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Messages - Julie_Scheyer

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Wingsurfing, Windfoiling, Wingfoiling, Wing SUP / Re: Wing Size???
« on: August 11, 2019, 08:43:55 AM »
Dwight you donít need to add anything you can adjust the boom a couple clicks.  I can do it in the water sitting down.  The on the fly is nice but not necessary

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Wingsurfing, Windfoiling, Wingfoiling, Wing SUP / Re: Wing Size???
« on: August 11, 2019, 08:19:27 AM »
The boom does not feel floppy, the boom is rigid.  The wing has less tension on purpose, so is that what you mean to feel floppy?  Like a boat spinnaker when it has wind in it, then it feel stable.  This is maybe more advanced techniques to try when you have good wing control and want to dial in more precise control.

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Wingsurfing, Windfoiling, Wingfoiling, Wing SUP / Re: Wing Size???
« on: August 11, 2019, 07:36:29 AM »
In rough conditions at the hatchery I was using my 2m and was able to extend the boom out to flatten the wing.  The boom allows me to adjust the wing tension.  I need it flatter going upwind also, so with a new adjuster I have, I can go upwind with a flatter wing and then when I want to go downwind, I can ďbag outĒ the wing to be full, kinda like a spinnaker and get more power while Iím flying. Also in high winds the boom has less flex than a strut and you donít have to think where to place your hand.  You can schooch it left and right as needed without un-gripping.  Windy Wednesday if I had to let go at all it was crazy wild so was moving my hands without releasing them
 
Then when I had enough survival 2m, I let Ken use it and be used it with the boom set mid range and in the end it got so windy he extended the boom
All the way out too.

There is a reason windsurfers use booms and it is very safe and you have more control and adjustments.  They wonít ding your board that was a ridiculous thing for someone to say who has been using booms his whole life :) the reason other brands donít have them is Ken has been riding his wings for a lot longer than other brands and had time to design them.  Handles are quick and simple and cheap to manufacture.  No special molded parts either.
 

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Wingsurfing, Windfoiling, Wingfoiling, Wing SUP / Re: Waterstarts
« on: August 07, 2019, 05:57:34 AM »
Hereís sky water starting without straps on the board in waves from my iPhone

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Wingsurfing, Windfoiling, Wingfoiling, Wing SUP / Re: Waterstarts
« on: August 07, 2019, 05:54:31 AM »

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I had a blast at the hatchery riding up and down to swell on a 2m fully depowered as much as I could out haul it!   Ken was on a 3m because we only had one 2m here. I didnít want to stop, it was kamikaze downwind flying fun.  I felt like a bird.  People donít understand the joy of flying with the wave power straight downwind.  I can turn, sure and ride river ďwavesĒ (I am from Maui) but this is a different thrill.  However, my nose is awful.  2 days and I canít breathe and canít sleep.  Any advice?  I forgot how bad it can get.

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Admin.  I canít post photos it times out.  I can post Instagram links only.  Maybe there are better products, I use a hydrofoil so donít know


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Wingsurfing, Windfoiling, Wingfoiling, Wing SUP / Drift stopper for SUP
« on: August 07, 2019, 04:55:23 AM »
This may be helpful for the people who donít want to use a hydrofoil but stay up wind easier.  Iím really not trying to sell this, Iím just trying to be helpful

For people who want to use the Foil Wing on a SUP board:
https://shop.duotonesports.com/en-gb/add-on-drift-stopper-14200--8010

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Wingsurfing, Windfoiling, Wingfoiling, Wing SUP / Re: Window or Not???
« on: August 07, 2019, 04:46:49 AM »
@admin, that photo of the Duotone your posted  from Mac kiteboarding was a prototype sample sent to them early, and the windows are bigger now.  I was looking at that photo confused why it seemed smaller.

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Wingsurfing, Windfoiling, Wingfoiling, Wing SUP / Re: Wing Size???
« on: August 07, 2019, 04:31:49 AM »
In your conditions a 5m seems best for you for sure. 

Dwight though, I would say you really need to try an actual Foilwing.  And I just read you have one :)

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Wingsurfing, Windfoiling, Wingfoiling, Wing SUP / Re: Window or Not???
« on: August 07, 2019, 04:26:36 AM »
Hereís a video with my chest mount and shows how I use them riding I can keep the wing powered and see and not have to raise it overhead.   


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Wingsurfing, Windfoiling, Wingfoiling, Wing SUP / Re: Window or Not???
« on: August 07, 2019, 04:19:19 AM »
Iím using my Windows

 

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Wingsurfing, Windfoiling, Wingfoiling, Wing SUP / Re: Wing Size???
« on: August 06, 2019, 09:43:13 PM »
I think windows are really important, so get the slingwing then. Some beginners donít understand how to use the windows but when you get more dialed in you will use them.

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Wingsurfing, Windfoiling, Wingfoiling, Wing SUP / Re: Waves
« on: August 03, 2019, 11:28:36 AM »

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I got towed behind a jetski twice with just a hydrofoil.  The objective of that was to learn where to have my feet positioned. Once you know the position itís easy in my opinion.  I had a line on the board where to plant my feet.  I had gear that my husband designed and knee it would be the perfect size for me.  I saw others struggle with not the best hydrofoil setups for their weight and level.  I think thatís the biggest disadvantage for never foiling is you can have gear that doesnít work for you even if it works for someone else. 

Alan Cadiz HST Maui teaches lessons with a 200 L windsurf board and then after wing control moves them to a 15inch hydrofoil mast so you donít fall when the foil lifts out of the water.  I think lessons would be a big saver of time and energy.

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