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Traveling with Lift 170

Postby Jfactor » Sat Nov 02, 2019 6:45 am

Just recently picked up a Lift Classic 170 without considering the fact that it doesn't break down and may not fit in my mystic golf bag. The width of the wing will technically fit, though it pokes into the sides aggressively. I'm afraid that the wingtips are going to get damaged while traveling and I'm wondering how others are traveling with these larger wings that don't break down.

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Re: Traveling with Lift 170

Postby phlow » Fri Nov 15, 2019 6:05 pm

They are not good for traveling without putting them in a large suitcase surrounded by clothes etc. I've avoided such a foil for exactly this reason. One of my buddies arrived in maui with a cracked lift monofoil due to airline mishandling.

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Re: Traveling with Lift 170

Postby yomotha » Sat Nov 16, 2019 4:35 am

I bought a large hard sided suitcase and I pack my lift wing in the middle of everything. No issues.

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Re: Traveling with Lift 170

Postby Jfactor » Sat Nov 16, 2019 6:13 am

yomotha wrote:
Sat Nov 16, 2019 4:35 am
I bought a large hard sided suitcase and I pack my lift wing in the middle of everything. No issues.
Could you link me to the bag you’re using?

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Re: Traveling with Lift 170

Postby yomotha » Sun Nov 17, 2019 3:59 am

I just went to a Sears a few years back and grabbed the biggest luggage bag they had with "hard" sides. The luggage wasn't a hard shell per say on all sides, but if you pushed on the sides they wouldn't flex much and the top and bottom was just normal "soft" luggage material. I'm sure anywhere that sells luggage would have a similar option.

I guess it kind of has a material like this... https://www.costco.ca/atlantic-medallio ... 78905.html

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Re: Traveling with Lift 170

Postby mmac » Thu Dec 26, 2019 4:32 pm

Or, get one of their new Surf modular wings.
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Re: Traveling with Lift 170

Postby riddim1 » Fri Jan 10, 2020 9:57 pm

Does Lifts new Surf modular wings have an extra screw to fix the tail wings or does it pick up on the mast attach screw instead?

I really don’t want to deal with any extra hardware on my foil kits.

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Re: Traveling with Lift 170

Postby geokite » Fri Jan 10, 2020 11:40 pm

Yes, there are two additional screws that hold the tail in place. Saw that in a picture at Real, https://www.realwatersports.com/products/kit-lif1917040
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Re: Traveling with Lift 170

Postby mmac » Mon Jan 13, 2020 12:39 am

The modular Lift Surf wings are thicker and have more lift than the Classic wings. Therefore, if you are considering the Surf wing instead of the Classic wing for kitesurfing, you may want to consider sizing down to the Surf 100 or Surf 150.


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