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Armstrong hs 1050

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Created by tomooh Two weeks ago, 12 Feb 2021
tomooh
222 posts
12 Feb 2021 8:32PM
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Just got the 1050 and surprised how good it goes in waist high waves. A bit harder in early take offs but easier on late ones than the 1250. Turns Well Fast and good lift and glide. Might become my new favourite. I started with a 1600 and always felt I needed bigger not smaller foils but now loving the smaller sizes. Also got a 800 I am yet to try. 85 kg 85 mast 300 tail 60 fuse. 66 Sup foil Armstrong

hilly
WA, 5904 posts
13 Feb 2021 5:49AM
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Looking forward to getting mine soon. This guy can throw it around
www.facebook.com/groups/194277485335294/permalink/326612355435139/

Pasquales
88 posts
Wednesday , 24 Feb 2021 1:11PM
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Had the pleasure of riding the 1050 behind a buddies boat today. He had it with the 300 stab and 70 cm fuse. It was really smooth, gave enough lift, responsive to fast turns. Another friend who is into kiting and also a bigger guy, likes it for the top end. I think I'm gonna need to try this one prone foiling. Really like the 1250 but this might be a really good all arounder. For my spot, probably won't be able to wing with it but it might fit the sweet spot for other disciplines

kobo
NSW, 517 posts
Wednesday , 24 Feb 2021 5:12PM
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If I had to choose only one Armstrong wing it would be the 1050 for prone.....I have all the other wings except 850 which the lightweight guys are raving about now.

hilly
WA, 5904 posts
Thursday , 25 Feb 2021 7:00PM
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Used it for the first time today wingding. Amazing lift for a small wing, awesome glide (Not as good as 1250), turns on a dime with a much softer feel to it compared to 1250. Tiny waves today but has awesome potential to carve on bigger swells. Stoked.

Piros
QLD, 6112 posts
Friday , 26 Feb 2021 9:14AM
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How much wind Hilly and what size Ding

hilly
WA, 5904 posts
Friday , 26 Feb 2021 11:37AM
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How much wind Hilly and what size Ding


15 to 25 knots with a 5m. Carried me through the lulls well, which surprised me. 232 tail with -2 shim.

Foilnut
61 posts
Friday , 26 Feb 2021 12:02PM
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hilly said..
Used it for the first time today wingding. Amazing lift for a small wing, awesome glide (Not as good as 1250), turns on a dime with a much softer feel to it compared to 1250. Tiny waves today but has awesome potential to carve on bigger swells. Stoked.


hilly Oh no, that did it. I was on the fence. Just fell off. Next purchase. Darn. I may have to buy another bag to. Current bag is filled up, LOL

Thanks for sharing

Piros
QLD, 6112 posts
Friday , 26 Feb 2021 2:57PM
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Hilly 700 fuse ?

hilly
WA, 5904 posts
Friday , 26 Feb 2021 6:40PM
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Hilly 700 fuse ?


600

tomooh
222 posts
Saturday , 27 Feb 2021 10:22AM
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Surf looked a bit smaller today so I thought I would try the 1250 again after 4 days on the 1050. Ended up thinking I would have been better on the 1050 still.

hilly
WA, 5904 posts
Saturday , 27 Feb 2021 11:34AM
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Surf looked a bit smaller today so I thought I would try the 1250 again after 4 days on the 1050. Ended up thinking I would have been better on the 1050 still.


Only thing the 1250 is better at is glide and generating speed. If you like pumping then that is the wing to use. I will use it for light wind days and tiny waves or when I need to link up between flat sections. Oh and downwind.

Johndesu
NSW, 299 posts
Saturday , 27 Feb 2021 8:11PM
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hilly said..

tomooh said..
Surf looked a bit smaller today so I thought I would try the 1250 again after 4 days on the 1050. Ended up thinking I would have been better on the 1050 still.



Only thing the 1250 is better at is glide and generating speed. If you like pumping then that is the wing to use. I will use it for light wind days and tiny waves or when I need to link up between flat sections. Oh and downwind.


