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2019 foils. Best bang for buck?

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Created by stevet73 2 months ago, 14 Sep 2018
stevet73
NSW, 118 posts
14 Sep 2018 7:38PM
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Some have Sydney investment properties and can just get whatever takes their fancy. The rest of us have mortgages, kids etc....

Of course there's the cheapest foil out there (hello AliExpress) and then there is the (take out a second mortgage) all carbon, but what is shaping up to be the BEST VALUE surf foil now 2019 models are out?


i.e. Best surf focussed:

Sup foil
Prone foil
Foil to cover both bases

Thanks in advance for sharing....

toppleover
QLD, 1410 posts
15 Sep 2018 6:01AM
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Neil Pryde Glide is rrp $1295 & the Large comes with 2 stabilizers (L & S).

juandesooka
158 posts
15 Sep 2018 6:21AM
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I bought a Ch-akuma knock off a couple years ago, before there was much variety ... it was $$$$GoFoil$$$$ or nothing. But when I added in high shipping cost, it more or less cost me the same as the secondary brands now. So it's a better time to be buying. Seems to be lots of options these days ... and maybe most important, the early adopters and gear heads are starting to sell off gear ... so best value is whatever was top notch last year, that your friend is now passing on. :-) Next best is last year's model being pushed along.

I have seen Naish Thrust, last year's model, on sale on USA sites for as low as $850. That seems a pretty good deal, about the cheapest yet. Slingshot seem to be the most "mass", pushing these hard, so probably deals out there too. Though might not be as top notch as the #1 best in show.

Piros
QLD, 5279 posts
15 Sep 2018 8:30AM
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toppleover said..
Neil Pryde Glide is rrp $1295 & the Large comes with 2 stabilizers (L & S).


Yeah that's very hard to beat and definitely one of the top performers

stevet73
NSW, 118 posts
15 Sep 2018 9:41AM
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toppleover said..
Neil Pryde Glide is rrp $1295 & the Large comes with 2 stabilizers (L & S).


Neil pride has not had too much attention so great to hear of it in the mix.

Slingshot was goid value last year. 2019 looks much improved too....but trade off is they are up there in price with the naish now.

The gongsup foil may also be in the 'best Bang for buck' basket based on price and reviews....

colas
2831 posts
15 Sep 2018 12:00PM
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stevet73 said..
The gongsup foil may also be in the 'best Bang for buck' basket based on price and reviews....


I was going to mention this :-)
Disclaimer: I am a Gong ambassador.

Its topic for reference: www.seabreeze.com.au/forums/Stand-Up-Paddle/Foiling/The-Gong-Allvator-SUP-Surf-foil

blueplanetsurf
165 posts
16 Sep 2018 1:31AM
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We just introduced our Rock Solid foil, which is a great entry level surf and sup foil for $599:
blueplanetsurf.com/products/rock-solid-hydro-foil-1300/

Piros
QLD, 5279 posts
16 Sep 2018 5:28AM
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That's a really good deal Robert $499 with a new board

tomooh
139 posts
16 Sep 2018 4:07AM
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Piros said..
That's a really good deal Robert $499 with a new board


I guess that's us $ from Hawaii. But still that is getting down to affordable pricing. The foil looks a lot like the takuma v 100 that I have.

stevet73
NSW, 118 posts
16 Sep 2018 7:53AM
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Another good budget option! Could anticipate about aus $1100 after delivery cost....

kitenow
NSW, 25 posts
16 Sep 2018 10:10AM
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Piros said..

toppleover said..
Neil Pryde Glide is rrp $1295 & the Large comes with 2 stabilizers (L & S).



one of the top performers


So as a 85 kg prone beginner gets more advanced and into bigger steeper waves the Medium wing is the go or Large has the range ?
Or you play with the stabilizers with the Large
Thanks

toppleover
QLD, 1410 posts
16 Sep 2018 10:52AM
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kitenow said..


Piros said..



toppleover said..
Neil Pryde Glide is rrp $1295 & the Large comes with 2 stabilizers (L & S).





one of the top performers




So as a 85 kg prone beginner gets more advanced and into bigger steeper waves the Medium wing is the go or Large has the range ?
Or you play with the stabilizers with the Large
Thanks



The large foil with the small stabilizer is the go apparently - for small waves.
That's what I've ordered & I'm only 73kg prone newbie.

kitenow
NSW, 25 posts
16 Sep 2018 5:59PM
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toppleover said..

kitenow said..



Piros said..




toppleover said..
Neil Pryde Glide is rrp $1295 & the Large comes with 2 stabilizers (L & S).






one of the top performers





So as a 85 kg prone beginner gets more advanced and into bigger steeper waves the Medium wing is the go or Large has the range ?
Or you play with the stabilizers with the Large
Thanks



That's what I've ordered


Thanks for the reply, interested to see how you go, and your setup
I'm guessing price should not always be the main driver of gear selection, there are too many other variables with this investment
ie; solidly built, availability of spares, correct interchangeable wings, personal customisation of ride height, minimum downtime off the water, local service centre, lubrication ... sounds like its a automobile, all good

toppleover
QLD, 1410 posts
16 Sep 2018 7:46PM
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kitenow said..

toppleover said..


kitenow said..




Piros said..





toppleover said..
Neil Pryde Glide is rrp $1295 & the Large comes with 2 stabilizers (L & S).







one of the top performers






So as a 85 kg prone beginner gets more advanced and into bigger steeper waves the Medium wing is the go or Large has the range ?
Or you play with the stabilizers with the Large
Thanks




That's what I've ordered



Thanks for the reply, interested to see how you go, and your setup
I'm guessing price should not always be the main driver of gear selection, there are too many other variables with this investment
ie; solidly built, availability of spares, correct interchangeable wings, personal customisation of ride height, minimum downtime off the water, local service centre, lubrication ... sounds like its a automobile, all good


You missed wheather it hummmm,s or not lol.
I was keen on Gofoil but not being modular put me off.

colas
2831 posts
17 Sep 2018 12:45PM
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Humming is easily corrected.
As I said before here, on fin or foils, just round the trailing edge on one side only.

kitenow
NSW, 25 posts
18 Sep 2018 8:38PM
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colas said..
Humming is easily corrected.



On-ya colas, Mr Spock would be glad to hear his speices is alive and well

likuid
QLD, 309 posts
9 Oct 2018 11:39AM
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+1 for the Slingshot Surf Foils

There's still 2018 models floating around with the H2 Gamma wing.

Pop on an Infinity 76 or 84 Wing down the track and you'll have all you ever need.

exiled
154 posts
10 Oct 2018 4:29AM
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The Ke Nalu foils are currently on sale for about $1k USD, with free global shipping. Not a bad price for an all carbon foil.



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