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LOW PRESSURE foil-surfboards

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Created by Downwinder > 9 months ago, 29 Jun 2018
Downwinder
QLD, 1902 posts
29 Jun 2018 12:34PM
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The Birth of LOW PRESSURE Foil-boards

iRONPHIL's custom 5'8'' x 20'' x 4'' = 56 litres.

All LOW PRESSURE boards are shaped by Simon Hunnybun but are an iRONPHIL Design
This is an awesome board for somebody who weighs 75 kilos or less easy to paddle and she paddles very fast - Here is good mate Marty riding her the bloke just rips on it. I just love Foil-boarding with Marty he brings out the grommet in me and when it comes to the old guys Marty is THE BEST in Australia.


iRONPHIL's custom 6'3'' x 22'' x 4''1/2 inch = 78 litres.

If you weigh around the 80 to 100 kilo's and have never surf foiled before this is the ultimate Foil-board for you she paddles very fast is so easy to catch waves on. Plus the foil fuselage is only 6'' inches from the tail so when you jump to your feet your back foot just lands straight onto it without thinking. I personally would recommend wearing a GATH helmet for at least 10 goes if you've never surf Foiled before as the Foil will throw you without warning, the Board or the Foil shows no mercy when you hit it. "Help Me Please Mr Wizard"


iRONPHIL's custom 5'10 x 22'' x 4'' 1/2 inch = 76 litres.

Once you've mastered the Surfing Foil-board and weigh around the 80 to 100 kilo's this is the ultimate Foil-board for you she paddles very fast is so easy to catch waves on. Plus the foil fuselage is only 5'' inches from the tail so when you jump to your feet your back foot just lands straight onto it without thinking.

My opinion when Surfing your Foil-board - you'll want to be having fun don't try pi@sing into the wind by trying to surf-foil a board that is too small for you.

Stay Tune for the release of the Ultimate Downwind 6'6'' LOW PRESSURE Downwind SUP Foil

stevet73
NSW, 137 posts
1 Jul 2018 8:32AM
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Look great guys. Good to see the helmets! Im still wearing mine 6 months in. Probably don;t need to but Im married with kids now so really dont care what I look like :-)

May I ask the choice to keep the nose more pointy as opposed to many that are rounded/squared off? Im still learning about the "hydrodynamics" of it all and curious about the rounded/squared off nose meaning less impact on swing weight?

Many thanks / Steve

Downwinder
QLD, 1902 posts
1 Jul 2018 12:58PM
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stevet73 said..
Look great guys. Good to see the helmets! Im still wearing mine 6 months in. Probably don;t need to but Im married with kids now so really dont care what I look like :-)

May I ask the choice to keep the nose more pointy as opposed to many that are rounded/squared off? Im still learning about the "hydrodynamics" of it all and curious about the rounded/squared off nose meaning less impact on swing weight?

Many thanks / Steve



G'day Stevet73 that's right who cares if you look like a KOOK when wearing a GATH helmet when learning how to foil. Trust me when I was learning my head hit the foil a few times and if I didn't have the GATH helmet on I would have got stitches all over the head for shore. Even my first couple of goes I wore my Jet-Ski vest as well ( all the Maui guys did it and they are 18 months ahead of Australia when it comes to foiling.) A few of my mates on Maui always wear a GATH helmet when Downwind foiling Maliko.
( I got laughed at heaps by guys at Currumbin for wearing the GATH helmet )

The Pointy Nose well that's an easy one. I'm a surfer, surfed all my life SO I like the surfboard look on my foil IF a foil has good volume you can have a Pointy Nose - For me to have a round or square nose on a foil would feel Od to me. But hey that's just my Opinion.

colas
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1 Jul 2018 11:44AM
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stevet73 said..
May I ask the choice to keep the nose more pointy as opposed to many that are rounded/squared off? I'm still learning about the "hydrodynamics" of it all and curious about the rounded/squared off nose meaning less impact on swing weight?


Pointy noses paddle much faster than square ones, which push water. So I guess that's why Downwinder says it paddles so fast.

For SUPing, with our asymmetric paddling, a wider noses helps to keep stable enough to apply more force in paddling, but you don't have this issue with prone surfing. Wider noses are stabler for prone take offs, but I guess the foil provides this stability anyways.

stevet73
NSW, 137 posts
1 Jul 2018 5:20PM
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So aalittle but preference but mainly because it paddles faster. Makes sense. Thanks for the info...

Nozza
VIC, 2039 posts
1 Jul 2018 6:07PM
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Good to see you still frothing Phil.
Your old board arrived today.....

Downwinder
QLD, 1902 posts
1 Jul 2018 10:33PM
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Downwinder
QLD, 1902 posts
16 Jul 2018 4:10PM
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Check Out This LEGEND riping on his 5'8'' Low Pressure




Downwinder
QLD, 1902 posts
6 Aug 2018 7:26AM
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Marty the Middleaged Grommet always ripping on his Low Pressure




Downwinder
QLD, 1902 posts
16 Aug 2018 4:44PM
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Foiling the Seaway on the Kai. As a heavyweight, I need the IWA or 200 or better still the Neil Pryde she's magic for a heavyweight the NP foil.




