jadog wrote: ↑
Mon Apr 01, 2019 7:16 pm
So purchasing used from an individual for a discount would be worth it? What would you consider a fair price for this setup?
I've learnt on a 2017 Cabrinha DA foil and it's damn easy, especially with the 60cm mast. Don't waste your time and money on the 40cm mast, unless you have a knee deep lagoon in front of your house and consistent very light wind
CabDriver is correct about the board lack of buoyancy and a more difficult waterstart (the DA board has EVA foam deck, just enough to keep it afloat), but with one loose front strap I had no problem at all.
If your learning curve feels too flat, try with a boat or cable.
Few buying tips:
Stay away from their first 2016 model! It's the one with the orange Cab logo on the wings and board and a mast welded to the base plate and fuselage.
2017 board and foil for < $800 and 2018 for <$1000 is a good deal especially if in decent condition and with 2 masts. Learn quickly and sell the kit for $100 less if you feel you will outgrow it fast.
Make sure the base plate and fuselage are (can be) detatched from the mast! The screws tend to seize and you may not be able to change the mast.
Check carefully (or ask for high res photos) the board bottom deck in the area of the front 2 foil mount holes - on impact with the bottom these boards (other brands too) easily crack there.