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recommendation for a foil board for jumping

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Created by sonny2727 > 9 months ago, 8 Jun 2021
sonny2727
VIC, 143 posts
8 Jun 2021 7:26PM
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hey guys
I'm not sure anyone makes specialist foil boards for jumping or if you have used and abused a production board without breaking?
Cheers

Raw Boards
WA, 58 posts
8 Jun 2021 6:47PM
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sonny2727 said..
hey guys
I'm not sure anyone makes specialist foil boards for jumping or if you have used and abused a production board without breaking?
Cheers

Hi Sonny,
I build pocket boards and yes I jump them.
What sort of length were you thinking?
Board can be build with extra reinforcement around the critical areas.








sonny2727
VIC, 143 posts
8 Jun 2021 9:14PM
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good to know ..at this stage I'm thinking one board for both speed and big air so something like Lavitaz below;
"The Match comes ready to fly, with an accessory bag, 3 freeride straps and foil mount hardware.Length142 cm (4?8")Width44 cm (17.3")Thickness4,5 cm (1.8")Volume21 literFoilmountFUTURES. track system with industry-standard 90mm width"

TBH - I'm not sure if it's worth going the custom route but just throwing some ideas around.

Gorgo
VIC, 4750 posts
9 Jun 2021 11:11AM
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I have a J Shapes 120cm Freeride board in carbon. I use it for everything. It's got 700 hours on it. It's light as a feather and absolutely indestructible.

I prefer to jump it with the smaller Freeride foil, about 650cm. It loads up nicely and handles makes a beautiful zzzzziiiipppp noise as it carves and releases. It better handles flat landings.

My favourite foil is the Cruzer at 950cm. It jumps ok but the larger area and low aspect mean that flat landings can result in a loud crunching noise. The foil is standing up ok with 650 hours on it. Some of the paint has flaked off in the stress areas.

www.jshapes.com/

sonny2727
VIC, 143 posts
9 Jun 2021 9:28PM
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Jshapes looks solid..but I have the Moses masts with tracks so need to find one with tracks...or get any cheap old one and bash it

Gorgo
VIC, 4750 posts
9 Jun 2021 10:58PM
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J Shapes will make whatever you like. Send them an email. Or check out the post from the guy above. I would have thought any custom foil board maker could make something strong enough for jumping.

horey69
QLD, 472 posts
12 Jun 2021 2:44PM
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Adam Worthington used to huge on the Slingshot Hypermiller..... remember those clips from him in the Gorge.
I know there is one in a shop up north in Qld brand new they want to shift.
Birds Kite shop I think.

Livit
WA, 542 posts
12 Jun 2021 10:36PM
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Adam Worthington used to huge on the Slingshot Hypermiller..... remember those clips from him in the Gorge.
I know there is one in a shop up north in Qld brand new they want to shift.
Birds Kite shop I think.


Slingshots boards are by far the ones I have repaired the most. From failing tracks to crushed rails....Plenty of pics on the web to back up this claim. All brands will showcase their riders going big but none will tell you how many boards their riders go through each season.RAW boards are for sure the ducks nuts. Michael is famous for throwing big airs.

sonny2727
VIC, 143 posts
13 Jun 2021 6:56AM
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Livit said..

horey69 said..
Adam Worthington used to huge on the Slingshot Hypermiller..... remember those clips from him in the Gorge.
I know there is one in a shop up north in Qld brand new they want to shift.
Birds Kite shop I think.



Slingshots boards are by far the ones I have repaired the most. From failing tracks to crushed rails....Plenty of pics on the web to back up this claim. All brands will showcase their riders going big but none will tell you how many boards their riders go through each season.RAW boards are for sure the ducks nuts. Michael is famous for throwing big airs.


this is what I have heard re-sligshot hypermiler...I think if you are a dedicated jumper it's hard to find a normal production board ..both Jshapes and Raw look good as they can customise with extra layers

horey69
QLD, 472 posts
13 Jun 2021 5:15PM
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Livit said..

horey69 said..
Adam Worthington used to huge on the Slingshot Hypermiller..... remember those clips from him in the Gorge.
I know there is one in a shop up north in Qld brand new they want to shift.
Birds Kite shop I think.



Slingshots boards are by far the ones I have repaired the most. From failing tracks to crushed rails....Plenty of pics on the web to back up this claim. All brands will showcase their riders going big but none will tell you how many boards their riders go through each season.RAW boards are for sure the ducks nuts. Michael is famous for throwing big airs.


Yeah there are some great custom board builders out there.
It's tough for big brands to match the strength of locally made labour intensive customs.
I've spent time in the Carbo Co factory. I've seen the amount of skill and craftsmanship that goes into each board.
Tough to produce at the volume big brands require.

Brohan
VIC, 528 posts
14 Jun 2021 4:15PM
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horey69 said..

Livit said..


horey69 said..
Adam Worthington used to huge on the Slingshot Hypermiller..... remember those clips from him in the Gorge.
I know there is one in a shop up north in Qld brand new they want to shift.
Birds Kite shop I think.




Slingshots boards are by far the ones I have repaired the most. From failing tracks to crushed rails....Plenty of pics on the web to back up this claim. All brands will showcase their riders going big but none will tell you how many boards their riders go through each season.RAW boards are for sure the ducks nuts. Michael is famous for throwing big airs.



Yeah there are some great custom board builders out there.
It's tough for big brands to match the strength of locally made labour intensive customs.
I've spent time in the Carbo Co factory. I've seen the amount of skill and craftsmanship that goes into each board.
Tough to produce at the volume big brands require.


I have a Carbon Co board that I've been using with an Axis foil and yes they're very solid but still light.

warwickl
NSW, 1908 posts
14 Jun 2021 4:46PM
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sonny2727 said..
Jshapes looks solid..but I have the Moses masts with tracks so need to find one with tracks...or get any cheap old one and bash it



I have Moses and RAW, a friend has RAW and Duotone.
Beautiful boards, a work of art, photos do not do them justice.
Sorry for such large photos almost life like.



Leighbreeze
WA, 516 posts
16 Jun 2021 4:17PM
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Mitch at Carbonco has excellent boards or Axis trays 3 sizes 94cm,110cm or 120cm



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