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How difficult would it be to design and 3D print some 8 inch wing handles?  Can the commonly available machines produce something suitably rigid and usable?  I see quite a few handles of various types on the file share sites but nothing quite right.  I would be interested in getting a design that could be used in place of existing soft handles (which would be removed).  I would sacrifice my 6.0 Swing for testing (rarely used).  The design would be very simple Oval grip handle attached to two curved strut plates. 

Random / Covid-19 - the Second Wave?
« on: June 24, 2020, 05:02:33 AM »
This isn't looking good.  It seems like there is a fairly widespread distrust of mask and distance information.  What are you guys hearing and seeing in your areas?

Classifieds / 2 Axis complete kits
« on: June 17, 2020, 01:45:44 AM »
Hi Guys,

We have a few complete foil setups to sell.

The first is the gold standard of getting started wingfoiling kits or a great all around kit for bigger guys.  Axis 1020 front wing, standard fuselage, 500 tail (you can choose a 440 if you prefer or if you want both add $115.00) 68 cm mast, standard base plate.  $770.00 plus $30 shipping (US only please).

The Second is a 1010 front with a 460 tail (you can choose a 440 if you prefer or if you want both add $115.00), 75 cm mast, standard base plate. This is a super fast wingfoiling setup for a larger guy and if I lived in a lighter wind area this would be my daily driver.  $770.00 plus $30 shipping (US only please).

If you want to take all of the above (big rider dream quiver for the price of 1 new complete) I will do that at $1400.00 plus $30.00 shipping (extra tails would still be extra).

I am going to be left with some odds and ends (a 68 mast with plate and a 60 mast with plate) from this sale as well,36025.0.html.  I can ship this stuff now as well. 

Thanks for looking!

Wingsurfing, Windfoiling, Wingfoiling, Wing SUP / Microboom
« on: June 07, 2020, 03:58:42 AM »
Oooh!  Saw this on Seabreeze .  That is clean boom solution. 

Windsurfers call it Switch Stance, Kiters call it toe side but whatever you call it, snagglefooting seems like the critical skill for downwinding and swell riding on the wing.  I see a lot of riders here who never switch feet.  It would be great if we could use  this area for posting vids, photos, tips (and pain meds) for this skill group here. 

Lots of good toeside riding in this one:

General Discussion / Image upload
« on: June 04, 2020, 04:25:55 AM »
Hi guys,

For those who had reported issues with image upload that should now be corrected.  Thanks and please let me know if you see other problems.

Wingsurfing, Windfoiling, Wingfoiling, Wing SUP / Whistle repair
« on: June 02, 2020, 03:40:40 AM »
Hi Guys,

Our Axis 920 recently got some scrapes on the wing tips and on bottom.  Nothing on the top or the trailing edge.  Found some rocks in an unexpected place.  Nothing on any other foil parts.  The foil still works great but I developed a maddening whistle.  So, I heard that I could sand the wingtips safely and I did that.  They look and feel great but I am still a whistler.  My question.  Can I sand the bottom surface as well and if so how much?  How much material am I dealing with above the foam?

It looks like we may now have a good mast-slotted bag option for wingsurfing foilboards.  I ordered 3 of the 5'4's.  Hopefully they will work for all of the new Fanatics.

Classifieds / Slingshot Outwit 6'6 and 5'10 Foilboards $600.00 each
« on: May 26, 2020, 10:12:58 AM »
We are ready to sell our beloved Outwits.  The 6'6 has a few minor repairs.  It has a full season of use and has some scratches but it should have years of life ahead of it.  The 5'10 is in great shape for a used board.

Local pickup only in Hood River.


Completely stoked that these things are here!  I picked these up yesterday (pretty well 5 minutes after I got the call).  I was already packed with our current boards (and I want to get these set up right) so I haven't gotten them wet yet.  That is a little bit of a shame because yesterday was perfection and it would have been an amazing first day but, oh well.  They will get wet!

