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J Shapes

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Created by snalberski > 9 months ago, 27 Oct 2016
eddiemorgs
NT, 348 posts
25 Apr 2019 4:43AM
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riddim1 said..
Im getting some great info from this forum thread. I am thinking of moving on from my aluminium set up to carbon. The J Shape foils look the part and have great feedback from riders at my local. I only foil in the 13-22knot range. Would still call myself a novice but feel a carbon setup will see me through to a more advanced level. I am not doing any prone foiling as I'm time poor but I like the style. At this stage I am enjoying buzzing about in lighter winds riding the chop. I am 85kgs and ride a 127 Naish hover with standard track mounts. I ride a 7m kite only. I swap to a surfboard when it gets above 22knots.

My question is would the Cruizer foil suit me in this wind range? I do not want to sacrifice any low end. I would also want more mast length with the 95cm. Does anyone have a good light weight deep Tuttle adapter plate for this set up. I would rather not have to buy a new board to fix a JShapes mast to if possible.
cheers.


The cruzer would work well in this wind range. I use a 7 Neo when there is enough wind and it's a great combo.
Cant make too much comment on the low end against the Naish foil as I haven't ridden one but suspect the jshapes to be more agile.

I am the same weight.
You will find the jshapes gear quite different and a bit to adjust to but well worth the investment in fun.
The weight differential is a big factor.
It just me , but I love my 120 jshapes board. It all just works. I hear the 135 is also great. Light weight and well designed. All up 5.7 kg. I know it's more money , but ...it just works.

LeighMajor
NSW, 276 posts
25 Apr 2019 8:00AM
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riddim1 said..
Im getting some great info from this forum thread. I am thinking of moving on from my aluminium set up to carbon. The J Shape foils look the part and have great feedback from riders at my local. I only foil in the 13-22knot range. Would still call myself a novice but feel a carbon setup will see me through to a more advanced level. I am not doing any prone foiling as I'm time poor but I like the style. At this stage I am enjoying buzzing about in lighter winds riding the chop. I am 85kgs and ride a 127 Naish hover with standard track mounts. I ride a 7m kite only. I swap to a surfboard when it gets above 22knots.

My question is would the Cruizer foil suit me in this wind range? I do not want to sacrifice any low end. I would also want more mast length with the 95cm. Does anyone have a good light weight deep Tuttle adapter plate for this set up. I would rather not have to buy a new board to fix a JShapes mast to if possible.
cheers.








Hi mate
If you need a new Manta Deep Tuttle Adaptor Plate I have one for sale in
Kite accessories Seabreeze.
You can't go wrong with JSHAPES

riddim1
QLD, 109 posts
25 Apr 2019 11:15AM
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Thanks Leigh.
Have PM'd you.

MidTide
QLD, 8 posts
27 Apr 2019 9:00AM
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If you are going to use a plate adapter, I would recommend using the 70cm JShapes Mast. This will give you and 80cm mast set up. I use this with a Cruzer wingset and find it great fun, especially if you ride strapless.



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