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My wife and I just stayed at Turtle Bay recently. We both loved the resort and I was able to wing at various spots within 10-30 minutes drive. Coulda winged next to resort had I talked to Bigmtnbill earlier in my stay. He helped out a bunch. 

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Wingsurfing, Windfoiling, Wingfoiling, Wing SUP / Re: 3D dropstitch
« on: November 30, 2022, 12:05:58 PM »
Great point about inflatable boards...I hadn't even thought of that.  The current offerings are as appealing as a pool toy. 

The website talks about low manufacturing costs.  I bet that's after you factor in the cost of the machine.

The proto wing reminds me of the intro to the show Westworld on HBO haha.

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Wingsurfing, Windfoiling, Wingfoiling, Wing SUP / Re: 3D dropstitch
« on: November 30, 2022, 08:05:30 AM »
https://www.enserinkdesign.com/project/shapewave-true-3d-shape-inflatables


Oh man, that is so nuts!  1 bar max pressure = 15 PSI.  I imagine that a wing ding made out of this would be exceedingly heavy however.  I'd give a 2.5M version a go! 

I think KD Maui mused about making a full blown shaped wing out of EPS and thin layers of fiberglass on a podcast a ways back.  Would be the most efficient and fast wing ever, but also the most impractical thing ever made.  An inflatable version that can be deflated and rolled up would be crazy.  The foil section on top and bottom could be perfectly refined.  Who knows what the future holds. 

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Classifieds / FS: Armstrong 100cm Mast
« on: October 19, 2022, 01:15:36 PM »


For Sale out of Virginia

Armstrong 100cm Mast. A+ (converted)- puchased late 2020.

Condition is great - rarely used! My spots are tidal so I just donít use it enough.

$650 including shipping to lower 48

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Random / Re: Apple Watch Ultra
« on: October 06, 2022, 11:20:17 AM »
Stella,  spot on with the screensaver issue.  I noticed that on my first run and just assumed it could be toggled off.  Hopefully there will be some updates to take advantage of the new orange button and allow that screensaver to be turned off thanks to the bigger battery.

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Random / Re: Apple Watch Ultra
« on: October 06, 2022, 08:06:47 AM »
Anyone discovered a replacement for Waterspeed?

When Waterspeed went from $6/yr to 30/yr, then kept making the app more complex, I stopped my subscription. Iím using the free version for now. It was so much better before.

WorkOutDoors might be the ticket. $6 cost (one time).

Here is the video that sold me on this app.

https://youtu.be/0CO4Nqn1PVQ

 Iíve only tried it on a run so far, but the data accessibility and customization options are amazing.

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Random / Re: Apple Watch Ultra
« on: October 05, 2022, 07:48:21 PM »
Ultra is great. Big, flat, bright screen.

Recommended apps:

Athlytic. Like woop.
Workoutdoors. Super customizable anctivity app. Maps on watch.
Waterspeed
Dawnpatrol

Less likely to end up on the water with a low/empty battery while needing help/call for a pickup / whatever. 

Ocean band is nice. Got the extra long band as well to wear over my wetsuit in winter. It was a pain to fit under glove and sleeve before, so this is great. Just loose heart rate monitoring.

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Classifieds / Re: Wingfoil Stuff For Sale:
« on: September 18, 2022, 03:30:05 PM »
Wow this is nuts!

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So turns out that the world record continuous surf foil (2:46 minutes I think) by Oskar was done on a new Armstrong 85cm mast and he said the stiffness in the new one is next level.   :D

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Looks like Armstrong is putting their toes in the DW Sup Foil game.  Good looking boards!

https://www.instagram.com/reel/CiOB2pugEnb/?igshid=YmMyMTA2M2Y=

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So the wind sports trade show is going on at the Gorge and itís cool to see new products and upcoming product launches. Social media makes it easy to get updates. Share anything on this thread and discuss.

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5M vs. 7M

So I rode the same spot two days in a row in very similar conditions; 5m first, then the 7M (same foil - 925). It was blowing an average of around 10-12mph with a few higher gusts into the 15-16 range and a few holes.  I was running laps of an upwind to downwind race course for fun. It was interesting to compare the speeds and performance stats on my Waterspeed app (new web app has cool features btw):

Avg. top 5 best 10s runs:
5M 16.7knts
7M 16.4 knts

Best alpha speed 1 NM:
5M 12 knts
7M 11.9 knts

Best Alpha speed 250M:
5M 13.7 knts
7M 12.5 knts

Course was around 3-4 tacks upwind and 2 on the way back down. The 7M definitely had an edge going downwind. I was basically able to go almost straight downwind with some light foil pumping followed by a short speed burst tack to the finish.

My buddy on his 5M AFS wing wasnít able to complete the course and I ran 6 laps.  7M is definitely a nice wing in the quiver for the racers.

All in all itís two different feels between the two. The 5M is much more nimble and fun to throw around in unplanned ways during transitions. 7M requires a bit more forethought during transitions but is awesome to really crank hard upwind heeled over.  Heelside tack make rate was lower with the 7M.

Felt out a friends 8M CWC Fone on the beach and it felt pretty awesome!


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Update: new bladder went in easy-peazy using the solo technique outlined in the above video. Who needs a zipper?? 

Also just had a stellar session on the 5M. Man I love that wing.

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Thanks for the replies guys. Looks like I better put the kids to bed, clear the living room of furniture and have the fridge loaded with cold onesÖand roll up my sleeves. 

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Has anyone replaced a bladder on a Glide?  My 7M bladder popped and I have a warranty replacement showing up tomorrow.  Not sure if I should pull replacements through the inflate hole or from wingtip all the way around to other wingtip. 

Popped on 3/4 inflate....didn't shake it down and make sure there wasn't a stuck spot.  It must have been slightly damp on stow and got stuck.  Going to be extremely careful now.  I think this is more of an issue with Aluula as the fabric is so smooth compared to Dacron or Hookipa. 

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