Downwinder
QLD, 1902 posts
23 Oct 2018 1:03PM
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The next Custom LOW PRESSURE to come off the Production Line
A nice little 5'6''
Looking forward to seeing the smile on the customers face when he sees the finished Product.


Downwinder
QLD, 1902 posts
23 Nov 2018 7:32PM
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The next LOW PRESSURE it's a Prone Model Prototype Downwind Foil a $20 bit of junk Nipper Board special
I've called her THE RED ROCKET
I gave it to good mate Goran to fix up the dings "Thanks Legend"

I know how to Downwind on an 18ft or 12ft Prone Paddleboard especially on my 18ft Stand Up - So If I can catch a bump on this Nipper Board and jump to my feet when I feel the momentum. I'll put a Tuttle Box in her and give it a go Downwinding Prone Foil Style on the Go-Foil 200 wing.

I'm kind of not into Downwinding on a Stand Up Foil, it's just the Surfer in Me.

How's my dodgy backyard $3.45c spray job, hahaha.



Downwinder
QLD, 1902 posts
13 Dec 2018 10:38AM
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5'6'' x 21'' x 4''
55 litres








Downwinder
QLD, 1902 posts
19 Dec 2018 6:48AM
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I found an awesome pair of VANS boardshorts to go with my LOW PRESSURE foil design - But you can't buy them in Australia. So I had to get my brother from another mother to send them me a pair from Hawaii, Stoked.


Downwinder
QLD, 1902 posts
27 Dec 2018 6:58PM
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In June 2017 I got my hands on the Kai GoFoil while I was on Maui Downwinding Maliko all day on my 18ft Custom SIC.
But it took me until December 2017 to get my surfing foilboard made, since then. I had to wait 12 months to get my hands on the 200 GoFoil as I only had the Kai. The 200 wasn't even invented back then in June 2017 when I purchased the Kai. But I had to start somewhere.

All I can say is WOW, loving the 200 GoFoil it's so much easier for a big guy like me gliding forever on a dead swell with little effort "too easy" No more pissing into the wind like I was on the Kai GoFoil. So I've had 75 days on the Kai Foil and now 10 days on the 200 ( 85 days in total ) looking forward to seeing where I'll be by day 120 foiling the 200 GoFoil.

I'm going to leave the Kai GoFoil for all the featherweights 75kg or less.

I'm happy to swap my Kai for the IWA if anyone is keen.

In June 2017 I witnessed Kai Lenny Downwinding Maliko on the Kai GoFoil. 15 kilometres in like 48 minutes with only 2 falls "WEAPON" Kai has already smashed that Maliko time by more than 10 minutes already in the last 18 months. I also witnessed good mate Armie Armstrong on his prototype state of the art foils, taking like 2 hours to foil Maliko because he had 50+ falls, hahaha "BRUTAL" I felt pity for Armie BUT he was having a go too succeed, love you Legend but not in a gay way. ( I do believe Armies foils are even way better than the GoFoil when it comes to quality )

Downwinder
QLD, 1902 posts
23 Jan 2019 8:10AM
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Scotty Mac
SA, 1845 posts
23 Jan 2019 10:06AM
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awesome

Downwinder
QLD, 1902 posts
1 Mar 2019 11:09AM
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The next LOW PRESSURE coming off the production line the tracks will go in after she's finished baking, then sprayed and finished coated next week.


Downwinder
QLD, 1902 posts
7 Mar 2019 4:33PM
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My Personal New LOW-PRESSURE 5'5'' Superlite = Heavy Duty Glass Job. Designed by iRONPHIL.

Good mate Simon Honnybun giving her a final polish.




Downwinder
QLD, 1902 posts
20 Mar 2019 9:18AM
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It's been an epic couple of day on my new 5'5'' LOW PRESSURE Foilboard, The waves have been only 1-2ft.
it's taken me like 16 months for only Day Number 93 on the foil.
Always learning on the foil e.g. it's daunting!!! the smaller the board the faster the lift but the glide and the pump is insane it's longer & easier.
it's taken me a few days just to work out the 5'5'' Maybe in 6 months, I can go down to a 5ft foil but dought it ???
Guys are riding like 4'5''foils but they are like 75kg or less and a lot younger.

Marty Carter & Beu O'Brian are just ripping on their 4'0'' & 4'5'' they're the best I have witnessed when it comes to the older guys on there foil board.




Downwinder
QLD, 1902 posts
27 Mar 2019 3:31PM
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Had Bulk Fun on the foil this morning in the cold & rain at Kirra. Kirra is such a world class wave when she's 6ft & Barreling But when Kirra is like high tide one foot with the occasional 2ft on the set she's a foilers paradise it's just as good as anywhere in the world. Lovin my little 5'5'' Low Pressure I was gliding and cutting back all over the place even made a few all the way to the beach that's well over a 400-metre glide - the walk back around is a lot easier than paddling back out. On one bomb I milked the s@#t out of this swell & just mist the deep inshore gutter = I said to myself you'd better bail or you'll bottom out, but as soon as I said that my wing hits the bottom I felt like a car crash dummy hitting a brick wall at 100 mph. Yes, I got some cheers from a few spectators on the beach, hahaha.




