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Takuma Kujira

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Created by Filow 5 months ago, 16 Sep 2020
toppleover
QLD, 1817 posts
20 Feb 2021 5:02AM
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I'm still having a blast on my 980 & soon should have a 13" KD tail to go with it.
At around 73kg, I'm finding the 980 covers most of the conditions I foil in, 0.5-3'/4' but of course it would be nice to have the 750 for tow & 1210 for tiny days/dwinders & just pumping around.

In Oz the price of a 1210 front wing only is $1550, thinking Takuma may have priced themselves out of the market.


Hdip
155 posts
20 Feb 2021 5:40AM
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www.instagram.com/p/CLepxNkBBXk/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link

Wobbly front wing connection to carbon fuse?

toppleover
QLD, 1817 posts
20 Feb 2021 8:48AM
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Hdip said..
www.instagram.com/p/CLepxNkBBXk/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link

Wobbly front wing connection to carbon fuse?


Yeah, I saw that on insta...
My 980 is rock solid & used it about 30 times, just looking at Mikes mast & the graphics are different to mine...wondering if it's the old mast/fuze or maybe because the 1210 is quite a bit wider than the 980 ?

I had that issue with my Armstrong setup, maybe the Sig/Uni or Axis connection it the way to go. ??

Stingersup
WA, 70 posts
20 Feb 2021 7:38AM
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toppleover said..

In Oz the price of a 1210 front wing only is $1550, thinking Takuma may have priced themselves out of the market.



I must admit I thought I misheard the price when I was enquiring about a 1210 wing and tail set.
This definitely put off my plans to upgrade the lol's.
It seems Takuma have missed the mark of what's reasonable by a long way.

exiled
332 posts
20 Feb 2021 8:04AM
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I'm pretty sure that price includes the tail wing too, Takuma isn't selling them separately. I just got my 1210 setup and it fits a little too tight. You have to wrestle it onto fuse.

toppleover
QLD, 1817 posts
20 Feb 2021 10:57AM
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exiled said..
I'm pretty sure that price includes the tail wing too, Takuma isn't selling them separately. I just got my 1210 setup and it fits a little too tight. You have to wrestle it onto fuse.


Nope, was quoted $1550 for the 1210 front wing only & that's after taking $250 off for the stab.

Stingersup
WA, 70 posts
20 Feb 2021 12:10PM
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When these foils are outdated in 6 months time, just dm me if you're selling a 980 .

toppleover
QLD, 1817 posts
20 Feb 2021 2:58PM
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Stingersup said..
When these foils are outdated in 6 months time, just dm me if you're selling a 980 .


So true, ok you can have 1st option Lol .

exiled
332 posts
20 Feb 2021 1:37PM
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toppleover said..

exiled said..
I'm pretty sure that price includes the tail wing too, Takuma isn't selling them separately. I just got my 1210 setup and it fits a little too tight. You have to wrestle it onto fuse.



Nope, was quoted $1550 for the 1210 front wing only & that's after taking $250 off for the stab.


woof. Can't tell you want is going on with your Oz prices. The LOLs were so cheap there that I had one shipped to Hawaii and saved hundreds.

windara
QLD, 254 posts
Sunday , 21 Feb 2021 10:40AM
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toppleover said..
I'm still having a blast on my 980 & soon should have a 13" KD tail to go with it.
At around 73kg, I'm finding the 980 covers most of the conditions I foil in, 0.5-3'/4' but of course it would be nice to have the 750 for tow & 1210 for tiny days/dwinders & just pumping around.

In Oz the price of a 1210 front wing only is $1550, thinking Takuma may have priced themselves out of the market. Hi Mate, do you shim the mast?

toppleover
QLD, 1817 posts
Sunday , 21 Feb 2021 11:13AM
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windara said..

toppleover said..
I'm still having a blast on my 980 & soon should have a 13" KD tail to go with it.
At around 73kg, I'm finding the 980 covers most of the conditions I foil in, 0.5-3'/4' but of course it would be nice to have the 750 for tow & 1210 for tiny days/dwinders & just pumping around.

In Oz the price of a 1210 front wing only is $1550, thinking Takuma may have priced themselves out of the market. Hi Mate, do you shim the mast?



Yes, I'm using the Takuma mast shim that came with the kit (about 4mm) & also use a 1.5mm tail shim.

exiled
332 posts
Sunday , 21 Feb 2021 5:08PM
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They really need to sell the wings separately. I'm never going to use the 750 size, but the new 178 tail that comes with it could be awesome.

Hdip
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Tuesday , 23 Feb 2021 3:46AM
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The new tail wing that comes with the 980 bis insane one of the best tails I've seen .


So you've changed your opinion of the tail wing on the Kujira Piros?

Piros
QLD, 6112 posts
Tuesday , 23 Feb 2021 1:39PM
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Yeah I now only use the KD Maui 13.5" on my 980 Kujira , was getting too much lift and blow out from the stock tail in the bigger stuff.

Stingersup
WA, 70 posts
Saturday , 27 Feb 2021 8:22AM
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Has anyone measured the rigging angles on the 980?

For those interested these are the 1210 numbers with the base plate taken as 0' degrees on the old carbon fuse.

Base Plate 0'
Front wing ~0'
Stab -3.6'

I've shimmed the tail now to around -1.5' and that seems pretty close to being right for how I like to foil. Still experimenting though.
The takuma 1 shim only gets the tail to -3'.

Clamsmasha
WA, 258 posts
Saturday , 27 Feb 2021 9:00AM
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toppleover said..

exiled said..
I'm pretty sure that price includes the tail wing too, Takuma isn't selling them separately. I just got my 1210 setup and it fits a little too tight. You have to wrestle it onto fuse.



