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Random / Re: Happy Birthday Creek!
« on: April 22, 2021, 07:52:32 PM »
Well said Creek, my thoughts exactly. I have met so many great and interesting people both in person and through emails thanks to this forum, you included.

Stoneaxe first got me into SUP surfing and the Cape Cod Bay Challenge and for that I am forever grateful.  Pono let me demo a Ke Nalu paddle and I have never looked back.  Mr. Big traded in his Hobie Raw which became my rocket ship for 7 years and counting....Jump ahead 12 years later and Admin, got me interested in Wing foiling, my latest addiction.

Regardless of the interest, Flat water SUP, SUP surfing, SUP marathons, downwinders, Wing foiling, SUP foiling , the one common denominator is that there are a lot of great, thoughtful people on this forum always willing to offer a hand or helpful advice.

Random / Happy Birthday Creek!
« on: April 20, 2021, 09:37:49 AM »
Happy Birthday to the most stoked surfer on the planet!  You inspire us all Creek and entertain us with your videos and informative posts.  Have a great Birthday and many more.....

Itís a lot like when SUP took the world by storm.  So many fly by night companies got into the industry only to disappear within a year or two. I see the same for Wing foiling.  Itís why I trust companies who have made names for themselves in kiting and windsurfing...Duotone, Fanatic, Naish, Starboard to name a few. These companies have history and will be around for a while and help grow this sport while producing quality products and the latest technology.

Wingsurfing, Windfoiling, Wingfoiling, Wing SUP / Re: Swing V2
« on: April 12, 2021, 01:43:15 PM »
..... perhaps a more introductory rather than performance model?

Thatís what I heard from a dealer.

Did you see this one? 3 struts is an interesting way to make a big wing with less span.

Itís amazing how quickly this sport is progressing.  Every week there seems to be anew technology, design, offering from numerous companies.  Itís fun to be along for the ride albeit expensive..

I would love to be leashless, both wing and foil board. Hate being teathered ...I found that using a coiled ankle leash for the board is pretty good, the leash stays on the deck and not dragging in the water. It also doesnít wrap around the foil as much when you are off the board , walking it out into deeper water.

I have to start using a waist/harness leash, I do hate it on my wrist. 

Strut or boom has nothing to do with power. The power changes come from design generations. The newer the design, the more power. So Slick basically makes Unit and Echo obsolete. Although marketing would like you to believe something else so they can unload whatís in inventory.

When the market is mature, the power increases will plateau

But Dwight it feels to me like the strut catches wind that the boom would allow to escape? Maybe itís my imagination, but the Unit just feels to have more power. I know at 6m itís larger than Duotone 4 and 5m, but something about the design/construction has me  thinking a Unit 5m with the strut is more powerful than the Duotone 5m with boom.  I hope I am right

I own the original Duotone 4m and 5m with booms and one Unit 6m no boom, so itís hard for me to compare.  The Unit has a lot of power and wondering how much more power an inflatable strut adds versus same sized wing with the boom set up?

I ask because I am thinking of buying a 5m Duotone Unit for travel and wondering how the power would compare to my Duotone 5m with boom?  Hopefully it will be more powerful with that inflatable strut catching a lot more wind.  I donít want to travel with 2 wings if I can help it


I own the 6'6"  and liked it a lot.  The PERFECT board to learn on and won't be obsolete as you improve...Plus you can also use as a SUP foil board.. you have a great price.  Someone should jump on that!

good luck

General Discussion / Re: Tiger shark etiquette
« on: March 24, 2021, 01:36:51 PM »
Soil yourself, and then let others know

Wingsurfing, Windfoiling, Wingfoiling, Wing SUP / Re: New Whip
« on: March 24, 2021, 12:46:07 PM »
what a beauty and I like just the  bottom carry

isn't that the guy from SIC?  are they doing foil boards or was that a custom for you? 

Random / Re: What did you think of the America's Cup?
« on: March 23, 2021, 02:12:33 PM »
Itís funny because I was living in Perth, Western Australia after the Aussies won the Americaís Cup in Newport and brought it back to Fremantle.  Seeing the boats they sail now and the technology, itís hard to believe their mysterious winged keel was at the time such a technological marvel.   

Random / Re: What did you think of the America's Cup?
« on: March 23, 2021, 11:09:22 AM »
Politics aside, I enjoyed watching it once I figured out what channel it was on , what day it was on and what time...I missed the first 2 days of racing.

I marveled at the speed of those boats even in marginal winds.  Really thrilling watching from inside the cockpit too and the drone footage was great.   The technology is over the top, and it isn't even sailing anymore. Those things are rocket ships. 

I found the start of each race pretty interesting too, and most times, if you didn't get off the line 1st, the boat would lose the race it was that critical.

I totally agree the crew should be home grown and not "paid guns".  If Prada had won with a boat full of Kiwis...that would be wrong.

Random / Re: the Corona Virus, One year of Covid-19
« on: March 22, 2021, 12:39:11 PM »
Pfizer 1 shot Friday, no side effects at all .  Looking forward to shot 2 in a few weeks.

Gear Talk / Re: Experience with Yakima SupDawg?
« on: March 18, 2021, 02:13:40 PM »
I have been using SUP Dawg for about 6 years problems at all.  Really nice system where straps disappear inside the rack after tightening.  Iíve made bi annual drives from Maine to Florida with 2 sometimes 3 SUPs and no issues at all. Of course I double and triple up the straps on those trips, but for close trips to the beach, I find the SupDawg straps to be fine for short SUPs 8ft and longer 14 ft...highly recommend.

General Discussion / Re: Want to try Foiling but need some advice
« on: March 17, 2021, 08:16:00 PM »
Absolutely, thatís how I started. 6í6Ē 115 Ltr Fanatic Sky Sup ..great board to learn wing foiling and then some....Although I have downsized to a  5í4Ē wing specific board, I still use the larger Fanatic board on light wind big wing days and have a blast.  Will also be using it to SUP foil so it is not obsolete ...good luck

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