Hey all I have come from riding predominately the ART 1099- 999 with a progressive tail 350 and have now moved onto the progression project 170- 140 . Have yet to use them due to the flat state of affairs on the east coast of Australia . I have the P10 3 pack - any advise on what to use to ease the transition into the new brand . And any other insights in general ??
Where on the east coast are you. Enjoyed some 3 footers down in Cronulla this morning.
On my p170, 13" G10 pack I played with the shunt stab and a shims from +2 - 0 as well as the shiv with +2 - 0 and ended up settling for the shiv with 0 for now
As for other insights if you have the uni mast t-bolts use them! I’ve been bouncing between a few different boards and the ability to shuffle the mast front or back a bit while out in the water has provided more noticeable changes.
Start with Shiv and 0 degree shim. I then experimented going +0.5, 1 then -0.5, -1 and settled on liking the 0 and +0.5 the most. Also prefer the Shiv to the Shunt and Shank.
I’m on the goldy , looks like there might be something around today if I can get out before the tide gets too high . What feedback did you get from the different setups ? . I got the t bolts but for some Reason they are 35mm so I think I’m going to have to get the stainless steel grinder blade out before I head out to make them fit my tracks . Thanks for the reply legend
oooh plenty of options up there!
Glad you mentioned the tbolts I had the exact same issue they were too long and bottomed out on my tracks. I ended up cutting them down with an angle grinder but honestly made a bit of a mess of it and had to then buy a die set to fix the thread. After that got a tip off another guy that had to do it and he actually wound a nut onto the bolt and then ground it down to that point which saved the threads
As for differences I noticed (please keep in mind I’m still very much a beginner in the foiling world) but with the extra shim I noticed a bit more stability and lift (front foot pressure) but as I improved I preferred to go the shiv with 0 as it should be the fastest of the options and I adjusted front foot pressure with the mast placement instead.
At my weight 70kg the P170 was getting pretty lifty on some of the bigger set waves today, I do wish I had a p140 for bigger conditions but am trying to hold out and see if the 120ish model shows up soon
You are in for a treat, the Unifoil gear is significantly better than Axis gear (unless you are trying to jump off a dock and pump around a lake LOL)
Be warned the P170 is a really small/low power wing, basically for knee to thigh high waves. Any bigger you will want the P140.
Agree start with the shiv 0shim then try the others.
I have settled on prone with shiv 0shim and wing shunt 0shim.
Put mast a solid inch farther forward than the Axis to start and adjust from there.
Checkout Wingnuts Takuma (tapered) M8 30MM’s I recommend not actually getting the Unifoil T nuts and getting these instead for this reason. Note you need these tapered ones for the Katana mast.
I agree with the P170 vs. P140 distinction. Subtle plug that I’m selling my P170: