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Classifieds / 4 meter duotone with boom $700
« on: February 26, 2020, 11:11:25 AM »
My buddy bought a 4 meter duotone and tried to use it once, he's a big guy so needs a bigger wing. Like new, located in South Florida. I'll be up in Cocoa in 2 weeks and can drop it on the way if needed.

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Wingsurfing, Windfoiling, Wingfoiling, Wing SUP / Re: Used Foil Board???
« on: February 25, 2020, 08:53:04 AM »
I use the 6'6" outwit in one of my schools and it works great for teaching wing. The 2020 stuff will be out soon and you'll get even better deals on the strut that's out now. For your size, you can go with the smaller size than the 6'6". The Axis 1020 is great for learning also. I use those and Neil Pryde large wings.

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Foil SUP / Re: Bump Cap - less kooky foil head protection
« on: February 23, 2020, 04:44:20 AM »
I can't picture that bump cap staying on after a wave takes you out. I might be wrong but, I've felt my helmet try to lift off my head several times after crashes and waves coming from behind after a crash.

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Your foil sup with the foil attached is going to track way better than a sup with a fin. If you're kneeling then you'll want to be closer to the tail of the board so when your wing pulls, the board will ride flat on the water and so when you stand up, you don't stuff the nose. Don't worry about foiling, you'll have to pump the board or the wing hard to get on foil with the size board you have so just give it a go and get comfortable riding the sup foil board around with the wing. Once you're staying up wind on your knees, then work on staying up wind on your feet and then attempt to foil.

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Starting to get my dealer pricing on the new wings and I'm not seeing any decrease in prices, more of an increase if anything. Plus I'm sure they'll use the virus as an excuse to raise prices

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Wingsurfing, Windfoiling, Wingfoiling, Wing SUP / Re: Wing window thread
« on: February 17, 2020, 03:43:36 PM »
Naish looks like a copy also of F1 also. I think a lot the industry held back and now that they see mostly positive feedback from F1, they're putting their version of it out. Took so long to get the F1's so hopefully these new models will be available before 2021.

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Foil SUP / Foil race Cocoa Beach Florida March
« on: February 17, 2020, 02:11:32 PM »
https://goodbreezekiteboarding.com/foil-surf-racing-league/
Going to be a pump fest for the prone guys but for the sup guys it'll be a mix of foiling the wave and then paddle the rest if you come off the wave. Should be a good time and Cocoa never disappoints on conditions.

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Foil SUP / Re: Bump Cap - less kooky foil head protection
« on: February 14, 2020, 11:18:42 AM »
I ride all types of foil sport and I can't stress the importance of a helmet. One with ear protection is even better. I had a buddy blow an ear drum out while falling from a wave and I've been cut by foils a bunch even in the face. Now it's helmet with ear protection and I wear a hat under it to add extra protection with the visor. It's bad enough getting hit with a 18 liter kite foil board, you're going to be lucky to survive a sup. 

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https://www.supsurfmachines.com/
Dwight's on the forum. His boards are game changers.

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I've ridden the 5'10", I much prefer my 5'1" DW board over it. Same volume but smaller. The F1 was balanced and took off from the water quickly but for the liters, it could of been way smaller but, you can probly prone it if you wanted to. The track placement required you were way to the tail to get flight so that left ya with a lot of nose while riding. Made me feel like I was winging a sup foil. I did try it at a demo and most first time riders were able to get up and ride on it. It's hard for the production companies to be a head of the custom made boards so for a production board designed for people getting into to wing sport, it was very good. Should come with the strap options for sure for the price they're asking.
I've found a few companies have been running just a limited number of boards at a time since the designs and trends are changing so rapidly.

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I'll try to get video shot this week with instructional on the tack. The basics are send the wing first. To do this with the F1 push your back hand away and the wing will turn and want to fly over your head. As it goes over your head watch it and your body will follow. Then you can pull in to switch hands which will give you some pull to ride away with. Pumping the board will help if you start to stall. Go into the trick not too fast, speed isn't too important but having the board level will allow the foil to pivot into the new direction and the foil being flat will keep you on foil. If you're going really fast, it's harder to change that momentum to a new direction. Don't throw the wing too fast ether, it'll swing over and then want to pull you down wind and stall you, pulling you off the board. If you kite foil, it's the same concept, let the wing glide over producing lift.
Coming out of the turn, pulling the rear hand to your rear hip will also stabilize and push you forward. Let me know if you have any questions and thank you OBXDave for the vids you posted, it helped me start going for it.

For the 360, watch the gong video how to. When you stall the wing by touching water with the tip, just keep looking in the direction you want to go past the wing. It might feel like you're never going to pass but, you will eventually. Don't look at the wing and once you get past the wing it'll catch wind and pull you around.

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I heard from a buddy that works for F1 that the yellow ones where made for promo use for team riders and then dealers wanted them so F1 ended up producing a few and had to add them to the website. The orange models were the intentional design for public release.

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I was thinking of going to a low volume board. I'm on a DW 90 liter wing board. After an awesome day riding yesterday and saying "just one more sesh" I ended up about a half mile off shore when the wind switch direction and dropped off. Lucky I was able to still stand on the board and sail in slowly. Unless I move to Maui, I'll be keeping with high liter boards. I don't see any performance negatives with some extra liters under you. DW's design is way a head of the industry.

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Wingsurfing, Windfoiling, Wingfoiling, Wing SUP / Re: Axis Foils
« on: February 03, 2020, 06:56:58 AM »
I'm hooked on the 1010, speed of the 1000 and pump pattern and glides of the 1020. Needs a little more speed than the 1020 but if you pump quickly, it'll pop right up onto foil. The 460 rear speeds it up onto foil faster than a 370 rear. Took a little practice to not pump as much as the 1000 and trust that it would keep gliding. Was getting doubles with the 1000 now triples are easy and if the waves line up, no limit. I was on a ultra short fuselage but, I'll test it on a short fuselage soon to see if the glide is better. Found the glide allowed me to rest more between pumps and glide over income swell easily to get the next wave.

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 You're right with the 360, I'd be happy with getting out on the toe side of it to begin with tho. Going from heal to toe wasn't that bad. Felt weird to go into it but then I realized I should of went for it sooner. Hopefully cleaner winds for me tomorrow so I can nail these tricks.

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