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Iím so impressed with the wind this wing can handle. Good windsurfers were on 4.2-4.7s today.

Did my first down winder and car pickup.

What the F where these guys thinking shipping them without windows! Iím going to get killed...

Just today, as I often have to do...lift to wing to see where the windsurfers are so I donít get hit. Then the channel markers....shit!

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Wingsurfing, Windfoiling, Wingfoiling, Wing SUP / Re: BIG wings...7m
« on: September 20, 2019, 01:43:25 PM »
Going on memory....after the entrusted to shipping partner email, I got another email with the French postal tracking link. That email came 2 days later I think. It doesnít show in USPS tracking until it hits US customs. Takes a week total.

Once it gets in the USPS system, it travels as next day priority service.

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Wingsurfing, Windfoiling, Wingfoiling, Wing SUP / Re: BIG wings...7m
« on: September 19, 2019, 01:48:35 PM »
Do you have the USPS app installed and your address registered? If you do, it shows all inbound packages to that address. No need to ask or wait on a tracking number. The Gong shipments pop up in the app when they hit US customs.

FYI, same for FedEx and UPS apps. Everyone should have these apps and be using them. You will never have to ask for a tracking number again. Plus youíll know for real with a package is coming to you.

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Foil SUP / Re: Flying with one hand OFF the paddle
« on: September 19, 2019, 04:39:55 AM »
I prefer foiling without the paddle. I teach people not to use the paddle.

Unfortunately, I still catch myself holding it with both hands sometimes. Itís hard to break the bad habit.

Itís also hard to switch from foiling without it, then with it, for pumping. I need to figure out a pump rhythm that works with that annoying paddle in my right hand only.

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Wingsurfing, Windfoiling, Wingfoiling, Wing SUP / Re: Wing specific boards
« on: September 16, 2019, 09:04:49 AM »
What dimensions you winging?

After doing it (on my 5í8 x 29) Iím torn at this point on the need for me.

Width is the only weakness in performance I can detect so far. With a narrower board, I could lean it over much harder and that would give me better upwind angles. Right now, the rails are kissing chop (even with chines) going upwind.

Then when I consider my 20Ē wide 4í8 doesnít turn these big wings....hum

Then I say to myself, should I care about upwind? I want to go down wind more often anyway.

Who knows what Iíll think in another month  ;D

Yes to flat decks.

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75cm mast

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I-windsurf said 13-23 mph. I tried the Axis 1000, but the wind holes were too much work on that foil today. So Iím on the Axis 1020 for everything in this video.

I left the crashes in. The handle fumbles. Keeping it real.

The wing practice in the river continues for when I get a good conditions for the ocean. Some fake wave riding.

You can see the NASA shuttle building in the distance.


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Anyone notice Kitechino rides the upper diagonal handle?

I ride the lower diagonal handle...hummm


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Wingsurfing, Windfoiling, Wingfoiling, Wing SUP / Re: F-One Swing
« on: September 14, 2019, 03:07:18 PM »
Just to be clear...even though Jacky can ride what I ride, she does ride one wing size smaller than me.

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Wingsurfing, Windfoiling, Wingfoiling, Wing SUP / Re: F-One Swing
« on: September 14, 2019, 11:44:11 AM »
I'm interested in finding out how these work for smaller wingers.   Anyone under 120lb try these?  Do they have too much loft?

Have you not seen Bonzaigrom  ;D

Seriously though, no worries. Jacky can ride anything I can ride. She just stands farther forward on the board. It really is that simple.

As for these super glider wings, the amazing trick with them, is no feeling of blowing out, or hitting a top end. Where as a draggy fat wing, being pushed faster than ideal, puts you in a nose down flying position.

Youíll handle wind gusts with no pitching up from the wing. Thatís why guys are freaking out over tow surfing with them. Same with kiters trying them. They just stay steady eddy, and glide forever. I rode mine again this morning in the tropical storm gust fest. 4m wing at the scary limit. I only had to concentrate on wing. The 1000 Axis was immune to gusts.


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Wingsurfing, Windfoiling, Wingfoiling, Wing SUP / Re: F-One Swing
« on: September 13, 2019, 04:51:48 PM »
  What tail and fuselage are you using with the 1000?

Short fuselage and 440 tail. For no particular reason, other than just trying things.

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Wingsurfing, Windfoiling, Wingfoiling, Wing SUP / Re: F-One Swing
« on: September 13, 2019, 03:50:43 PM »
Did you snag the Axis 1000 wing? Get one before they are gone. I was switching back and forth between the 1020 and 1000 today winging in 15-25 with the 4m. Trying to learn the ins and outs of the two wings. Oh boy, is the super glider 1000 a dream winging. It takes a little shove from a wave to pop it up, but then it just flies through anything, like a hot knife in butter slick water. It looks close to the GL-210 in size.

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Donít spend anymore money until you get time on the 7m. I like the super glider wings for winging better. But they do take a little more to get up, but they sure are more fun. I have the Axis 100cm 1300 sq cm glider wing. Too small for you, but just right for me.

I think when your Gong gets here, youíll be able to test the M200 and GL210 back to back, and then youíll know exactly what you want, if anything.

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Wingsurfing, Windfoiling, Wingfoiling, Wing SUP / Re: F-One Swing
« on: September 13, 2019, 10:59:01 AM »
I assume knots

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Foil SUP / Re: My new foil board SUPsurfmachine
« on: September 13, 2019, 04:59:06 AM »
i thought innegra was dark in color??  looks like glass, to me..........

Lots of fakers out there claiming Innegra construction when they just add some tape with a few strands of it mixed with something else. Itís a bitch to work with. It doesnít cut with a razor blade.

Thatís why you might not know what it looks like in pure form, 100% Innegra cloth. It is a white cloth, burlap looking. It does not wet out clear like fiberglass. It stays white. You cannot do art work on the blank. You would never see it because of the white cloth.

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