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Re: Best pocketboard for hydrofoil?

Postby Brian H » Sun May 17, 2020 8:07 pm

I also like the concave deck . It's hard to get used to a flat deck after riding a slingy board . I bought a groove skate with a flat deck but I would get it made with a concave deck next .

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Re: Best pocketboard for hydrofoil?

Postby Adventure Logs » Mon May 18, 2020 3:04 pm

Brian H wrote:
Sun May 17, 2020 8:07 pm
I also like the concave deck . It's hard to get used to a flat deck after riding a slingy board . I bought a groove skate with a flat deck but I would get it made with a concave deck next .
I did the same, really missed the concave deck so this time around I ordered one with it, should be coming in a couple weeks. Can't wait!

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Re: Best pocketboard for hydrofoil?

Postby grigorib » Mon May 18, 2020 3:26 pm

Adventure Logs wrote:
Mon May 18, 2020 3:04 pm
Brian H wrote:
Sun May 17, 2020 8:07 pm
I also like the concave deck . It's hard to get used to a flat deck after riding a slingy board . I bought a groove skate with a flat deck but I would get it made with a concave deck next .
I did the same, really missed the concave deck so this time around I ordered one with it, should be coming in a couple weeks. Can't wait!
What are you getting?

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Re: Best pocketboard for hydrofoil?

Postby Brian H » Mon May 18, 2020 3:57 pm

I also found the tail of the groove skate a little wide .

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Re: Best pocketboard for hydrofoil?

Postby Adventure Logs » Mon May 18, 2020 5:48 pm

grigorib wrote:
Mon May 18, 2020 3:26 pm
Adventure Logs wrote:
Mon May 18, 2020 3:04 pm
Brian H wrote:
Sun May 17, 2020 8:07 pm
I also like the concave deck . It's hard to get used to a flat deck after riding a slingy board . I bought a groove skate with a flat deck but I would get it made with a concave deck next .
I did the same, really missed the concave deck so this time around I ordered one with it, should be coming in a couple weeks. Can't wait!
What are you getting?
Doing a Custom full carbon Wave in 100x45 cm, concave deck(didn’t want the convex) and white finish to help reduce internal temps out in the sun. Thought about doing a grip paint instead of their decks but they’re so nice. Really looking forward to it :-)

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Re: Best pocketboard for hydrofoil?

Postby foursquare » Mon May 18, 2020 6:31 pm

I'm also riding the Axis Tray 94cm. The board is really nicely made, and I love the alligator-skin style deckpad.

Paired with my Armstrong CF800 I'm finding I have to have the foil at the very back of the track to avoid having to have toes towards the nose.

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Re: Best pocketboard for hydrofoil?

Postby windmaker » Mon May 18, 2020 6:38 pm

I don't like concave or convex decks for me (and most brands) flat deck is the best.

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Re: Best pocketboard for hydrofoil?

Postby grtlakes » Mon May 18, 2020 9:12 pm

Foursquare how is the Armstrong working for you?

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Re: Best pocketboard for hydrofoil?

Postby foursquare » Mon May 18, 2020 9:41 pm

grtlakes wrote:
Mon May 18, 2020 9:12 pm
Foursquare how is the Armstrong working for you?
So I've been meaning to post an unboxing video / maybe a short riding video of first impressions because, at least for me, this was a pretty big financial commitment, and there just doesn't seem to be much first-hand knowledge and reviews of the CF800 outside of a few vendors/distributors that have their own bias.

In general, it's pretty neat! I'm coming from riding Liquid force (Happy, Rocket) wings, then later the Taaroa Sword 2, and now the Armstrong. First impression was that this was creating the most lift out of all of those foils - which meant i needed to trim the mast way back.

Unboxing:
-Instructions were somewhat confusing --- assembly (to me) should show the foil upside down
-Why not label the screw sizes, vs having to infer them?
-Fuselage fit to the mast is extremely tight - I had to wrestle it together
-A bit heavier than the race foils
-Very high quality

Riding:
-A bit more lift than the other foils, engages right from the get go, steady land if underpowered
-The whole thing is floaty-making waterstarts feel a bit different (neither better or worse, but ALU makes riding on water easier
-Fast/Stable/silent

Overall I'm happy with it, and curious about maybe getting another wing for dock foil pumping, but put off by the $850 price tag for just a wing at the largest size! Glad I didn't get the larger 1000 sqcm wings as there is already plenty of lift. The unique shape also helps with giving feedback on cavitation. A bit harder to take apart vs the LF setup, so I'm now just leaving everything assembled (w/ pocket board) and taking an SUV to the beach. Good alternatives might be latest Gen LF masts with the QR collar (I hear good things about Glider/Thruster).

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Re: Best pocketboard for hydrofoil?

Postby grtlakes » Mon May 18, 2020 11:28 pm

Cheers.
Bit of a learning experience with new equipment. Have fun.


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