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Latest MHL Custom Foil

Postby droffats » Thu Sep 11, 2014 2:44 am

Here is the latest from MHL. I've put some of the old decks and foils in the pics so you can see the changes.

I also wanted to mention some misconceptions about MHL and carbon fiber. Carbon fiber is repairable. It's not easy and it is not likely the average person can do it at home with some Ding-All. But there are at a couple carbon repair shops in the US that specialize in fixing carbon sporting goods.

Also, the MHL board is modular in that each piece can be bought individually. It is the only one I know of where you can buy a traditional wing and race wing -- both front and rear.

The MHL can also be ordered as a surfboard deck with fin boxes for surfing for about $150 extra. And you can get custom, one of a kind colors for no extra charge.

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Old style is the lower aspect ration wing:
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The mast connection:
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.mmmmmm.....bass boat fade:
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And, the foil is $1950. The complete foil and deck is $2490.

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Re: Latest MHL Custom Foil

Postby droffats » Thu Sep 11, 2014 2:50 am

more:

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a beveled edge to help you stay up and avoid porpoise-ing:
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The older deck on top:
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The new, wider deck and new tail:
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wider nose:
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new deck still on the bottom:
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Postby Arcsrule » Thu Sep 11, 2014 11:43 am

good pictures Stafford. Thanks for posting. One issue i see is wing placement. It "appears" that wings may not be interchangeable because of top or bottom mounting on the fusealage. If i am wrong please correct me. My goal is to buy a foil that I can replace wings for upgrade or repair without having to buy the entire foil. Is that coming with MHL?

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Re: Latest MHL Custom Foil

Postby stefaans » Thu Sep 11, 2014 7:51 pm

Arcsrule, all foil companies have these options. maybe not the entry level SS and LF and those but all goof foil companies provided these options.

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Re: Latest MHL Custom Foil

Postby Arcsrule » Thu Sep 11, 2014 8:33 pm

as they should for $3000 and up! I am curious about the lift. I know they have changed blades since last year and it also appears the fuselage has changed too.

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Re: Latest MHL Custom Foil

Postby stefaans » Thu Sep 11, 2014 8:36 pm

Not sure what foils you are talking about at $3000 and up. I'm talking about foils priced exactly the same as the MHL.

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Re: Latest MHL Custom Foil

Postby droffats » Fri Sep 12, 2014 1:42 am

OK. A couple of clarifications. The MHL foils posted are the latest standard wings, foil, board etc. on the left;compared to the over a year ago version on the right. These are not a race wing compared to a regular. The year ago version isn't made anymore. That is one big positive for MHL making each one in the western hemisphere -- change as soon as a better design is proven.

Also, all the latest MHL's have the same bolt pattern and attach from the bottom. The high aspect ratio front wing only uses 3 bolts and if I recall correctly, the suggested way is to use the front 3 bolt holes on the spear thingy whatever you call it fuselage.

Prices are $1950 for the foil, mast, wings, bolts, and fuselage. $2450 with all that plus the deck. Maybe in Euros, shipping, & exchange rate you could get to $3k. I don't know because I'm on Lake Michigan.

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Re: Latest MHL Custom Foil

Postby davesails7 » Fri Sep 12, 2014 2:26 am

stefaans wrote:Not sure what foils you are talking about at $3000 and up. I'm talking about foils priced exactly the same as the MHL.


What other foil can you get for $2500 complete with board?

I thought the Aguera, Spotz, and Sword were all right around $2500 for foil only. Not sure about Moses and Alpine.

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Re: Latest MHL Custom Foil

Postby Tone » Fri Sep 12, 2014 1:40 pm

davesails7 wrote:
stefaans wrote:Not sure what foils you are talking about at $3000 and up. I'm talking about foils priced exactly the same as the MHL.


What other foil can you get for $2500 complete with board?

I thought the Aguera, Spotz, and Sword were all right around $2500 for foil only. Not sure about Moses and Alpine.


Liquid Force foil - $1599


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