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Foil SUP / Re: This is why we're doing this:
« on: October 30, 2020, 05:45:44 PM »
Amazing. Thanks for sharing this.

The woman pumping is incredible. That seems like it would take ungodly strength, endurance and absolutely unreal skill to be able to ride swell with no other source of power other than your legs. Does she paddle in or is she towed in?

Also how much are those boards?

Wingsurfing, Windfoiling, Wingfoiling, Wing SUP / Re: Wingfoil Videos
« on: September 17, 2020, 03:03:36 PM »
Awesome content and edit as usual DJ! All your stuff has been inspiring me ever since I joined the Zone several years ago - from the downwinders, to your mellow break, and now your wing videos. Thanks very much.

Anxiously awaiting a downwind wing video from you!

What's your opinion on the boom?

Foil SUP / Re: Progressing from wake foiling to downwind and winging
« on: September 12, 2020, 08:08:06 AM »
You are doing awesome on the foil. I too learned by towing. However behind a jet ski so I didn't get to ride a wake, so envious of your experience.

Dropping down from a 14' to a 6' board would be nearly impossible to stand on your first go in bumpy water. Practice on glassy water. You may fall off a hundred times, but I bet you will be able to stand on it in a day or two.

I predict once you have enough wind and are able to stand up on the board with the wing, you will get up on foil and get rides your first day. Looking forward to that report!

Foil SUP / Re: Progressing from wake foiling to downwind and winging
« on: September 11, 2020, 05:09:15 PM »

Board is too small to sup. Can't standup and paddle. For wing I'm expecting it to be good for beginner. If I could do over would have gotten 125L so I could sup foil in surf also. I decided against it because it's 6" longer for only more 15L which didn't sound like a good tradeoff.

You are not able to stand on it in flat water? What size board do you SUP with?

Foil SUP / Re: Progressing from wake foiling to downwind and winging
« on: September 11, 2020, 12:40:55 PM »
Wow, awesome wake foiling video! I'd do that all day long too! If you haven't done it already, make sure you try foiling on your opposite stance. That will be important for wing foiling. If you really want a challenge, try switching back and forth your stance while on foil. That will give you a big head start when you attempt transitions (jibe, tack).

As far as your progress goes, you just need wind! If you have the luxury, take the advice from an earlier post and go to Rio for a few days. You might need to add a smaller wing though.

You say your board is too small to stand on? Do you mean while trying your wing? I'd say you need at least 10-12 mph to help you stand up.

Wingsurfing, Windfoiling, Wingfoiling, Wing SUP / Wingfoil Videos
« on: September 10, 2020, 12:30:43 AM »
Is there already a thread for wingfoil videos? If not we can start with a bang or a Balz!

Wingsurfing, Windfoiling, Wingfoiling, Wing SUP / Re: Axis Foils
« on: August 31, 2020, 07:21:45 AM »
Sorry, that does get confusing.  Yes, I meant that I would have been getting bucked around on a bigger hydrofoil.

I've been confused by this before. I would propose that we stop using "wing" for the foil and just call it the "foil".

Foil SUP / Re: The gorge / hood river area
« on: August 21, 2020, 06:33:01 PM »
I need to either wear more rubber or wear some kind of windproof shell.

ProMotion ExoSkin top works pretty well for me.

Wingsurfing, Windfoiling, Wingfoiling, Wing SUP / Re: Wing harness?
« on: July 27, 2020, 05:28:39 AM »
Taken from the kite forum thread on the same subject.

Whoa, just received the pricing of 290! Even if you get to deduct 20% for the VAT that's damn steep. They did not give me a shipping quote.

Italian hand made blah blah blah. Are they making it out of Corinthian leather?

Wingsurfing, Windfoiling, Wingfoiling, Wing SUP / Re: Wing harness?
« on: July 26, 2020, 09:57:45 PM »
Taken from the kite forum thread on the same subject.

Classifieds / Re: 3 Axis Wings, 4 Stabilizers
« on: July 24, 2020, 12:19:34 PM »

Can't sleep on the zone. Perfect pricing too with the second stimulus check coming up. Ha ha!


Hah, that's where MY 2.8 went ;D You probably did me favor, the 5.3 and 3.6 pretty much have me covered.

Yes. I felt a bit bad as it would get way more use out there, but after yesterday I don't feel so bad.  ;D Plus I hope to ride it on Lake Ontario and Quebec City where they get huge swells as soon as they open the damn border!

Been following this for over a year. Being a windsurfer, kiter, SUP'er and having added foil to all that, I told myself initially I wouldn't do another damn sport. However, the more I read the more I got swayed. Then once I decided I was all in, paralysis by analysis on which wing to get held me up for at least 2-3 months. Finally decided on the S25 and ordered at the beginning of May but then demand and no supply due to Covid held me up until now.

The 5.3 and 3.6 arrived on Wednesday (had already snagged Bill's 2.8 which arrived on Monday) and Thursday's forecast looked perfect for 5.3! Forecast came through at 15 - 20, rigged up and got everything together and headed out. I realized my helmet was in my jet ski so opened the hatch, the wing flopped up and onto the corner of it and unbelievably tore a hole in the leading edge and bladder before even getting to try it! Gutted.... Rigged the 3.6 and went out and puttered around.

Amazingly the next day it absolutely blasted at 35 in the morning. Wind was supposed to back off so took my time not wanting to get creamed. Rigged the 2.8 and had an awesome hour. Was able to get on foil right away (I have lots of towfoil and kitefoil experience) and blasted upwind. Got to the swelly section of our lake and finally realized a dream of turning down a 3-4' swell and just holding the wing overhead lightly feathering the back hand. Ran out of juice turned back across the swell pulled in the back hand and hunted down the next one. Awesome feeling! Even tried the one hander which was amazing until I tried to regrab the wing and had no idea what I was doing and fell in. Made one jibe attempt and had an awesome carve into it, let go of the back hand, still carving, but again no idea what to do to regrab  so fell inside. Definitely stoked me up and took a lot of the sting off of tearing my 5.3.

I want to thank Dwight (great video instruction), Bill, Admin, OBX Dave (awesome video inspiration), and recently Clay (adding to his already impressive video catalog), as well as so many others who have contributed their stoke, enthusiasm, insight, feedback, and advice to the forum. I appreciate greatly helping me get into another damn sport. Ha ha!

Wingsurfing, Windfoiling, Wingfoiling, Wing SUP / Re: Axis Foils
« on: July 18, 2020, 05:25:17 AM »
Yesterday was so fun.  Awesome overpowered 4.2 for 45 minutes, just right 3.5 for 45 (did my best LE handle riding ever), another half hour of "I'm not rigging again" meltdown.  I never got bucked by the foil.  I was getting trashed by the wing at the end though.  Those were 2.8 moments for me.  I do want to know if the 390 is actually at zero degrees to the fuselage/board.  I don't feel like I am anywhere near a stability limit.  Could it go lower?
Sounds like it was awesome. I just have to chuckle at the sentence in bold. I'm a 30 year windsurfer and 20 year kiter and finally winged for the first time yesterday and it was my most awesome rigging experience ever. Ha ha!

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