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New North Speedster GT Foil and Hybrid Board

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Created by ActionSportsWA 7 months ago, 14 Apr 2018
ActionSportsWA
WA, 605 posts
14 Apr 2018 10:39AM
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Hey Peeps,

I noticed this morning that North have announced their new wing set for the Speedster. Gull wing front wing and a redesigned rear stabilizer. 5 knots faster and more manoevreable. The Speedster GT combo

North have also announced two new boards : The Hybrid which looks like a Pro Whip with footstrap inserts and foil mount inserts making it a 2 in 1 setup. Looks sweet.

They have also announced a snub nosed Free foil board which although looks ugly, I think it may be a good little board for travel and freeride.

DM





DukeSilver
WA, 228 posts
14 Apr 2018 4:14PM
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Now that's more like it. I may consider one of these now that they've removed the little scalpels from the wing tips.

probabli
VIC, 22 posts
29 Apr 2018 7:58PM
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DM can you confirm that the new North foil wings are compatible with a 2017 speedster?

I've got the the 2017 with the winglets and have no complaints at all, (have had a blast learning on it), but if the performance is significantly better then i imagine it wouldn't cost too much to get a new front and rear wing.

emmafoils
39 posts
29 Apr 2018 6:08PM
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I just don't see myself considering a foil board these days that only has a single foil mounting position.

probabli
VIC, 22 posts
30 Apr 2018 8:07AM
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emmafoils said..
I just don't see myself considering a foil board these days that only has a single foil mounting position.




The North pro foil, the board from last year, has a track mount and it's still in the line up for 2018. Good looking board too.

The thin one doesn't have a track because it can support it without reinforcement, which would add a lot of weight.

ActionSportsWA
WA, 605 posts
30 Apr 2018 11:38AM
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Hi Probabli,

i am am pretty certain the GT wings will bolt straight on to the existing Fuselage. In fact, the Fanatic SUP wing, the Flow S1 also bolts straight on too.

@emmafoils, the North Profoil is an excellent board and has plenty of adjustment for various foils. The Freefoil is for freeride and learning on the North Speedster. It's balanced for that set. I ride the znorth Pro Foil board with the Slingshot Ghost Whisperer foil and it allows loads of adjustment and rides really well.

DM

weebitbreezy
357 posts
30 Apr 2018 8:33PM
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emmafoils said..
I just don't see myself considering a foil board these days that only has a single foil mounting position.


Out of interest why not? The Hybrid board looks like it has 3 footstrap positions (which I'm guessing is about 6-7cm of adjustment as it looks nearly the same as the width of the bolt spacing on the bottom which is 90mm). Isn't that enough?

probabli
VIC, 22 posts
1 May 2018 8:44AM
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ActionSportsWA said..
Hi Probabli,

i am am pretty certain the GT wings will bolt straight on to the existing Fuselage. In fact, the Fanatic SUP wing, the Flow S1 also bolts straight on too.

@emmafoils, the North Profoil is an excellent board and has plenty of adjustment for various foils. The Freefoil is for freeride and learning on the North Speedster. It's balanced for that set. I ride the znorth Pro Foil board with the Slingshot Ghost Whisperer foil and it allows loads of adjustment and rides really well.

DM


Thanks DM, i might have to look into the Flow S1 next summer after the winter swells die. Do you know if you can use the same rear wing or you need to buy a new one too? I imagine the rear wing from the speedster would be a little undersized and not produce enough down force to balance the larger front wing of the S1.



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