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GoFoil GL Unveiling

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Created by Gofoil Australia 9 months ago, 31 Jul 2019
pohaku
NSW, 477 posts
21 Feb 2020 3:09PM
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Here's photos of the short bottom mount pedestal with large flip top tail. You'll see the painted blue pedestal is the current one but with top mount small flip tip for size comparison. The bottom mount as a prototype has 3 bolt holes for mounting forward or back the front can be used with longer screw to hold pedestal and wing together or you can use the two back ones and one to hold separately then photo all together with new tall plate mast (coming soon) Gl140 all set up.















RichJam
WA, 26 posts
22 Feb 2020 10:29AM
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Damn that's sexy

Dommo49
21 posts
22 Feb 2020 10:39AM
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pohaku said..
Here's photos of the short bottom mount pedestal with large flip top tail. You'll see the painted blue pedestal is the current one but with top mount small flip tip for size comparison. The bottom mount as a prototype has 3 bolt holes for mounting forward or back the front can be used with longer screw to hold pedestal and wing together or you can use the two back ones and one to hold separately then photo all together with new tall plate mast (coming soon) Gl140 all set up.
















Thanks for the pics. This really opens up so many options, almost too many.
Can you let us know how they handle. Comparisons of the winglets vs flat as well as short vs long pedestal. Any info/opinions appreciated.
Thx

pohaku
NSW, 477 posts
22 Feb 2020 6:51PM
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pohaku said..
Here's photos of the short bottom mount pedestal with large flip top tail. You'll see the painted blue pedestal is the current one but with top mount small flip tip for size comparison. The bottom mount as a prototype has 3 bolt holes for mounting forward or back the front can be used with longer screw to hold pedestal and wing together or you can use the two back ones and one to hold separately then photo all together with new tall plate mast (coming soon) Gl140 all set up.
















Thanks for the pics. This really opens up so many options, almost too many.
Can you let us know how they handle. Comparisons of the winglets vs flat as well as short vs long pedestal. Any info/opinions appreciated.
Thx


Yeah sure, winglets gives more of a bite through turns I feel. The short pedestal I have not used yet. I believe bottom mount allows better pump as the fuselage doesn't break contract with full surface of the wing.
you can demo this gear if you are close to Newcastle

Piros
QLD, 5837 posts
22 Feb 2020 6:21PM
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Yeah they look great .

pohaku
NSW, 477 posts
23 Feb 2020 2:33PM
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JEG said..


Filow said..



pohaku said..




Filow said..
Anyone here know the weight of the 28.5 mast with plate ? I mean the new GL one






I'll weigh it on Monday





thanks a lot !







Filow said..
Anyone here know the weight of the 28.5 mast with plate ? I mean the new GL one




Just for comparison the previous 28.5 mast weight 2.270kg






2.1kg but I'll have to use proper scales somewhere


Can confirm with actual scales that 1.0 & 1.5 exact weight plate masts




JEG
VIC, 1469 posts
24 Feb 2020 8:13AM
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I want to try those new tail wing tip

pohaku
NSW, 477 posts
24 Feb 2020 10:38PM
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JEG said..
I want to try those new tail wing tip


Iv got the demos in Newcastle

pohaku
NSW, 477 posts
24 Feb 2020 10:39PM
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JEG said..
I want to try those new tail wing tip



Iv got the demos in Newcastle


Bit of a trek for you

sweats
92 posts
24 Feb 2020 8:01PM
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Hi Pohaku. How do you rate the GL140. Thinking of getting one to compliment my GL210 to use for prone and SUP foiling. Seems to be a lot of positive info about. DK seems to really rate them on the progression project podcast. Do they give enough lift on small/medium waves for SUP foiling for the average guy? Thanks!

JEG
VIC, 1469 posts
25 Feb 2020 10:35AM
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pohaku said..

pohaku said..


JEG said..
I want to try those new tail wing tip




Iv got the demos in Newcastle



Bit of a trek for you


spewin as I'm keen to try these new tail with a wing tip as I'm guessing, this will be gofoil missing ingredient for a beginner like myself

pohaku
NSW, 477 posts
26 Feb 2020 8:53PM
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sweats said..
Hi Pohaku. How do you rate the GL140. Thinking of getting one to compliment my GL210 to use for prone and SUP foiling. Seems to be a lot of positive info about. DK seems to really rate them on the progression project podcast. Do they give enough lift on small/medium waves for SUP foiling for the average guy? Thanks!


Hey mate. It's epic I love it for 2.5 foot plus. I use the 180 or 210 in the smaller waves. It's the most sold GF wing in aus at the moment.
I'm 84ish kg, sup foil 5'4 Sunova. You won't regret it.

sweats
92 posts
26 Feb 2020 8:01PM
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That's great. Thanks for the info. Sounds like what I'm looking for.

pohaku
NSW, 477 posts
27 Feb 2020 7:44AM
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sweats said..
That's great. Thanks for the info. Sounds like what I'm looking for.


Non in stock but more on the way. You can preorder though

sweats
92 posts
27 Feb 2020 5:25AM
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I'm in the UK. They seem to be available here

pohaku
NSW, 477 posts
27 Feb 2020 9:08AM
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sweats said..
I'm in the UK. They seem to be available here


Gofoil Europe, Julian he's a good guy. Based out of France

robg1703
NSW, 131 posts
27 Feb 2020 6:23PM
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Hi Sweats, My GL140 is pretty well my go-to wing now with Kai tail for sup & prone foiling....Great lift & speed & pump back out...easy to do 2for1's on waves...

Dommo49
21 posts
28 Feb 2020 1:48PM
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Hi guys. I'm after some advice for the best way to setup the flat tail stab for pumping. In the pics below you can see that I've put 2 washers to act as a shim under the rear bolt to raise the back of the tail stab. Is this correct for giving more lift? Is this the best setup for flat water pumping ?(I'm using the maliko 280 front wing but about to upgrade to the GL 240). I don't use any shims for wing foiling as its supposed to be best for speed like that, but assumed that for flat water pumping (to practice for pumping to connect waves) it would be best to have more lift.
Also, I've just been told that the pedestal should be turned over so the tail stab is underneath rather than on top like i have it in the pictures. Is this right? If so do I need to shim the front bolt to keep the same angle, or have i got that wrong as well? Any help on this would be appreciated




Clamsmasha
WA, 188 posts
28 Feb 2020 3:56PM
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Hi guys. I'm after some advice for the best way to setup the flat tail stab for pumping. In the pics below you can see that I've put 2 washers to act as a shim under the rear bolt to raise the back of the tail stab. Is this correct for giving more lift? Is this the best setup for flat water pumping ?(I'm using the maliko 280 front wing but about to upgrade to the GL 240). I don't use any shims for wing foiling as its supposed to be best for speed like that, but assumed that for flat water pumping (to practice for pumping to connect waves) it would be best to have more lift.
Also, I've just been told that the pedestal should be turned over so the tail stab is underneath rather than on top like i have it in the pictures. Is this right? If so do I need to shim the front bolt to keep the same angle, or have i got that wrong as well? Any help on this would be appreciated





That looks extremely uptrimmed. i can't see that being nice to ride. I have a GL210, I don't use the pedestal,but I bolt stabs onto the spigot/fuse via holes I drilled. The stabs sit flush with the spigot (down facing when the board is in the water)). It's a small angle and it works fine even with very thin HA stabs. If I need to tune it I move the mast forward or backward as required.

I think it does go the other way...probably best to ride it unshimmed and see how it feels.

pohaku
NSW, 477 posts
28 Feb 2020 7:19PM
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Dommo49 said..
Hi guys. I'm after some advice for the best way to setup the flat tail stab for pumping. In the pics below you can see that I've put 2 washers to act as a shim under the rear bolt to raise the back of the tail stab. Is this correct for giving more lift? Is this the best setup for flat water pumping ?(I'm using the maliko 280 front wing but about to upgrade to the GL 240). I don't use any shims for wing foiling as its supposed to be best for speed like that, but assumed that for flat water pumping (to practice for pumping to connect waves) it would be best to have more lift.
Also, I've just been told that the pedestal should be turned over so the tail stab is underneath rather than on top like i have it in the pictures. Is this right? If so do I need to shim the front bolt to keep the same angle, or have i got that wrong as well? Any help on this would be appreciated





Hey mate,

that's going to give a s**t tone of lift and on a 280.. I wouldn't only use one on the rear not two. As for bottom mount it's a completely different pedestal all together. They will be out in a couple of months.
cheers Dyl

sweats
92 posts
28 Feb 2020 4:35PM
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robg1703 said..
Hi Sweats, My GL140 is pretty well my go-to wing now with Kai tail for sup & prone foiling....Great lift & speed & pump back out...easy to do 2for1's on waves...





Thanks for the info robg

Thatspec
WA, 35 posts
28 Feb 2020 7:38PM
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Awesome idea Clamsmasha,
just bolt the flat stabs straight to the spigot. Clean enough for back there
and shortens things up for nothing.
i may try this on the new Gong 100cm carbon mast with my GF 18w tail as well. May not even have to drill additional holes.

Clamsmasha
WA, 188 posts
28 Feb 2020 8:32PM
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Awesome idea Clamsmasha,
just bolt the flat stabs straight to the spigot. Clean enough for back there
and shortens things up for nothing.
i may try this on the new Gong 100cm carbon mast with my GF 18w tail as well. May not even have to drill additional holes.


I made the spacing to take Axis stabs, and my own homemade ones. At the moment I have a Signature stab modified to fit an Axis fuse. Short fuses are the red hot shizzle.








Thatspec
WA, 35 posts
29 Feb 2020 5:50AM
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Nicely done!
And no waiting around for vaporware parts that may or may not ever show up.

Scotty Mac
SA, 1942 posts
29 Feb 2020 6:03PM
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I find the 18w without any washers creates a huge amount of lift so put one single washer at the front to flatten it off. Without the washer it's great when the wind is super light (downwind).

805StandUp
100 posts
6 Mar 2020 12:12PM
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Pohaku--did you have a go on the prototype 120 when you were on Maui? Curious if folks are finding it a quiver addition to the 140 or alternative?

Piros
QLD, 5837 posts
6 Mar 2020 6:34PM
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James Casey was out on the 120 today at my local just busting it to pieces . Pretty dam amazing . Doesn't pump like the 140 but surfing is next level.

pohaku
NSW, 477 posts
7 Mar 2020 7:44AM
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805StandUp said..
Pohaku--did you have a go on the prototype 120 when you were on Maui? Curious if folks are finding it a quiver addition to the 140 or alternative?


Nah I didn't unfortunately. But by the sounds of what Piros said it's going great.
the order for Aus is in. Time to put your names down.

805StandUp
100 posts
7 Mar 2020 6:04AM
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Thanks Piros and Pohaku. Those new tails look great too.

pohaku
NSW, 477 posts
1 May 2020 9:15AM
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How bout a new 32.5 (825mm) or 36.5 (927mm) mast sound. First shipment arrives on Monday.
perfect for winging, tow surfing or simply more height. 137mm chord and 14mm thick.






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