I’ve been on the Armstrong stuff for a few years now and wondering if I’ll enjoy a Kijura setup. Does anyone have experience with both? I’m mostly on my 1125 and 195 tail, but use both smaller and larger Armstrong stuff for tow & wing.
Pedigo video clips show him having so much fun on the Kijura 1210 & 1095.
I feel like I can get that kinda fun on the Armstrong with the 725, but have to be going a million miles an hour to do it. I want to see if I can get that kind of fun going a little slower, in smaller surf. The 1125 is awesome but the turns are really drawn out and I can’t do the thing I wanna do haha.
I would be going for it with a nolimitz mast as well.
Buy a second hand 1250 armstrong, chop it 2 cm, and you will be the happiest man on earth
I just purchased the 1210. Definitely not the fastest foil around but the slow stall speed makes it feel really consistent. Perfect for east coast surf ( New Jersey )
Hi!! How much do you weight?
I’m 69-70kgs … And mostly surf foil the Cloud IX FS850, new wing integrated to half fuse and split fuse (like Unifoil - SPG) with interchangable tail wings sizes and positioning, just one fuse let you use stabilizer in 4 positions, so plenty of room to tune.
I’m very surprised with the balance of carving - low stall speed and HA level Gliding. This wings are 8.5AR, if you are a bit heavier maybe would like the FS1000.
New mast is stiffer too.
follow @paulcooperfoil in insta to get a glimpse on them, he’s a heavy pro rider.
I’m more of an average joe and here’s a ride on a good day in my home spot.
Hope this helps.
I changed from Armstrong to Takuma (Kujira) a couple of seasons ago & never looked back.
What armstrong stuff were you using? Prone, tow, wing? Can you explain your experience a bit? Thanks!
I was having a ball prone surfing the 1550 & was so excited to get the 1250…super dissapointed with the HS1250 and sold all my Armstrong gear to buy a full carbon Kujira 980. It’s hard to explain but for me the Kujira’s make everything easier and at the same time offer very high performance. Only negative I can think of is they get overpowered at high speed & this design is getting old in foil design years.
Get the new Project Cedrus mast and fuselage combo.
Armstrong Fuselage with modular heads. Kyle will have Armstrong, Axis and Kujira to start.
No longer limited to going w one system or another.
ive only occasionally used armstrong stuff when towing with friends etc, really didnt like it. am on takuma gear, it has alot more lift than armstrong (probably why i didnt like it. would have gotten used to it after a few tries). takuma’s fiddly bits, screws, connections etc are crap compared to armstrong but if your willing to do a little DIY like shoring up the wing to fuse connection with a lick of epoxy and getting a 3rd party mast then you will love them. even though it has been a frustration with the things just mentioned, now that ive got a 3rd party mast and tight fittings, you cant beat them. its worth the effort. they have a new carbon mast that is apparently very stiff with a fuse that has a screw that spreads it from the inside to make it tight, which will fix those other problems. hope that helps mate.
I picked up the Alchemy fuse and run both (cost is offset by not needing a Kujira fuse or mast). They both have their place and ride differently. I tend to ride the smaller HA Armstrong on bigger days and Kujiras on mellow days.