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Wingsurfing, Windfoiling, Wingfoiling, Wing SUP / Re: Axis Foils
« on: January 17, 2020, 02:30:28 AM »
Anybody tried the new S1010 ?

I really hope it will be easy to lift but it is only 1430 cm2 , just a little bit bigger than the S1000

Ericfoil has ridden it. He says I will love it. It will not be easier to get airborne than the 1020 or 920. Itís in the same class wing as the 1000, just the next level, specific to down winding, super glider style.

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Wingsurfing, Windfoiling, Wingfoiling, Wing SUP / Re: Axis Foils
« on: January 16, 2020, 12:52:16 PM »
Anyone have a 500mm rear wing they want to part with? Went to the Axis website and put a new one in my cart and it automatically calculated shipping with UPS 5 day for $68. $68 dollars to ship a rear wing?? WTF!!!

Email them. They will correct it. They also do free shipping if you contact them, on most stuff.

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Wingsurfing, Windfoiling, Wingfoiling, Wing SUP / Re: Wing Maui
« on: January 16, 2020, 04:33:32 AM »
You and Jacky are in the same place with jibe skill. She flies around the jibe and blows the wing handling, or forgets to surf the board and stalls it.

Iím trying to get her to surf the board first and stop freaking out over the hand exchange. The board will hover at near zero speed and you can pump it on the jibe exit. Picking a wave to exit the jibe on helps a lot. Modify course and steer the board on exit for that wave to slide down. Holding the front handle underhand makes the hand exchange much easier. Even when Iím riding overhand, Iíll switch to underhand before the jibe. Itís just more fluid.

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Foil SUP / Re: Divinycell PVC Foam Block
« on: January 15, 2020, 09:35:18 AM »

IMHO, absolutely useless metric to judge market share. People's preferences yea, maybe.

Agreed. Lots of GoFoil riders order tracks only.

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Foil SUP / Re: Divinycell PVC Foam Block
« on: January 15, 2020, 07:38:34 AM »
One brand

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Foil SUP / Re: Divinycell PVC Foam Block
« on: January 15, 2020, 05:56:01 AM »
what do you think the split is like these days among your board customers as far as tracks vs Tuttle?

Youíd have to sell boards with Tuttle only, or tracks only to get a good sampling.

Over the last 2 years Tuttle is 16% of orders.
Over the last year alone Tuttle is 10% of orders.

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Foil SUP / Re: Divinycell PVC Foam Block
« on: January 15, 2020, 04:48:38 AM »
what do you think the split is like these days among your board customers as far as tracks vs Tuttle?

Youíd have to sell boards with Tuttle only, or tracks only to know.

Over the last 2 years Tuttle is 16% of orders.
Over the last year alone Tuttle is 10% of orders.


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That orange wing looks identical to the F-one. I hope it is an Fone prototype. Take my money. I want that window.

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Wingsurfing, Windfoiling, Wingfoiling, Wing SUP / Re: F-One Swing
« on: January 14, 2020, 01:50:01 PM »
Bill,

I donít ride in the harness all the time. Use it when it makes sense.

Itís very effective for adding power. Locked in, ripping upwind.

Iím out of the harness when itís out of control. Surfing, off the wind, etc. Just being able to take a rest and cruise whenever possible, is all the difference needed to save this old body.

Iím probably guilty of rigging down sooner than some, just because I like to use the harness. Rigging down also saves the canopy from flapping too much. Iím certain these canopies will degrade pretty quick compared to kites.

Does your setup allow you to get in and out of harness easy? I get out at every sign of too much wind, then get right back in after it passes. Automatic, no hassles.

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Yeah.. and I canít wait to see all the new stuff coming from Naish.

Naish 2020

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The best harness for winging (in my opinion) is now half price. The seat part is attached with Velcro. Remove it and throw it away. This harness is super soft and doesnít interfere with mobility like other harnesses.

https://kiteboarding.com/proddetail.asp?prod=dakine2017_chameleon_size_color&cat=25

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Wingsurfing, Windfoiling, Wingfoiling, Wing SUP / Re: F-One Swing
« on: January 11, 2020, 12:10:15 PM »
Good example of the Swing wind range in the hands of experienced wingers and a newbie.

FYI itís 80 degrees with 70 degree water so the Floridians are dressed like itís 50. The newbie had a hood on.   ;D ;D


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Another thought....you have to master pumping the board onto foil. Without this critical skill, winging doesnít work. Youíll be just like so many frustrated newbies needing massive wind to make it work.

Pumping the crap out of an inflatable board isnít going to translate that pump energy to the foil below.

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My only worry is how the soft flexible inflatable affects the feel for the foil. Foiling is a finesse sport. You need delicate feel through your feet, for what the foil is doing to fly well. Sure a good foiler could deal with it long enough to make a YouTube promo video, but what about the kook trying to learn foiling. Does it add to the learning frustration

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Wingsurfing, Windfoiling, Wingfoiling, Wing SUP / Re: 2020 Axis foils
« on: January 07, 2020, 12:34:10 PM »
I'm loving the 960 in high wind. I'm going to have to try a 1000 next. I don't get as much glide through the lulls with the 960, but it turns on a dime.

Do you mean 920?  There is no 960 with Axis.

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