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Classifieds / Slingshot Dart quiver $1000
« on: October 30, 2022, 07:05:21 AM »
4M used 2 times- 10/10 perfect $450
4.5M used a bunch 6/10 no repairs done or needed $300
5M used a bunch 7/10 no repairs done or needed $300

whole quiver $1000
Located in Reno, NV

Wingsurfing, Windfoiling, Wingfoiling, Wing SUP / backwinding
« on: August 10, 2022, 06:32:14 PM »
I just started recently riding backwinded for prolonged periods. This is a really fun sensation. I am trying to get to the point where I can go upwind backwinged same as normal. Any backwinders out there that can help me get upwind? I saw some sickbirds in the Gorge going upwind backwinged. Thanks. Senditbrö!!!

Sickbird! Paired with crazyshort/325p/86 carbon and 4M Dart with 20-40mph 180lbs. My goodness. This combo reminded me of kitefoiling on tiny wings. Weird thing was that it glided and pumped like a much larger wing. It is only 1014sqcm. I have been riding in this tiny lake (20acres). BTW if you haven't tried winging in a small body of water, its really fun. The waves were whipping up to thigh high somehow. I had my most successful time to date of flagging out and connecting the bumps with pumping and gliding and turning all over. I'm sure the ultrashort/375p would up my pump a bit but I wouldn't want to trade it for the amazing turning capabilities of this kit. I got some of my highest jumps ever and the landings were cushy due to the small wingspan easily going back underwater. So stoked to have a foil for high winds. Can't wait to ride this in real surf. Got a couple of windsurfer water starts too(just a high wind thing). The narrow wingspan makes waterstarting less sketch because there isn't a lot of wing sticking out of water hitting my sail. Coming from mostly ART wings as of late, this one is refreshingly stable. I have found that certain bodies of water with mixed up current and refraction are challenging on the ART's. The HPS 830 doesn't flex and do weird chit in the most turbulent water.

Takeaway- if you are looking for a hard charging, high jumping, ridiculously turny, and still somehow amazing gliding wing- HPS 830. Send it!!!!

Classifieds / Axis 380 speed tail
« on: April 19, 2022, 12:55:02 PM »
380 speed tail pairs nicely with HPS or ART wings. Or really any wing that you want to go faster. This is the fastest thinnest tail I have used. Usual scratches included.
Located in Reno, NV. Free shipping to lower 48.

Classifieds / Axis 980V1, 890, 400 tail
« on: April 19, 2022, 11:58:54 AM »
Up for sale:
The famous limited release HPS V1 980 - $550
The super schralping BSC 890 - $550
Tail wing 460 chopped to 400 - $150

All wings have some superficial scratches.
Located in Reno NV
Shipping included to lower 48
I have too many foils.
Thanks for looking!

What up Zoners? I have been perusing windsurf/sup classifieds to repurpose a fast, lightish board so that I can put a foil on and try my hand at the flatwater pump up. I will probably end up getting a Kalama 6'5" at some point but am looking for a cheap alternative to slap a foilmount on and get started. I skipped windsurfing so any of you with knowledge, please chime in on what type of windurfer might work with some similar dims like 23"W, 100-130L, 6-7'Long. Maybe even a tippy race sup. We have had an amazingly windless 60 days here in Reno and I need something to feed my foilbrain. I am convinced that downwind supfoiling is completely doable here on Tahoe, Pyramid and Washoe lake. Looking to pioneer some up wind winging to downwind paddle foiling around here. Send it!!!

There's not a good enough reason not to be.....
Then we can stop bitching about handles. They only matter when you unhook.

I had a convertible naish kite in 2000ish and then a Hokua SUP. They were a major force in kiting, suping and I'm guessing pole-boarding. They were always there, innovating, leading. Now the only time I ever hear about them is in Chuck Patterson insta and that Aussie downwinder guy, JB. When Kai was riding for them, I saw a lot more Naish posts. I think there's one guy at my beach who has an ancient beginner naish set up. I never really hear anyone frothing about the newest Naish gear. What happened?

Can anyone speak to what happened to this global powerhouse brand that is represented by a legendary waterman? My thoughts are that Kai leaving was a huge setback. Robby aging isn't helping appeal to the younger audience. Have they lost they're mojo? Or is this just my micro world view?

Wingsurfing, Windfoiling, Wingfoiling, Wing SUP / The ART 999 Thread
« on: September 17, 2021, 07:57:34 PM »
This wing needs its own thread. The first batch just shipped so bring on the reviews.
I just had first session on it with carbon 86 mast, crazy short and 380 decently powered on a 4.5 Dart with a 80L 5' moon buddy.
Everything you have heard is true. Its effing magical! My first thought was about how lively this wing rides. It wants to carve and go fast and go slow and glide for miles. It was a little challenging to get it unstuck and onto foil. My 1050 gets up in less wind. I will agree with DW that it is comparable to the 980 in take off. The technique is similar where it needed proper hull speed before anything was even ready for liftoff. It is a very subtle pump to engage the foil. I was doing too much pumping and it didn't work. I think I will try my chopped down 400 to see if that helps with lift off.  Anyway, once up it was amazing. The other big thing I noticed was how slippery it was through the water. Its was easier than ever on my body and arms because there was so little drag. The turning is very ankly and skateboardish. It felt loose on the yah and somewhat tight on the roll. Once I reigned in the pitch control, I was able to rip carves, slightly off wind like I never have before. Carves were solid and powerful. One thing that was a little freaky was that if I carved it really hard, it would get locked into that turn and it was reluctant to let me change sides. I will need a few more sessions to get it dialed. Wingtip breaches were not an issue. Jumping was good. I felt like it had a lot more pop than other HA wings. It came out of the water quick and easy. It re-enterd the water easily too. I luffed the wing out and could pump it as far as I wanted with 1/2 the effort or any other foils except for the 1150. I'm going to try the ultrashort with it and see if it smooths things out. Super stoked on it and will report more sessions as they come. Send it!!!!!!!

