Go Foil 4.0

steamroller

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Dec 23, 2007
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Yuuuuuuuuuuup!...the SPEEDof the little sumbeach is unbelievable!...im addicted to the speed...as long as you keep it running i think it builds more lift than the GL210 or the GL180...and still controllable in the steep sections...

the control is the biggest hurdle so far as to why no foilers have gotten barrelled yet....we tried it at threes on Oahu last month and once the wave goes square theres too much lift is really difficult to control...but this GL140 is gonna be the wing to do it i think...cant wait to go back to maui and ride that break in the middle of the harbor out by the red bouy...that wave jacks and would be perfect!....Alex is a Friken GENUIS!
 
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Clamsmasher

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Hey guys, any chance you could measure the 140 up?....just span & chord would be great, I have those glider wings arriving soon, might be able to fit 2 wings in.
 

Clamsmasher

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Apr 22, 2013
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Yuuuuuuuuuuup!...the SPEEDof the little sumbeach is unbelievable!...im addicted to the speed...as long as you keep it running i think it builds more lift than the GL210 or the GL180...and still controllable in the steep sections...

the control is the biggest hurdle so far as to why no foilers have gotten barrelled yet....we tried it at threes on Oahu last month and once the wave goes square theres too much lift is really difficult to control...but this GL140 is gonna be the wing to do it i think...cant wait to go back to maui and ride that break in the middle of the harbor out by the red bouy...that wave jacks and would be perfect!....Alex is a Friken GENUIS!
I’m not at all saying I got foilshacked here, but when I started out I had a Slingshot H2 bolted to heavy 6’ poly beast of my own construction.

The whole setup was ridiculously heavy and the H2 was a tiny, pretty HA wing. In general I wasn’t having a good time. I was also a phase where my surfing instincts came to the surface anytime they weren’t needed......like going into tube-tuck instead of popping the onto the foil.

I attempted to foil a beachie a couple of times that threw little barrels. I found I could take off and drag the board through a slow low bottom turn without really getting on the foil and tuck into the pocket. It was pretty easy in pigdog stance too. All it would have taken is one of those flukey backwash lips and I would’ve been technically barreled.

Small, efficient wing, short mast and very small stab (so stab and wing aren’t fighting each other in different parts or the wave), I reckon it could be done at the right venue. Imagine getting thrown into the blender if you went up and over though....oooohh.
 

Kaser1

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May 3, 2004
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Ok took it out with the F One 4.2 in some fair to decent wind conditions this afternoon. I was on a 5'10 production Kalama SUP, GL140 and Iwa tail. Had to work abit to get it going. But once up it was very fast. Interesting riding it through the chop and swell, when tacking I breached at least 4 times before I figured out what I was doing wrong.

Was passing the wing between hands and not watching where I was going. I was mowing over bumps and would over foil when I'd hit a steep section not dropping the foil deeper in the water. The thing would want to lift when it hit the little speed downhills. I figured out the issue finally and make my tack before switching hands so I could watch the water.

But this wing is better for stronger wind and bigger surf IMO.

Going to give my 180 a go tomorrow, that's what Alex rides all the time and makes sense. I give a feedback on that one as well. But for now the GL140 is going to be my all arounder in the surf for sure.