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Wingsurfing, Windfoiling, Wingfoiling, Wing SUP / Re: Axis Foils
« on: February 25, 2021, 10:44:15 AM »
My buddy who is around 210 lbs, and 70 yrs old, wings the 1150 as is main ride. Well he got enough demo time on the new 1060 BSC to be blown away. He bought it. Says it makes his life so much easier. Now his jibes are automatic and easy. Speed he thought, might be better than his 1150. Thinking of you PonoBill.  ;D

Then I let him try my 1050 HPS. Again he was blown away. Now heís thinking he needs that one too.

Another buddy around 160lbs, who wings the 920 and 900 as his quiver, took my HPS 980 for a ride. The HPS 980 is now going to be his one foil quiver. He went nuts ripping turns and riding fast when he demoed it.

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As a long time windsurfer  I can finally say....

ď kitesurfing has been canceledĒ

Windsurfers will know what I mean


So true  ;D

We sold all our kites last summer when we got wings. Our friends said they would not stop kiting, but their kites are not used anymore. They are in denial.

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Foil SUP / Re: Axis 860 vs 900
« on: February 25, 2021, 04:03:08 AM »
I preferred the 900 over the 860. The HPS foils crush them both.

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Is there even a compelling reason to windfoil over winging?

windsurf foilers can still ride in less wind. They put 8m sails on and beat me.

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Can this be fun without foiling? If so, how much wind would you need?

It can for some people. We had an old guy show up at Kelly Park with a SUP and that stick-on dagger board thing Slingshot is selling. When I saw him setting up his gear, I thought oh no!

Well he proved me wrong. He was sailing all over the place. Going upwind. Having a good time. He came two days in a row. He seemed to be having fun, and making it look fun. For people who want a throwback to the old days. A bit like owning a windsurfer one design and just having fun. With way lighter gear, and way cheaper.

You want enough wind so youíre not holding the weight of the wing with your shoulders/arms. 15 plus I think.

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Wingsurfing, Windfoiling, Wingfoiling, Wing SUP / Re: Axis Foils
« on: February 23, 2021, 06:33:09 AM »
If you make it to the end, flkiter makes an appearance

https://youtu.be/ef0kpjgMTLQ

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Wingsurfing, Windfoiling, Wingfoiling, Wing SUP / Re: F-One Swing
« on: February 22, 2021, 05:37:42 PM »
DW -- can you give us a quick summary or review of the Epic and Cabrinha compared to the Ensis?

The Ensis is still the king of power and draft stability, plus tame handling off nose handle. Plus jump height according to my buddy testing them too. Iíve only jumped the Ensis. I rate the 6m Ensis as a little awkward handling. The other sizes are top rated.

I had a go on the 4m Cabrinha. Not as stable as the Ensis to me, but certainly good enough to recommend, if you want their handles and window. Worth a demo ride if you can get one.

The Epic is still in prototype testing. The 3m I rode was only v1 of that size. I enjoyed it enough to see promise for the brand. It will be awhile before we see all the sizes in production. Only one size is released for production so far.

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Wingsurfing, Windfoiling, Wingfoiling, Wing SUP / Re: F-One Swing
« on: February 22, 2021, 01:23:06 PM »
The new strikes are out in the wild. Any reports yet?? Anyone use one yet?

I had a go on the 4.2m Strike. Modest improvement. Felt like a 3.5m power wise after riding Ensis. That could be good or bad depending on your conditions. The guy who owned it, says it does the Duotone flip upside down when you crash thing. I think Fone fans will like it. Not sure it will wow people to the point they change brands. Iíve ridden a few new wings. The Epic kites 3m. Cabrinhaís new single strut window wing. Everyone has good stuff coming. Cabrinha and Epic have awesome handles.

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Random / Tracking your UPS package NEWS
« on: February 17, 2021, 03:20:55 AM »
Just noticed a super cool UPS feature in their app. FOLLOW MY DELIVERY

They have gone beyond normal tracking, to allow stalking the delivery driver. Awesome when you want to grab your new foil and go ride. I tracked him down yesterday and got my foil early to go winging. Waiting until the end of day for him used to suck.



If you donít already know, all these apps FedEx, UPS, USPS, and DHL, show all inbound packages to your home, without needing a tracking number. There is no need to ask any company to send you a tracking number. Now we need FedEx to allow driver stalking! woohoo.

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Wingsurfing, Windfoiling, Wingfoiling, Wing SUP / Re: Axis Foils
« on: February 16, 2021, 01:38:13 PM »
I had difficulties getting the 880 up in light winds (obviously). Debating whether I should complement my quiver with a 980 or 1050 for my 77kg.
Loved the 980 when I used it a number of times last year but wondering whether the extra surface would come in handy if the characteristics are close to the 980 v2?

All the HPS wings feel the same 880, 930, 980, 1050 as all are v2s.

Only the old 980 v1 feels different. There were never any v1s in the other sizes.

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Wingsurfing, Windfoiling, Wingfoiling, Wing SUP / Re: Moses 950 foil
« on: February 16, 2021, 10:57:29 AM »
Review this afternoon -- Feb. 16/21

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zq39JcUPuY4

Did you see the 940 on Instagram? Looks even better than the 950.

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So I tired it today. On the water itís much easier to do than on the beach. I worked on reducing drag and was hauling ass downwind. Unfortunately my board was also hauling ass at the exact same speed. I gave the board a kick downwind to make it challenging as I crashed to do the test. The beach crew were debating whether I ever gained any ground on the board. Everyone agreed the gap between me and the board stayed constant.


https://www.instagram.com/p/CLVDONgF1MX/?igshid=1wz93klkak31l

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I loved hearing Blatzís windsurfing roots affecting his design choices on handles/booms. Also great to hear windows must return for safety.

Sounds like a brand I can ride and stick with long term. We think alike.

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So today Jacky and my friend Mark tried this. Jacky found it hard to flip the wing up. She put her feet on the leading edge to help flip it. Mark also used his feet to help flip it. Mark said he hauled ass and even found cruising with his feet on the tube easy. Steering very easy too.

I decided to play with my drone instead of riding. My first time owning one. I did lots of epic filming, only to discover a message on the screen, no memory card. Left it in the computer. I grabbed the card from my GoPro and shot a little bit of video near the end of Jackyís session.
https://youtu.be/16-nrCpiVtw

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