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Armstrong foil sups

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Created by tomooh A week ago, 10 Oct 2020
tomooh
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10 Oct 2020 2:43AM
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Hi looking at getting a new board after my 125 litre naish hover has got pretty heavy After leaking around the tracks and handle. . Like the size and stability of the naish but wondering if the 66 Armstrong is worth the extra $1100 Would expect it to be pretty bulletproof and not fall apart. Has anyone had one for a while. Also considering the 64 wave chaser. Much cheaper but narrower so maybe too hard in chop.

hanza1111
75 posts
11 Oct 2020 5:02PM
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Look at the PPC foil boards in NZ.
Solid construction, foot strap inserts ...

tinka
QLD, 46 posts
11 Oct 2020 7:05PM
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tomooh said..
Hi looking at getting a new board after my 125 litre naish hover has got pretty heavy After leaking around the tracks and handle. . Like the size and stability of the naish but wondering if the 66 Armstrong is worth the extra $1100 Would expect it to be pretty bulletproof and not fall apart. Has anyone had one for a while. Also considering the 64 wave chaser. Much cheaper but narrower so maybe too hard in chop.


I had the naish ultra carbon 95 litre is was one of the best boards i had ,bullit proof ,but a little heavy.Then i got a armstrong foil wing sup 80 litre ,its fantastic the swing weight is next to none and at 5.6 kg and super strong construction its worth the money i reckon .As in saying that there are a lot of boards out there , and its also worth considering resale value , cheaper board brands you have difficulty in selling. i know you wont be dissapointed in the armstrong if you brought one i,m sure.

tomooh
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12 Oct 2020 2:53AM
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Thanks for those reply's. Had a look at ppc but prefer a wider tail shape for stability paddling in chop. Saw that 80 l Armstrong in the raglan shop and it certainly felt nice and light although way too small for me. Thinking that the 6 6 Armstrong would be worthwhile paying a bit extra for. Pretty impressed by the quality and strength of my Armstrong foils.

Raleigh
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Tuesday , 20 Oct 2020 11:56AM
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tomooh said..
Thanks for those reply's. Had a look at ppc but prefer a wider tail shape for stability paddling in chop. Saw that 80 l Armstrong in the raglan shop and it certainly felt nice and light although way too small for me. Thinking that the 6 6 Armstrong would be worthwhile paying a bit extra for. Pretty impressed by the quality and strength of my Armstrong foils.


Why do you think the 66 is better for you? I am debating between the two and am 95kgs.

tomooh
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Tuesday , 20 Oct 2020 4:34PM
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Raleigh said..

tomooh said..
Thanks for those reply's. Had a look at ppc but prefer a wider tail shape for stability paddling in chop. Saw that 80 l Armstrong in the raglan shop and it certainly felt nice and light although way too small for me. Thinking that the 6 6 Armstrong would be worthwhile paying a bit extra for. Pretty impressed by the quality and strength of my Armstrong foils.



Why do you think the 66 is better for you? I am debating between the two and am 95kgs.


I'm comfortable on the naish 125 l 6 ft 5 board but when I tried a 110 l board it was too hard in choppy conditions. So I would prefer to sacrifice some potential performance and keep the ease of paddling and extra stability. I'm 85 kg but 62 years and recently had a full knee replacement so happy to be cruising and not expecting to be pumping back out. With normal surfing I often see older guys on too small boards that aren't having a lot of fun because they struggle to catch waves. I realise that the 6 6 is around the size I need for enjoyable foiling. It is risky to buy a smaller board without trying one first which I discovered when I bought the 110 l.

tomooh
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Tuesday , 20 Oct 2020 4:53PM
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If you mean the ppc and Armstrong I think that the narrower tail on the ppc board may be better for winging but I am more interested in Sup foiling so prefer the stability of a wider tail. Both the ppc and Armstrong are pretty expensive unfortunately

StampnSteer
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Wednesday , 21 Oct 2020 4:39AM
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tomooh said..
Thanks for those reply's. Had a look at ppc but prefer a wider tail shape for stability paddling in chop. Saw that 80 l Armstrong in the raglan shop and it certainly felt nice and light although way too small for me. Thinking that the 6 6 Armstrong would be worthwhile paying a bit extra for. Pretty impressed by the quality and strength of my Armstrong foils.


I have the same dilemma. I'm 90kg and know this ;-) ... 1) SUP foiling anything under 120ltrs at our weight is bloody hard, unless its glass! Any SUP under 6' with over 120ltrs tends to be very 'corky'. End to end balance is challenging, and short length makes paddle speed very difficult. 2) The money you spend on Armstrong will not be wasted, as resale value will be high. Armstrong costing $3200 will be worth $2500 all day. So that's a $700 investment. Only you know if you can afford the outlay. I couldn't, so I got a fanstic sky wing for $2200. Which will be worth $1600+ when I want a change. Also a $600-700 investment. Same same.



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