah you can use a 1300 in smaller waves. I learned on a 1250 wing. To learn, and in weak waves, and you're not a lightweight teenager. Go for 1500+
 
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Clamsmasher

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I am drawing one now. It will be 1300cm^2. By this chart

1300 seems to be ok for weak waves
NS,
go a bit bigger with the foil bro, that article is ancient and the surface area numbers are complete fiction. Maybe even 2000 if low aspect, definitely 1500-1600.