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by telus022420 » Mon May 28, 2018 8:06 am

Neil Pryde Foil Alum & G10
Silent Sports in Toronto

$699.99 + Shipping approx $50 + HST (13%) =Canadian $847.5

https://www.silentsports.com/Foiling/Windsurf/RS%3A-One-Convertible-Foil/WSNRS1F/

https://www.neilpryde.com/pages/rsone-convertible-foil-fins
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by adam2 » Mon May 28, 2018 11:36 am

telus022420 wrote:Neil Pryde Foil Alum & G10
Silent Sports in Toronto

$699.99 + Shipping approx $50 + HST (13%) =Canadian $847.5

https://www.silentsports.com/Foiling/Windsurf/RS%3A-One-Convertible-Foil/WSNRS1F/

https://www.neilpryde.com/pages/rsone-convertible-foil-fins



That's an insanely good price, I looked at picking one up but decided that the fact it doesn't have a collared Tuttle attachment would cause grief for an unreinforced Tuttle box by transferring all the load to the deck of the board.
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by grantmac » Mon May 28, 2018 12:20 pm

adam2 wrote:
telus022420 wrote:Neil Pryde Foil Alum & G10
Silent Sports in Toronto

$699.99 + Shipping approx $50 + HST (13%) =Canadian $847.5

https://www.silentsports.com/Foiling/Windsurf/RS%3A-One-Convertible-Foil/WSNRS1F/

https://www.neilpryde.com/pages/rsone-convertible-foil-fins



That's an insanely good price, I looked at picking one up but decided that the fact it doesn't have a collared Tuttle attachment would cause grief for an unreinforced Tuttle box by transferring all the load to the deck of the board.



I'd be more concerned with the tuttle box splitting at the front. I was tempted to get an NP then have an aluminum welder add a tab.
They are supposed to be pretty fast but need a bit of power to get going. My buddy has one, he's pretty lightweight though.
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by adam2 » Mon May 28, 2018 1:08 pm

grantmac wrote:
adam2 wrote:
telus022420 wrote:Neil Pryde Foil Alum & G10
Silent Sports in Toronto

$699.99 + Shipping approx $50 + HST (13%) =Canadian $847.5

https://www.silentsports.com/Foiling/Windsurf/RS%3A-One-Convertible-Foil/WSNRS1F/

https://www.neilpryde.com/pages/rsone-convertible-foil-fins



That's an insanely good price, I looked at picking one up but decided that the fact it doesn't have a collared Tuttle attachment would cause grief for an unreinforced Tuttle box by transferring all the load to the deck of the board.



I'd be more concerned with the tuttle box splitting at the front. I was tempted to get an NP then have an aluminum welder add a tab.
They are supposed to be pretty fast but need a bit of power to get going. My buddy has one, he's pretty lightweight though.


yeah splitting at the front seems like a real possibility. If they built these with a collar/tab they'd be selling like crazy. That said I recall seeing someone ripping on one with a regular old deep Tuttle Starboard and it seemed fine, but for who knows how long
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by grantmac » Mon May 28, 2018 1:40 pm

I'd have gotten one instead of the slingshot if it had the tab. Second thought though it's not really a light wind/heavy rider foil. The RS (blue) has a bigger wing and seems better for that. In theory they retail at the same price.
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by adam2 » Mon May 28, 2018 2:12 pm

grantmac wrote:I'd have gotten one instead of the slingshot if it had the tab. Second thought though it's not really a light wind/heavy rider foil. The RS (blue) has a bigger wing and seems better for that. In theory they retail at the same price.


Grant, how's your Slingshot for getting you up and going in light wind?
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by grantmac » Mon May 28, 2018 2:24 pm

It seems to lift pretty early and can definitely fly quite slow. It does hit a fairly hard "wall" at speed, basically pitch stability goes put the window if you push it too hard.
That said I don't have any experience with really stable sails which I think can't help a lot. Likewise I think a longer fuselage would show some improvement.
I've tried shimming the stabilizer with much luck but I think I'll retry that with the new board.

Aeronautical tangent:
The slingshot has what is called an "undercambered" airfoil section. Really good for high lift but not very good for pitch stability. So it could be a problem inherent in the wing.
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by adam2 » Mon May 28, 2018 4:03 pm

Thanks Grant. Is it the 36" fuselage that you are finding unstable?
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by grantmac » Mon May 28, 2018 9:01 pm

It's the switch fuselage so 78cm which is shorter than the Starboard Race, but the wing also mounts ahead of it so hard to compare.

I may make a longer/lighter one. But for now it's getting a shim. I carry a lot of weight on the back foot right now.
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by adam2 » Mon May 28, 2018 10:25 pm

Good to know thanks!
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