First things first.  The packaging was amazing and the boards all arrived in great shape.  Pulled them out of their boxes and the first impression is that the fit and finish is top notch.  They feel bomber.  I know, saying something feels strong is kind of like saying it looks light.  All the same, they feel bomber

Yes, it is 3 AM and yes, I have been weighing and measuring boards.  It pretty well goes without saying that the numbers that get printed on any production board can be disregarded lightly regarded.  I consider those marketing names only.  The notable points on these are that the listed weights all seem to have included the footstraps, footstrap hardware and foil mounting hardware so without that the boards are all lighter than posted.  Also the lengths are all  shorter.  The  4'8 is 4'6, the 5'0 is 4'10 and the 5'4 is is a skosh under 5'3.25.  The widths are all correct within a quarter inch (but where they are off they are under).  I can't say what this does to volume, if anything.

These are the actual specs of the 3 boards within a quarter inch and on my bathroom scale:

4'8:  4'6 x 22 at 11.9 lbs.
5'0:  4'10 x 24 at 13.8 lbs.
5'4:  5'3.25 x 26 at 15.4 lbs.

More soon...

Wingsurfing, Windfoiling, Wingfoiling, Wing SUP / Longer masts
« on: May 14, 2020, 01:12:48 AM »
Who is winging on longer masts?  Lets say 85 plus.  I have never used anything over 76 but I could see it being nice for chop and swell.  What did you notice when you went longer?

Classifieds / Axis "Just Add Wings" sale
« on: May 12, 2020, 09:25:46 AM »
Hi guys,

We are selling all of our Axis Aluminum gear.  We have two 75 masts, two 68 masts and one (never used) 60 mast. (each mast has a plate and plate hardware).  They have no bends, nicks, scratches or dings. 

We have three standard 76.5 fuselages.  All are perfect.  The three axis sizes are standard, short and ultra short so these are all the longest of those. 

We are going to sell each fuselage with a mast/plate.   That way you can just add wings and you will be ready to go :).

The sale price will be half of the new prices below.

New prices are:

Fuselage $349.00
Plate $109.00
Masts $108.00, $100.00, $90.00

Local pickup only in Hood River.   Sorry, no hydrofoil wings for sale. 


Random / Heart damage and Covid-19
« on: May 05, 2020, 10:58:05 AM »
There are some concerning occurrences of heart damage leading to death from Covid-19 among otherwise healthy younger people.  We have had two sudden, fatal heart attacks in the last two days in our friend group.  Both are waiting for Covid-19 tests and autopsies.  One is a 38 year old soccer player, the other a 56 year old triathlete.  Neither was aware of any previous heart issues or medical issues.  This could be just a tragic coincidence but when it hits very close to home it sure does make you think.  These two tragedies have me thinking of what we are going to learn about this disease going forward.

General Discussion / Some good news
« on: April 28, 2020, 05:16:34 AM »

Gov. Inslee announced a partial reopening of outdoor recreation on May 5

Restrictions will ease for day use of state parks, day use of public lands managed by the Department of Natural Resources, and day use of state fish and wildlife areas, including fishing, hunting and the ability to play golf. Inslee emphasized that social distancing guidelines must be followed and safety measures like masks and hand sanitzer must be used.

Wingsurfing, Windfoiling, Wingfoiling, Wing SUP / Mast Track Position
« on: April 22, 2020, 04:00:17 AM »
Hi guys,

A thought on track position.  There is a lot of talk about positioning the mast in the track in very general terms (all the way forward, mid track, all the way back, etc) without regard for the specifics of the mast/foil.  I (just) realized that in the same track position our aluminum Axis masts are over 1.25 inches forward of our carbon masts.  This makes it so mid-track on one amounts to the same mast position as all the way forward on the other (and that is all within one brand). 

I think that this may be valuable (especially to new riders) as your centered (for example) may be entirely different than someone elses. 

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