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Wingsurfing, Windfoiling, Wingfoiling, Wing SUP / Re: Harness alternative
« on: November 27, 2021, 06:41:01 AM »
Back then, boom diameters were large. Large grip causes forearm fatigue. As materials advanced, boom design became a race to see how skinny grips could become before they broke.

We donít have those issues anymore.

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Wingsurfing, Windfoiling, Wingfoiling, Wing SUP / Re: The ART 999 Thread
« on: November 26, 2021, 05:27:46 AM »
Make sure your mast to fuse connection is tight. Iím not talking about the screws. You want the fuse to mast connection to press on. No wiggle.

Carbon surfaces wear. Everyone has to tune up older carbon parts to keep them tight. Itís very easy to tune up the Axis carbon mast head. A little epoxy on the side face of the head for just a little tightening. A layer of 4 oz fiberglass for more tightening. FYI 4oz fiberglass is .005 inches thick.

Same goes for all brands. GoFoil hex needs repotting. Armstrong needs repotting. Armstrong created the + system to delay the issue. But it will need tuning up eventually. Same with SAB mast head.

Carbon/epoxy matrix wears. A fact of life. Much easier to tune up than a loose aluminum connection.

This stuff matters as we go high performance, more than ever.

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The original GIANT leap in hang glider design was cross bar tension. It basically created massive canopy tension tip to tip.

Kind of like what Aluula is doing for winging. Holding onto more canopy tension.

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Weíve been through this before with Windsurfing and Hang Gliding.

Back in about 1980 or 81 a brand introduced double surface. It performed worse. Why, because hang glider design wasnít good enough. There were way more design improvements that needed to be invented first.

Same with windsurfing. Double surface sails were not faster. Tip twist had not even been figured out yet.

Wings, way too early in the evolution of design.

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Gear Talk / Re: New Ride-2019 Nissan Frontier
« on: November 18, 2021, 11:46:24 AM »
I have owned 3 Nissan trucks over my lifetime. They are great trucks. 

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This valve, with two of those red gaskets stacked, works better than the actual Duotone valve on Duotone. It fits tighter. Never leaks.

https://kiteboarding.com/proddetail.asp?prod=pks_v2_kite_universal_pump_adapter


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However I have been using 1 degree of shim.  A touch more lift.  Otherwise it stays down too much and sags vs. pumps.


I also used the shim with the 420. (I think that is the tail you got).

The Progressives donít need the shim.

Awesome it works at Mavericks.

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Wingsurfing, Windfoiling, Wingfoiling, Wing SUP / Re: Duotone question
« on: November 13, 2021, 01:35:18 PM »
yes

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Iíll try and wing with more and less yaw. Iím mostly going upwind to the max so I can ride downwind.



Never yaw the board. Bank angle is the correct way to drive upwind.

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Wingsurfing, Windfoiling, Wingfoiling, Wing SUP / Re: The ART 999 Thread
« on: November 11, 2021, 03:11:51 AM »

Is the new 375 as quick as the 420 ?    (With the 999 front wing)

I think the 375 is faster.

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When I think about all the wingers with poor body form, I have to wonder if this is not the issue.

Bending at the waist. Getting themselves in such poor position the wing is pulling them one way and they are pushing back the opposite way with their feet.

Everyone should aspire to copy Johnny Heinekenís body form.


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Windsurf fins spin out at low speed too. Donít push sideways and see if this helps.

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Is what we are talking about good ole' fashion windsurfing

SPIN OUT

Those of us with a windsurfing background know Spin Out to be a function of going fast and loading up a fin on a choppy, or aerated, surface. 

We have been fighting it for decades.

Thatís my guess too. Pushing sideways instead of leaning the board over and maintaining all forces straight down the mast. Easy to make this mistake riding toe side.

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Itís length. Iíve made every combination of length and width. Length is the enemy and width is your friend.

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Now if I could talk you into getting the Progressive 375 tail, your head will explode.  ;D

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