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Wingsurfing, Windfoiling, Wingfoiling, Wing SUP / Re: Swing V2
« on: April 12, 2021, 06:16:58 PM »
Curious to hear what the differences are between the 2 wings.

One aspect I've seen coming up in reviews is the leap in upwind performance in the Strike.

They've singled out the Strike 6M saying:

6m has a completely different design and concept from the other sizes and is dedicated to light wind

I haven't seen one anywhere nor did I hear about anyone put that claim to the test

Gear Talk / Re: Gearing up on fins
« on: April 03, 2021, 09:01:21 AM »
What does that fin set up do that a single fin doesn't. Very curious.

You're getting the added stability and drive of a longer base fin with turning ability of a short base fin.

Gear Talk / Re: Gearing up on fins
« on: April 01, 2021, 05:41:40 PM »
Had one of the best runs on that specific course the other day. Bumpy and Humpy worked really well on the Maliko for the conditions.

SUP General / Re: Fun for the whole Family.... even the Foil Crew!
« on: March 31, 2021, 06:50:15 PM »
That was fun creek!

If itís just a matter of thickness you could easily address it by sanding the base.
Itís better a base too thick than thin.

Gear Talk / Re: Replacement Neoprene Rail Handle (for NSP Ninja)
« on: March 20, 2021, 01:07:49 PM »
Try the handles from NSI
I bought some without the adhesive base for a lot cheaper but can't find it on their website, maybe try calling them.

Gear Talk / Re: Price of paddles justified?
« on: March 20, 2021, 06:19:26 AM »
^True dat! The market could have benefited from a tinkerer minds such as yours.

There is a sweet spot for high end paddles with comfortable enough margins to keep dealers happy... $400 sounds about right
especially in light of the prices Black Project sells their fins with a 7x markup.

Gear Talk / Re: Price of paddles justified?
« on: March 19, 2021, 04:31:11 PM »
Lane makes one hell of a blade.

Nice plug for the KeNalu Bill. I too consider my Mana as one of my favorites.

I still hold firm that prices are too high considering production costs. Take for example Werner Rip-Stick. One of the best surf paddles on the market.
Super solid American made lightweight construction for a bargain price of $324 :o I got one from a dealer for a cool $300. Somewhere in there there was still a room for profit.

I'm glad someone brought that subject up, prices have gone out of control! I work closely with some of the players in the market and have a good idea about production quality/cost.
You could mark up 5x a good quality paddle and still won't end up at $600. somewhere in there there are at least $200 of BS fee.

@Dusk Patrol, It may be a coincidence but this is the 3rd time I hear someone complaining about this new trend from Black Project in past few days.

SUP General / Re: Is there SUP Surf life after 70?
« on: March 19, 2021, 06:47:41 AM »
Congrats creek. Still going strong! Nice edit 8)

Gear Talk / Re: Price of paddles justified?
« on: March 18, 2021, 02:39:45 PM »
To put it simply, If you know where to look you could find the same paddle for about $100.
The only "Revolutionary" thing about this paddle is its price, and not in a good way.

Their marketing is very effective and many fall for this hoax.

Having produced few custom paddles for my self with better materials I can tell you that the cost
of producing high-end paddles is not that expensive to justify such prices.

Gear Talk / Re: Experience with Yakima SupDawg?
« on: March 18, 2021, 01:48:56 PM »
I had both the SupDawg and the Thule SUP Taxi XT and while decent products for the most part had flaws and failed in a little more demanding cases.
I did experience loose straps when carrying my big board in windy days and in highway speeds for long periods.

I ended up buying LockRack With the exception of snowy conditions, these racks are superior to previously mentioned products in every way.
I often carry two 17 foot long fat boards in highway speeds on extremely windy days.

This product has yet to fail me and it is far more convenient to operate as well. It also removes the rail pressure involved with straps thus preventing pressure dings on your boards.

Hope that helps. Happy tripping :)

I also found this $39 keel fin for consideration...

If you're going for junk, you can go much cheaper.
If your fin does something similar to the picture below that's not a good thing...

bigger fin = more stability?

Larger surface area and then depth are the metrics to go by in that order. More surface area will help you remove some of the wobble over the standard fin
while overall faster due-to its shallower template and larger base.

The Larry Allison Dolphin keel is a very popular race fin for many folks transitioning to a narrower race boards:

Another option would be the Larry Allison Hybrid fin:

This fin is not as fast but would be more stable due to its template with a lot more surface area in the tip. More affordable as well.

With enough practice you'll get there. Get your self a good fin in mean time, it might help with easing you into it.

Gear Talk / Re: Volume Question for 85kg paddler
« on: March 04, 2021, 07:25:40 AM »
in practicality this board is as good as a 300+ liter board as long as the cockpit is not full of water (a temporary puddle does not count much)
The benefit of the dugout is that you're standing closer to the water and the fact that it takes less material to build the board which translate to weight savings.

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