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Tail handle on a fol board?

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Created by Mwstard 2 months ago, 9 Oct 2018
Mwstard
24 posts
9 Oct 2018 3:42PM
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I found using a tail handle on my SUP dead useful in controlling the board when caught inside / getting out on bigger days.
Are folks still using these on their foil boards ? Worried that downward pressure on the tail means that when the wave hits the board flips up ??? Is it better to have the board, foil up dive under and pull the tail down?
Sorry for the cooky questions.

Piros
QLD, 5279 posts
9 Oct 2018 8:09PM
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Absolutely not ....

Mwstard
24 posts
10 Oct 2018 4:15AM
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Absolute answer from someone who knows. Thanks Piros.

Piros
QLD, 5279 posts
10 Oct 2018 10:55AM
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You don't want to be be anywhere near the board going through wave. It would be like sticking your legs in a blender....

colas
2831 posts
10 Oct 2018 2:34PM
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Mwstard said..
I found using a tail handle on my SUP dead useful in controlling the board when caught inside / getting out on bigger days.



You definitively do not want to get out with a foil on bigger days unless you know what you are doing (and thus not asking these questions :-) ), and are comfortable with destroying your gear, at least financially.

Mwstard
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11 Oct 2018 4:48AM
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Ha, :-) Not wealthy and only have the 2 legs, so no intention of heading out in anything "big". Learning the basics in small junk, and isolated spots well away from everyone. Just have always been wary of relying on leashes so was wondering what folk were doing. Making sure you don't end up in that situation as much as possible is the call I guess. Thanks.

foilSURFmachines
53 posts
13 Oct 2018 2:42AM
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I've never had my foil board tombstone. It seems to foil up (backwards) and over the waves to some extent.

It's less drama bailing and diving under the sets and letting the leash do it's thing , than regular SUP surfing.

anyone else find the same?

jondrums
1 posts
13 Oct 2018 4:15PM
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yup, works great. I've taken a few well overhead waves on the head with it. works just like SUP for me. this time around Iused a kiteboarding handle.






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