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Prone Foiling, Surf foiling, Pump Foiling / Re: Swim Missiles
« on: May 31, 2023, 05:49:30 PM »
Any updates now that the wind has come back? Have you taken them out into some bumps?

I proned my 7'6" DW sup on a tiny glassy day and was able to catch the smallest non breaking waves. Pretty fun!

Prone Foiling, Surf foiling, Pump Foiling / Re: Swim Missiles
« on: May 17, 2023, 12:39:56 PM »
Day 1 and you already have your mast slammed to the front. I like your style, haha.

Also planning on being out there second week of July.  Looking forward to getting passed by some swim missiles!

Wingsurfing, Windfoiling, Wingfoiling, Wing SUP / Knee starts
« on: April 11, 2023, 04:32:42 PM »
curious how everyone starts on their smaller boards.  I posted the vid below on how I start

then a buddy posted his version, which I like the looks of, but have yet to actually try

anyone do it differently or have a "better" way to start?

Classifieds / Re: F-one Strike CWC 6m
« on: March 03, 2023, 04:26:55 PM »
what did you use on the front handle to stiffen it up?

Unlike the Naish board, the new Kalama requires the Axis mast plate to be all the way forward for equal foot pressure. I'm using a single extra-long front foot strap set all the way forward.

Strap all the way forward? try moving front strap back, you're on a SUP you should have room to play around a bit. bring your front foot closer to foil if you can't bring foil closer to front foot

Foil SUP / Re: Foil Math Wave Size = 2X + 1 and Big Waves
« on: January 30, 2023, 03:30:30 PM »
think of how much weight you could have gotten rid of with a small tow board/foil setup though.

Wingsurfing, Windfoiling, Wingfoiling, Wing SUP / Re: Axis Hybrid boards
« on: January 25, 2023, 04:22:10 PM »
In other words, narrower is better, if you can control it (balance, etc)

Turtle Bay, Oahu

can wing next to hotel, or just down the road in either direction are some other options, just lighter winds than Maui

Random / Re: Electric Surf Vehicles in 2020
« on: December 12, 2022, 12:08:06 PM »
Pono do you have any problems with your batteries if your car sits for 6mo without use?

Please ask KW why the leading edge handle on the unit's is so wimpy. Even the new "beefed up" version is wimpy, soft, and flexy. Makes controlling the wing while riding waves or downwinding way way harder. Amazing wings otherwise, but what were/are they thinking with that luff handle?

Wingsurfing, Windfoiling, Wingfoiling, Wing SUP / Re: best packing system?
« on: November 15, 2022, 12:05:30 PM »
In a ridiculous turn of events, Diane is replacing her Chevy Volt with a new Model Y, and I'm getting the hand-me-down. I'm going to sell the van (it's worth more) and switch to the Volt.

Sell the van for a case of beer???

Prone Foiling, Surf foiling, Pump Foiling / Re: Swim Missiles
« on: October 21, 2022, 03:56:19 PM »

I am super impressed by what everyone is doing with foils these days and I have enjoyed seeing the progress on all of those purpose built designs.  I am approaching this from a perspective of swimming, prone paddleboarding and bump chasing.  A set of arms and a wind generated Gorge swell is pretty well the lowest power scenario I know of for bump catching or foiling.  Yes, in my dreams, these are massive foilers and swell missiles, but in reality I will be stoked with much more mundane pleasures.  Anyone who has experienced a whipped up Gorge knows that just being out there is magical.  I have been missing that.  The process of getting geared up for a reentry has me fully juiced.  That alone is worth the price of admission.

This whole project sounds fun. Haha next summer Admin is going to be doing Swim Missile tours in the Gorge.  I'd sign up for a session. 
Stoked for you. You'll prob need to go to Maui and do some Maliko testing with Pono this winter.

Wingsurfing, Windfoiling, Wingfoiling, Wing SUP / Re: Axis advance fuses
« on: September 10, 2022, 09:56:23 AM »
Yeah I've been enjoying the 999 with the silly short advanced fuse and 300 tail. Only problem I have is I've run out of room in my boxes. Guess I just love front foot pressure...

Classifieds / Re: Wingfoil Stuff For Sale:
« on: September 02, 2022, 04:32:21 PM »
pm sent

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