I’ve always made my own tails out if flat g10 1/4” and I just can’t go back. That flat loose skate is just the best. Even the minimal flip on the KD tails just tightens up that pivot in a way that throws me off. It’s technically better I think(especially at speed) but not as playful.
I’ll also say that even my best tails are missing that professional refined feel but I still prefer it!
Any production tails in the standard bottom mount pattern that are dead dead flat flat? Smaller the better?
Uni race tail is flat and bottom mount. Would love to see tnose G10 tails and how you shape them. Flat bottom profile, thickness?
I know your not unfamiliar with takuma 178/158, those are flat are they not?
I thought all those tails were flat at the tip(if you chop the tip) but with some v in the middle Giving them a little vertical component that gives it some “Rudder” qualities.
Honestly I haven’t seen one in a bit I’ll borrow one and check
An interesting point from the internet that caught my attention - Axis in effect has a massive vertical stabiliser - the fuse and integrated tail both form a significant vertical component. I wonder if that explains some things around why they feel so stiff.
yeah, i like that part of the fuse to be as thin as possible. If was riding axis i would have ground that out!
Since the 158/178/218 tail family have no winglets, it sounds like you’re describing the 220, which also has a dihedral. The 178 was the first truly flat tail I’ve ever seen.
Would be interesting to see a video of how you do it or pictures, I’ve been curious into making some tails from G10 also.
I’ll make a video here in a bit! There’s a few tips and tricks to getting it right
Almost but not dead flat, the Cloud IX FS Tails may be an option, I love them for their glide and playfulness.
New tails come with the back screw space adaptable to other brands, I can use it in my AFS fuselage too.
Also the new AFS PURE 150 Surf tail is very THIN and very fast.
I’m away from my 178/218 atm, but here’s the photo of the 158 before I sold it. Next to a kd classic
Wow that is awesome they make the spacing adjustable like that, any clue if that works on Unifoil?
Pretty sure it will … Will ask Chris from CIX to corroborate!
This tails are awesome for carving and low end hang
I like the flat ones the most as well. 155 cm2, bottom mount, non-standard mount though.
Here’s a picture of the Takuma 178 (top) and unifoil race chopped down to 14” (bottom). They’re both pretty flat, but I think they might have about 1mm of dihedral at the tips.
The 13” Ono foils fast tail is dead flat. I agree that I like the looser feel for turning