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Classifieds / FS - Kalama Barracuda
« on: March 11, 2024, 05:43:58 PM »
FS - Kalama Barracuda 7'8" x 18'5" @ 92L
Brand new, with bag. 
Location: Virginia
Cost: $1200
Local pickup

Classifieds / FS: Armstrong 100cm Mast
« on: October 19, 2022, 01:15:36 PM »

For Sale out of Virginia

Armstrong 100cm Mast. A+ (converted)- puchased late 2020.

Condition is great - rarely used! My spots are tidal so I just dont use it enough.

$650 including shipping to lower 48

So the wind sports trade show is going on at the Gorge and its cool to see new products and upcoming product launches. Social media makes it easy to get updates. Share anything on this thread and discuss.

Classifieds / FS: BRM 5M Wing
« on: August 02, 2022, 09:12:35 AM »
I'm selling my BRM 5M Wing (V1 - green/white).   

Wing is in great shape with plenty of life left.  I'm a lightweight rider, so not putting too much stress on the wing. 

Pics available upon request.

Asking $450

(new one is $990)

Shipping from VA to lower 48 on my dime.

I'm typically not a huge fan of light wind winging on flat water, like when the consequences of coming off foil result in cursing and a heart rate near max, while struggling to get back up.  I find myself hesitant to work on new transitions and will safety surf to some degree.  I also do not really like mowing the lawn.

This post is about something to do while mowing the lawn, which kept me interested, keying into foil control, and turned a light wind session into a memorable one. 

Session was on the Armstrong 1325 with 50 fuse, 195 tail with a .5 shim. Wind was very light (lightest I've been in with this wing and foil and maybe winging in general). Flying a 5M OR Glide. Wind was 7-9.5 knots is my best guess, with very light surface texture and micro wind chop. 65kgs 60L FG.

Reason for this post is that I'm starting to dial in this 1325 and 5M OR wing and get to know them better. I want to try and describe this turn/flight pattern I was doing that felt amazing. Lately, I've been really enjoying powered up S turns with the 725 and 925 (especially on waves and bumps) and this session I tried them with the 1325 in the flat water.  At first the turns were a bit cumbersome and awkward, especially with barely any wind to 'power' the S-turns, I adapted and incorporated altitude trimming through the linked turns, with a small amount of power, drive, and balance coming from the rigid 5M.  I would suck up my knees through the heelside turn, resulting in a diving toeside turn before repeating.  The 1325 truly feels like a glider airplane.

In other words, the pattern went like this: Starting high on foil before diving down into my toeside turn (sheeting in briefly), I would then bank back onto my heel rail and gain altitude to the top of that turn arc (Sheeting in throughout the heelside turn - gaining speed),  before almost stalling and diving back on my toeside decent, in a repeated flowing glider flight pattern. Think of it as a foil pumping motion, but slower cadence with a banked turn at the peak and trough of the sine wave. I was imagining what it would be like to fly a glider airplane and pull this maneuver (much more fun than just up and down roller coaster). 

I do not think it is possible to do this flat water pumping for any duratation, as the hand wing really helps with drive and balance when needed.  This isn't the same as the figure 8 style pumping back and forth, which some can do, especially on waves.  This is banking one direction at peak and opposite direction at the trough. 

Initially I was allowing too much knee bend through this, similar to pumping, with my bent knees at the top and starting the diving toeside turn. Then I thought of KDMaui's more powerful straighter leg stance, which I find relies more on ankle pressure/precision. Surprisingly the added force/acceleration of the turns at top and bottom makes it possible for the foil to drive the majority of my mass, as opposed to the aided 'suck up the knees' standard pump.  The sensation was also heightened.

Flying the same pattern with different techniques was just a zen moment, flying in the sunset lighting. I will try and capture it on video to help aid the above shoddy description of the minutia of light wind foiling.  Anyways, hope someone tries this and pushes their light water winging fun.  Cheers.

After an epic session on the HA725, I put in an order for the HA525.

Anyone have any comparisons to share between the two? 

Im hoping to gain a MPH or two for when Im out drag racing with buddies.

 The slipperiness and intuitive nature of the 725 has me craving more of that feeling. I was able to do my best turns to date on the 725 with 60 fuse, 195 tail with .5 shim. Carving backside on little knee high ripples in 30mph with 3m -> Going to 12:00 into the wind all the way to 6:00 and back to 12:00 on repeat in the tightest radius, all while going up and down like pow turns. Ive never had a bigger grin winging I dont think. Im hoping the 525 will do that for me on more substantial sized waves/swell. As a lightweight, it is a truly awesome experience to have full control of the foil, rather than trying to manage it.   

Classifieds / FS: Armstrong HS850 and HS625 front wings
« on: May 10, 2022, 08:00:22 AM »
For Sale (shipping from VA, USA)

HS850 $400
    A+ converted
    Condition: 10/10

HS650 $375
    Not A+ converted
    Condition: New.

Shipping included to lower 48
Buy both and save $50

Photos available. Thanks for looking.

Classifieds / Armstrong 1850 and 2400 foil wings
« on: November 04, 2021, 10:22:54 AM »
HS 1850: $440 including shipping to lower 48

Cf2400: $400 including shipping to lower 48

$750 for the pair

Dm for pics

Classifieds / FSM Prone/Sinker Wing Foil Board
« on: October 06, 2021, 07:03:02 PM »
Selling my well cared for FSM 410 33L foil board. Bomber full carbon innegra construction. 500 local pick up. 580 shipped lower 48.

Foil SUP / Prone at the Gorge
« on: July 18, 2021, 06:29:16 PM »
Kyle Maligro just killed it prone paddling into a DW run at the Gorge using his standard prone foil board (no Kalama special). Watch this clip and enjoy the ride and laugh along the way:

Has this ever been done at the Gorge? Is it the wind against the current that allows a prone paddle-in? 

Classifieds / Foil Surf Machines 51 74L Wing Board $900
« on: June 30, 2021, 02:15:45 PM »
Selling my trusty FSM wing board. V1. 74L,  51.

Perfect shape minus a minor scuff from falling while carrying it and Onewheeling  ::). Board is bomber. Recommended for non Armstrong riders due to track placement.

Located in Virginia Beach area. Can ship UPS at buyers expense.

For images look up my Instagram profile: @foilgraham

Classifieds / Foil Surf Machines 105L Sup foil / Wing Board
« on: June 22, 2021, 03:28:53 PM »
Foilsurfmachines 511 105L SUP foil board for sale. $1050. Perfect shape. Includes custom bag. Full innegra construction = bombproof

Perfect for Sup Foiling or a good learning wing board (or dedicated wing board for larger guy). I learned to wing on this at 145 lbs.

Located in Virginia Beach. Could meet in OBX week before July 4th.

Classifieds / Armstrong 50CM Fuse and TS FS
« on: April 19, 2021, 12:15:41 PM »
Great condition Armstrong V1 50CM Fuse for sale - $275.

0 degree, -0.5 degree (rare), and -2 degree TTF for $20 each.

Free shipping lower 48.

Classifieds / Armstrong 60CM Fuse FS
« on: March 18, 2021, 12:49:50 PM »
Selling my used 60CM Fuse.  Great shape, no issues.  Will wet sand minor scratches before shipping on round section between mast and tail wing.

$245 w/ Free Shipping to lower 48.

Classifieds / Armstrong HS1550 Wing FS $550
« on: February 28, 2021, 03:00:26 PM »
Im selling my Armstrong HS1550 front Wing. Well cared for. Wet sanded and repaired minor imperfections. $550 and free shipping to lower 48. Dm for video/photos.

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