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Don't know if you have been able to spend any time trying to foil behind a boat.  But for me that was a big help for when I actually started flying with the wing, I already knew how to control the foil for the most part with out having to learn both at once.

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Gear Talk / Re: A Great Find: Gerry Lopez Futures GL2- 5 Fin Set
« on: February 18, 2020, 08:27:56 PM »
That is funny nightwing.  I worked at BC for 10 years
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just watched a few minutes of it. a few good pointers in there.

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ok, so they are announcing them now.

Are they going to be available before October or are they going to actually build this year

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Wingsurfing, Windfoiling, Wingfoiling, Wing SUP / Re: I can fly now
« on: February 14, 2020, 05:57:36 AM »
Best wishes for a speedy recovery for her.

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Wingsurfing, Windfoiling, Wingfoiling, Wing SUP / Re: I can fly now
« on: February 12, 2020, 06:57:44 PM »
Dwight, somehow I missed this.

I am riding in deep water.  I dont worry about sting rays. Grew up doing the florida shuffle.

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Cool to see you flying Carib

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Classifieds / Re: Black Friday, Coreban, JP, Jimmy Lewis
« on: February 03, 2020, 12:14:52 PM »
JP is sold

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General Discussion / Breath holding in surf
« on: January 31, 2020, 08:19:23 AM »
It has been talked about on here before.  Surfline just had this article so I figured i would share it.

https://www.surfline.com/surf-news/ocean-warrior-course-works/76706

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Foil SUP / Re: My new Armstrong Foils
« on: January 31, 2020, 08:17:38 AM »
You can nerd out like me and make a hardware case out of a small tackle box:





Already there, but just a basic plastic one.

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Foil SUP / Re: My new Armstrong Foils
« on: January 31, 2020, 05:05:33 AM »
Nice Dan,

I have heard similar.

Quoting VBfoil from another forum:

"Also regarding the 2400, my last session was very light wind. I was having trouble getting off the water, so I swapped out the 0 degree TTF for the (now discontinued) -0.5 TTF and it helped a bunch. I haven't tried the -2 TTF, but someone else in the 95kg range raved about the -2 paired with the 2400 for lighter conditions."



And then in terms of surf , this insight followed with the shims.
"Interesting about the 2400 , I only have a 1550 and a 1200 , but I have the same experience with the shims, when the surf is small I go 0 shim and there's more lift at slower speeds and it turns on a dime, then when the surf is bigger and I don't want to blow out on the take offs and want to go faster with less front foot pressure I put on the +1 shim and happy days off we go"

ordering some today to see how it goes.

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Wingsurfing, Windfoiling, Wingfoiling, Wing SUP / Re: I can fly now
« on: January 31, 2020, 04:58:56 AM »
Here is where I ride.



Dwight, for you to ride I think would be counter productive and way out of the way.  You ride very good and can go up wind.  So your spot is close and convenient.  I get there by boat and ride out of my boat.   This way I can change my start location based on the wind direction.  I stay away from the sandbars and flats to stay out of the way of the fisherman. Not that they are out when the wind is howlin, but I fish here a lot and I want to keep it courteous.  As you can see from the screenshot below, I can go quite a ways in almost any direction.   With having a boat following me, I do not have to worry about getting back to any particular launch spot.


The only way to get there by car is to go north to new Smyrna and then back down south to the north half of Canaveral national seashore.  You cannot get there via the Titusville entrance (South Side) of Canaveral national seashore.  With all the time I have spent fishing here, I have seen very few alligators.  They can be here but I have seen very few.  There are sharks too.  I have not seen any in this area, but I have friends that have. And I have seen them a few miles north of here in the north part of the lagoon. Donít worry about them either.



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Wingsurfing, Windfoiling, Wingfoiling, Wing SUP / Re: I can fly now
« on: January 30, 2020, 04:29:22 PM »
In mosquito lagoon on the north side of cape canaveral. Probably about 20 miles north of where DWight rides on the south side of cape canaveral.

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Gear Talk / Re: Handheld Hotwater sprayer by Rheem...
« on: January 30, 2020, 04:26:17 PM »
That is awesome and now on my Christmas list.  Thanks for posting that.

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Wingsurfing, Windfoiling, Wingfoiling, Wing SUP / Re: I can fly now
« on: January 30, 2020, 01:42:00 PM »
Now I am really flying,

At least in 1 direction.


Had some more good winds today again in Florida, 20-35mph.  I was planning on trying out the Naish wing, but did not have the correct adapter for my waterman pump.  So back to the Gong 5m wing.   Same location, same board, same foil,  and basically the same conditions.  Picking up where I left off from the other day, I was up flying and controlling the wing and the direction of the board to control my speed.  My rides were minutes this time to where I was taking breaks to rest after riding for a while.   I was feeling some leg burn going on.   Along with my rides being very much longer, when I was flying I was up on the foil a majority of the time.  Only touching down here or there.  Such a cooooool  feeling. I started doing some carves toward downwind. I would pick up speed and then carve back upwind to shed off the speed.

The Gong like the Naish and several other companies has handles down the center strut.  With 1 being the first handle towards the leading edge.  I would hold 1 and 3 to get up from my knees. I would then switch the 1 and 4 for flying.  One time when I thought there was a lull going on I switched my hands to 2 and 5 a little farther down and that felt like it drastically increased the power.  Quickly back to 1 and 4 for the day. 2 and 5 might be for a more light wind day.

Today was just getting the feeling of flight and playing with different things on my strong side.  I have a much better idea of how things are supposed to feel.  Next time out I will work on my backside riding and/or some transitions from one direction to the other. 

One another note. The time I have spent on the foil behind the boat has been paying off huge.   When I am up on the foil with the wing, I really do not have to think about the foil.   I am still working on the pumping to launch the foil quicker but once up, I only have to think about tuning the angle of the wing at the moment.

Hope this helps anyone learning the way Admin posted his beginnings.

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