Nope, was quoted $1550 for the 1210 front wing only & that's after taking $250 off for the stab.


Crikey, that makes Gofoil wings look cheap...which isn't easy to do.

toppleover
QLD, 1817 posts
Saturday , 27 Feb 2021 11:42AM
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Clamsmasha said..

toppleover said..


exiled said..
I'm pretty sure that price includes the tail wing too, Takuma isn't selling them separately. I just got my 1210 setup and it fits a little too tight. You have to wrestle it onto fuse.




Nope, was quoted $1550 for the 1210 front wing only & that's after taking $250 off for the stab.



Crikey, that makes Gofoil wings look cheap...which isn't easy to do.


I think the shop originally quoted me the wrong price, correct price is Kujira 1210 & 220 tail wing set inc wing bag etc is $1599AU.

Stingersup
WA, 70 posts
Saturday , 27 Feb 2021 9:34PM
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Took the kujira 220 tail to the chop shop today. Basically just cut the tips off. I now like the way the 1210 rides. It just seems to have freed it up and made it more lively.
So with the tail chopped and shimmed to -1.5 degrees (photo shows 3mm at the trailing edge with the leading edge against the fuselage) and the mast towards the front of the tracks, it is riding super sweet. Almost feels like cheating.






toppleover
QLD, 1817 posts
Yesterday , 28 Feb 2021 11:21AM
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Stingersup said..
Took the kujira 220 tail to the chop shop today. Basically just cut the tips off. I now like the way the 1210 rides. It just seems to have freed it up and made it more lively.
So with the tail chopped and shimmed to -1.5 degrees (photo shows 3mm at the trailing edge with the leading edge against the fuselage) and the mast towards the front of the tracks, it is riding super sweet. Almost feels like cheating.








Interesting that your not using the mast shim, could you try it (4mm) & let me know how you find it please.

PS, did you need to seal the tail wing or was it all carbon where you chopped ?

Stingersup
WA, 70 posts
Yesterday , 28 Feb 2021 9:50AM
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toppleover
Interesting that your not using the mast shim, could you try it (4mm) & let me know how you find it please.



I haven't got a shim to try and to be honest I can't see the need (on the 1210 at least). It pumps super easy, glides and performs like nothing else I've ridden (which is a good thing).

If someone has a 980 they wish to donate to shim science let me know.
I'd love to measure the rigging angles and see whether these mast shims seem justified or whether there are other changes that can be made.

Stingersup
WA, 70 posts
Yesterday , 28 Feb 2021 9:59AM
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Topplover said..

PS, did you need to seal the tail wing or was it all carbon where you chopped ?



Just broke through into the core slightly on one side. Was easy to do a quick seal up with bi carb soda and super glue and a black texta.

mcrt
105 posts
Yesterday , 28 Feb 2021 3:52PM
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Stingersup said..

toppleover

Interesting that your not using the mast shim, could you try it (4mm) & let me know how you find it please.




I haven't got a shim to try and to be honest I can't see the need (on the 1210 at least). It pumps super easy, glides and performs like nothing else I've ridden (which is a good thing).

If someone has a 980 they wish to donate to shim science let me know.
I'd love to measure the rigging angles and see whether these mast shims seem justified or whether there are other changes that can be made.


Are you using new or old mast?.
I have been told that the old masts require shimming for Kujira 980 (thick side at rear of plate) but the new ones don't.

This is confusing, and Takuma does not give any info.
I guess they intended it for big waves and did not expect it would work in small stuff too.

toppleover
QLD, 1817 posts
Yesterday , 28 Feb 2021 6:29PM
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Stingersup said..




toppleover




Interesting that your not using the mast shim, could you try it (4mm) & let me know how you find it please.







I haven't got a shim to try and to be honest I can't see the need (on the 1210 at least). It pumps super easy, glides and performs like nothing else I've ridden (which is a good thing).

If someone has a 980 they wish to donate to shim science let me know.
I'd love to measure the rigging angles and see whether these mast shims seem justified or whether there are other changes that can be made.





Are you using new or old mast?.
I have been told that the old masts require shimming for Kujira 980 (thick side at rear of plate) but the new ones don't.

This is confusing, and Takuma does not give any info.
I guess they intended it for big waves and did not expect it would work in small stuff too.




For reference, I have the new & I know Stringersup has the previous model carbon mast.

I recently messaged Takuma on Insta to see if there was any diff in the new & older carbon masts.

Answer was: No difference besides the graphics.

I think I read somewhere that the old alloy mast needed shimming but the new one doesn't.

All this shimming seemed quite confusing untill I got my 980 kit, I pretty much just used the shims that came included in the kit (4mm mate plate shim & 1mm tail shim) and was very happy with it's performance - 220 stock tail wing.

Only thing I changed was went to a 1.5 tail shim, now front/back foot pressure is even & I've been able to move the mast forward - seems to turn better this way.

Can't wait to try the 13" KD tail.

mcrt
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Yesterday , 28 Feb 2021 8:28PM
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For reference, I have the new & I know Stringersup has the previous model carbon mast.

I recently messaged Takuma on Insta to see if there was any diff in the new & older carbon masts.

Answer was: No difference besides the graphics.

All this shimming seemed quite confusing untill I got my 980 kit, I pretty much just used the shims that came included in the kit (4mm mate plate shim & 1mm tail shim) and was very happy with it's performance - 220 stock tail wing.

Only thing I changed was went to a 1.5 tail shim, now front/back foot pressure is even & I've been able to move the mast forward - seems to turn better this way.

Can't wait to try the 13" KD tail.


This is good solid info.
Thx!



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