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SUP General / Re: SIC Bullet or Starboard Airline (or neither)
« on: November 26, 2023, 03:36:53 PM »
I forgot about the Generation. I really like the looks of the composite version. I don't know about the inflatable. Here's a comparison.

https://youtu.be/n54jpNT25Fg?si=f44CeN0M7vaLkgPk

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SUP General / Re: SIC Bullet or Starboard Airline (or neither)
« on: November 25, 2023, 07:13:26 PM »
In a downwind board, look for a more surfy, less racey shape. I had the Jimmy Lewis M14 and M12'6. They both picked up waves really early, way outside the lineup. The M12'6 was more maneuverable and better for surfing. The problem with surfing downwind boards is that they have more volume than necessary and are very thick which makes them difficult to turn on a wave.

The 12'6 x 29" Hypr Gun would be perfect for what you want to do. https://www.hyprnalu.com/hypr-hawaii-gun

They are absolutely beautiful boards. Lightweight, well-built, and surf great. I had the 10'6 and wish I hadn't sold it.

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SUP General / Re: SIC Bullet or Starboard Airline (or neither)
« on: November 25, 2023, 01:53:42 PM »
You can forget the idea. An inflatable would not work well at all.

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After a few more sessions and giving it more thought, I see what B-Walnut is saying about being able to go with smaller foils with a downwind board. I think I could easily go down a size or two from the HPS 980 I'm currently using for the windier days. While I don't need a complete re-quiver, I'd call it an expanded quiver since I foil in everything from 6 to 36 mph. The downwind board has allowed me to really push the light wind limits of the 980 which gives me room to go smaller in higher winds.


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SUP General / Re: Balance Training in Surf
« on: November 17, 2023, 08:54:15 PM »
Awesome wave, Rick. Is that recent? Guessing that's the Cape.

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Google Distance measures the trip at about 10.5 miles. A lot depends on the weather, your ability, and the board you are paddling. Expect it to take at least four or five hours. Longer if you encounter headwinds and/or currents.

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Random / Re: I just got hit by a whale!
« on: October 31, 2023, 04:58:23 PM »
As far as I know I've never hit anything in the water other than maybe a jellyfish. I'm curious if others have hit anything with their foil. I think about hitting turtles. I would feel really bad if that happened.

We often hit Striped Bass in the spring when they enter Great Bay in NH. Some of them are over 30 inches. They usually escape without injury but there have been fatalities. They become food for bald eagles.

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Foil SUP / Re: Foil Videos
« on: October 22, 2023, 02:56:41 PM »
Nice one DJ. Looks like paradise. I always enjoy your videos.  8)

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Classifieds / Re: Free Classifieds - Please read before posting SOLD
« on: October 18, 2023, 04:53:38 AM »
Just add SOLD to the subject line.  See?

Editing is possible only for an hour or so after posting. After that, it is turned off.

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Thank you, that's extremely helpful. One question:


If you get a cuda, you need a new foil and new wings to go with it. ... If you just slap a big foil on it and use the same wing as always, you don't really have a concept of what is possible on it.

To be sure I understand, this is because the narrow board accelerates very quickly, so you can take off with a smaller foil and wing than with a wider board. And you'd be leaving a lot of speed/maneuverability/freedom/etc on the table if you didn't downsize your gear on the narrow board?

Yes, this is a correct understanding of the situation. Essentially, you need to completely re-quiver your setup to fully embrace narrow boards and everything they have to offer. Which is a tough pill to swallow for most. For most people, they could just use their smallest wing and then pick up a smaller foil as the first step in the right direction.

Having to re-quiver might apply to the Gorge or Maui where the wind is always nuking but this isn't necessarily true for those who typically foil in winds below 20 mph. My smallest wing is a 4m but I rarely get to use it. My smallest foil is the Axis HPS 980 which covers a wide range of conditions. It would be nice to have a smaller foil for high-wind days but I don't feel like it's a requirement since they don't happen very often.


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Classifieds / Re: Free Classifieds - Please read before posting
« on: October 17, 2023, 03:39:17 AM »
I agree with radair. I've never understood why we aren't allowed unlimited editing. All the other forums I belong to have it.

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Classifieds / Re: 3 SUPs for sale
« on: October 17, 2023, 03:30:26 AM »
That was quick. Those were nice SUPs at great prices. Now that they're gone, will you be getting something new?

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Dwight's board looks similar to the Kalama E3 which I've been super happy with. Wing size and choice of foil determines how light a wind you can foil.

Guessing wind speeds, I can get up with the 7m CWC and Axis PNG 1300 in as little as 6 mph. The BSC 1060 can get up in 7 mph, and the HPS 980 around 9 mph. Someone with good wing-pumping technique might be able to push the limit even further.

When the wind is very inconsistent/5 to 15 mph, I often run the PNG 1300. It allows me to get up earlier and glide right through the lulls.

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The 7'4 x 25" 125L Naish will be super stable to learn on but may feel somewhat big for 175 lbs once you get past the beginner stage. You could probably learn on the 7'1 x 23" 105L at your weight but it will be a little more challenging, especially in choppy water.

The bigger board will definitely speed up the learning process if you don't mind the possibility of moving on to another board in a year or so. A lot depends on your balance, how often you go, and how fast a learner you are.

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Random / Re: Manx EV
« on: September 20, 2023, 03:39:00 AM »
I enjoyed that. A very well-done website. I used to read every magazine I could find about the dune buggy scene in the late '60s/early '70s.   8)

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