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Armstrong HA 1325.

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Created by longboard > 9 months ago, 12 Sep 2021
BZRider
8 posts
28 Dec 2021 2:28AM
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Windoc, I took off 1.5 cm from each wingtip and it turns a little better --maybe 5-10% better but it feels 50% safer in waves having flattened tips. Glide feels the same. I did this with my 1125 too.

Johndesu
NSW, 475 posts
28 Dec 2021 9:00AM
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BZRider said..
Windoc, I took off 1.5 cm from each wingtip and it turns a little better --maybe 5-10% better but it feels 50% safer in waves having flattened tips. Glide feels the same. I did this with my 1125 too.


BZRider I was going to take about 1cm or less off from my 1125 to start off with as I have not really used it yet - what do you think? any advice?:-) Thanks

hilly
WA, 6680 posts
28 Dec 2021 7:38AM
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Johndesu said..

BZRider said..
Windoc, I took off 1.5 cm from each wingtip and it turns a little better --maybe 5-10% better but it feels 50% safer in waves having flattened tips. Glide feels the same. I did this with my 1125 too.



BZRider I was going to take about 1cm or less off from my 1125 to start off with as I have not really used it yet - what do you think? any advice?:-) Thanks


I rode a mates 1125 that had 30mm off each side. Turned much better but a little glide was lost. Felt much better transitioning side to side lost that weird bobble they have where they feel vague as you initiate a turn.

BZRider
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28 Dec 2021 9:22AM
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Johndesu said..

BZRider said..
Windoc, I took off 1.5 cm from each wingtip and it turns a little better --maybe 5-10% better but it feels 50% safer in waves having flattened tips. Glide feels the same. I did this with my 1125 too.



BZRider I was going to take about 1cm or less off from my 1125 to start off with as I have not really used it yet - what do you think? any advice?:-) Thanks


Do it! I chopped my 1125 before I rode it because I already chopped the 925 and liked the results.

I followed the pattern of the 232 tail chop shop line and used masking tape to mark the spot. My angle grinder with a diamond masonry blade went through like butter and I finished it with sand paper. A couple cm of 1125 cm area is a very small % so gliding is the same but you will notice it rolls into a turn easier because the tips have so much leverage.

SquintEastwood
15 posts
28 Dec 2021 9:50AM
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Nice video of the 1325's glide

Leighbreeze
WA, 516 posts
29 Dec 2021 12:01PM
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Great vid .
Such a long ride.
I know the spot.
Lucky you don't have to paddle back out.

jonescb
NSW, 25 posts
29 Dec 2021 2:57PM
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Ha that video is me! I'm 85kegs and the 1325 is my light wind setup and hopefully my downwind wing soon. Yes the glide with the wing is insane! for those that are interested that is 72mast, 232 old 60 fuse 0 shim and a breadtag under the front bolt.

SquintEastwood
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30 Dec 2021 9:24AM
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Ha that video is me! I'm 85kegs and the 1325 is my light wind setup and hopefully my downwind wing soon. Yes the glide with the wing is insane! for those that are interested that is 72mast, 232 old 60 fuse 0 shim and a breadtag under the front bolt.


That's Awesome! Thanks for posting it. Do you think this gets up on foil in lighter wind than the HS1550 v2?

My concern is that the HA foils don't increase light wind riding due to the higher speed necessary to get them on foil. Watching the Wake thief videos it looks like the amount of area is more important then shape (high or low aspect) when getting on foil.


eppo
WA, 8855 posts
30 Dec 2021 10:28AM
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Interesting review. My son can easily dock start - beach start the 925 at 60kg. He's even beach started the 725 once. Thought the 1325 would be big enough for say an 80kg adult. Depends on skill level as well I suppose and most of us aren't at that level.

jonescb
NSW, 25 posts
30 Dec 2021 7:23PM
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Not sure on the comparison with the 1550. Im surprised wakethief could not dock start it. Like the 925 you cant just ollie it up on foil like mid and low aspect foils, you need light taps to get lift off so you don't stall out/crush the pump. I just wait for that little gust to get me on foil as my board shape (5ft quatro drifter copy) is quite square at the back and slow through the water. If you wanted to push the light wind thing a narrow long board would be best to help with board speed a bit. Once on foil you dont need much wind to keep you going and the apparent wind and great glide makes it easy through the lulls and I would think better than the 1550 and 1850. For me when over 15 knots im on the 925.

woodyghost
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5 Jan 2022 2:20PM
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Has anyone tryed to cut off wing tips off from the HA1125 to make it feel more like the HA925?

MidTide
QLD, 28 posts
3 Feb 2022 6:15PM
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Any feedback on the turning of a chopped HA1325 compared to the HS1550.
turning a std HA1325 aggressively is terrible compared to the HS 1550

MidTide
QLD, 28 posts
3 Feb 2022 6:18PM
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1550v2 that is

dapara2004
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4 May 2022 2:40PM
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MidTide said..
Any feedback on the turning of a chopped HA1325 compared to the HS1550.
turning a std HA1325 aggressively is terrible compared to the HS 1550


Is there any good reason to get the ha1325 for light wind over the ha1550v2 if not chopping the 1325?

radair
105 posts
23 Jun 2022 2:20AM
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I thought I'd add a couple datapoints to the discussion of chopping the HA1325. First off, I did not chop this foil, I bought it already cut down. Whoever cut it down went pretty extreme, the span is now 94 cm compared to 116.4 cm new. So they cut off a total of 22.4 cm or 8.8"! I'm sure Armie, Pete Burling and Jimmy Spithill would be shaking their heads at us hacks taking grinders to their highly designed foils but hey, experimentation leads to innovation. Did I mention that I did not chop this?

I took some measurements and did a little math and I figure it is now about 1150 cm2, with an AR of about 7.7. I have not yet winged with it yet but have one session of wakefoiling and was quite impressed with how loose it is and how well it pumped and turned. I have never used a stock HA1325 so can't compare to a new one, but I ride a clipped HA925 (damaged a tip so had no choice but to grind off ~2 cm each end) and it seemed equally as loose. Here are a couple pics compared to the HS1250 and my custom HA910. I'll report back when I've had a chance to wing on it - I think it will rip.





MidAtlanticFoil
354 posts
23 Jun 2022 8:50AM
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Wow! That looks pretty sick! Did they chop reveal any foam core that you can tell?

radair
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24 Jun 2022 4:36PM
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MidAtlanticFoil said..
Wow! That looks pretty sick! Did they chop reveal any foam core that you can tell?


Yes it did. Whoever chopped it did a good job of sealing the tips though. I may round them off but will ride it for a bit first.

radair
105 posts
28 Jun 2022 11:50PM
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So I winged for the first time yesterday on the 1325 chopped to ~1150 cm2. While I wouldn't go so far as to recommend chopping ~4.4" off each end of your 1325, I will say this has instantly become my favorite foil for winging. Decent lift for its size and great glide and turning. I would love to try out a stock 1325 for comparison.



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