Classifieds / Complete Axis 1010/390 $1,200 and 1150PNG $575
« on: September 07, 2021, 06:00:02 PM »
Complete foil package:
-PNG 1010 front wing 
-390GAP Tailwing 
-S-Series Red Ultrashort Fuse
-82cm Aluminum Mast 19MM
-19mm Doodad
-All associated hardware
-All parts in excellent conditions with very light scratches
-20 sessions on this all in freshwater

Complete for $1,200($1,495 Retail)
This is a super fun and ripping combo for anyone at any level of winging or surfing.


-PNG 1150 Front wing only $575($734 Retail)
-15 sessions on this all in freshwater.
This wing is famous. You have probably read about how far it glides and pumps. Sooo fun!
Buyer pays shipping.
Located in Reno.

Classifieds / Slingwing V2 5.4 $650
« on: July 31, 2021, 07:13:48 PM »
I good, lightly used condition. I have around 25 sessions on this one. No damage or repairs.
Used in freshwater only(unfortunately for me)
Wing and bag only(no pump)
Located in Reno, NV

I will ship for extra $30 to cont US.

Wingsurfing, Windfoiling, Wingfoiling, Wing SUP / Jumping!!!!
« on: April 16, 2021, 07:02:25 AM »
My progression with winging for 2ish years has led to the holy grail of jumping. I finally got on small, light enough gear to feel like its time to jump.  I am just making it up as I go. Of course I read everything I can and watch all the videos on jumping but I still feel like I'm just "winging" it. Here's how it goes for me:
Jumpers, or non jumpers please chime in with tips.
1. get in both footstraps
2. bear off slightly and get as much speed as possible
3. get in athletic attack stance(wide stance, knees bent a bit more than typical)
4. try not to explode violently with all this happening and have a hideous strapped tamohawk
5. get as high on mast as possible
6. find a ramp to send off
7. dip board down almost to water and then pull it up and time that with ramp
8. bring wingding up overhead and point LE up, pulling on power handle hard
10. level wingding out and Mary Poppins back to Earth
11. foil touches water followed by board (scariest part fight or flight)
12. pop back up on foil and repeat

My kit is:
Moon Buddy 80L 5'
Axis 82cm AL mast
HPS 980
380 stab
SS Dart 4.5

It gets more comfortable each time. It is, so far, relatively low impact. My front elbow gets a little tennis elbowy after a full huck session. I am trying to take off loaded and going across the wind and land running downwind. This worked for kiting and seems to work for winging.
Just when I thought winging couldn't get any more fun.....I am back to kid in candystore mode. Time to start thinking about spinning. Seems horrifying currently.

I have been riding without a board leash for the last week. As long as there is not too much windswell I feel comfortable with this. I have been attaching my wing to my impact vest belt and loving the freedom of no leash on hands either. I was inspired to try the body drag by Gunnar's video on it. The way he does it only sort of works for me. That is leading edge down(upsidedown) and pulling on the power handle. I struggle to rudder towards my board with this technique. I have been just dragging past my board and then swim across to it. When there is stronger wind I have just been flying the wing normal above my head and dragging towards board. This works great. The key is to just barely hold with fingertips the front, most powered up handle so that the wing catches the most wind. I just have to try and keep the tail of the boom strut from catching the water. I also use my body as a rudder to set an angle towards the wayward board. But really what works best and I use most is to just swim like hell and grab the board before it points downwind and starts getting away. I wing in small lakes mostly and would be hesitant to go leashless in a more committing spot ie: heavy shorepound or rivers with current going wrong way, or kids/beachgoers downwind.. But man is it nice to be free of that board leash! Kiting went the same way for me and many of us. Send it!!!!

Wingsurfing, Windfoiling, Wingfoiling, Wing SUP / Footstraps
« on: April 09, 2021, 03:40:05 PM »
I just started riding strapped for jumping on the wingding and am wandering what others have found in they're strap fiddling. I started with them tight and low so just my toes would go in. I then loosened and made more of a bulge in them and think I like this better. I ride with my front foot in all the time and back foot just in front of rear strap. When I want to jump, I get in the back strap as well and then send. I don't ever switch my feet so I like the freedom of moving my back foot around when I'm going toeside. My concern is tacoing and being trapped in the straps. So far it seems like a Know When To Say When situation. I  kicked them off more often in the first few sessions but now I am tending to leave my feet strapped and powering thru landings. My board will often touch down when landing an air and go completely underwater and I have been riding through some of these. It seems right on the edge of when I should bail. I have heard that some think it is safer because you are less likely to hit your foil. Too loose and they fly off in the air. I had just the front foot come out the other day on a jump. That was scary.
What are your favorite type of straps? I have some semi-flimsy Gong straps now. I do like that I can kneel on them when I do the stinkbug start. I have heard that Armstrong straps are nice and minimalist. I have some heavy duty kiting straps from my twintip that could work. I wish my Moonbuddy had more holes to work with.

Classifieds / Axis 920
« on: January 12, 2021, 12:50:41 PM »
For sale:
Axis 920 complete
Standard fuse
75cm 19mm mast & pedestal
400 tail

Great condition

This is a really fun and easy surf/sup or wing setup.

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