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Re: Slingshot Ghost Whisperer Foil

Posted: Sun Jan 15, 2017 12:48 am
by grigorib
Peter_Frank wrote:Looking really good, nice to see an almost full carbon in the US now :thumb:

Only thing I would do immediately, is to cut/file/sand the sharp pointy nose, but should be really easy :naughty:

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And pointy tail!!

Re: Slingshot Ghost Whisperer Foil

Posted: Sun Jan 15, 2017 12:53 am
by Peter_Frank
Not worried about the tail, but the nose :naughty:

Re: Slingshot Ghost Whisperer Foil

Posted: Sun Jan 15, 2017 12:54 am
by grigorib
3InletsWindsports wrote:The ones that have wrong word will be worth more to collectorers.
Nah...not a collector's item. Slingshot will dump them in a year like MHL/LP switching to someone who can offer better gear/price

Re: Slingshot Ghost Whisperer Foil

Posted: Sun Jan 15, 2017 12:56 am
by grigorib
Peter_Frank wrote:Not worried about the tail, but the nose :naughty:
I wouldn't want to be pierced on either side of my body...

Re: Slingshot Ghost Whisperer Foil

Posted: Sun Jan 15, 2017 2:52 am
by palmbeacher
airsurfer wrote:Does the GW have an aluminum fuselage like the Moses? If so that's a deal breaker for me. Either all carbon or all aluminum at least for salt water environments.
Why is it such a dealbreaker?

Re: Slingshot Ghost Whisperer Foil

Posted: Sun Jan 15, 2017 4:41 pm
by pitbulldoug
airsurfer wrote:Does the GW have an aluminum fuselage like the Moses? If so that's a deal breaker for me. Either all carbon or all aluminum at least for salt water environments.
Just use Tefgel on threads from fuse to mast,no problem.The Moses alum fuselage is very nicely machined and quality alloy pretty nice! I use mine only in seawater no problem,just recoat threads with TGel once in a while.Now a alum mast on the other hand requires more maintenance as it needs to be flushed out regularly of seawater with freshwater to keep in decent shape,this was annoying to me on one of my all alum mast/fuse foils,

Re: Slingshot Ghost Whisperer Foil

Posted: Sun Jan 15, 2017 5:26 pm
by grigorib
Is fuselage pretty round shape so it would fit turning machine to cut off and smoother pointy nose and tail?

Re: Slingshot Ghost Whisperer Foil

Posted: Mon Jan 16, 2017 8:16 am
by windmaker
tmcfarla wrote: Either way, it's nice to see the carbon foils coming down in price so much.
The problem with carbon is that you don't always know what carbon grade or quantity is being used. There is "carbon" and carbon. Same with bikes , you can get a carbon bike frame for 1000 or 5000 euros not the same, different grades or % of carbon used.

I even remember buying a "carbon" foil that only had carbon skin...

Re: Slingshot Ghost Whisperer Foil

Posted: Mon Jan 16, 2017 11:46 am
by Johhnn
Peter, are you suggesting getting rid of the nose for safety reasons? My foil fuselage also has the pointy nose, but I've never had a problem with it.

Is it necessary for hydrodynamic reasons? I heard it helps, but I don't really believe it.

Re: Slingshot Ghost Whisperer Foil

Posted: Mon Jan 16, 2017 3:52 pm
by CaptainArgh
3InletsWindsports wrote:The ones that have wrong word will be worth more to collectorers.
LOL... I'd gamble whoever ordered screen prints looked at it and corrected the extra "er" that must have been a mistake. :lol:

Luckily, a conversion kit is being made available - ;)
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Nice to see the companies constantly progressing their foil designs, though. I suspect the writing on the mast will be quickly eclipsed by the smile on the rider's face.