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I agree. A new tail for the Ultra would improve it considerably. Something similar to the Kalama E3 would be perfect. I like my Carbon Ultra but it does not get up easily in minimal conditions. Especially with HA foils.

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The Bullet makes sense to me. They should make a full range of Bullet sizes. Forget about racing. I think a lot of people would like a fast cruiser that lifts off easily.  It's a strange-looking board. The shape could use some tweaking to make it more aesthetically pleasing. It looks like it was thrown together in a hurry.

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Thanks DJ.  It's good to see the Kalama boards on display.

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General Discussion / Re: Should this site be renamed the foil zone?
« on: November 29, 2022, 07:13:48 AM »
SUP will never die. It's permanently fixed into the fabric of surfing and as a mode of water travel. People will be enjoying it for centuries to come.

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General Discussion / Re: Should this site be renamed the foil zone?
« on: November 28, 2022, 03:22:49 AM »
I just don't understand why Facebook is so popular. It's just a place to post photos. Impossible to have a conversation of any kind. Comments are very short if there are any at all. You can't search the archives for information. What's the point?

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General Discussion / Re: Should this site be renamed the foil zone?
« on: November 27, 2022, 10:03:18 AM »
But will I still paddle on flat water? Sure, a couple of times a year. Try a foil. If we old farts can do it you can.

I'm 65 and started wing foiling last year. I have to say that once you get past the initial learning period, wing foiling is easier and a lot more fun than SUP surfing. For me anyway.

No more crowded lineups, waiting for waves and/or competing for waves makes it even better. I'll probably be selling my SUP soon to help pay for my foiling habit.

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Wow, looks like you did 50 or more jibes. What was the wind speed and what size wing?

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I'm sold on the 1300 for light wind and long glide.

The Kalama E3 design concept is just what I'm looking for. I don't understand why all the companies aren't going in this direction. Maybe that is just around the corner.

I mainly flatwater wing foil with occasional small swell riding. I'm too old for long ocean downwinders so the E3 wing/SUP boards are probably more suited for what I'm doing. I want a board that gets up on foil as easily as possible.

The E3 downwind boards look intriguing though. I'd love to demo one just to see if I might be missing anything. I don't know if I could go less than 26" wide. I'm sure I could ride the narrower boards but I also want wing foiling to be easy.



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General Discussion / Re: Should this site be renamed the foil zone?
« on: November 24, 2022, 12:41:19 AM »
SUP has run its course. Now it is just another way to surf. It was the novelty and innovation that lead me to SUP in 2013. A decade later, it has all been said. There is nothing left to talk about or think about with paddleboarding.

Foiling has rekindled the stoke I had in the early days of SUP and the early days of windsurfing, snowboarding, and mountain biking. Some people can keep doing one sport their entire lives and that's fine, but I have to keep moving. When the innovation ends, I'm on to the next thing.

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I have been winging on the 1300 and 375p in 5-6mph with a kalama 7'6" displacement hull board. If you really want to unlock the lightest of wind, the long skinny, light board is the key. I way able to butt start it too!

I definitely want that type of board at some point. What is the width and volume of your 7'6?

The Kalama E3 boards look great but I have no idea what size to get. They are also very expensive so I'm taking my time. I'm thinking maybe the 5'2 x 28" 105L or 6'1 x 26" 115L. 

I'm hoping the industry follows the long skinny displacement shape idea. The short/low volume trend is not for me. I want to get up on foil as easily as possible and be able to sail home if the wind drops.


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I'm looking for the ultimate Axis light wind foil for wind in the 6 to 10 mph range. Is anyone out there using the PNG 1300 for wing foiling?

I've been foiling some incredibly light wind with the BSC 1060 and 7m CWC which gets me wondering if another foil like the 1300 might be even better.

Dominic Hoskyns is getting me stoked with his reviews and I'm wondering if others are having the same experience or know of any drawbacks the 1300 might have. Also, what is the top end of its wind range? At what wind speeds does it start to become less usable?


https://youtu.be/xTb7I2DVJNE


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Wingsurfing, Windfoiling, Wingfoiling, Wing SUP / Re: Wing Foil Videos
« on: November 19, 2022, 10:46:13 AM »
Thanks Robert. Awesome swells. Warm water. No crowd. Paradise.  8)

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Wingsurfing, Windfoiling, Wingfoiling, Wing SUP / Re: best packing system?
« on: November 15, 2022, 05:39:03 AM »
Nissan Rogue SUV.  These waterproof duffle bags are great for organizing wings in the back of the car and keeping the dry wings from getting wet when loading up the wet wings after a session. My 6m and 7m each have a bag and the 5m and 4m share one bag.  https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07F2ZYKPS/ref=twister_B095MX4KRF?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1

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Here is the Takoon USA website.  https://us.takoon.com/

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Picked up a 5.5m Takoon V2 while up at the AWSI this year, and love it so much, that I've since bought a 4m and a 7m (to replace my F-One CWC 7m...that I loved, just like the Takoon that much more).

Apparently I'm not the only one loving them...


Are Takoon wings available in the US?  I'm not seeing any for sale online.


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