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Brand new Fone 6m Swingwing right out of the bag. Pumped it up and noticed hissing coming from the black O ring. Gong sent me a replacement hose with my 7m and it is one piece I believe. Is Fone the same? Should I try and yank it off to check it?
 What a bummer! Luckily the wind kicked in enough for my 5m. I was pretty pissed on the beach with my brand new 5’1” wing board from Dwight and a hissing wing!

Classifieds / WTB 400 Axis tail wing
« on: February 14, 2020, 08:08:26 AM »
Looking for an Axis 400 tail wing.

Foil SUP / Cutting down a Gofoil mast-possible?
« on: February 10, 2020, 02:50:32 PM »
Saw one of Pono Bill’s older posts mentioning Alan Cadiz having people begin winging on a 12” cut down Gofoil mast. Any idea how to do it?  Replacing the the Deep Tuttle head would become a weak point wouldn’t it? The 17.7” Axis mast is just about right for my shallow break but  I love to do prone on my Gofoil wings.

Foil SUP / Loving Axis 1020 with 45cm mast for SUP
« on: February 09, 2020, 12:45:24 PM »
Bought my Axis 1020 wing, short fuselage, 45 cm mast  and 500 tail for winging. Have been shut out of storm swell in our harbor pretty much 3 years. Have had some good sessions winging as the tide goes out -totally stoked using 7m Gong and 5m Fone-no more rubbin  the bottom on the paddle out- Took the same setup out with my 6’6” Kalama into the harbor waves-basically a small shallow beach break-OMG! Again, three years with the Kai and IWA never had the glide, the easy pop up (just little pump on the back foot) and finally a silent flying gliding cutback on a barely knee high wave felt like I could pump myself back out but of course I’m not quite there yet but it now seems possible. Yes I have overfoiled with the short mast and if I take a wave over  waist high and steep it wants to buck me off.
I remember back in 2006 when I bought my first standup board from Wardog at Surfingsports-a “Big Red” shaped by Sean Ordenez-he said that SUP was going to be a “goldmine” for waves at  our beach break-it was. This foil setup is on par with that. I wonder now if the 900 or 920 will work as well for more powerful waves. Has anyone tried Axis setup in those sizes in place of their Kai or Iwa? (forSup foiling).


Wingsurfing, Windfoiling, Wingfoiling, Wing SUP / Flailing on the F one 5m
« on: November 01, 2019, 09:15:47 PM »
Scored a 5m a week ago from Murray’s sports in So Cal . I’ve got the Gong 7m and got one good sesh at Floras Lake Oregon. I surf switch foot Sup surfing on sectiony righthanders and was feeling feel pretty confident pointing back to my launch spot in that stance.  After all, I’ve been surfing since 1972, windsurfing since ‘97  achieving the ability to wave sail the medium sized days at Pistol River, Oregon and have been sup surfing since 2006, foiling since the Gofoil Kai was offered as a pre order by Starboard (remember the video with the Twentyone pilots song?). The problem is I stupidly ignored the fact  that over confidence in the water is one’s worst enemy-really? After all these years? A late season high pressure hit Northern California(wildfire weather) and Big Lagoon in Humboldt County was forecasted to have gusts over 30. Since I have windsurfed overpowered there quite a few times (and was proud of it) I thought winging it would be fine-I’ll just go out half way into the very large lagoon-hence the name “Big Lagoon” on my clunky super heavy  8’ 130l hypernut with a Kai foil and just practice Gybes. After about 3 hours of doing the walk of shame I walked my gear as high up into the wind line as possible and took off pointing way higher than any of  the windsurfers getting brutalized on their 3.5s. My friend John Miller later told me people on the beach were saying “look at him go!”. About half way across the lagoon I thought-wow I did it! I’m just going to keep going all the way past where the windsurfers Gybe. But by the time I was ready to attempt a Gybe my upper thighs were literally burning. I had just rode the “endless wave”That was the moment I realized that winging it is not like windsurfing. You are not hooked in. You can’t just lean back hard and take the monster gusts when you are totally gassed. The moment I attempted to make it back to the launch the wind really kicked in and was nuking and spitting gusts well past 30 mph. I tried to get up from my knees and was launched every time. Eventually I attempted to get on my knees and use my wing like a spinnaker like Julie S. mentioned for light winds. That at least got me going (thanks Julie). The problem was that every time a monster gust hit the wing would get ripped from my hands and  at times pulled pretty hard on my wrist. The wind waves (really? In a fricken lagoon?!) kept knocking me off my board from the  windward side. I was so glad that I  just bought a new wetsuit and 7m booties with my failed 5m Duotone preorder deposit from Big Winds cuz I was starting to get fatigued pretty bad and starting to get a little cold. Finally, I drifted about a mile downwind from my original launch into a really cool spot at the end of the lagoon where the wind was onshore, the water shoulder deep, and warmer. It reminded of storm sailing in the Crescent City harbor. In the distance I  saw my buddy John  pushing through the blackberry brambles to “rescue” me. I could have swam and walked back myself but was glad to see him. I’ m sure everyone will remember the time that “guy on the wing” got washed all of the way down to the highway 101 bridge at Big Lagoon! Can’t wait for the storm sailing season to begin. Lots of dues to pay, but “that feeling” is worth it

Random / Gong wing order gone wrong
« on: October 19, 2019, 08:21:32 AM »
Ordered a 7m Wing from Gong Sup on August 8. Had a bank transfer done through my credit union to a French bank called Societe Generale that Gong’s purchase order directed me to do. Gong says they never got the money. My credit union traced it twice and said it arrived on the 13th of August. They say the “swift code” proves it got to where it was supposed to.

