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Classifieds / Re: FS - Ocean Rodeo Glide A-Series Wings (4m / 5m), USA
« on: November 30, 2023, 02:31:00 PM »
Selling 4m and 5m Ocean Rodeo Glide A-Series (full Aluula frame) wings. Both have been used for less than a year and have not lost any power or shape. 5m has a very small canopy tear that has been taped and works perfectly. No repairs or issues on the 4m. Bladders are unpatched and original (these are the newer Glides with pinned bladders).  Includes a carbon handle in front and soft handle in back on each wing, which I have found to be the best way to ride these wings, but if you want soft handles I might be able to dig them up.

Im thinking $750 each or $1400 for both (plus shipping). These are $1300-1500 new and are some of the best wings on the market.  Get a super premium quiver for a relatively budget price.

Price Update to $1250 for both wings and the single set of carbon handles (plus shipping).

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Classifieds / FS - Ocean Rodeo Glide A-Series Wings (4m / 5m), USA
« on: November 30, 2023, 06:15:00 AM »
Selling 4m and 5m Ocean Rodeo Glide A-Series (full Aluula frame) wings. Both have been used for less than a year and have not lost any power or shape. 5m has a very small canopy tear that has been taped and works perfectly. No repairs or issues on the 4m. Bladders are unpatched and original (these are the newer Glides with pinned bladders).  Includes a carbon handle in front and soft handle in back on each wing, which I have found to be the best way to ride these wings, but if you want soft handles I might be able to dig them up.

Im thinking $750 each or $1400 for both (plus shipping). These are $1300-1500 new and are some of the best wings on the market.  Get a super premium quiver for a relatively budget price.

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Random / Re: ďI just got hit by a whale!Ē
« on: November 02, 2023, 01:20:04 PM »
I recently hit something that stopped me DEAD in my tracks from probably close to 20 knots.  I thought it must have ripped the foil off of my board, and was surprised to find there was no damage.  Felt like a submerged log, but nothing was there when I got the board so I think it must have been a large and solid fish of some sort.  Scared me half to death.  I would love to know what it was (or maybe not).

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Travel, Trips, Destinations / La Ventana - March
« on: September 27, 2023, 10:49:32 AM »
Im planning a spring break trip with my family in mid/late March (open for ideas).  Is that time of year too late for La Ventana?  I'm looking at WindGuru stats and it still seems to be reasonably windy, but from other places Ive heard the wind really shuts down in March.  Looking for any feedback.

Also considering Caribbean, but Sargassum is becoming a real issue that late in the season.

Thanks!

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I did Grenadines (Union) last winter and loved it.  Very consistent wind, nice swell in the channels between the islands, and some proper waves breaking on a few of the reefs (the reef wrapping the lee of Palm Island was particularly good, and also low consequence). Most of the conditions were knee to chest high, but I know it gets bigger sometimes.

You can find plenty of wind in the Caribbean, but finding swell and avoiding Sargassum (although not really an issue until late winter/spring) is more challenging.

Ive found good waves in the Bahamas, but the wind is more inconsistent and the conditions were much higher consequence with punchier shore break, currents, reefs, etc...

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Classifieds / FS - Takoon 3.5m v2 wing
« on: August 17, 2023, 12:16:29 PM »
$225, buyer pays shipping

Very good condition, infrequently used. One very clean canopy patch repaired by Airtime Kite.

Excellent wing for the $

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Classifieds / FS - Project Cedrus 80cm Carbon Mast
« on: August 17, 2023, 08:39:21 AM »
Selling a good condition 80cm Cedrus Carbon Mast with Strongmount base.  Will include a Unifoil adapter and Slingshot mast cover.

$550 + shipping.  PM for pics.  USA only.

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The Shape Shack / Re: XPS Board Building Advantages vs EPS Foam
« on: August 10, 2023, 06:25:17 AM »
Did someone mention off cuts? 😀 new toy in case the wind ever comes back. Omen 60l which Iíll be using for winging. Iíve gotta say. Their packaging is really impressive. The foils came in a box so pretty I had to save the box.

Dying to hear how you like that Flux.  Im considering the 48L to replace my daily driver (Apple Slice v2 60L).

Re: the cuttings - those cuttings (green) are different than all my other Appletree cuttings (white).  Also, all of the Appletree boards I have recieved from the factory (including this year) are packaged in the full cuttings from the blank in a single piece (board nestles right into the donut hole from the rectangular blank).  Point being - Im not totally sure whether those cuttings are from the blank or not.  Maybe they are doing something different for the Omen boards.  Im sure your packaging was lighter to ship than what I've had in the past.

