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Re: Anyone Ride Armstrong Foils?

Postby Peter_Frank » Wed Jan 08, 2020 6:48 pm

jespin4845 wrote:
Wed Jan 08, 2020 5:19 pm
To me a strapped rider will find it slower and less fun, where as the Moses is faster and jumps better

Armstrong is about carving and riding the wave, not that you couldn’t do that with straps.

But in general I see strapped directional riders looking to jump, hence Moses

Thanks, so the Armstrong profile is really slow (thicker and or more camber), compared to the 633, when same area and 633 lower AR.

It must start a lot earlier, right?

Then it makes sense :D

An example where wing area and AR is useless for comparison as they are pretty equal and a bit in favor for the Armstrong in terms of speed - nice to have feedback on these when so different.

8) Peter

PS: It doesnt make much sense to use the 633 for jumping IMO, compared to a lot faster wings, smaller that is :roll:
But as many do a lot of other stuff too, yes that is what you might see often.

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Re: Anyone Ride Armstrong Foils?

Postby SimonP » Wed Jan 08, 2020 8:33 pm

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Wed Jan 08, 2020 9:44 am
Tommy Armstrong?
Is that the same guy who made the Armstrong white and black mad looking checkered wetsuit,
looking at the wings and mast above with the white and black theme is making me ask.
used to be based in Cornwall I think.
No, Armie is a Kiwi, a waterman and inventor from way back.
His foils are the best designed and looking on the market IMHO. I wish I could tell you how they ride, but those who ride them love them and are very protective of them.
What I can say is that people using his boards and foils for surfing and wing-dinging get up on the foil a lot quicker than I do.

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