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Liquid Force Galaxy sharp nose - safety issue

Postby matanshapira » Thu Mar 21, 2019 6:28 am

My Galaxy board with the Impulse foil catches chop after a fall and advances slowly towards me often(surface level). Last time it came out of nowhere and hit me in the face resulting with a small cut but could have knocked a teeth easily as the chimed rails pattern is present in the nose too(why?!)

How do you suggest handling this issue?
Perhaps a surf co nose guard for long board would do.

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Re: Liquid Force Galaxy sharp nose - safety issue

Postby taiguy » Thu Mar 21, 2019 6:55 am

cover your head with your arms and wear a helmet.

I don't think this is unique to the Galaxy and impulse...

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Re: Liquid Force Galaxy sharp nose - safety issue

Postby matanshapira » Thu Mar 21, 2019 7:17 am

taiguy wrote:
Thu Mar 21, 2019 6:55 am
cover your head with your arms and wear a helmet.

I don't think this is unique to the Galaxy and impulse...
I do that, but still, you don't want a sharp edged board hunting you while you recover.
I think it is relevant only to part of the setups out there:
The large wing makes it catch the waves downwind and the chimed nose makes it concentrate all of the force to a sharp edge.

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Re: Liquid Force Galaxy sharp nose - safety issue

Postby TomW » Thu Mar 21, 2019 4:26 pm

Put some think waterproof tape on the nose of the board. or some spare deckpad.

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Re: Liquid Force Galaxy sharp nose - safety issue

Postby skideeppow » Thu Mar 21, 2019 5:01 pm

i ride the galaxy and have never had this issue. I dont think its the board. I ride the 633 moses.

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Re: Liquid Force Galaxy sharp nose - safety issue

Postby DAnderson » Thu Mar 21, 2019 5:50 pm

After a fall, I consciously pause before looking back to the board.

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Re: Liquid Force Galaxy sharp nose - safety issue

Postby Peter_Frank » Fri Mar 22, 2019 9:59 am

This is an issue with all hydrofoils, definitely.

Use a helmet as you got the problem now, learn to fall and avert, and learn to know where your board is.

This can take years though, but it will come in time.

Even when we think we know how to, as we think we are never close, it suddenly WILL happen, so be aware and dont fall asleep :naughty:

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Re: Liquid Force Galaxy sharp nose - safety issue

Postby matanshapira » Fri Mar 22, 2019 11:07 am

Peter_Frank wrote:
Fri Mar 22, 2019 9:59 am
This is an issue with all hydrofoils, definitely.

Use a helmet as you got the problem now, learn to fall and avert, and learn to know where your board is.

This can take years though, but it will come in time.

Even when we think we know how to, as we think we are never close, it suddenly WILL happen, so be aware and dont fall asleep :naughty:

8) PF
I use a helmet, I foil pretty well, I am aware of the board's location at all time,but this one time it caught me by surprise and hit me in the face, so for those rare cases I think a nose guard is great.

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Re: Liquid Force Galaxy sharp nose - safety issue

Postby scottnorby » Fri Mar 22, 2019 5:16 pm

Not hijacking your thread......and Surfco nose guards WILL BE your temporary answer.
Dave is the owner at Surfco and he is a great guy--- give them a call.

Spacestick and CUSH boards have soft memory foam rails which are then wrapped in a foam skin and urethaned over.
The rail isn't exactly soft like a pillow ---but similar to getting hit by an inflated rubber ball....much softer than glass.

Still smacks but a little sting....but won't be likely to knock you out or crack ribs and teeth etc.

Technology has provided answers to this issue---- no desire to buy a hard glass board ever again....surfing, foiling or kiting

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Re: Liquid Force Galaxy sharp nose - safety issue

Postby RagingGrandpa » Fri Mar 22, 2019 6:55 pm

RagingGrandpa wrote:
Tue Oct 16, 2018 10:13 pm
slowboat wrote:
Tue Oct 16, 2018 9:55 pm
My carbon foil (Liquid Force Impulse) stays on its side and just bobs in place when I crash. Then it slowly sinks and eventually comes down wind.
That "carbon" foil (large LF Impulse carbon wingset, carbon fuse, AL mast, lightweight composite 4'8" galaxy foilboard -- still ends up being a >5kg assembly) chased me down last weekend. No helmet; blood everywhere. It was my first occurrence of a head strike in my 42 foil sessions thusfar.

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