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The Shape Shack / Re: XPS Board Building Advantages vs EPS Foam
« on: August 09, 2023, 09:23:41 AM »
Worth listening to a few of the podcast interviews with Weiger from Appletree.  As someone with very limited knowledge of board construction other than repairing boards (but having listened to said interviews), my understanding is that the "secret sauce" has something to do with their vacuum technique and how it bonds the skin to the XPS blank. How it differs from a normal vacuum process goes a little bit over my head, and they are somewhat opaque with the details, but I'm sure someone with more knowledge could get some hints from these interviews.

I don't think the foam differs from standard XPS.  Appletree packs all of their boards with excess foam cuttings, so if you want to inspect their foam to determine whether its normal XPS or something different, see if you can find someone receiving a board from them.  It is very dense and stiff foam.  It can carry a LOT of weight without flexing and when it fails (which is hard to do) it just snaps. 

I punctured the skin on one Appletree board, but they have clearly changed construction since then.  Another board suffered a big ding on the corner during travel, and I had to remove some of the skin and foam, which was extremely dense and well bonded to the skin.  They aren't as indestructible as others make them seem - the bigger difference is that they never seem to lose stiffness, and they don't need to be patched immediately if you do ding them.  Their new in-house tracks are also VERY solid.

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What is your size, wind conditions, and which size Cloud IX did you land on?

Many of those foils you tried are quite large and intended for big people and/or low power (1440, H2 250, P170).  The Lift and Code are very different from the others.

Good to get a view of a wide range of options.

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4.1 kg (weighed with a luggage scale, so assume a little margin of error).  Almost exactly the same as my 4í9Ē Apple slice v2 with several repairs on it. Slice has foot strap inserts which add some weight too although the skipper has the new longer tracks.

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I have the 80 liter 5í7Ē skipper DW, which is designed and scaled specifically for winging. Iím just under 80kg.  Itís obviously not a full DW board, but I wanted something smaller and even with the reduced length it gets up much easier than a conventional board in light wind. I havenít really tested the bottom end yet, but I was riding in 10-12 knots with a 5m, where I would definitely need a 7m on a more conventional board (and even then starting would have been a chore).  I think it is going to be a weapon for light wind and cleaner swell/DW conditions up to 15-17 knots.

I will caution that it is very tippy due to the hull shape and narrower width. In choppy or cross grained conditions it can be a chore and riding it overpowered is also pretty challenging. You need to be appropriately powered on this board - if you are underpowered you wont get enough stability from the wing but if you are overpowered the board can get unstable or you pop up onto foil really quickly. I rode it at 22 knots gusting to 30s choppy conditions and it was not the right tool for the job.

It isnít an all around board for me and I would caution a novice against this design. Iím using this as a second board to my 60 liter Apple slice v2 and they seem to compliment each other well.   Once this board is on foil there is no drama and it feels totally stiff and intuitive.

Iím still figuring it out and only have 3 sessions on it - so Iím still figuring things out and my determination is still subject to change - but I might have sized up to the 5í11 wide if I did it again. That said, the added width of that board might be too much.

The build quality is incredible. I caution that it took forever for me to get one of these. Maybe theyíve ramped up production but I pre ordered before it was released and it still took around four months. The new tracks that they are building in house are beefy and long.

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Classifieds / Re: FS - Uni Foil Hyper2 190
« on: June 01, 2023, 07:28:51 AM »
Bump - $650

Ive got the H2 170/190/210 now and just donít need all of that overlap. All this hype on the Progression, but the H2 range is sick and compliments the Progression very well. I think the H2 is generally better for winging, and faster downwind conditions than the Prog. More top end speed but still turns incredibly well. Donít sleep on it.

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Classifieds / FS - Uni Foil Hyper2 190
« on: May 29, 2023, 02:01:17 PM »
Selling my hyper2 190. It is in good condition with some minor scuffs that have been lightly wet sanded. Retail is $900, thinking $700.

Buyer pays shipping from Massachusetts. NOTE - Iím traveling and canít send until June 22 or so.

I love this wing. It is much more nimble and fast than you would expect from the size. Iím selling because I have too many overlapping options and this one is slightly too fast for my bay run downwind conditions.

PM for photos.

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Iíd try a warranty claim. I had the same issue and they replaced the wing. I think this was more prevalent in an early batch.

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