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.
-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
-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
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).