I’ve pretty much kissed the money goodbye but someone should be held accountable. Anyone know who I can appeal to? At this point neither my credit union nor Gong has completely washed their hands of the matter but I’m sure the next time I contact them the hand wringing will begin.

Anyone know who I can contact to get some justice? Basically this is theft of $675.00 by someone.


Foil SUP / Which surf foilboard (prone) to buy?
« on: May 16, 2018, 08:29:12 PM »
Figured I would give paddle in foiling a try after watching so many videos (loyaltothefoilwestcoast etc.,) I’ve been having fun on my 7’4” starboard carbon sup @ 106 liters. I’m probably weighing in at 200lbs considering the fullsuit (Northern Ca). Any heavy guys out there who have gotten stoked on any particular paddle in board? It’s always been so easy to go with Starboard but it’s time to look elsewhere. DW”s supsurf machines look good but I’m sure considering my weight.

Foil SUP / Gofoil “lwa”
« on: October 22, 2017, 07:03:06 PM »
Been looking for release date on this foil. No luck asking several shops for info . One well known shop in Hawaii said they don’t even carry gofoil anymore because they have come up with their own design. Any info out there?

Gear Talk / Gofoil deep Tuttle box installation router bit problem
« on: November 13, 2016, 05:12:48 PM »
Can't find a long 1/2'' bit love the one in Alex's Gofoil facebook video. No luck at Home Depot/Ace hardware. Even when the plunge router they wanted to sell me was adjusted all the way down it didn't seem like the bits they had would work. Any alternatives?


Gear Talk / Deep Tuttle for Gofoil problem
« on: June 27, 2016, 01:33:33 PM »
Has anyone else run into problems finding a deep Tuttle box for their Gofoil? The only place I found is the ShapingShack in Washington state. They have a 4" and a 4.75" box. I ordered the 4.75" after talking to a guy there. Of course I just now noticed my 8'2" starboard is only 4.4" thick. Aw man! Is a 4" still considered "Deep Tuttle?" I guess I could grind it down a bit.

Gear Talk / 2011 starboard 8'5" pro vs 2012 version
« on: March 02, 2013, 09:12:49 PM »
Bought the 2012 version of the 8'5" pro not knowing it was redesigned. Nice board but the volume and more pulled in nose and tail make it too much work unless the waves are really juicy.
Has anyone owned both  the 2011 and the 2012 boards? I"m about  to order a 2013 version of the pocket rocket but have always wondered if I would have been more satisfied if I had bought the older version of the pro.  My buddy loves his carbon version. At the time I was looking to move up from the pocket rocket I had been riding since 2010.


SUP General / Lightheaded when I hop up: anyone else with this problem?
« on: January 04, 2009, 05:49:12 PM »
Cheers all!
Been surfing for 35 yrs and SUP for 2 years now. In the past 6 months or so  I've been feeling like I'm going to faint and drown when I hop up on my board after getting smacked down by a few set waves. Just wondering if anyone else has had this problem. Its such a bummer I can't even surf outside on the bigger days.

Gear Talk / Starboard 9' now what?
« on: July 15, 2008, 07:14:36 PM »
Greetings all!
I reviewed my 9' Starboard fish back in April. Since then I've been lovin it (my buddy also loves his 9"8"fish). Is there anybody out there that was satisfied with this board but has moved on to something even better?shorter ? (considering I surf total junk beachbreak here in Crescent City,Ca.)
At first glance/ride I thought the Starboard  was just a gimmick board made by sailboard makers trying to jump on the bandwagon (I'm a windsurfer too) just to make the $$$. However, I have come to love the carving cutbacks, down the line rollercoasters, real noserides kinda off the lips and carving kickouts one can do on this board with a 46 year old body.

Side note: the other day a guy asked me if I had any surfing experience before I started Stand Up. All I could think of to say at that moment was "just long enough to recall Gerry Lopez , Rory Russel, and  Led Zepplin being my idols when I was a kid!" I'm getting the impression many people think they can  just jump on a  SUP board and rip without any dues to be paid.
I've watched two very experienced surfers this summer try Stand Up and tell me they were about to pass out when they got to the beach cuz " its way harder than it looks".


Gear Talk / 9' Starboard Fish
« on: April 04, 2008, 09:51:19 PM »

I'm now on my third board in about a year of SUP. First the S.O.S. big red, then the Blair 9'11" quad and now the 9' Starboard fish. I left a review on the fish in the review section but just wanted to confirm what people have been saying about finding a shaper you like and sticking with them. I'm not an expert ,but I've been surfing for 35 years.  No matter how much fun I have on my new fish ,I can't help reflecting on the craftmanship and surfing knowledge I could sense that Joe Blair put into the 9'11" quad . There have been few boards that I have felt were "magic" before I rode his shape. My buddy has the same board and we both agree that the Blair rips-the magic nose rocker has many times left us with smiles the way it drives through those late drops.

My next board will be a Blane Chambers shape but I've heard that Blair is working on an 8'8" summer board-so many possibilities-what a great time to be surfing!



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