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I've read you can store camelback bladders in the freezer which will keep any bacteria from growing.

Been doing that for years, and it does seem to work well.  I used to use Gatorade powder mix, but now strictly H20 less chance for bacteria.   I clean out the bladder and hose regularly with vinegar and hot water
. The hose is a bitch to clean

I still LOVE my Cabrinha Mantis and can't hardly think of anything I would change on it..maybe an additional dump valve, but that's a minor detail.   The handles while plenty rigid for added control are very comfortable in hand and not hard plastic.  The Mantis wing is very light and plenty powerful and well constructed.  I chose the model with windows, but you get without which result in less weight.

If you want the control of a rigid handle without a full boom,  give the Mantis a try...

General Discussion / Re: Have any of you experienced vertigo?
« on: July 30, 2022, 08:20:38 PM »
Seadart, great recommendation.  Sorry about your hearing loss, but glad you got to the root of the problem.   While i didnít go to an ENT specialist, I should have because I suspected it was sinus infection, water in ears related.

General Discussion / Re: Have any of you experienced vertigo?
« on: July 28, 2022, 08:28:53 PM »
Hey Stoney, when I went to the dr, they gave me CAt scan for just that reason. They said a lot of people experiencing vertigo may have had a stroke or about to have one.  Also they do look for tumors. Fortunately neither was the case and I got ofer it within a couple of weeks.  I am convinced it was due to water in my ears and sinuses.

Wingsurfing, Windfoiling, Wingfoiling, Wing SUP / Re: wing harness
« on: July 18, 2022, 01:58:33 PM »
I own this WIP waist belt with hook and love it. I attach a big wave coiled leash to it.

The plastic hook slides out of the way easily when not in use or when climbing back on your board.  Really minimalist design but well made and strong.

Tefgel. I have a 2 ounce container that I've owned for probably ten years. It's still full though I use it all the time. I apply it with a mascara brush. A tiny amount lasts for months or even years. Stainless wants to gall when screwed into stainless or aluminum. Tefgel eliminates that. Get TefGel and stop paying attention to the issue entirely.

the mascara brush is genius Bill.  I have used tefgel since I started foiling 3 years ago and it's great.  I am a little messy with the syringe applicator and sometimes push too much, so the mascara brush I have to try.  Squeeze some onto cardboard and use the brush.

Hey Badger, I find my foot pressure alternate from front to back during my riding.  I adjust to raise or lower the board/foil..sometimes on a long reach I can just stand planted equal pressure on both feet and go along for the ride, but more times than not I am alternating front foot ,back foot to adjust the foiling height and trying to get a comfortable sweet spot. 

And certainly when pumping during lulls I think I put more pressure on back foot.

Foil SUP / Re: Foiling along and BAM Ö. Aeration? Cavitation? Nope
« on: June 22, 2022, 06:33:55 AM »
Certain islands  in the Caribbean are dealing with Sargassum seaweed.  Itís a real problem and washing up on beaches . Luckily itís not as bad in the Grenadines, but when flying down you can see acres and acres of this stuff afloat from the plane.  Itís a real issue for ships and sailboats.  There is a foiler on the ĎZone who lives in Cancun and I know he said itís a big problem there.  Iíd hate to have to foil in that stuff.

Random / Re: Throwing in the towel
« on: June 10, 2022, 08:08:58 AM »
jeez Stoney that woodwork is incredible!  Didn't know you were so talented...I see the cribbage board, have you ever made backgammon board?  I need a new one...

I meant Seabrook,NH but Seapoint Beach is a very good spot in Kittery Point, Maine. Rocky but great access to open ocean

I surfed York Beach and Ogunquit for 12 years...plenty of space, good waves , no-one was foiling when I was there...I had just gotten into wing foil but then we moved to Boothbay, Maine last summer. I Will be wing foiling Popham and Reid State Parks for sure.

Casco Bay seems like a popular spot from some of the foil groups..some guys ride the ferry wake 

As you well know there are some extreme tides which can alter plans...I can wing foil right off my dock in 12 ft water in Boothbay at high tide, but at low it's about  2ft

There are other beaches south of Portland.. Scarborough, Maine popular with foilers. also a very active what's App Maine/NH foil group you should join..those guys have every spot from Seapoint, NH to Nova Scotia mapped out

Badger , a member on the Standup Zone  is wing foiling Southern Maine and I am sure he will add some expertise.

if you head up to Boothbay area give me a shout.

Classifieds / Re: 2022 Fanatic Sky Wing 95L 5í4Ē
« on: May 04, 2022, 11:33:51 AM »
awesome board Johnny, love mine.

General Discussion / Re: Have any of you experienced vertigo?
« on: April 29, 2022, 08:40:30 PM »
Thanks very much Toolate...I did use each method early on but both made me even more dizzy and I threw up.  I have improved a lot since then, and I am doing both maneuvers without getting dizzy or sick.  Thanks for posting.

General Discussion / Re: Have any of you experienced vertigo?
« on: April 27, 2022, 07:50:04 PM »
Haha ya miss my rum Marta,  but I need the antibiotics to clear up my sinus infection.  Feeling much better every day so itís working.  Have a fun trip!

General Discussion / Re: Have any of you experienced vertigo?
« on: April 27, 2022, 08:53:01 AM »
Great story Tall Dude , glad you are recovered.   My wife sent me a link to ear plugs, not sure yet. I think this is a sinus issue that caused vertigo for me...the 2 times I tried the head position exercises, the spinning was way too much for me and I immediately threw up and had cold sweats. It literally exhausted me and I was spent for hours and queasy..  Donít want to go through that agin. I am hoping the antibiotics cure the sinus infection which in turn will get rid of my vertigo.  Itís definitely less than it was as I can get up, sit down, walk without feeling  dizzy. Side movements of my head I can start to feel it a little.

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