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by telus022420 » Thu Nov 28, 2019 12:01 pm

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by grantmac » Thu Nov 28, 2019 1:43 pm

The slingshot is a medium Tuttle, also known as Chinook Tuttle. It is about 4mm too tall for regular boxes. I've machined a plate to adapt mine to a regular box and its working ok.

Personally I won't use the 6mm adapters after losing my foil to one breaking. Instead I've machined it to take standard 13mm fin inserts and have over 100 trouble free hours on that. They should have done it from the factory.

I'm selling my Slingshot setup modified like that if you're interested. Comes with a virtually new Infinity 76.
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by ZeroR2 » Thu Nov 28, 2019 4:39 pm

grantmac, here is kind of an update on what I have (never talked about it online).

I picked up a package (sale) Dialer 145 & foil. I will be using that for myself. Good starter board. My son (15) can use the board on windy days as a free ride slalom board (not ideal, but gets it done for now).

My plan for next year is to get a shorter board for myself (have a used 145 liter Fanatic Blast LTD / foil capable) in mind. I want to get another foil to pair it with that board. Low wind days, I would use the Slingshot and my son the Fanatic Blast with foil. Reason is that I think the Slingshot is better for my weight (box/board/screws) than the Blast and is cheaper if it breaks.

Yes, I might be interested in your setup. Naturally the 84 wing is what I need now, but the 76 is valuable in the future.

Send me a PM for pricing. I need to think about it and right now (this year) I spent so much $$$ on boards, sails, mast, boom, extension... you don't even want to know the amount. I am just getting back into the sport (gone 15 years).
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by BigD » Thu Nov 28, 2019 5:15 pm

What are you upgrading to grantmac? Carbon?


grantmac wrote:The slingshot is a medium Tuttle, also known as Chinook Tuttle. It is about 4mm too tall for regular boxes. I've machined a plate to adapt mine to a regular box and its working ok.

Personally I won't use the 6mm adapters after losing my foil to one breaking. Instead I've machined it to take standard 13mm fin inserts and have over 100 trouble free hours on that. They should have done it from the factory.

I'm selling my Slingshot setup modified like that if you're interested. Comes with a virtually new Infinity 76.
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by grantmac » Fri Nov 29, 2019 1:44 pm

I'm finding myself foiling less now that I'm in Victoria. In an effort to build a very compact quiver I'm going with a 109L Skate as my biggest board for most of the year. It has a powerbox and I'm not a fan of adapters. So I'm taking a side-step of sorts with a NP Glide.
Also I'm more interested in carving and playing on swells than going fast so their big wing pairs much better with a narrow board from what I've seen, I think because it has less roll stability so you need less leverage.
I haven't ridden one yet so that could be conjecture. I'm waiting to see what their 2020 packages have before committing. Plus this time of year I don't really foil at all so I'm not in a hurry and I'd like to sell the Slingshot first.
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