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I love to keep my foils always like new, usually I pay a professionist to the the job, I never thought about the technique to use to fix the scartches, but I found this on YouTube:

This guy is using either putty with black pigmented powder and hardener or bi component epoxy.
Is that tutorial correct?
Do you guys follow other procedures?

Wingsurfing, Windfoiling, Wingfoiling, Wing SUP / How can i ride a wave?
« on: November 27, 2020, 09:12:03 AM »
Good afternoon,
Yesterday it was my first time on a 1 minute wave riding with total depowered wing, what a feeling!!! i was laughing alone in the ocean thinking how crazy is that!
As i mentioned in my other comment i can clearly see the essence of this sport now, at least in my opinion.
So what i do to ride a wave is taking some speed and when i'm at the section of the wave where a feel its power i depower the wing and start to surf the wave only with the power of the foil.
At this point or i go straight down but i reach a lot of speed so i am faster than the wave behind me and most of the time i stall because of that (by the time the wave reach me i lost the power of the foil). Or i follow the diagonal curve of the wave especially with the steeper wave.
In the videos on youtube i see instead that rippers curve with their foil (instead of going just straight) actually to maintain that energy in  that pocket of the wave. Is it correct? The only positive thing i noticed  is that when i ride a wave i don't think about the wing, it just sit there without moving (i have a 4mt Unit) and i also don't have to think about the foil that is super fast but always so in control and never breaches (Armstrong 1250HS). At this point what should i try to do? Turn my chest like a surfers do and try to stay on the top end of the wave? or what?
I'm sorry it might sound like a stupid question but i really need an advice from wave riders in order to progress.
Thank you all. 

Wingsurfing, Windfoiling, Wingfoiling, Wing SUP / Lift foils for Winging
« on: November 10, 2020, 05:58:49 AM »
Hi everybody,
i've heard very good things about Lift foils for foil surf, but what about for winging?
Does anyone of this forum use them for winging, if yes which one?
i'm interested in the HA series.
Thank you!!

Wingsurfing, Windfoiling, Wingfoiling, Wing SUP / New NORTH wing
« on: November 10, 2020, 02:11:13 AM »
It looks like someone else just entered in the market..
North NOVA 2021 Wing.

I was riding today in 8/10 knots with a echo 5mt and my Armstrong 1550hs.(my weight is 57kg)
Well it was not a ride, I would say a fight!  I manage to get on foil but my arms and legs were exhausted after 30 min, since it was a constant hard working.
And then I saw a video of a F one rider (his weight is 64kg), riding a swing 4.2mt  and a phantom 1280 in what he said it was 8 knots wind.
So i am really curious to see what is the really low end of my mew 1250 which I tried in 14/16 knots and I simply loved it and since I found it more efficient than the 1550hs, maybe there is a chance to have it as one quiver front wing, considering also that going in 10,knots is not fun anymore for me.
Did someone already tried it in a very light wind?

Wingsurfing, Windfoiling, Wingfoiling, Wing SUP / Duotone ECHO v2?
« on: November 05, 2020, 01:07:50 PM »
Just find those images online.
it looks like they are seriously working on something that will hopefully merge in the best way the 2 words: handles and boom.
At this point they should be at a good stage of prototyping since usually they have everything done for the press by February (so shooting with final product has to be done by that time).
but yes, don't forget about COVID

Wingsurfing, Windfoiling, Wingfoiling, Wing SUP / i want MORE
« on: November 05, 2020, 01:01:23 PM »
Wing foil is evolving and my idea of this sport is evolving too.
I started to wing in july 2019 with a 2200 Slingshot front foil wing, then i i bought a 1500 Moses front wing. But is when i bought a Higher aspect ratio front wing (armstrong 1550 HS) that something just clicked in my mind.
Since that moment i was looking for flat water spot where to improve my carving abilities, one day i heard an interview of Nick Leason from Lift that was totally mind blowed from downwinding and i honestly could not understand why. 
Only one month ago i Took my first wave with the 1550Hs and i let depowered the wing  and started to surf.. WOW, what a feeling.
From most of you it would be normal but for me it was completely out of this world. Since then i spent my sessions only going upwind and trying to downwind and surf the waves. Thatís why i also purchase the 1250 hs.. Today i finally tried it with 15 knots and 1,5 mt waves. The speed you got and the fact that you are totally in control of the waves and the water is so addictive!!!
i canít stop thinking about that.
When i finished my session i was so stoked!
Now i want to go faster and faster, maybe the 850 HS will be the one?
i donít know where are we going, but i see the pro riders riding a small foil (Titouan is riding always a very small foil that let him jump so high because of the speed he gains).
And also the Ultra HA wings from Armstrong (that probably will never be released) made me think that probably iím not the only one obsessed now with speed :)
i just felt like sharing with you my impressions :)

