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General Discussion / Re: Dakine Peahi 12' big wave leash
« on: February 03, 2020, 11:00:28 PM »

General Discussion / Re: Dakine Peahi 12' big wave leash
« on: February 03, 2020, 09:14:35 PM »
Last swim in was because my leashlok waist leash failed at the place where the fitting enters the waist belt (same setup as you).  If you're serious about leash integrity, learn to hand-tie.  It's essentially a double sheet bend knot from parachute cord to the leash cord.  That's how I fixed my waist leash and it's going strong now.  I could post a picture of the knot I used if you wish

Foil SUP / Re: Foiling Perfection
« on: January 28, 2020, 08:35:05 AM »
Haha, one of my buddies texted me on Saturday morning from the cliffs overlooking that break - "I just saw a guy on a foil grab a wave at middles and ride it all the way to the beach!"

You better believe people are taking notice.  Luckily there is still a ton of room on the shoulder...

Foil SUP / It could be your board!
« on: January 27, 2020, 10:09:51 AM »
My 7íx29Ēx120L foil specific SUP board is in my garage drying out prior to a repair.  Iíve been borrowing a prone board from my buddy.  Wow, prone has NOT been an easy transition.  I finally caught a wave, stood up, and foiled after about 10 sessions of failure.  Iíve been wanting to learn, so I promised myself I wouldnít SUPfoil until I learned - thatís the only way I made it through 10 awful sessionsÖ  Anyway, I decided to celebrate my recent success by taking out my old converted foil SUP.

HOLY CRAP - it rides so poorly!  I canít believe I ever learned to foil on this thing.  It is a converted 8í5Ēx29Ēx120L starboard SUP with a Tuttle installed.  Comparing directly to my foil specific board, it is super slow to paddle, balances way worse, hard to turn to catch a wave, really hard to get out of the water, and has so much swing weight that turning the foil on the wave is a bear.  And not only that, it is noticeably slower in a straight line even with the GL210 (?!?).

Iím still not rushing the repair because I want to get some more sessions prone foiling.  My motivation to keep proning is even higher now since thereís no way Iíll go back out on my old converted board.  So if you're hitting a wall with your foiling, the board could be a part of the issue.

Classifieds / Re: Naish 8'8" x 32" x32LE full carbon
« on: January 27, 2020, 10:07:26 AM »
sold!  thanks guys

Foil SUP / Re: GoFoil GL140
« on: January 21, 2020, 11:54:24 AM »
What tail are folks liking with the GL140?  Seems small for SUP, but I'm thinking about it for the sessions where a steep drop is necessary

Classifieds / WTB - GoFoil GL180 front wing, ~45L foil-surf board
« on: January 17, 2020, 11:15:50 PM »
The title says it all.  Longshot, I know, but who knows.

Sorry, not in the market.  But what is the tail handle on the JL?  Looks like something I want

Classifieds / Re: GoFoil Carbon Tuttle adapter plate
« on: January 17, 2020, 11:07:29 PM »
I'll buy this from you, sending a pm now

Foil SUP / Re: Divinycell PVC Foam Block
« on: January 15, 2020, 09:02:03 AM »
wow!  I'm surprised about that.  That gives an indication of gofoil's market share (given that they are only tuttle) - at least among Dwight's customers

Foil SUP / Re: Technique question - slowing down?
« on: January 09, 2020, 09:51:43 PM »
I've had good luck turning down into the flats, just past straight on the wave, and then carrying that momentum into a bottom turn back into the top of the wave.  Like a mini cutback where you never actually turn all the way back towards the foamball.  The flat at the bottom or in front of the wave has no power at all for a foil so its a good place to slow down if you need to "stall"

Foil SUP / Re: Foil effect on board stability..
« on: January 06, 2020, 03:32:52 PM »
Such an interesting topic.  I am partway through an engineering analysis of this exact topic.  I'm not ready to post conclusive numbers yet, but here is what I am finding:
1) Adding a foil slightly REDUCES the righting-moment of the craft
     -when the board tips to one side, the foil goes the other way, adding buoyancy to the high side that wouldn't have been there without the foil.
2) Adding a foil greatly REDUCES the reaction speed necessary to stabilize the craft
     -the mast and wings have a huge moment arm and lots of viscous drag which combine to slow down any tipping motions and give the human time to react.

I have a solid model of a board with and without a wing, and am working on deriving the righting-moment in both cases. 

Foil SUP / Re: First Foil Setup Thoughts
« on: January 02, 2020, 11:10:27 PM »
In terms of the board size, everything is a tradeoff.  You might be happier with a little bit bigger board to get into waves earlier and with less effort.  You might be happier with a shorter and lighter board to reduce swing-weight for turning and pumping.   I think the decision does depend a bit on the waves you will be surfing and what you want to do with them.  If the waves are fast-moving, you really want size (paddling speed) to avoid having to make a critical late drop which is super tough on a foil SUP.  But it sounds like you're dealing with slow-moving waves, so perhaps going as small as you can is the right call.

I will say that board shapes have been improving really fast, and the Jimmy Lewis flying V seems a few steps behind what I'm seeing coming out.  I haven't ridden a lot of boards, so maybe chat with someone who has. 

I'm on the fence about the foil setup.  I spent a lot of time on the M200/IWA combo and they are awesome.  As you progress you are going to want to move to the GL series.  So depending on your attitude, you might want to just skip that step and go straight there.  It'll be a little bit longer learning curve though.

Foil SUP / Re: Short standup boards - whatís out there?
« on: December 29, 2019, 10:18:22 PM »
Those new production Kalama E2 boards look amazing, I'm surprised we haven't seen a first-hand ride report here yet.

Foil SUP / Re: What legrope for foiling
« on: December 29, 2019, 05:00:48 PM »
I am completely sold on a waist leash.  I'm using a leashlok waist leash, but it looks like it is no longer available.  I was swapping out the leash portion using an Allen wrench, but the waist attachment eventually broke off and now I'm using a hand tied connection to the leash on the waist end.  Happy to share the details of how to do this.

Anyway, I use a leash that is pretty short but also super thick. I like the dakine big wave leash cut to about 7ft so it doesn't tangle in the foil.  Even in the big waves, the pull on a waist leash is no problem

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