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LP Foil Review

Postby Stefan » Tue Apr 05, 2016 6:01 am

Spent last summer learning to foil first on an LF short mast, then riding the Lift/Slingshot Alien combo which was great for progressing and good in swell. The Lift is a large symmetrical front wing with a lot of lift and decent balance. The only complaint I had with the MHL was it's sharp edges, I had a lot of cuts from just incidental contact. Near the end of last summer I had an opportunity to ride an LP, both the larger wing, and the high aspect speed wing - I sold my Lift shortly after. First thing you notice about LP is the finish quality ... they are superbly put together and the carbon finishing is second to none. Ride wise the larger wing is similar in upwind speed to the Ride but has more neutral balance. Off the wind the LP is noticeably faster with less tendency to breach when near the surface when unweighting front foot (which happens when going downwind when not paying attention LOL) The higher aspect wing is where I found the most enjoyment... it's just noticeable faster than anything I've ridden, super fun off the wind and once I got used to turning it just superb in transitions. I plan to get a second shorter mast for swell riding to pair up with the larger wing and shorter fuselage (shorter one is 24" as opposed to 27" on current set up). :thumb: http://www.lpfoils.com/#!product-page/c ... adf8284543
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Re: LP Foil Review

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Re: LP Foil Review

Postby boardjockey » Tue Apr 05, 2016 8:24 pm

A longer mast is better in the waves.

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Re: LP Foil Review

Postby Stefan » Tue Apr 05, 2016 8:42 pm

boardjockey wrote:A longer mast is better in the waves.


I'm certain individuals have their own preference that varies with my opinion but skilled riders I speak to prefer a shorter mast for more control- approx 35" is what I'm speaking of btw. A longer mast might be beneficial for large swell free riding when beating to weather... but I prefer a shorter mast riding waves.

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Re: LP Foil Review

Postby Sir V » Wed Apr 06, 2016 12:14 am

Stefan wrote:
boardjockey wrote:A longer mast is better in the waves.


I'm certain individuals have their own preference that varies with my opinion but skilled riders I speak to prefer a shorter mast for more control- approx 35" is what I'm speaking of btw. A longer mast might be beneficial for large swell free riding when beating to weather... but I prefer a shorter mast riding waves.
I agree, I ride a 32" MHL and love it for waves as it has much more control. The sharp edges mentioned on the original post is something I never had to worry about since I learned to use it :lol: .... Old Portuguese saying: "When you don't know how to make love even your balls get in the way"

But in saying that.. Peace up brother, whatever rocks your boat :lol: the guy with the biggest grin wins :thumb:

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Re: LP Foil Review

Postby boardjockey » Wed Apr 06, 2016 7:03 pm

Have you tried a smaller board with the longer mast? I recently tried a buddies 42" dwarfcraft with the current Lift foil. It definitely improved the carving. I guess is has something to do with the swing weight of the board. Most of us ride strapless here.

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Re: LP Foil Review

Postby jespin4845 » Thu Apr 07, 2016 9:50 pm

anyone try the 720 and 590 wings? which is better for the waves?

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Re: LP Foil Review

Postby Stefan » Thu Apr 07, 2016 10:54 pm

jespin4845 wrote:anyone try the 720 and 590 wings? which is better for the waves?
The larger wing for most people is gonna be better ... a little slower and more stable. I will eventually have 2 set-ups one for waves with a large wing and shorter mast and one for free ride smaller wing long mast.

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Re: LP Foil Review

Postby Stefan » Thu Apr 07, 2016 10:57 pm

boardjockey wrote:Have you tried a smaller board with the longer mast? I recently tried a buddies 42" dwarfcraft with the current Lift foil. It definitely improved the carving. I guess is has something to do with the swing weight of the board. Most of us ride strapless here.


I was curious about that... so you like the 42? Trying to decide wether to get the 54" or just go tiny and get the 42" :D

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Re: LP Foil Review

Postby Peter_Frank » Fri Apr 08, 2016 12:39 am

Stefan wrote:
jespin4845 wrote:anyone try the 720 and 590 wings? which is better for the waves?
The larger wing for most people is gonna be better ... a little slower and more stable. I will eventually have 2 set-ups one for waves with a large wing and shorter mast and one for free ride smaller wing long mast.
I would definitely do the opposite, the short mast for really light wind freeride, and the long one for waves :thumb:

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