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Feedback on 2015 Liquid Force Rocket Fish Foil (not board)

Postby snowycarter » Mon Jul 09, 2018 10:32 am

Hi all, i am a newbie to foiling, (been kiting for the last 10 years or so and really want to get into foils), I am wondering if this 2015 Liquid Force Rocket Fish Foil is a good option for learning and advancing on.

I plan to attach it to an old surfboard that i fit out with a 2 track system to bolt it onto.

Would appreciate any advice on if it is a good way to start....
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Re: Feedback on 2015 Liquid Force Rocket Fish Foil (not board)

Postby Kitehume » Mon Jul 09, 2018 10:44 am

Yeah. I learnt on it.
Dedicate yourself to it. And you should be up and foiling by your 5th session. And improving a little bit with every session.
Ah the memories.

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Re: Feedback on 2015 Liquid Force Rocket Fish Foil (not board)

Postby Peter_Frank » Mon Jul 09, 2018 11:06 am

It will be a good setup for both learning, and for riding waves and freestyle - not fast but that is not the trend nowadays anyways :D

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Re: Feedback on 2015 Liquid Force Rocket Fish Foil (not board)

Postby snowycarter » Mon Jul 09, 2018 3:16 pm

Thanks so much @Peter Frank and @Kitehume.

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Re: Feedback on 2015 Liquid Force Rocket Fish Foil (not board)

Postby junebug » Mon Jul 09, 2018 5:28 pm

I learned on this one too. It lifts early, is slow, and is bomb-proof, all of which are great for beginners. Be sure to check the inserts for excessive corrosion. Many beginners don’t appreciate the care that is required for aluminum foils.

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Re: Feedback on 2015 Liquid Force Rocket Fish Foil (not board)

Postby norcom » Mon Jul 09, 2018 5:33 pm

Learned on one as well. Not the best wings but they're easy to learn on. There are some great surf/sup aftermarket wings for it now. There are also the Happy Foil wings on sale for it at a decent price since LF has new models. They're a direct fit and would give you a lot more room to progress. Stick a carbon fuse and some Happy Foil wings on there and you'll be set after you've learned the basics.

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Re: Feedback on 2015 Liquid Force Rocket Fish Foil (not board)

Postby grigorib » Mon Jul 09, 2018 10:10 pm

snowycarter wrote:
Mon Jul 09, 2018 10:32 am
Hi all, i am a newbie to foiling, (been kiting for the last 10 years or so and really want to get into foils), I am wondering if this 2015 Liquid Force Rocket Fish Foil is a good option for learning and advancing on.

I plan to attach it to an old surfboard that i fit out with a 2 track system to bolt it onto.

Would appreciate any advice on if it is a good way to start....
Very good setup for learning and progressing and should cost you $400 or so. Good way to start

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Re: Feedback on 2015 Liquid Force Rocket Fish Foil (not board)

Postby Kamikuza » Tue Jul 10, 2018 5:24 am

Fine to learn on, but you'll want something else as soon as you're riding confidently and have tried a different foil.

If you're going to pay more than $400, spend it on something like the Axis Ride foil that will see you through more years.

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Re: Feedback on 2015 Liquid Force Rocket Fish Foil (not board)

Postby Eltreato » Tue Jul 10, 2018 7:26 am

I liked mine, it got me hooked. Start off with it as far back in the tracks as possible as I recall a ton of front foot pressure in the default mounting spot on the2015 Rocket Foil board I learned on.

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Re: Feedback on 2015 Liquid Force Rocket Fish Foil (not board)

Postby HaylingBilly » Tue Jul 10, 2018 5:15 pm

I learnt on one too, up and in some sort of control by session 6. You should replace all the Allen Head bolts with A2 or A4 Torx head bolts; the Allen head bolts that it comes with are made of cheese they are so soft! It will cost a few quid but save you from the frustration of a jammed bolt in the future.


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