Downwinder
QLD, 1902 posts
28 Mar 2019 1:51PM
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Here's an image of Kirra Point it shows you how far you can Surf-foil a wave in a straight line, it's like 500m from the first groyne to the second groyne Kirra = the second groyne is covered in sand. So by the time you Surf-foil the wave it be close to like a 600m glide. Then run around and do it all again six or more times you'll feel like Wallaby Ted's brother Roo Ted.
It's like doing the full Ironman circuit.
I did like 8 of those circuits today lucky they call me iRONPHIL because I do feel Roo Ted.



Downwinder
QLD, 1902 posts
29 Mar 2019 7:25PM
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Downwinder
QLD, 1902 posts
1 May 2019 10:30AM
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Great video of good mate Jeremy Riggs from Maui on how to Foil Downwind on a SUP. I'd rate Jeremy Riggs as THE BEST Downwind coach on the Planet, so quietly spoken and extremely onto it when it comes to technique and finding them bumps.
I love Downwinding on my 18ft SUP or 12ft Prone board.
I will give Downwind Foil SUP a go once I get my board made????
I do love Foil Surfing Kirra when its 1-2ft.

JEG
VIC, 1115 posts
1 May 2019 12:51PM
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thanks Downwinder

Downwinder
QLD, 1902 posts
9 May 2019 10:12PM
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I finally made it to 100 days on the foil today, what a journey it's taken me like 18 months since December 2017 just to get that 100 days of foiling in. I purchased the Kai Go-Foil at Second Wind Surf Sail Kite Shop in Kahului Maui July 2017 but it took me another 5 months before I got my LOW PRESSURE foilboard made. I froth when its 1-2ft now. But I argue with my inner-self on what wing will I use the IWA or 200 wing.


JEG
VIC, 1115 posts
10 May 2019 9:35AM
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nice milestone Downwinder.
compare to your flight days I feel like I a new born.
I got the IWA front with kai & maliko rear & can't wait to get the 200 to complete my set and try the big mother out.
have you thought about making a sup board oneday?

Downwinder
QLD, 1902 posts
10 May 2019 3:50PM
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JEG said..
nice milestone Downwinder.
compare to your flight days I feel like I a new born.
I got the IWA front with kai & maliko rear & can't wait to get the 200 to complete my set and try the big mother out.
have you thought about making a sup board oneday?

G'day JEG my first say 80 days on the foil all I had was the Kai wing and for a heavyweight, I was kind off just pi@#ing into the wind you really needed the right waves to get the Kai wing going - so I'm a little bit behind a few of the guys in performance, as they've all had the IWA & 200 wings for Bulk by day say 150 I hope to have caught up to them. If you're a 90kg heavyweight the 200 is an awesome wing in the surf and the IWA to me is the Hotdog wing - it's like a Kai wing for a 70kg guy.

My next wing to buy will be the Neil Pryde large wing, I've had a go on one and loved it thanks to Guy Linton "Legend" from surf FX.

Yes, I'm making a 5'10'' SUP Downwind Foil for the heavyweight guy. The measurements are all in my head at the moment I've just been a little bit lazy getting it made. Hopefully within the next 6 months???

Downwinder
QLD, 1902 posts
14 May 2019 7:57PM
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Greenmount was pumping thismorning at low Tide it has an awesome bank I had so much fun on the Longboard "Wave Hog."
Then in the afternoon Snapper Rock was Pumping for the foil at High Tide I got a bomb from out the back at Snapper all the way to Greenmount Beach I jumped of on the sand. Total of a 800 meters Glide on my Low Pressure foil, it's my longest Glide to date "stoked" my legs felt great but I was gasping for air just a little, the walk back around to do it again was a punish I had so many spectators in my face, hahaha.


Downwinder
QLD, 1902 posts
Saturday , 18 May 2019 10:53AM
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Well what a morning "my 105th day on the Foil" I hit Little Marley just inside Snapper Rocks right on Dawn 6:00am it was a big incoming High-Tide at 7:30am with One maybe 2ft of swell perfect condition for a LOW PRESSURE Foil session. I Foiled for like 2 1/2 hours (by 8:30am it got too busy) with a run around after every wave some I would glide all the way to the inside of Greenmount Rocks say 400 metres then some waves I'd would glide all the way to Greenmount Beach 600 metres. It was like doing the full ironman circuit Lucky I'm called iRONPHIL hahahaha, because after a s##tload of run arounds I felt like Wallaby Teds brother Roo Ted. "Yes Please Mr Wizard" thank-you for an awesome morning, Surfed Out Already. It was my best Foil Session to Date.

You could see Greenmount starting to fire for a shortboard/Longboard or better still a MR twin-fin session as it's a 0.01 of a metre Low-Tide around 1:30pm but it was getting very busy with surfers.






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