Actually it works great. Bad news... not perfect yet.
I got a mini session a few days ago, it was freezing and a bit light . I popped right up and nailed my first 5 or 6 jibes . The foil is smooooth , hardly any drag
.The only thing I did not love in my brief sampling is that it is still a bit "bouncy" through turbulent water. The pitch at 3 degrees seems nearly perfect, maybe even a bit too much which surprised me, initially I wanted my front foot a bit more forward..... but then... I got used to it and got cold before I could put it through its paces. The extra 2 inches in the strut seemed massive on my first impression. I am glad I made 2 right off so I can continue refinements on one and check them against the other. Funny ,I measured the wing on the spotz 2 and it is nearly 14mm thick,I was shooting for 11, hmmmm, what does it all mean? My first move will be to take about a half inch off the rear stab, I believe it is just too big for high speed tracking, we'll see. I may also narrow down the main wingtips a bit , maybe.
I am scheming right now how to get to some warm water for a couple weeks before April.
I revised another mast mold with a narrower TE and it tapers from 5"@14mm to 4 1/8"@12mm and 98cm instead of 105. It should be awesome to be able to simply switch out foils and struts. I feel like an idiot for never having mounted a gopro to my lines in order to view where I may be sucking a bubble. Lake Tahoe is so clear that a video would be 100% descriptive, as opposed to the Sacramento delta where a video of brown water would be useless.
I really need some warm rowdy wind , some huge jumps with bad landings , crash into the sand, maybe a rock or log, and maybe back into it with my diesel truck
to see how it holds up . Yeesss R&D, I'm still very excited