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General Discussion / Have any of you experienced vertigo?
« on: April 25, 2022, 09:02:55 AM »
After 7 straight days of 4m winds and winging like crazy, I have been experiencing vertigo. Awful feeling like a bad amusement ride you canít get off  I believe I got some water in my ears from wipeouts and probably the cause.

Trying to get a Dr appointment,  but wondering if any of you have experienced vertigo and what did you do about it?


Classifieds / Duotone 4m and 5m for sale
« on: April 22, 2022, 02:51:20 PM »
Selling 5m and 4m Duotone wings. Both have boom and wrist leash..rinsed and dried and stored carefully.  Great condition B+ to A-    $350 for the 4m and $400 for the 5m.  Pick up in Vero Beach,FL or regional/local delivery..shipping not an option.  Great wings in general and perfect for learning or for zipping around on a SUP.

Some really, really strong winds for March in the Grenadines..brought down a 6m expecting to use a lot and havenít taken it out of the bag.  using my 5m 4m. Could have used 3m if I owned one.  5m Duotone Unit , Jimmy Lewis Flying V, fanatic 1750/300 Aero foil 30 mph winds
Paget Farm,  Bequia


Classifieds / Kenalu Paddle blade
« on: March 14, 2022, 05:21:14 PM »
Unused Kenalu blade...The bag says Molokai 95 but I am not certain if that is the blade pictured. I have owned many Kenalu paddles over the years and this was bought as a back up for a surf trip. It has been in storage for a few years.   Its X-Tuf version.  It's never been used, but I did tape the edges with electrical tape.

asking $150 plus shipping.

I leave for a trip March 21 so if you want right away it must ship this week or after April 10th

I took advantage of 15% off on 2021 Cabrinha Mantis (with windows) and bought the 5 and 4m from Green hat Kiteboarding.  They are making room for the 2022 model
Used the 5m for first time today and LOVED it.  So light , so powerful and SO efficient compared to my older Duotones.
Pumping this wing it was so responsive and got me up on foil in an instant...   The mini booms work really well and felt comfortable in no time.  Easy transitions on jibes and hand passes. I felt so dialed in right away on this wing and can see what so many people use them.  I don't know what they did to improve it for 2022 aside from major price increase, but I am very happy with the 2021 model and loved the price.

I even managed to get the wing back in the bag first try!!  ;D. But that would be my #1 complaint..the bag sucks.
Also wish it had a dump valve on the strut..

Having a windsurfing background naturally I took to the Duotone Wings. Really like the original and own 4m and 5m.  They weren't best for packing and travel so I also bought Duotone 6m. Great wing, light, powerful but I really miss the confident feel of the boom. With the boom I can jibe without even looking not so with the Unit, I find myself searching and grasping for the handles.  I found the same to be true with my F-One Swing..

Looking at buying a Duotone Slick but also considering the Cabrinha X3 which has "mini booms". I am thinking the Cabrinha might be a nice solution for easy packing and travel but also having the convenience of the boom handles.

Anyone out there used both ? any comments welcome. thanks

Helpful informative video on foil lift , foot placement, weight and balance

Random / Car suggestions.. bought car after lease ended
« on: December 21, 2021, 01:37:51 PM »
ok so I just bought my 2019 Honda Pilot after the lease ended. The payoff amount was determined pre Covid and now used cars are selling way above the predetermined value at the end of the lease...my payoff was $21,900.

Going by the Blue Book and Edmunds values,  private party the car is worth $32-34,000 and $30k or so trade in. Car Guru offered me $35,600 but I don't know if that is a scam.

debating whether to sell/trade in my car for a new one, lease a new car , keep my car.  it has only 17800 miles on it.

I HATE car shopping. I know I ALWAYS get screwed, but this time it looks like I made out alright and want to take advantage of it....any suggestions?   thanks

When not enjoying the water below my house, I head out to different beaches and  I have been using a Mule to transport all my water toys over the years..surfboards, windsurfers, SUPs and now my foil board.  The board was a bit too wide and the wheels were rubbing the paint off the rails so I had to be McGyver and make my own axle wide enough. A carpenter friend had a plastic epoxy rod which I cut to length and it fits perfectly. Bends a little but has held up great so far.  I highly recommend the Mule for easy board transport by hand, bike or in my case ATV

Wingfoiling in some pretty good size non breaking ocean swells at the moment.  I have no problem riding the swells with the wing. My issue is when I am riding out through the swells and jibing for a return run with the swells, I keep breaching when jibing in the face of the swell.  Iím sure it has something to do with my weight placement. I am trying to keep a lot of front foot pressure but even so, the foil has come up high and either breached or I came crashing down, usually wiping out.

I have no issues jibing on flat /small chop.

Any suggestions?

Two good sessions so far with perfect conditions on Bequia.  Jimmy Lewis Flying V, Fanatic Aero Foil and Duotone Unit 5m.. wish I had a smaller wing specific board, but the Flying V serves as SUP foil too. Used my 4.2 F-One today in stronger winds. Learning the harness.
 Thanks to my patient wife for taking the video from the deck.

Wingsurfing, Windfoiling, Wingfoiling, Wing SUP / Harness alternative
« on: November 27, 2021, 06:08:49 AM »
I was just curious and wondering if there was something other than a harness that would help prevent arm and hand fatigue...
I was wondering if something like what gymnasts wear for the uneven bars
Then I Came upon this product on a FaceBook Vintage Windsurfing group...it was listed as one of the worst products ever designed for windsurfing so obviously it was a failure.  But interesting nonetheless

Hey, anyone willing to sell their Duotone valve adapter?  Maybe you switched brands and don't need it?

Every dealer I have contacted is sold out...


Wingsurfing, Windfoiling, Wingfoiling, Wing SUP / quiver bag for travel?
« on: November 12, 2021, 12:43:23 PM »
Can anyone recommend a travel bag for 2 wings and pump? (no foil or board)
I have 2 Duotone Units 5 & 6 m (NO BOOM) they pack in their bags to about 36" and 48" long.  The windsurfing quiver bags I find are way too long...

Hello, I have a F-One wing and pump but they are  out of the country so I can't check if it will accept a Duotone valve for Duotone Wing?  Hopefully the valves are interchangeable and I don't have to bring a 2nd pump...

thanks for any answers...

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