Hi hilly so how would you compare the 1250 to the 1550 then, maybe a smaller version of the 1550 perhaps then ?:-)

hilly
WA, 5904 posts
Saturday , 27 Feb 2021 10:10PM
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hilly said..


tomooh said..
Surf looked a bit smaller today so I thought I would try the 1250 again after 4 days on the 1050. Ended up thinking I would have been better on the 1050 still.




Only thing the 1250 is better at is glide and generating speed. If you like pumping then that is the wing to use. I will use it for light wind days and tiny waves or when I need to link up between flat sections. Oh and downwind.



Hi hilly so how would you compare the 1250 to the 1550 then, maybe a smaller version of the 1550 perhaps then ?:-)


Different beast the 1250 is thinner and flatter. Great pump not as turny if that is a word. When you get used to it the 1250 turns really well but it is an acquired taste. Sharp and fast. I will get rid of my 1550.

Johndesu
NSW, 299 posts
Yesterday , 28 Feb 2021 10:17AM
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hilly said..

Johndesu said..


hilly said..



tomooh said..
Surf looked a bit smaller today so I thought I would try the 1250 again after 4 days on the 1050. Ended up thinking I would have been better on the 1050 still.





Only thing the 1250 is better at is glide and generating speed. If you like pumping then that is the wing to use. I will use it for light wind days and tiny waves or when I need to link up between flat sections. Oh and downwind.




Hi hilly so how would you compare the 1250 to the 1550 then, maybe a smaller version of the 1550 perhaps then ?:-)



Different beast the 1250 is thinner and flatter. Great pump not as turny if that is a word. When you get used to it the 1250 turns really well but it is an acquired taste. Sharp and fast. I will get rid of my 1550.


Yes I think I see what you mean (also you are using a lot of speed & power with wingding foiling etc. as I am doing sup & prone only) but I am slowly progressing from the 1600 to now the 1550 so later I think that I will try/progress to the 1250 thanks:-)

kobo
NSW, 517 posts
Yesterday , 28 Feb 2021 4:31PM
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hilly said..


tomooh said..
Surf looked a bit smaller today so I thought I would try the 1250 again after 4 days on the 1050. Ended up thinking I would have been better on the 1050 still.




Only thing the 1250 is better at is glide and generating speed. If you like pumping then that is the wing to use. I will use it for light wind days and tiny waves or when I need to link up between flat sections. Oh and downwind.



Hi hilly so how would you compare the 1250 to the 1550 then, maybe a smaller version of the 1550 perhaps then ?:-)


A smaller version of the 1550 would be the CF1200, same handling characteristics but everything scaled down.The 1250 is a different foil shape/ section and feel to ride.

Johndesu
NSW, 299 posts
Yesterday , 28 Feb 2021 11:01PM
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kobo said..

Johndesu said..


hilly said..



tomooh said..
Surf looked a bit smaller today so I thought I would try the 1250 again after 4 days on the 1050. Ended up thinking I would have been better on the 1050 still.





Only thing the 1250 is better at is glide and generating speed. If you like pumping then that is the wing to use. I will use it for light wind days and tiny waves or when I need to link up between flat sections. Oh and downwind.




Hi hilly so how would you compare the 1250 to the 1550 then, maybe a smaller version of the 1550 perhaps then ?:-)



A smaller version of the 1550 would be the CF1200, same handling characteristics but everything scaled down.The 1250 is a different foil shape/ section and feel to ride.


OK Kobo so is the 1250 better then the CF1200? so when I am ready in the future then which should I buy?:-)

tomooh
222 posts
Yesterday , 28 Feb 2021 9:16PM
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I really like the 1200 it feels a lot like the 1050 and with both of them I tend to crash a lot less than the 1250. Advertise locally for a 1200 you will probably get a cheaper used one with everyone going hs foils. I have probably sold my 1200 but will possibly get another one if I see one but not if its nearly as much as a new hs 850 which are tempting me



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