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    Default Wakefoil: anyone have pics, vids or experience with them?

    I have surfed for a couple of seasons now. Is it too soon to try the Wakefoil?


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    Quote Originally Posted by The General View Post
    I have surfed for a couple of seasons now. Is it too soon to try the Wakefoil?


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    I don't think it's "too soon".

    So the insight I've gotten is that you don't need to go fast, like 15mph and you don't need to bother with ballast. Do it on a full length line. I guess it's a little counter-intuitive because we're used to varying the pressure on our rear foot, and this is better done with slight variations on the front foot.

    I don't know anyone other than the guys at the boat dealer and the Slingshot rep that have actually done it though... I'm the only person I know that owns one (aside from our orthopedic knee specialist that's a kiteboarder and does foil kite boarding)

    I've been waiting for a little bit warmer weather/water before I give it a try, but I'm looking forward to it. I've heard it takes a bit to get the hang of it and that you crash a LOT, but I'll let you know...

    2008 Moomba Mobius XLV. Monster Cargo Bimini, WS Rev 410's, Polk Cabins, 3 Infinity Subs, PPI amps, WS420, Exile BT, upgraded ballast pumps, up to 3,500+ pounds of ballast, Blue LED's...

    1992 Supra Sunsport. **SOLD** 2k pounds ballast, Surf System, Blue LED's everywhere, decent audio system.


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    Is that a wakefoil setup for $699.00? Thanks for the input. I'm gonna pull the trigger but still looking for a less expensive set up. The Slingshot is 1699.00 plus shipping. I'm also from Canada so its 40% more due to the exchange.
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    2002 Supra Santera (SOLD)
    2017 Moomba Mojo Pro Vivid Orange
    (1595lb wakemakers in the lockers)

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    Quote Originally Posted by The General View Post
    Is that a wakefoil setup for $699.00? Thanks for the input. I'm gonna pull the trigger but still looking for a less expensive set up. The Slingshot is 1699.00 plus shipping. I'm also from Canada so its 40% more due to the exchange.
    It WAS a setup for that price, until I bought it on ebay!!!!!!!!!!! LOL!!!!!!!

    The one I got is the entry level liquid force foil fish. If I remember right, it retails for around $1,100. It doesn't have the adjustable mast length like the slingshot, but it's their entry level board/foil setup. I'm sure it'll be plenty for me.
    2008 Moomba Mobius XLV. Monster Cargo Bimini, WS Rev 410's, Polk Cabins, 3 Infinity Subs, PPI amps, WS420, Exile BT, upgraded ballast pumps, up to 3,500+ pounds of ballast, Blue LED's...

    1992 Supra Sunsport. **SOLD** 2k pounds ballast, Surf System, Blue LED's everywhere, decent audio system.


    Tow Rig: 2013 F150 Ecoboost FX4 (wife's rig) Other money pits include:1998 BMW M3 Cabriolet, 2009 Audic A6 Avant 3.0T, 2005 Kawasaki ZX-6R 636.

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    Awesome lol Ill keep looking I guess. Can't wait to see it in use.
    2002 Supra Santera (SOLD)
    2017 Moomba Mojo Pro Vivid Orange
    (1595lb wakemakers in the lockers)

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    Quote Originally Posted by The General View Post
    Awesome lol Ill keep looking I guess. Can't wait to see it in use.
    If you ever make it down to the Portland/Vancouver area, you can give it a try! (plus, slingshot sports is about an hour away, so it'd be fun to zip over there and talk to those guys.)
    2008 Moomba Mobius XLV. Monster Cargo Bimini, WS Rev 410's, Polk Cabins, 3 Infinity Subs, PPI amps, WS420, Exile BT, upgraded ballast pumps, up to 3,500+ pounds of ballast, Blue LED's...

    1992 Supra Sunsport. **SOLD** 2k pounds ballast, Surf System, Blue LED's everywhere, decent audio system.


    Tow Rig: 2013 F150 Ecoboost FX4 (wife's rig) Other money pits include:1998 BMW M3 Cabriolet, 2009 Audic A6 Avant 3.0T, 2005 Kawasaki ZX-6R 636.

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    thanks for the offer, I appreciate that. I don't think I'll haul the boat quite that far though. I do have a trip planned to Coeur d'Alene, Idaho this summer though so I may have one shipped to a dealer in that area.
    2002 Supra Santera (SOLD)
    2017 Moomba Mojo Pro Vivid Orange
    (1595lb wakemakers in the lockers)

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    Quote Originally Posted by The General View Post
    thanks for the offer, I appreciate that. I don't think I'll haul the boat quite that far though. I do have a trip planned to Coeur d'Alene, Idaho this summer though so I may have one shipped to a dealer in that area.
    I wouldn't expect you to bring your boat, LOL. I'd be happy to take ya out on mine.

    That's a good plan. If you buy from Slingshot themselves, you can probably avoid paying sales tax, as they are from Oregon which has no state sales tax. But their setup is a lot more expensive than the Liquid Force ones...
    2008 Moomba Mobius XLV. Monster Cargo Bimini, WS Rev 410's, Polk Cabins, 3 Infinity Subs, PPI amps, WS420, Exile BT, upgraded ballast pumps, up to 3,500+ pounds of ballast, Blue LED's...

    1992 Supra Sunsport. **SOLD** 2k pounds ballast, Surf System, Blue LED's everywhere, decent audio system.


    Tow Rig: 2013 F150 Ecoboost FX4 (wife's rig) Other money pits include:1998 BMW M3 Cabriolet, 2009 Audic A6 Avant 3.0T, 2005 Kawasaki ZX-6R 636.

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    Oh hello...

    2008 Moomba Mobius XLV. Monster Cargo Bimini, WS Rev 410's, Polk Cabins, 3 Infinity Subs, PPI amps, WS420, Exile BT, upgraded ballast pumps, up to 3,500+ pounds of ballast, Blue LED's...

    1992 Supra Sunsport. **SOLD** 2k pounds ballast, Surf System, Blue LED's everywhere, decent audio system.


    Tow Rig: 2013 F150 Ecoboost FX4 (wife's rig) Other money pits include:1998 BMW M3 Cabriolet, 2009 Audic A6 Avant 3.0T, 2005 Kawasaki ZX-6R 636.

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    I have a sky ski which is different from this above the waterline. These things seem to have a mind of their own. The best advice I received was to look at a point eye level and at the center of the boat. Your body will follow the motion of your eyes. I tested the theory and it is true. That really made a difference for me and keeping low while learning.
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