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LP Foils

Postby Flyboy » Sat Feb 09, 2019 6:11 pm

Anybody have any experience/feedback with LP foils? (... couldn't find anything using search function)

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Re: LP Foils

Postby Kitemanmuc » Sat Feb 09, 2019 6:45 pm

Super light. Didnt love them. I think weight is important but if the foil is too light it can become really jittery and that was the case with LP

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Re: LP Foils

Postby slowboat » Sat Feb 09, 2019 8:26 pm

I emailed them a question once and received no response.

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Re: LP Foils

Postby Cdog » Sat Feb 09, 2019 10:48 pm

Last year i was able to order new tail wing shims
I used email ithink or there wed page contack
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Re: LP Foils

Postby foilfun » Sun Feb 10, 2019 2:23 am

I enjoy mine. I use the small wing on a 40" mast and a medium wing on a 25" mast I had them make. LPs are very loose when compared with other foils. I also have a NP surf small. When I switch back, the LP feels like I'm on ice. But again, I enjoy the totally different feeling of each foil setup.
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Re: LP Foils

Postby Flyboy » Sun Feb 10, 2019 2:59 am

foilfun wrote:
Sun Feb 10, 2019 2:23 am
I enjoy mine. I use the small wing on a 40" mast and a medium wing on a 25" mast I had them make. LPs are very loose when compared with other foils. I also have a NP surf small. When I switch back, the LP feels like I'm on ice. But again, I enjoy the totally different feeling of each foil setup.
I guess you need a bus to get your stuff to the beach ...

"On ice": I suppose this means they feel slippery - low drag?

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Re: LP Foils

Postby foilfun » Sun Feb 10, 2019 4:06 am

Ha! It's like having different kites for different conditions. We're basically flying two wings when we're foiling. So, I take the kites and foils I'll need for the day. If I could only have one, I'd pick my LP 25".

Yes, that's exactly what I mean. For some, that feeling is very uncomfortable. If "stability" is your thing, the LP is not a good fit.

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Re: LP Foils

Postby Flyboy » Sun Feb 10, 2019 4:16 am

foilfun wrote:
Sun Feb 10, 2019 4:06 am
Ha! It's like having different kites for different conditions. We're basically flying two wings when we're foiling. So, I take the kites and foils I'll need for the day. If I could only have one, I'd pick my LP 25".

Yes, that's exactly what I mean. For some, that feeling is very uncomfortable. If "stability" is your thing, the LP is not a good fit.
I'm wondering if heavier foils are inherently more stable? People seem to find the SS Hoverglide easy to learn on in spite of how heavy it is ... or perhaps because of how heavy it is?

(BTW: what is that Doyle board?)

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Re: LP Foils

Postby foilfun » Sun Feb 10, 2019 4:26 am

Yes, the forward weight in motion requires more side energy to move it. The bigger surf mast does the same thing with less weight. Are you looking for a first foil? If so, I suggest the NP surf. It foils at low speed and is very stable. Later, it's a lot of fun in small surf.

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Re: LP Foils

Postby foilfun » Sun Feb 10, 2019 4:30 am

The Doyle is the first mutant kiteboard. I got it in 2002 to replace my directional Skypirate. I used it to learn how to foil a few years ago. Funny really. It was on the wall for a long time.


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