Yeah, you are right I don't know much about this foil but I do have slight understanding of the difference between beginner foils and this foil. Not sure how asking about something has anything to do with not being able to pull it off. Ideally, I would get a Liquid Force Rocket Fish but where I live there aren't many used ones for sale and if there are people tend to charge the sale price that new ones are listed for. Another reason I'd prefer this setup is it should be faster based on my understanding and what people have mentioned here that purchased this foil.Starsky wrote: ↑Fri Sep 22, 2017 7:21 pmI get that you want to score the perfect set up right out the gate, but the fact your asking is a pretty sure sign your not gonna pull it off. I wanted to get a foil to last and it took, knowing what style I wanted to get into and a decent bit of research to understand what the better options were. The thing I weighed most in my choice was the track record of the company/designer. Pretty sure you haven't a clue about what that foil is even a copy of let alone weather its a decent foil or not.
If "carbon" is the selling point for you, I can assure you, whatever you get will be quite out of date in a couple years and you'll want something else anyway.
I would imagine the quality of both design and construction vary widely at this stage of the knock off game. No big deal if your a researched gambler, but if you don't know what your looking at and want a sure thing, there are plenty of better proven options.
If could find such a deal on LF Foilfish I'd definitely pull the trigger but I haven't seen such deals in my area. The only used deal I am seeing is $1100 for a Happy Foil setup which I think is a bit much.spork wrote: ↑Fri Sep 22, 2017 7:29 pmI have to agree with BWD. Starting with a known cheap/used foil and selling it to upgrade is your best bet in my opinion. I bought the LF Foilfish brand new for $1K at the beginning of last season. I've seen them used for $500. This is the board, mast, fuselage, wings, and a longer fuselage for learning.
I may end up buying one of the Chinese foils to upgrade to. But I don't think it would have been a good starting point.
thanks, I may do that if I don't find a used one. The season here is almost over so hopefully I can get a better deal before March of next year.spork wrote: ↑Fri Sep 22, 2017 9:12 pmFor $1100 you can get this one brand new. This is where I bought my setup and these guys were great. No tax or shipping costs by the way.
http://www.realwatersports.com/liquid-f ... il-package
thanks for the research, I saw 2017 Happy Foil setup for sale for $500 about two weeks ago but missed it by a day. So I'm gonna wait it out, sounds like getting the JnJ foil is not a good option for me.spork wrote: ↑Fri Sep 22, 2017 10:31 pmI don't see any screaming deals here at the moment, but this is the result of a quick search...
http://c.ikitesurf.com/classifieds/28492 (this one belongs to a buddy of mine. I could check it out and help arrange shipping if you'd like).
http://c.ikitesurf.com/classifieds/27510 (this is the exact setup I've got. Looks like he doesn't want to ship it.)
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