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Wingsurfing, Windfoiling, Wingfoiling, Wing SUP / Bubble Trouble
« on: July 07, 2021, 05:12:42 PM »
I picked a new Naish Hover Ultra Carbon 125L about a month ago and a really like it. Today when I was about to get in the water at Coyote Point, I noticed a bubble had developed on the deck pad.  :( I know it wasn't there when I put it in the car and it's not a hot day. I live in HMB and it was 58F today and it was in the mid 60s at Coyote Point. I had it upside down in the rigging area so it wasn't in the sun when i pumped up my wing and put on my wetsuit. It was only upside down with the foil up in the rigging area for about 10 minutes or so.

Does anyone have advise on how to fix it? Any recommended repair videos?

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Hi,
I am new to wingfoiling and am just starting to getting the board up on foil. I had my first flight last Friday which was more than just the up and stall I had been doing for weeks. Only flew about 10 meters, but it was magical. I want more! However, to get flying, I had to put my front foot WAY far forward, in front of the front foot strap holes (i don't use straps) in order to keep the nose. It felt awkward. I am wondering if I have my foil set up incorrectly.  I weigh 205 lb/93kg and am 6'3"/190cm tall. Here is my gear:

2021 Naish Hover Glide Carbon 125L
2019 Slingshot FSUP Hover Infinity 84cm with 24" mast connected to the fuse in the B position.
5.8 PPC wing

My question is: How many of you using this foil are using it in the A position vs the B position? Should i move it to the A position for more stable flight? I have the foil connected to the board in the middle of the track. When I had it back further, I had a hard time getting up off the water because I had to have my back foot back so far I was snowplowing.

Any feedback and advice would be greatly appreciated!

Thanks,
Brook

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Hi,
Totally noobie question. I purchased a blue planet easy foiler, but can’t find anything online about what size hardware I need to mount my foil to it? M8 or M6? What length bolts?

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Hi,
I am looking for a foil SUP to go with a duotone 5m foil wing and an 84cm sling wing foil I bought. I am 6'2', 205 pounds. I have no foiling experience, just 10 years of SUP experience. I would like to start with wingfoiling before venturing into the surf.

After speaking to a few knowledgable people about foiling, it sounds like I should buy a longer (7'6"+) and higher volume (160+) board to shorten the learning curve. Besides the Jimmy Lewis Flying V (7'11" 180L), what other boards fit this spec and have a plate mount for the foil?

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Travel, Trips, Destinations / Planning a trip to Sydney in June
« on: April 11, 2012, 01:29:32 PM »
Hi Everyone,

I will be in Sydney on business in early June and am planning on extending my trip over the weekend to check out the local surfing.  I am looking for a recommendation on a company that can help me out with equipment and transportation to the beach.  A tour company would be fine, but a company that has a location at a good surf beach and rents good quality equipment would be ideal.  I am an intermediate SUP surfer and am looking for some waist to head high surf.

Suggestions?

Thanks in advance! :)

Brook

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Gear Talk / strongest leash?
« on: September 02, 2011, 05:40:24 PM »
New to paddleboarding and have been surfing a PSH 10'6" wide arounder for about 9 month.  Today I snapped my leash while out surfing and had to do the long swim after my board.  :(

Recommendations on the strongest brand, model of leash?

Thanks in advance and have a great weekend!

Brook

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Gear Talk / How does volume and width affect wave catching ability?
« on: January 27, 2011, 11:48:22 AM »
Hi,
I am new to this sport and am trying boards out to buy.  I am 6'2" 195 and am considering a 10'6" foot board.  One i am considering is 31 inches wide and 175 liters.  the other is 30 inches wide and 185 liters.  the 175 liter board feels more a little more stable but i am concerned about being able to turn it once i start catching waves.  The 185 liter board feels more "tippy" but tracks well in flat water and is pretty forgiving when it tips over (meaning it can go over sideways pretty far before i get dumped off).  i am leaning toward the 185, narrower board because i think it will provide better performance on the wave once i get better.

what affect does higher volume have on a board performance in the chop (it's choppy where i will be surfing) paddling around and on the wave once i catch one?  what affect does wider or narrower board have?

Insight appreciated.

Thanks,
Brook

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Gear Talk / board and paddle edge protection?
« on: January 13, 2011, 01:55:33 PM »
New to the sport and am looking for advice on how to protect my paddle and my board from getting dinged up while I am learning?  Is there a particular product or tape recommended to stick to the rails of my board and paddle edges?

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