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Classifieds / Takuma 1600/1900//65/85cm masts
« on: September 15, 2022, 04:53:10 PM »
With 300 tail. Good condition. $750 for the bunch.

Classifieds / Takuma LOL 1300 with carbon mastÖ.
« on: September 15, 2022, 04:46:34 PM »
Ö.T- bar style, with 220 tail. Good condition. Mast only used a few sessions. $850obo

Hereís how I do it and think about it: look at the line you want to carve on the water, follow it, but sort of allow the wing to keep flying on the old tack as you pass downwind. When the wing gets as far from your body as it can go, yank it over and almost throw it to your front hand. This makes the wing experience apparent wind on one tack then immediately the other. Idk, works for me.

Classifieds / Re: Takuma starter kit: LOL 1900/1600/3 mastsÖ
« on: August 26, 2022, 05:20:43 PM »

Classifieds / Takuma starter kit: LOL 1900/1600/3 mastsÖ
« on: August 26, 2022, 05:18:06 PM »
Ö300 tail, aluminum fuse.

65 and 85 are aluminum, 75 is carbon

Cases where they exist. Everything in good shape.

$1,750 OBO

Quick update: a bit ago I traded my FG board for the ďOGĒ Armstrong of the same size. I have the mast 1.5-2Ē aft of the max back on the fg, and launching is no longer an issue. Iíve also started dragging my foot while placing my back foot, which reduces that max speed at takeoff, and keeps me in the power of the wave. The most recent breakthrough is realizing I need to ignore the advice about going straight until standing. Our beach break can be tricky as it gets shallow quick, so going diagonally buys a lot of time, and Iíll be on the shoulder instead of surrounded by whitewater.

If I'm not mistaken the Axis shims that came with the bolt set shim positive, so finding a negative lift shim might be harder than getting a smaller tail. I was thinking of putting a toothpick in there since there's a curve, and breaking the ends off but that's not a permanent solution. I might be taking crazy pills, but the AOA on the tails seem a little extreme, even compared to takuma which I'm used to, so it might be worth figuring out. BTW the p375 looks about the same size as my go-to 178 tail. Changing from the 460 to p375 made the foot pressure way more balanced, and allowed the 1150 to turn a bit too! I'm currently trying to get a 325.

Hello fellow WingMainer*, I too had this issue with my earlier 110 L naish hover, and so did Eric. I ended up getting stick on strap attachments, and adding padding up front. But then, I slowly became aware that takuma foils came stock with what I now believe to be over aggressive tails. I now ride a 220 chopped two bumps in, 178 or 13Ēkd exclusivity even with the 1440, and if I were still in that board I doubt Iíd still  have that issue. And, Iím dipping my toes into axis now, and while they donít ship with specific tails, I think some of them are too big. For example the wake thief package includes a 460 glide(I guess packages do ship with tails), and after some time behind the boat, I found it to be draggy and lifty like takuma in the day. I put the 375p on it and liked it way better, I might negatively shim it too. 

Wingsurfing, Windfoiling, Wingfoiling, Wing SUP / Re: wing harness
« on: July 27, 2022, 01:42:00 PM »
I hand stitched the waist straps on a Patagonia waterproof fanny, and added a nug hook. On some of my wings I have a small spectra loop on one handle, and a length of 5mm cord attached to the other with a series of overhand knots so I can girth hitch the little loop to one of them or another to adjust length. On one wing both ends of the 5 mm cord are attached to the wing with fishermanís knots, so I can slide one up to the other side to get it out of the way if doing a maneuver session.

I like simple cord because I like to ďplay the sheetĒ in puffs.

Also, I wonder if maybe the HPS foils might be more comparable to kujira? Maybe more versatile/tolerant of turbulence? How do they pump?

OK, now you have me wondering, what tail wings do you ride with 999 & 1099 to keep them special?

..... If you don't have a small and efficient tail, the 999 and 1099 aren't anything special at all.

+1, and, Iím having a local machinist make an axis fuse with a takuma mast insert so I can use my no limits, but i was wondering Iíd if I should move the mast connection forward like in the new advance fuses. Sounds like I donít need to? And yes, i found going down on tail size was key for takuma as well.

Thanks yíall!

Wingsurfing, Windfoiling, Wingfoiling, Wing SUP / 1095 vs. 1099/999
« on: July 23, 2022, 04:55:28 AM »
Iíve been on takuma since my beginning, but recently ordered an axis 1150 for dock starting fun. So of course now Iím thinking about all the other axis options. But my desire for simplicity has me wondering if I can go all axis. I feel like most takuma foils can in theory be replaced with an axis foil, but Iím not sure about the 1095. Has anyone ridden both the 1095 and art wings?

Wingsurfing, Windfoiling, Wingfoiling, Wing SUP / Re: Axis 1099
« on: July 21, 2022, 12:11:05 PM »
Oh yeah, I did that with my kujira 1210 twice in a row because the first time I couldnít believe I had done it. And those tubercles punch good dents!

Ok, so the png range is thicker, like bsc but higher aspect pumping. Iíve been kind of thinking about kind of going up in size from art 899 by going to hps 880 to bsc 8-something, so you keep agility by keeping a similar span. Idk. Iíve got the kujiras so for now just capping the ends with 899 and 1150 for docks.

Wingsurfing, Windfoiling, Wingfoiling, Wing SUP / Axis: hps vs png?
« on: July 14, 2022, 09:36:59 AM »
Iím having fun thinking about what for now is a hypothetical axis quiver, and Iím not clear on the difference between HPS and PNG. They are both sort of high aspect and thin. Any thoughts?

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