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grendel95

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Rode a lift ha170 today with a custom mast 81cm. If I didn't already sell all my old gear. I would be in the process of selling it all to buy a lift ha170. The guy that was on the ha120 was blowing my mind.
How did the 170 compare to the albatross 165?
 

Hdip

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I liked the sig 175 well enough. Never loved it. Always felt like I was pulling it up on the pump. I have a uni210 in my car right now that I've been riding. I also feel like I'm pulling that up on the pump. Moving those foils forward in the box helped some.

Getting on the ha170 was like the first time I rode a High Aspect all over again. I was blown away. Plus I'd been expecting it to be better so I was worried I would be expecting to much. It jumps up out of the water. I had to move it back a tiny bit in the boxes.

Reviewing the footage it looks similar. But the ease of projection forward is pretty insane. Feels like you're going faster with less effort.

Nothing special here. Maybe the 5th wave I'd ridden on it.

 
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I liked the sig 175 well enough. Never loved it. Always felt like I was pulling it up on the pump. I have a uni210 in my car right now that I've been riding. I also feel like I'm pulling that up on the pump. Moving those foils forward in the box helped some.

Getting on the ha170 was like the first time I rode a High Aspect all over again. I was blown away. Plus I'd been expecting it to be better so I was worried I would be expecting to much. It jumps up out of the water. I had to move it back a tiny bit in the boxes.

Reviewing the footage it looks similar. But the ease of projection forward is pretty insane. Feels like you're going faster with less effort.

Nothing special here. Maybe the 5th wave I'd ridden on it.

looks pretty fast- like your pumping faster than you were riding the wave.
 
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Hdip

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holy CRAP!..
how could you not be happy with that!?...thats awesome!....is the UNI 210good for bigger guys too?
I've got the 210 for another week Steamroller. Come try it. What day you have off this week?

I rode it again today on a prone downwinder. Yeah I don't know how to do that stuff. haha. Took me 4 waves to remember how to ride the Uni. One run where I saw kelp, got distracted and fell instantly. One run that I kind of understood what I was supposed to do. Then this run which was my most successful, but really I was just trying to go in at that point.

 
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I've got the 210 for another week Steamroller. Come try it. What day you have off this week?

I rode it again today on a prone downwinder. Yeah I don't know how to do that stuff. haha. Took me 4 waves to remember how to ride the Uni. One run where I saw kelp, got distracted and fell instantly. One run that I kind of understood what I was supposed to do. Then this run which was my most successful, but really I was just trying to go in at that point.

Nice try, you will get it pretty soon for sure.
I remember the bumps can be very good, I wish I could do it with you, seems like foiling in the area has changed since I left.
 
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Safety foils? Are the good times over?

Olaian sent me one of those as I've been teaching foiling for some time now.
I think it is a good way to learn, not the foil you want to buy, but the one you want to rent or use for learning with an instructor.

I think for surf foilong you don't need to spend time behind a boat or on an efoil, a ultra short mast combined with a long fus, bigger stab and a good front wing (around 1500cm2) is the best way to learn. The hard part is when you flight hight, with a 40cm mast you feel so much more confident and in control, so people learn super fast (for surfers that know how to paddle, have ocean knowledge and off course can do a proper pop up).
 
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