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AFS Silk - ultimate wave riding foil

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Created by MProject04 > 9 months ago, 19 Apr 2023
Velocicraptor
498 posts
7 Jan 2024 2:58AM
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I recently got my silk foils and need to pack them for travel. Obviously the one piece design isn't ideal for travel and I found they won't fit into my board bag. I ordered many different bags off of Amazon to see what fit the best. Most of them were for art supplies (easels) but I found this one fit the best without being overly huge (size XL). The easel bags were too large and the added space wasn't very functional.

DoYiKe Extra Large Storage Duffle Bag with Zippers and Handles, Big Foldable Duffle Bag for Travel-38x23x11Inch a.co/d/7SKhQKs

Pros: it's light, inexpensive and fits the foils, a wing or other gear without being overly huge. cons: it's very basic, not padded, questionable durability.
should do the trick with minimal investment.

I actually looked into crossbow bags which are perfect shape and padded but the span wasn't big enough. Cornhole bags weren't quite wide enough.

Stingersup
WA, 93 posts
7 Jan 2024 11:42AM
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I liked your idea of a crossbow bag.
Found this one that should work.......until they bring out a 1250
www.outdoorhobbies.co.uk/el-toro-large-crossbow-carry-case-1642-p.asp

Taeyeony
81 posts
15 Jan 2024 11:50PM
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Just tried my friend's Silk 850. I used Code 850S with 150AR tail and my friends rode Silk 850 I don't ask which tail. We swapped our boards on the water (winging in relatively flat gusty offshore 10-18kt) and rode them for about 20 minutes.

These two foils feel very similar. Very maneuverable, has good glide, and has a slippery feel but is somehow pitch stable and easy to ride. Have a wide speed range and a good low end for its size. My friend has a similar opinion but he thinks AFS has a little bit more glide. I think it might be the case but really can't tell for a short test. I think Code might have an edge on the low end but not much. Need to test that in light wind and with the same board.

I also have North SF1080. That one is an easier foil to use but the Code S and AFS Silk are on another level performance-wise. The North SF is much slower.

The AFS is whistling a bit. The Code doesn't make any noise.

In short, AFS Silk is an excellent foil. I enjoy this one much more than the AFS Performer and AFS Pure for winging.

foilthegreats
515 posts
12 Feb 2024 11:35PM
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If you haven't tried a mast shim. Nose up. Fat part in front. Give it a go. Been loving it on the Dragonfly with 1050. Opens up some super nice surfy feels on top of what is an amazing surf foil already. I'm using the PPC 1 degree shim. Like to try a 2.

usa22
6 posts
13 Feb 2024 4:03AM
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Guess it's depending on the board, as for the Silk I never had the Need to shim anything. So perfect balanced, pushing the Silk 850 to almost 50 km/h without big efforts last week. Really surprised for a super turny wavefoil.


Faff
VIC, 1134 posts
13 Feb 2024 12:59PM
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Taeyeony said..
Just tried my friend's Silk 850. I used Code 850S with 150AR tail and my friends rode Silk 850 I don't ask which tail. We swapped our boards on the water (winging in relatively flat gusty offshore 10-18kt) and rode them for about 20 minutes.

These two foils feel very similar. Very maneuverable, has good glide, and has a slippery feel but is somehow pitch stable and easy to ride. Have a wide speed range and a good low end for its size. My friend has a similar opinion but he thinks AFS has a little bit more glide. I think it might be the case but really can't tell for a short test. I think Code might have an edge on the low end but not much. Need to test that in light wind and with the same board.

I also have North SF1080. That one is an easier foil to use but the Code S and AFS Silk are on another level performance-wise. The North SF is much slower.

The AFS is whistling a bit. The Code doesn't make any noise.

In short, AFS Silk is an excellent foil. I enjoy this one much more than the AFS Performer and AFS Pure for winging.


Is it really fair to compare to the North SF1080? It's a much bigger wing.

randomfoiler
72 posts
Thursday , 15 Feb 2024 1:27AM
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Faff said..

Taeyeony said..
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I also have North SF1080. That one is an easier foil to use but the Code S and AFS Silk are on another level performance-wise. The North SF is much slower.

The AFS is whistling a bit. The Code doesn't make any noise.

In short, AFS Silk is an excellent foil. I enjoy this one much more than the AFS Performer and AFS Pure for winging.



Is it really fair to compare to the North SF1080? It's a much bigger wing.


Indeed.
I'd very much like to hear from someone who has had the chance to compare:
the code/afs 850(s) with the North MaV2 850 using the 178 tail.



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