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Wingsurfing, Windfoiling, Wingfoiling, Wing SUP / Re: Axis Foils
« on: March 28, 2021, 01:25:50 PM »
Thank for the mast size advice.

Now I wonder which black series front wing I should get being around 86/87kg (190lb) if I wanted to try the HS series . . . would the 980 work in less than 15 knots of wind?

I know Axis also has the BSC wings but I do not think I have seen much written about them. I mostly ride in ocean chop though we do get good wind driven swell on the right tides and when it has been quite windy.

I have only ridden the Moses 1100 (2100cm2) at this stage. I can gybe and tack now and although I think it has made my learning easy, I am looking for what to go to next.

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Wingsurfing, Windfoiling, Wingfoiling, Wing SUP / Re: Axis Foils
« on: March 28, 2021, 04:24:30 AM »
I have been looking at the new HS wings and wondering if anyone uses the 960cm carbon mast for winging? Or is the 860 or 760 preferred?



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I can relate to what you all are saying.

I am only about 3 and a half months into winging but have noticed that my body is coping better with the increased stresses as my technique has improved. Kitefoiling seems low load bearing by comparison due to harness use.

The only part that concerns me a bit is my hands, slight swelling of the main finger joints. Admittedly, this is after a number of sessions in a row and may come down to overuse of an older body. I have not found any way of preventing it from happening but it does not really bother me when I am on the water. I try not to do really long hauls upwind.

At this stage, I do not use straps or a harness.


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Wingsurfing, Windfoiling, Wingfoiling, Wing SUP / Re: Wing Foil Videos
« on: December 16, 2020, 05:55:49 PM »
So a backwinded 360, and what I labeled the Dwight 360, and now what I just saw in this video.

so where can I find the Dwight 360 :)

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Just looking for some advice on the best way to fold and pack the wings after a session . . . once they have dried.

At the moment, I start from each wingtip folding parallel to the centre strut and then fold three times from the tip of the strut to the centre of the LE

I saw a vid of Balz that does it differently by folding wing in half then folding from each wingtip folding parallel to the centre strut.

How are you guys doing it?

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Dwight ... can you please share a pic of the harness line setup on your ENSIS and also what sort of harness hook setup you use?


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Wingsurfing, Windfoiling, Wingfoiling, Wing SUP / Re: wrist leash
« on: December 04, 2020, 02:05:03 AM »

So I removed the extension on the 4.5 leash and all worked well today.

Perhaps on the 5.2, I may need to add a short extension but will try the standard leash without extension first. I think it has stretched a bit from new anyway.


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Wingsurfing, Windfoiling, Wingfoiling, Wing SUP / Re: wrist leash
« on: December 03, 2020, 04:02:25 PM »

Will try without the extension on the 4.5 and see how it goes. Thought it would be too much of a stretch.

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Wingsurfing, Windfoiling, Wingfoiling, Wing SUP / Re: Ensis Wings
« on: December 03, 2020, 03:33:12 PM »

I now have an ENSIS quiver that started with the 5.2 and 3.5 and have since added the 4.5 and 2.5

Wings that have a lot of power at their bottom end when compared to my friend (same weight and gear) using Echos but just an observation as I have never used the Echos so someone who has used both could make a more informed comment on this.

Used the 2.5 yesterday. It is amazingly powerful/efficient and there seems little chance of catching the wingtips on the water compared to the 3.5 as it has much less wingspan.

It says 25+ knots wind range but I feel it needs much less than that to get the W1100 Moses wing up and flying and having fun for an 87kg/110L board.

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Wingsurfing, Windfoiling, Wingfoiling, Wing SUP / wrist leash
« on: December 03, 2020, 03:20:14 PM »
I have read a lot of material on the forum regarding wrist leashes.

I have found that the ENSIS wrist leash (with extension part for 4.5 and 5.2) gets in my way when doing tacks on one particular side and so was looking for a better solution.

I found a video that Dwight did where he modified the creatures of leisure coil leash.

Can I ask if when it comes to wrist leashes, people have generally opted for a coil leash?


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We have been having winds where I have been very powered with the 3.5 Ensis so I decided to swap out the 483 stabiliser with the 421 stabiliser to see what difference it would make. (note I do not like the 483 for kitefoiling but it seemed to match up nicely with the W1100 for learning to wing).

It seems to loosen up the ride and allows the W1100 to turn easier. Feels easier to get the pumping action but not sure I was getting any more forward drive but then I am new to this and suck at pumping.

Was wondering if anyone else has any experience to share in this area.

Our water surface is wind blown swells in a large bay so depends on tides, wind strength, how long it has been blowing and also the wind direction as to how good and rideable the swells get.


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Wingsurfing, Windfoiling, Wingfoiling, Wing SUP / Re: Ensis Wings
« on: November 18, 2020, 12:24:27 PM »

The wing part looks great. The backs of my knuckles started bleeding though just looking at those handles, way too close to the strut. Looks like a relatively easy short boom mod.

Mine definitely would, I'd get a dark color like this one so the blood won't show.
Next wings will be something I don't have to mod right out of the box.


hi all . . . I am new and have been trying to get on the forum for a long while . . . thanks to Dwight's hint, I am here after just a few hours :)

I have had the ENSIS wings since September I think and thought the same as you regarding the knuckles. However when you have power in the wing, the handles do not sit close to the strut is what I have found . . . and the knuckles are clear of the strut.

I am 86kg and started with the 5.2 and 3.5 (love it). Although the gap is fine, I have a 4.5 arriving today or tomorrow and a 2.5 on order. I have not used any other wings so can't compare directly though they seem to be powerful for their size.

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