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Re: F-One Swing
« Reply #255 on: January 16, 2020, 09:27:33 AM »
Has any of you tried the 2.2 ?

Its very windy for the foreseeable future in Cape Town, gusts up to 44 knots right now...

I have never seen the 2.2 but Chan wants to get one when the distributor has them in stock (not on their site yet). I know that she will get a lot of use out of it...which will free the 2.8 up :).

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Re: F-One Swing
« Reply #256 on: January 19, 2020, 03:36:55 AM »
Has any of you tried the 2.2 ?

Its very windy for the foreseeable future in Cape Town, gusts up to 44 knots right now...

Cameron is supposed to get stock of the 2.2m in Cape Town next week - certainly would have been the ticket last few days - 4 days of ave. 40kn hitting 50+ in gusts.....

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Re: F-One Swing
« Reply #257 on: January 20, 2020, 01:17:27 AM »
Good to know that they are our there in the wild :).

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Re: F-One Swing
« Reply #258 on: January 24, 2020, 11:52:03 AM »
Riding the 4.2 down here in the Grenadines for a couple weeks and enjoying the F-One more each session. Initially I preferred the Duotone and the familiarity of the boom, but I think what people have said is right about the F-One and the power and now getting very used to the straps.
  I still have yet to get up and riding the NP foil on my Jimmy Lewis Flying V but getting close.  The wind has been crazy strong with big swells and I am in a channel so itís spooky place to learn. I learned to windsurf here so Iíll probably figure it out or die trying.
I did have a couple good sessions on my 10í SUP and thatís how I really got dialed in with the wing.   I am wondering if I could use my windsurfer with the F-One and potentially get in the footstraps and planing...anyone been able to do this?
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Re: F-One Swing
« Reply #259 on: January 24, 2020, 12:40:46 PM »
Caribsurf, are you placing your foil to the rear of the tracks?  That helped me quite a bit by allowing the board to pivot off the tail a bit more and release.  I had run it in the middle to try and create more lift, but it wasn't really helping after all. 
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Foils: Armstrong 1200, 1550, 2400
Wings: F-One Swing 3.5M and 5M

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Re: F-One Swing
« Reply #260 on: Today at 05:19:41 AM »
Hey VB yes the foil is as far back on the track as it can go.  I think the combination of the big chop, big winds and learning to use the F-One Swing didnít really allow me to even consider trying to get up on the foil.  Hopefully a more manageable day will come and I can focus mostly on getting on the foil.  It seemed so easy behind a jet ski, but so much more challenging than I figured.  I am also going to go to a deep point break and try surfing the foil there which should teach me a lot
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Re: F-One Swing
« Reply #261 on: Today at 06:47:22 AM »
Hi Carib,

It sounds like you are doing great.  What foil setup and board size are you on?  We struggled a lot with positioning the foil as well.  Because you have no reference to draw on it takes a while.  It did for us.  There are big differences in where the tracks are on different boards and also where the front wing will be positioned is different on different foil setups so blanket sliding the mount forward or back is possibly too general.  Wing size is going to matter as well.  If you are not feeling any (or enough) lift you may want to adjust the wing forward or your stance back and if it is hard keeping it down, foil back or stance forward may be better.  Can you check how your front wing is aligned under your stance?  For instance, is it centered between your feet or way forward or back? 

You are right that flatter water will help a lot.  Mellow conditions make it much easier.  Although, I know you are not going to wait for those days :).

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Re: F-One Swing
« Reply #262 on: Today at 06:52:18 AM »
now im getting wary
you are thrice the WS'er i ever was, carib---ive seen video!
and seems those skills help with wing foiling (or whatever it's called)

ima get lessons a couple times and see what gives---try to avoid loading up on gear i soon need to blow out

least of my worries as i deal with day two post-hernia surgery--ouch

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