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Starboard foils

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Created by goggo A week ago, 7 Jan 2021
goggo
NSW, 129 posts
7 Jan 2021 7:07PM
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Thinking switching to Starboard, can get 1700 and 1300 S for around 2.2 K, alternate option was Armstrong HS 1250 and 1850 for 4.1 K.
Pros v cons?

Jeroensurf
409 posts
7 Jan 2021 8:22PM
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Thinking about the same thing, coming from Go-foil.Main Reason for a switch for me is that GF in Europe is really expensive and for the price of just a frontwing and backwing I get a whole system from Naish or Starboard incl mast.

IMO the developments on foiling are going pretty fast so I hestitate to splash a lot of money for a full carbon top quiver that is complete outdated in less then 2y while alu also works fineOther contenders besides Starboard for me (for wing) are Naish HA, the 2021 NP and Moses.

Hdip
146 posts
7 Jan 2021 11:24PM
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nice overview of starboard foils.

Jeroensurf
409 posts
Friday , 8 Jan 2021 2:24PM
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Seen that too and although the guy makes really nice vids pumping a lake and riding the wake of a waverunner isnt exactly the same as waves or wind generated waist/shoulderhigh swells...

goggo
NSW, 129 posts
Saturday , 9 Jan 2021 9:00AM
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Have seen this guys reviews. I'm specifically interested in feedback for 95Kg ish who have riden 1300 and 1700 S for sup, wing and prone.
Going to try and test but 2 hr drive plus boarder restrictions could make this difficult.

hilly
WA, 5812 posts
Saturday , 9 Jan 2021 9:30AM
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goggo said..
Thinking switching to Starboard, can get 1700 and 1300 S for around 2.2 K, alternate option was Armstrong HS 1250 and 1850 for 4.1 K.
Pros v cons?


What are switching from?
Armstrong gives you full carbon/titanium which is light, strong and future proofed as the fuse mast connection will stay the same. They are really good value IMO with no tefgel and cleaning. I would try the 1250 and see if you need anything bigger first. At 105kg it gets me up really easily. The 1850 is a beast you only need tiny waves or very light wind to ding.

goggo
NSW, 129 posts
Saturday , 9 Jan 2021 3:40PM
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hilly said..

goggo said..
Thinking switching to Starboard, can get 1700 and 1300 S for around 2.2 K, alternate option was Armstrong HS 1250 and 1850 for 4.1 K.
Pros v cons?



What are switching from?
Armstrong gives you full carbon/titanium which is light, strong and future proofed as the fuse mast connection will stay the same. They are really good value IMO with no tefgel and cleaning. I would try the 1250 and see if you need anything bigger first. At 105kg it gets me up really easily. The 1850 is a beast you only need tiny waves or very light wind to ding.


Currently on axis 920S, very comfortable on it except in larger surf as it has too much lift.
Was thinking Armstrong 1250 kit, but Starboard 1300 and 1700 kit is 5-6 hundred cheaper and possibly cover more conditions anyhow enjoying the ding heaps, plus the odd sup. Still haven't got round to prone, water is pretty filthy with all the rain, better than fires of last year.

hilly
WA, 5812 posts
Saturday , 9 Jan 2021 1:02PM
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goggo said..Currently on axis 920S, very comfortable on it except in larger surf as it has too much lift.

Was thinking Armstrong 1250 kit, but Starboard 1300 and 1700 kit is 5-6 hundred cheaper and possibly cover more conditions anyhow enjoying the ding heaps, plus the odd sup. Still haven't got round to prone, water is pretty filthy with all the rain, better than fires of last year.


I use 1250 for sup and ding. Mates use it for prone but prefer the 1050 for decent waves.



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