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Many thanks SanoSlatchSup and Pono Bill! Your answers address my two main concerns - accidentally punching a hole in my brand new board and parts seizing. I have a slingshot fsup foil mount plate so after more googling it sounds like m8 25mm will work but will definitely use PonoBillís method to ensure they donít poke through.

Hi Robert,
Thanks for the quick response. This isnít quite what I am looking for. I have an easy foiler board and want to attached a plate mount foil to it. What hardware do I need for connecting it to the tracks?

Totally noobie question. I purchased a blue planet easy foiler, but canít find anything online about what size hardware I need to mount my foil to it? M8 or M6? What length bolts?

Thanks for sharing. I am up in the bay area. From the description and from what I have learned on this thread, I think I need a wider board with more volume. Thanks!

Thanks everyone for the the helpful advice! This is such a great forum!

Like GL mentioned, I don't want to struggle with the board either. My regular sup board is a 10' x30" x 4" Naish Hokua which is great in all conditions for my height and weight. From what I have read below, it seems the blue planet 8' or the Jimmy Lewis 7'11 would be a good fit. The board Max mentioned sounds interesting as well. Will need to look into that one too.

Thanks Supkailua for all the tips. I will definitely take it slow, start on the beach and then move to working on going upwind without the foil and then gradually work to get up on it.

I am looking for a foil SUP to go with a duotone 5m foil wing and an 84cm sling wing foil I bought. I am 6'2', 205 pounds. I have no foiling experience, just 10 years of SUP experience. I would like to start with wingfoiling before venturing into the surf.

After speaking to a few knowledgable people about foiling, it sounds like I should buy a longer (7'6"+) and higher volume (160+) board to shorten the learning curve. Besides the Jimmy Lewis Flying V (7'11" 180L), what other boards fit this spec and have a plate mount for the foil?

Travel, Trips, Destinations / Re: Planning a trip to Sydney in June
« on: April 16, 2012, 02:08:31 PM »
Thanks Waz.  I'll give Allen a shout.


Travel, Trips, Destinations / Planning a trip to Sydney in June
« on: April 11, 2012, 01:29:32 PM »
Hi Everyone,

I will be in Sydney on business in early June and am planning on extending my trip over the weekend to check out the local surfing.  I am looking for a recommendation on a company that can help me out with equipment and transportation to the beach.  A tour company would be fine, but a company that has a location at a good surf beach and rents good quality equipment would be ideal.  I am an intermediate SUP surfer and am looking for some waist to head high surf.


Thanks in advance! :)


Gear Talk / strongest leash?
« on: September 02, 2011, 05:40:24 PM »
New to paddleboarding and have been surfing a PSH 10'6" wide arounder for about 9 month.  Today I snapped my leash while out surfing and had to do the long swim after my board.  :(

Recommendations on the strongest brand, model of leash?

Thanks in advance and have a great weekend!


Gear Talk / How does volume and width affect wave catching ability?
« on: January 27, 2011, 11:48:22 AM »
I am new to this sport and am trying boards out to buy.  I am 6'2" 195 and am considering a 10'6" foot board.  One i am considering is 31 inches wide and 175 liters.  the other is 30 inches wide and 185 liters.  the 175 liter board feels more a little more stable but i am concerned about being able to turn it once i start catching waves.  The 185 liter board feels more "tippy" but tracks well in flat water and is pretty forgiving when it tips over (meaning it can go over sideways pretty far before i get dumped off).  i am leaning toward the 185, narrower board because i think it will provide better performance on the wave once i get better.

what affect does higher volume have on a board performance in the chop (it's choppy where i will be surfing) paddling around and on the wave once i catch one?  what affect does wider or narrower board have?

Insight appreciated.


Gear Talk / board and paddle edge protection?
« on: January 13, 2011, 01:55:33 PM »
New to the sport and am looking for advice on how to protect my paddle and my board from getting dinged up while I am learning?  Is there a particular product or tape recommended to stick to the rails of my board and paddle edges?

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