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Mikey
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Repurpose a airrush choptop for foiling

Postby Mikey » Wed May 24, 2017 8:06 am

Ciao builders,

I have a choptop 5'3" gathering dust and was wondering if I could repurpose for foiling.

No foil yet (so no attachment method). Given I have to mod it for the foil, what are you opinions on mounting system.

Thanks,

Mike

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Re: Repurpose a airrush choptop for foiling

Postby TomW » Sun May 28, 2017 12:03 am

Easiest is to buy one of those stick on foil attachment plates, but they cost 150€ or something.
In any case you will want to stick with a plate mount.
Next easiest is to add through holes. Search around on this forum, there's info how to do it.

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Re: Repurpose a airrush choptop for foiling

Postby Mikey » Sun May 28, 2017 6:04 pm

Thanks Tom

It's not so much the attachment method that I'm worried about. Seen lots on that, but the thanks :)

I was wondering about the shape being good as a foil platform.

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Re: Repurpose a airrush choptop for foiling

Postby TomW » Mon May 29, 2017 10:16 pm

I'm not an expert at shape for foil board, but if you look at the foilboard shapes for free ride, they usually have a stubby outline. I've been out 13 sessions (before I screwed up my back last week).
My experience is the wider and stubby nose prevents nose dive when touching down abruptly. My instructor opinion Mexico said point nose boards tend to get sucked under when you do a nose down. I think you need a lot of area at the nose.

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Re: Repurpose a airrush choptop for foiling

Postby ankers » Fri Dec 01, 2017 11:03 am

Just repurposed my airush sector V2
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Re: Repurpose a airrush choptop for foiling

Postby RadDrDuke » Mon Dec 18, 2017 10:12 pm

Shape doesn't really matter that much, if it has enough flotation it will be good to learn on


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