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by Sailrepair
Mon May 25, 2020 2:30 pm
Forum: Foiling
Topic: JP Freefoil 115
Replies: 10
Views: 238

Re: JP Freefoil 115

I have just sailed the two boards back to back. It was windy when I was rigging up but then once on the water it went very patchy and turned out to be a "gust hunting" session. It did highlight the differences. Despite the same width and length the two boards are quite different and the best way to ...
by Sailrepair
Mon May 25, 2020 7:28 am
Forum: Foiling
Topic: JP Freefoil 115
Replies: 10
Views: 238

Re: JP Freefoil 115

Slightly different question... can you use a pedestal mount on all the AFS foils ? No just the new Alpha range and some of the old "surf" range. Its funny how different brands have different priorities. AFS strongly believe that stiffness is paramount to performance so they tend to stick with as fe...
by Sailrepair
Sun May 24, 2020 5:41 pm
Forum: Foiling
Topic: JP Freefoil 115
Replies: 10
Views: 238

Re: JP Freefoil 115

Can you move the foil forward on the 115? Does it have a pedestal or tuttle mount? It has both a deep tuttle with the pedestal tracks on either side. At the moment all my foil are deep Tuttle so I can't move them but I do have a AFS alpha on order which I would be able to (and would have to) move f...
by Sailrepair
Sun May 24, 2020 3:41 pm
Forum: Foiling
Topic: JP Freefoil 115
Replies: 10
Views: 238

Re: JP Freefoil 115

The first time I used the 115 it was quite windy. Back out today in very light winds, gusting up to 10 kts with a 5.8- Quite interesting Single back strap Definitely easier to uphaul and tack than the 105. But in a very low wind gybe it is harder - the 115 will sink its tail more (less volume in the...
by Sailrepair
Sat May 23, 2020 10:46 am
Forum: Foiling
Topic: JP Freefoil 115
Replies: 10
Views: 238

Re: JP Freefoil 115

I forgot to say that the freefoil waterstarts in a conventional manner ie like most other 115 ltr boards where as the hydrofoil 105 feels a small board but waterstarts line a 135ltr board - the tail doesn't sink down and it is a bigger step up onto the board.
by Sailrepair
Sat May 23, 2020 8:23 am
Forum: Technique
Topic: Re-attaching the rig in a wild sea
Replies: 14
Views: 338

Re: Re-attaching the rig in a wild sea

While that video is quite good I would not encourage people to disconnect their rig at sea. There is a big difference between force 4 over warm water than a English channel near gale. If you drop the sail down wind in a strong wind and sit on your board you will drift down wind pushing the sail deep...
by Sailrepair
Fri May 22, 2020 9:54 pm
Forum: Technique
Topic: Re-attaching the rig in a wild sea
Replies: 14
Views: 338

Re: Re-attaching the rig in a wild sea

The real question is "why is you mast base coming out of the track anyway?" The witchcraft boards have safety tabs inside the mast tracks so the the mast foot will slide about and give you plenty of warning to tighten it before it comes out of the track. My JP foil board had a tendency to come loose...
by Sailrepair
Fri May 22, 2020 2:18 pm
Forum: Foiling
Topic: JP Freefoil 115
Replies: 10
Views: 238

JP Freefoil 115

I had my first short session on the JP Freefoil 115 early this morning https://scontent.fman2-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/s960x960/98347065_560509211317369_2548041085528047616_o.jpg?_nc_cat=102&_nc_sid=8024bb&_nc_ohc=8ZqUAN1R2lwAX9_ApYH&_nc_ht=scontent.fman2-1.fna&_nc_tp=7&oh=9e99927a8dd6675add6225c28d...
by Sailrepair
Tue May 19, 2020 2:07 pm
Forum: Foiling
Topic: Windfoil + wingfoil boards.
Replies: 109
Views: 2436

Re: Windfoil + wingfoil boards.

I think both boards look the same sort of size, width and length are the same. Note the difference in the mast track position, it is much further back on the freefoil. I am expecting the board to be easier to uphaul and tack. I have set my straps up relative to the foil rather than the rig. I wouldn...
by Sailrepair
Tue May 19, 2020 10:05 am
Forum: Foiling
Topic: Windfoil + wingfoil boards.
Replies: 109
Views: 2436

Re: Windfoil + wingfoil boards.

The freefoil has arrived. It has a bit more curved outline and the tail is not as narrow. https://scontent.fman2-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/s960x960/98347065_560509211317369_2548041085528047616_o.jpg?_nc_cat=102&_nc_sid=8024bb&_nc_ohc=8ZqUAN1R2lwAX9_ApYH&_nc_ht=scontent.fman2-1.fna&_nc_tp=7&oh=9e99927...