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Anyone Ride Armstrong Foils?

Postby kitegirls » Wed Jan 08, 2020 6:29 am

What do you think?

They seem to be the rarest but they look the nicest and the people that ride them swear by them (of course)...

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Re: Anyone Ride Armstrong Foils?

Postby Bletti » Wed Jan 08, 2020 9:09 am

Love mine!
Have the 85cm mast, 50cm fuselage, +1 shim and small hs232 tail that I might chop down soon giving nice responsiveness and glide.

Been kiting on the hs1550 while I wait for the hs1050 which I think is a great combo. Also been towing in and riding small/med/big swell in Western Australia.
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Re: Anyone Ride Armstrong Foils?

Postby kitegirls » Wed Jan 08, 2020 9:35 am

Bletti wrote:
Wed Jan 08, 2020 9:09 am
Love mine!
Have the 85cm mast, 50cm fuselage, +1 shim and small hs232 tail that I might chop down soon giving nice responsiveness and glide.

Been kiting on the hs1550 while I wait for the hs1050 which I think is a great combo. Also been towing in and riding small/med/big swell in Western Australia.
When's the 1050 supposed to start shipping? Full carbon or foam core? And is your mast full carbon or wood /foam core?

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Re: Anyone Ride Armstrong Foils?

Postby Foil » 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.

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Re: Anyone Ride Armstrong Foils?

Postby Wazza Foil » Wed Jan 08, 2020 9:50 am

Nice Cloud kite that will make any foil shine.
Seriously, a friend has Armstrong, another Axis and me Moses all are very satisfied.

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Re: Anyone Ride Armstrong Foils?

Postby jespin4845 » Wed Jan 08, 2020 11:18 am

Been riding the 1200 for a couple of months with 85 mast

It’s the best foil I’ve ever ridden. It feels what I imagine a high efficiency glider feels like. Butter smooth. Unbelievable feeling on the wave.

It’s for the guys who loves strapless riding, whether on a surf or foil. If you like strapped then look elsewhere like a Moses 633.

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Re: Anyone Ride Armstrong Foils?

Postby Tony » Wed Jan 08, 2020 2:26 pm

kitegirls wrote:
Wed Jan 08, 2020 9:35 am
When's the 1050 supposed to start shipping?
realwatersports.com has the 1050 foil package available January 10th, 1050 wing only on the 15th.

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Re: Anyone Ride Armstrong Foils?

Postby Peter_Frank » Wed Jan 08, 2020 3:02 pm

jespin4845 wrote:
Wed Jan 08, 2020 11:18 am
Been riding the 1200 for a couple of months with 85 mast

It’s the best foil I’ve ever ridden. It feels what I imagine a high efficiency glider feels like. Butter smooth. Unbelievable feeling on the wave.

It’s for the guys who loves strapless riding, whether on a surf or foil. If you like strapped then look elsewhere like a Moses 633.

Why?

Its the same area, and has higher AR (3.8 as more span) than the 633 (which is only 3.4) so for strapped riding with more power and speed and maybe jumping unless fear of fuselage damage, higher AR should be better at least as fast or faster and also better low end at the same time.

Unless it has a lot slower wing/profile.

Doesnt turn as fast though, when higher AR same area, everything else being the same.

Dont know, but did not understand above conclusion, seen from outside :naughty:
Maybe something else is a lot different, compared.

8) Peter

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Re: Anyone Ride Armstrong Foils?

Postby jespin4845 » 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

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Re: Anyone Ride Armstrong Foils?

Postby jespin4845 » Wed Jan 08, 2020 5:20 pm

Oh and the Armstrong is way better construction than Moses


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