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Haha, too funny Admin.  Maybe you walk like Jerry Lewis, but I bet you foil like Dean MARTIN

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Thanks Pono, even if its a heavy board, its still 3lbs lighter than the 6’6”...It also has a handle next to the foil box, so it will be a lot easier carry.   15 lbs isn’t that heavy to me, and hopefully heavier equates to more durable...

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Just ordered the 5’4”.  Very excited to have a wing foiling specific board!  Thanks for everyone’s helpful input.

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I am 172 right now but I rode it at 180 towards the end of summer :).  It is a great size for us.

Perfect, thanks again...good incentive to stay in shape so the board floats me

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Thanks so much Admin, I knew you would offer some helpful  insight since you have owned many Fanatic boards.  I appreciate your feedback , and glad to hear the 5'4" in your estimation is THE board.
I am just about sold on this board...

Can I ask how much you weigh?

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Thinking about buying a Fanatic 5’4” foil board.  I currently ride the 6’6” 115 liter Sky Sup foil board and like it, but feel I could shorter,  I weigh 180 lbs and am advanced surfer , windsurfer and SUP surfer so I think I could handle 5’4” and 95 liters but not certain.  Ideally I’d like the 5’8” Fanatic @ 110 liters but they are in short supply...Thoughts?  Anyone riding the 5’4”?    Thanks in advance
@Caribsurf, I'm same weight and 10+lbs with full rubber up here in PNW (Vanc.Isl), riding the 5'0 Sky Wing. Similar story, went from my sup foil BluePlanet 6'6 116 lt to the 5'0 75 lt sky for winging only. I have to get up onto board and onto knees with wing in air very quickly to balance as it's very pitchy twitchy, you cant just sit there on knees or stand without wing pressure. It's a combination of the narrow width (24") and short length that make for a really small balance point/zone on the board while dead in the water, but I love it once up and winging it's is sooo much fun on a small board, and it actually made transitions so much easier for me.  There are times i have to prone paddle out to wind line or in from wind line.   That being said, I have a friend with the 5'4 Sky Wing and he to loves his board and has none of the issues that I have for stability as it's a considerably wider board, more length, and with 20 litres more volume.  He was a windsport rookie going directly to the 5'4 Sky. He is 165 and 10+lbs with rubber, so close to you if you're not all bundled up too?  I'm quite sure, I would have no issues with the 5'4 too at those dimensions, haven't tried his board yet but hope to.

For a dedicated wing board, if you're keen to advance, I'm sure you'd love the 5'4 Sky Wing (or something similar in volume, like DW's). I don't think I would be going bigger than 100 lt (floats 220 lbs), you won't need it at 20+ litres over your weight, and the length just takes up space once you're flying!

Hey Rob, that is very encouraging news and thank you very much. Wow you are on the 5'0  that sounds so tiny.   
Knowing that a virtual beginner started with the 5'4" gives me more confidence that I will be fine on that board.  It's possible the much larger Sky SUP foil board might be holding me back some as well.  I was set on the 5'8" @ 110 liters, but maybe I will go via the 5'4"  They are in demand, so if I could always sell it if I didn't like it but I am sure I will like it.

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More Good info Califoila, and since I will SUP foil in surf as well, that is very helpful.  Right now trying to advance with my winging.

I think my SKY SUP will do well in the smaller waves and swells...I expect to get out and try it soon.
thanks again

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Thanks Califoilia, good info.

I should have mentioned this board is a wing foil board and not a SUP foil board.  I can still use the 6’6” to foil surf.

The 5’4” is specifically designed for wing foiling which is another reason I was questioning its stability.

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Thinking about buying a Fanatic 5’4” foil board.  I currently ride the 6’6” 115 liter Sky Sup foil board and like it, but feel I could shorter,  I weigh 180 lbs and am advanced surfer , windsurfer and SUP surfer so I think I could handle 5’4” and 95 liters but not certain.  Ideally I’d like the 5’8” Fanatic @ 110 liters but they are in short supply...

Thoughts?  Anyone riding the 5’4”?    Thanks in advance

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General Discussion / Re: I forgot how much fun it is...
« on: January 18, 2021, 02:04:13 PM »
I lived at 720 Arenas St.  Just a 5 min stroll to Windansea...all I did was surf then, and I was between jobs so could surf during week when everyone was at work..I’d avoid the weekend crowds.  I almost died at “Hospitals”  around the corner from Windansea on a big day.  No one out so I thought I’d paddle out and enjoy it all to myself..big mistake. I didn’t know it was called Hospitals until after I straggled to shore.

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General Discussion / Re: I forgot how much fun it is...
« on: January 18, 2021, 11:58:57 AM »
Hey Pono, did I miss something? Are you living in SoCal these days?

Just temporarily. We rented a place in Palm Desert for November to dodge the cold and give Diane a chance to play some golf, then moved to Solana Beach for a month so I could surf and foil, now we're in La Jolla until March. We plan to go back to Hood River for March, assuming the roads are clear, and hopefully get Vaccinated. Then Maui for a month or so to finish up remodeling and setting up Ponohouse again, get in a little foiling at the best place for foiling on the planet, then probably back to Hood River to wing for the summer.

Other than that you didn't miss much.
Haha sounds like you are having some fun.  I lived in La Jolla in 1991 and loved it Say hi to the crew at Windansea. Loved that surf break

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General Discussion / Re: I forgot how much fun it is...
« on: January 17, 2021, 07:05:49 PM »
Hey Pono, did I miss something? Are you living in SoCal these days? 

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Hooray, I figured out how to make my gybes up on foil...it’s all about how high out of the water you are riding.  Because I was afraid of crashing, I would ride low to the water, but that’s exactly why I’d come off foil during my gybe.  Staying high on the foil gives you much more time to make the turn before coming down and pumping helps a lot too. Something so simple but makes such a big difference , I am making most of my gybes now and even managing riding backside before switching stance.. it’s weird but it’s like it clicked all of a sudden, but the key was staying high on the foil!!

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this guy is killing it ..what a beautiful wave

https://fb.watch/2YjorguIjl/

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I imagine I am working out my legs and arms although I rarely get tired or sore from a session as long as I have the right size wing.  I always sailed with  a harness windsurfing, but so far with winging, I have not felt the need for one as neither my arms or shoulders  got that tired regardless of the wind strength.

On a session where I rarely wipe out, I can wing forever.  If conditions have me falling and flailing, I tire after about 45 minutes. Climbing back on the board after a wipeout takes a lot out of me, but as I improve, there are many fewer wipeouts and I can wing a lot longer.


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