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Armstrong 1200 cf

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Created by tomooh 1 month ago, 10 Jan 2021
tomooh
224 posts
10 Jan 2021 9:42AM
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I have had the 1200 for nearly 2 years but never really used it while I had the 1600 and recently the 1550 then 1850 and 1250 wings. I was going to sell it and then yesterday thought I would take it out in some decent head high waves. The previous day I was on the 1250 in similar waves i rode 25 top speed 31 kms and probably had about 8 good crashes. On the 1200 I had 20 waves top speed 29 and only fell off once on the inside when I was trying to really push a turn. It felt really hard to breach. A couple of times I was really high where my hs wings would crash it just twitched and carried on. For me it feels like way more suited to solid waves than the 1250 and turns really well. I think if I sold it I would probably replace with the 1050 but that still may not be as easy to ride or as hard to crash as the 1200. I was on 85 mast 300 tail +1 shim and 85 kg. Haven't used the 1550 since I got the 1250 and 1850

kobo
NSW, 518 posts
10 Jan 2021 3:15PM
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The 1050 will blow your mind, super fast and turns like nothing else........probs Armstrong's best wing.
The 1200 is a great wing too ,and suited to learners and intermediate ,wouldn't put a learner on the 1050

tomooh
224 posts
10 Jan 2021 2:24PM
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Yes probably thats why I wasn't falling off it. It suits my ability level.

hilly
WA, 5905 posts
10 Jan 2021 2:52PM
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Loved my 1200 but at 105 kg it dropped off quickly. The 1250 is my go to with 232 and 0 shim. Got solid waves the other day and it handled them with aplomb. Not as surfy as the 1200. Will get a 1050 for tow in.

kobo
NSW, 518 posts
10 Jan 2021 6:54PM
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tomooh said..
Yes probably thats why I wasn't falling off it. It suits my ability level.


You can still make the 1200 faster and looser quiet a lot by using the 232 tail or the cut down 212 tail for more speed and turning performance as well as dropping to a 50 fuse instead of 60.So there is several performance steps that make a noticeable difference before needing to buy a 1050. I would try the tails first as they make a big difference and they are cheaper than 50 fuse.

tomooh
224 posts
10 Jan 2021 5:34PM
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Thanks I have the 232 tail as well so will try that next time.

eppo
WA, 7743 posts
10 Jan 2021 10:32PM
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I know someone that has gone back to his 1200 after using the 1250 for a while. There might be something in what you are saying in the waves. Can't beat the glide of the 1250 though damn that's a nice wing.

tomooh
224 posts
11 Jan 2021 2:46AM
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Yes most of the time I am riding a wave that backs off a lot and the 1250 keeps going better and further but on a decent wave the 1200 feels better for me. I actually prefer to not go so fast on the foil. At 30 km I don't really want to turn too much where as at 25 or 22 its a lot of fun. At 62 I don't expect to be Kai Lenny. Like surfboards the boards that the pros ride will not be the best board for most people.

kobo
NSW, 518 posts
11 Jan 2021 8:30AM
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tomooh said..
Yes most of the time I am riding a wave that backs off a lot and the 1250 keeps going better and further but on a decent wave the 1200 feels better for me. I actually prefer to not go so fast on the foil. At 30 km I don't really want to turn too much where as at 25 or 22 its a lot of fun. At 62 I don't expect to be Kai Lenny. Like surfboards the boards that the pros ride will not be the best board for most people.


You are spot on , the 1200 is a nice smooth wing



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