I'm that kind of guy that actually loose more time on taking care of the equipment rather than in the water..
When i go back home i always rinse with fresh water all my equipment , wings, foils (disassembled), boots, wetsuit, helmet, impact vest ..
but is it really necessary??
i've heard some negative comments about chlorine in fresh water that can damage the canopy of the wings.
Foils is strictly necessary to prevent corrosion, unless you have Armstrong foils.
And also i noticed that if you don't dry completely boots (mine can take up the 48hours to dry completely inside) and wetsuit they get stinky.
In summer time can be also nice loosing this time but in winter... that's why i decide to stop rinsing with fresh water and see what happen to my equipment.
By the way i have the latest Boots from Billabong with graphene inside (i dried them with the blow dried yesterday for 25 minutes each because i had to go in water and i hate the wet/ cold feeling) and the latest RipCUrl Flashbomb with E6 linen which i noticed it dries fast but the ends keep wet.
Any tips/ recommendations?
Thank you guys, as always your advices are really precious!!

Hi Everyone,
i just found a picture of the new Derek Hama's board (Jimmy Lewis new design, which seems interesting but on the website there is nothing yet).
I noticed immediately the offset position of the straps.
i've always ridden in the usual way (both feet centered) but i'm wondering if it's better riding with feet in this position.
And also do you need some adjustment of your balance when you with from centered to offset position?
Please advice.

Wingsurfing, Windfoiling, Wingfoiling, Wing SUP / New Armstrong 1250 hs
« on: October 03, 2020, 04:57:40 AM »
Iíve seen it on someoneís instagram story the new 1250 hs front wing.
Compared to the 1550 it seems to have shorter cord and higher aspect ratio.
It will be interesting to know if it can substitute the 1550.
Anyone test it already?

As I progress I jumped from the 106 lt Sky sup board (6Ē3í) to the 75 lt Sky wing board (5Ē0í) Itís such a better feeling to go shorter, lighter and smaller, I improved my riding skill a lot.
Iím wondering if going smaller with a 40 lt board using a sinker one will also upgrade my riding.
Guys more skilled then me that already did that choice can answer me.
I just know it will be almost impossible to go with really light Wind, but except that, will it worth to go smaller?

I just get the Armstrong  1550 hs kit and as suggested Dwight (Thank you Dwight!) I ordered with the 300 stab.
Surprisingly I noticed there is the chance to chop shop as factory suggested like the 232 stab.
Did someone already chopped the 300? What should I expect in changes of behavior related to the foil?

Wingsurfing, Windfoiling, Wingfoiling, Wing SUP / New F One Swing?
« on: September 19, 2020, 11:46:16 PM »
I just spotted this:
I can only see as changes the number of the handles and the central strut thinner
What do you think?

Does anyone use this foils? Iíve heard great things!
If yes with which fuselage? 800 or 640?

They say longer fuselage (70 cm) give more stability but downside is stiffer in turns,
Shorter fuselage (60 cm) is more loose but i donít understand if gives you that wobbly feeling that i personally donít like.
Iíve also been told that 70 fuselage is more stable but to buy a 60 cm fuselage because is better (but no explainations).
Iím an intermediate foiler gybing and tacking with no problems with a Moses 70cm fuselage, i want to switch to Armstrong kit but i donít really know which fuselage to take : tc 60 or tc70? Please advice
Thank you!

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