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Foil SUP / Early Days & Thoughts On Foiling
« on: January 27, 2020, 10:50:18 PM »
Iíve been out of the water for a couple of weeks due to some back issues. Itís tough to watch some amazing wind and waves and not be out there in the water enjoying them. Sup surf and downwind for many years now and then came foiling. Bam! I havenít been on any board without a foil for almost two years now. They are all collecting dust in the garage.
So whilst killing time out of the water I came across this article on foiling which is from 2001.
I particularly found the quotes from DK. interesting. The first was when he first road the bumps after exiting a wave and continued on for a few hundreds yards and then realized that anything is possible. The second one was when he mentions the possibility of riding swells between the islands. I remember hearing Laird say something similar somewhere. All of this has happened! With record times to boot.
And then there is this inspirational video of Kai from 3 years ago. In it he states something like always been a dream to fly. That did it for me! Iíve been on the same mission only a couple years late and decades older the Kai.I wish more people could enjoy the thrill of flying above the swell for miles and miles at a time. Itís never crowded on downwinders🤙   

I think I spotted the Golden God today in Kihei. I was meeting Kathy for a downwind foil run today. I was early to the start and was checking the wind when I saw a wing dinger flying across Maalaea Bay. I figured it was you Bill as you mentioned you had been flying there as of late. Looked like you were doing really well. I thought maybe you would head downwind if you saw I us paddling but realized you might have finished for the day. Wind was good till we were about a mile away from the mana Kai where It died. Limped in and called for a early pickup from my wife who was waiting for us at andaz. As soon as she showed up the wind cranked up again and made us want to do another run. Tomorrow is another day...

Nah Bill! Your looking at it all wrong.As we get older it gives us the opportunity to relearn things that weíve mastered for years. (Sometimes on a daily basis) Kinda like the movie Groundhog Day with Bill Murray. ;)
Hell, the challenge of getting there is still most of the fun. After that we get bored and move on. Todayís wind promises to be about the same as yesterday. Keep rockin! 🤙

Wingsurfing, Windfoiling, Wingfoiling, Wing SUP / Re: F-One Swing
« on: October 27, 2019, 12:24:53 PM »
Holy she-ot! Is this what people are willing to pay for these?
On another note, the wing carnage has begun on the north shore. A friend who I kite with saw at least 4 wings that got trashed in the surf the other day. Kiters pulled the guys to shore. There will definitely be a few more as people figure out what you can and cannot do with these wings. Winters coming!😎

Random / Re: Yikes it's cold.
« on: October 02, 2019, 03:45:33 PM »
Can't blame Bill if he's heading back to Maui. It's warm and windy here today and surf too!

Sessions / Re: The Cardiff Sessions
« on: September 18, 2019, 03:12:24 PM »
Cardiff, If you want to be challenged bring your sup foil and do a maliko downwinder while your here. I promise you will be challenged.

Wingsurfing, Windfoiling, Wingfoiling, Wing SUP / Re: Why Wings?
« on: September 03, 2019, 12:48:53 PM »
That is Kathy's old board.

Foil SUP / Re: GoFoil 1.5 Release
« on: August 28, 2019, 08:02:59 AM »
Iím in for 1.5lbs. at that price.

Gear Talk / Re: PolarBear Coolers on sale
« on: August 03, 2019, 10:55:15 PM »
Yep, been using these for years and very pleased with their performance. Great for trips to the beach but most importantly trips to Costco.Can put the milk and meats and even ice cream in it and stays cold till we get home to refrigerate.

Downwind and Racing / Re: Molokai to Oahu Race 2019
« on: July 29, 2019, 08:57:04 AM »
Congratulations Robert!

Foil SUP / Re: GoFoil 1.5 Release
« on: July 20, 2019, 09:49:34 AM »
I donít have Facebook but watch all of Jeremyís videos on Instagram. His rear foot is noticeably further back on the board now in the latest video (almost off the board) than in vide of a year ago when riding the 200. Could it be the newer High aspect wings ride better with more weight on rear foot?
Tried posting screenshots but couldnít do it.  :-\

Foil SUP / Re: Ghetto Foil
« on: June 27, 2019, 03:33:04 PM »
I did something similar about 2 years ago. I took the 5'8" sushi board and mounted my kite foil to it. I put an aluminum plate on both the top and bottom of the board. It worked, but it felt a little too flexy am I liking and it was also heavy even with using aluminum.

Random / Re: CNC Router for less than $200
« on: June 27, 2019, 03:25:17 PM »
Jeeze that seems cheap. Appears new too. Will you be able to make some wings with this setup? If so I want one.

Foil SUP / Re: Next Level Foiling with Small Tail
« on: June 18, 2019, 06:58:08 PM »
Iíve seen a few here who have cut down the Maliko tails while using the larger front wings. I think it may make the foil feel looser and a bit easier to pump. Maybe a little less lift in the trade off.
Beasho, you need to visit here and work on turning the 10min. of flight time into 10 miles. Iím making some progress. Fell twice (yard sales) and came off foil about five more times. Still got a ways to go but if it were easy, everyone would be doing it. Iím hooked!

Foil SUP / Re: Any info on new GoFoil Wings
« on: June 01, 2019, 10:07:37 AM »
Just finished my 41.5" wide higher aspect wing.  It has a very slight dihedral, starting at the root which gently bends, gently, almost flat, to anhedral and only dips down to pronounced anhedral in the last 4 inches , nearer to the wing tip.  Used 1.5 degrees of washout.   As that video shows, there does not seem to be any difficulty in bank turns.  I also do not realize any drop during turns.  I'm happy as well as the guys who have tried the new GL wing.  Maybe GL stands for Gull wing?  BTW-  That video is frickin amazing!
Could you post some pics. of your wing and give an update on how it rides?

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