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Wingsurfing, Windfoiling, Wingfoiling, Wing SUP / Wing Specific Hydrofoils
« on: December 09, 2019, 03:57:55 AM »
I was down at Windance yesterday to pick up up an (air) wing that had arrived and they let me know that Moses has designed a Hydrofoil wing for Wingsurfing that is coming available.  Pretty sure this is the one .  That set me to wondering.  What would a wing specific hydrofoil look like?  What is missing in the currently available foils? 

Surface   2100 cm2
Root Chord   246 mm
Span   1100 mm
Aspect Ratio   5.7

Wingsurfing, Windfoiling, Wingfoiling, Wing SUP / Wing Travel
« on: November 21, 2019, 03:38:23 AM »
Down here in Caribbean Mexico for some pagan wing vacationing all inclusive style.  Pretty  nice how portable this gear is in comparison to windsurf travel.  We brought 3 boards, all the wings and all the foils.  Guitar always comes and is guaranteed carry on space (thanks Barack) but everything else was just padding and went in with the gear.  Not bad. 

We had never been to one of these all inclusive things before but it is hysterical.  Kind of like what I imagine a cruise to be like (we have never cruised) but on land.  Basically 9 restaurants and all day food with a little mulling around.  We have been on the Black Sheep program because we showed up to 4.2/3.5 wind and we have been exhausting ourselves with that.  This is a paradise for flat water foiling.  Trunks, steady wind, lots of friendly drunk people encouraging us (we think) in a bunch of languages. 

Note to self:  Bring all foiling hardware next time.  Turns out that you can't foil if you can't connect your fuselages to the masts.  It is difícil pero no imposible to track down M8 x 70 hardware on the road.  4 stops with Juan the singing cabbie and we (he) found them. 

Foil SUP / Prone on a SUP foilboard
« on: November 12, 2019, 07:55:58 AM »
Have any of you played around prone in super small waves on your SUP foilboards and a huge foil?  It seems like you could pick up ripples with a normal 6'ish SUP foilboard.  The speed feels on par with a 10 foot log longboard. 

Jeff Henderson is in the game with a new wing with carbon microbars.  I love to see innovation in the handles!

It is still in the 30's here in Hood River so I went to the store for some winging gloves.  I had no intention of buying a board, but this little beauty whistled at me and I couldn't resist.  Now that the first round of brutality is mostly over...its time to suffer again :).  Learning to waterstart and get cruising on this will be a project (timeframe undetermined).  She is 5'2" x 21" x 2.7" at 39 liters.  Bring on the flailing...

Instead I can get directions to a bathroom in Barcelona (and sometimes order a beer).  Someone please help me out and tell me what he is saying about my next board :).

I have a new GoPro Hero 8 and I took it out for a little test run yesterday clipped to a baseball cap.  The image quality is great and so far I am loving the camera but I am not digging the head mount.  Certainly far from ideal for winging.  I know that a lot of you have gotten creative with various mounts for SUP, Foil and Wing.  Please post up some images of your setups.  Thanks!

Chan took this iPhone clip of my first run before joining me for a light wind solo session.  It was just lightly capping (blowing 8-12 when we launched).  This was an East wind in Hood River.   So peaceful drifting around on this light breeze with the Fall colors.  That is my 5 Meter Swing and my 1020 foil.  Loving this sport!

Wingsurfing, Windfoiling, Wingfoiling, Wing SUP / The Foil
« on: October 08, 2019, 03:46:49 AM »
The wing is clearly the identifier for this new sport.  It distinguishes this from all of the other foiling flavors.  It is always visible and it gets all of the attention.  Lifelong boardheads also love their boards.  It is deep in the experience and it is easy to get emotional about a new deck.  But neither of those are the most important factor with the WingDing.  What is going on underwater gets much less attention but it is way more important to success of failure.  It is pretty shocking how the correct foil will turn not enough into plenty.  It is equally notable how the wrong  foil can say no way, no how. 

Wingsurfing, Windfoiling, Wingfoiling, Wing SUP / Starfish?
« on: September 28, 2019, 03:51:52 AM »
Nicely executed move by Alan Cadiz but possibly a hasty choice on the name?  How do you react if some on the beach compliments you on a clean starfish?

Classifieds / 4 wingsurfing wings for sale - SOLD
« on: September 28, 2019, 02:13:07 AM »
Duotone 3 meter (includes boom) - $330.00

SPG 3, 4 and 5 meter - $1,000 for the quiver of 3 wings

The wings are all in great shape.  The 3 Meter SPG has a small canopy repair that was professionally done by Airtime and matches color (white).

Free shipping in the USA (US sales only please).

Wingsurfing, Windfoiling, Wingfoiling, Wing SUP / Jibe With Foot Switch
« on: September 27, 2019, 05:25:09 AM »
This guy continues to impress.  I am digging his Jibe with the foot switch first. Here goes nothing...

Hi Guys,

I am unloading a SUP foilboard that I picked up new ($1699.00) earlier this season.

This is the board:

Hood River pickup only please.  Thanks for looking!

Hi Guys,

We are going to unload our GoFoil kits.  We paid a discounted $2,000 new for each set in May.  Each has matching serial numbers for all wings and fuselage and they go together perfectly without lube or heavy mallet.  I will ship them at no charge in the US.  Complete sets only and US sales only please.  Thanks for looking!

Set 1:

Kai front wing
Iwa front wing
Kai tail wing
Iwa tail wing
Front wing cover
Tail wing cover
Mast cover
Mallet, screw driver and screws
28.5″ Plate mast

Set 2 includes:

Iwa front wing
Maliko 200 front wing
Iwa tail wing
Front wing cover
Tail wing cover
Mast cover
Mallet, screw driver and screws
29.5″ Tuttle mast
Tuttle to plate all carbon adapter

Robert at Blue Planet put together this really nice video with some amazing footage and great tips.  I wish that I had this a few months ago :)

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