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I like that view

Hi Admin, have you tried the 5'0 yet?  Really interested to know about that board. I'm 83kg and looking to replace my 6'6 116 lt BluePlanet SUP Foil board I use for winging. I'm used to years of 75-80 lt windsurf boards so am familiar with how that volume supports me, but in a longer length. I'm a competent fast knee starter in pretty much all conditions from 10-30+ knots. I'm looking for that one board to wing with and can't decide between the 5'0 or 5'4.  I've got lots of variety from lake to ocean swell and point waves to "grow into" on my wing journey.  Thanks for any input on the 5'0 and 5'4.  Stay healthy & happy!  Rob

You can do the 5í0 no problem. I can ride my wifeís 75 liter no problem. Iím 190.

Foil SUP / Re: Foil marketers: ignoring 'inland' is foilish.
« on: June 02, 2020, 07:16:44 AM »
They are not ignoring the inland market. The first foil contest held at Cocoa Beach was won by (I think, or he finished 2nd) by a pro wake foiler from a big brand, making wake foiling boards.

Slingshot has pushed this market hard.

I made a custom board for a wake foiler.

GoFoil promotes wake foiling too.

Big wake store

Wingsurfing, Windfoiling, Wingfoiling, Wing SUP / Re: Whistle repair
« on: June 02, 2020, 06:56:24 AM »
Welcome to Hell.

Thatís why I wonít buy a brand known to whistle. Axis is a brand Iíve never had whistle, even though we all use our foils as depth gauges. To the point the tips are ground off and expose the white foam core and need repair. A windsurf foiler spent all Winter here riding a Moses foil that was completely annihilated by oyster beds from his home spot. Every time he passed me, it was completely silent.

So, sanding the way itís that. Mine look like shit and donít whistle. Youíre about to go on a hunt that will drive you crazy.  ;D

My slingshot windsurfing foil, with all those nutty extra holes, never whistled, then one day it whistled very loud. I sanded trailing edges like the how to videos showed. Still whistled. Felt around every edge with my hand real careful, found the slightest rough spot tiny nick on the trailing edge of the stabilizer. Sanded it, went away. Then Jackyís slingshot windsurf foil started whistling out of the blue. Never was able to solve that mystery.

Buy a new wing....haha. But first swap stabs to make sure you know which wing is doing it, front or rear. Or even fuse is doing it.

Yep, welcome to foil Hell. For those that say they donít mind it, youíre insane!

The Shape Shack / Re: To carbon or not to carbon(please help)
« on: June 01, 2020, 08:36:05 AM »
Innegra cannot be sanded. It must be capped with another fabric. I do not recommend using it unless a pro. Way to difficult to work with.

Patrice is not alone in being a tall mast guy. Ken Winner is a tall mast guy too.

We are handicapped by shallow water. I might try to make 82cm my new everyday mast and just hit bottom more often.

Hanna Crew! Did you eat at their Burrito joint when you were here? Itís called Dakine Diegoís.

The Shape Shack / Re: Works of Primitive Man
« on: June 01, 2020, 03:48:20 AM »
Did you make that handle from scratch?

I realize Hawaii is not always representative of the international market but it seems that trends in the Hawaii SUP market are leading indicators for the rest of the world and I have some good news.
After several years of slowing down and many SUP shops on Oahu shutting down we have recently seen big surge in interest from beginner Stand Up Paddlers.
As a safe and fun way to get exercise outdoors, SUP is an ideal way to get outside and here on Oahu we are seeing record numbers of new paddlers hitting the water.  May was a record retail month for our shop despite being closed for part of the month and operating out of a smaller location with less staff.  This may be a short term effect of the crisis and social distancing measures but I'm sure at least some of these new paddlers will keep doing it and will want to upgrade their gear later on so I'm optimisitic and think we will see a long term increase in interest in Stand Up Paddling.

Views of beginner SUP videos on our YouTube channel are also off the charts, see statistics of our "Top 10 beginner mistakes video" and views of all our videos.
I'm wondering if you have seen the same thing happen in your local area.

So youíre telling me these out of control crowds at every single water access point in Florida (on the weekends) is a trend......SHIT...I HATE YOU RIGHT NOW  ;D ;D

The Lemon choosing to go wider, to recover lost volume from being shorter, is something I debated a lot.

When I was winging on a SUP in the early days. The two big drawbacks were rails hitting from width, and nose weight when pumping.

I decided rails kissing the water bothered me the most. Heeling it over upwinding, going rail to rail in waves, tail corners kissing in turns.

So I picked my width, then reduced length as much as possible. Ultimately it landed me with a length that doesnít nose in and submarine during kook moments.

Itís fun to see where everyone goes with wing board sizing.

The Shape Shack / Re: Building for durability
« on: May 30, 2020, 04:23:29 AM »
PVC is generic for Divinycell and all the other foams like it.

BTW, sandwich can and does dent easy, when a builder is going for super light. 1/8Ē lighter grade PVC sandwich with single 4 oz skin. Funny thing, lighter is cheaper to built too. Add a strip of carbon tape somewhere and call it the carbon model for a lot more profit.

Anything is possible.

The Shape Shack / Re: To carbon or not to carbon(please help)
« on: May 29, 2020, 10:53:12 AM »
Those are a joke. You paying those prices for S?

The surfboard SUP s2 was 42 and 44 wide 4 oz for $9 to $10 a yard back when it was easy to get.

The Shape Shack / Re: To carbon or not to carbon(please help)
« on: May 29, 2020, 10:05:12 AM »
One fatal flaw with the plan...where to find WIDE S glass. When SUP died, manufacturers stopping running it.

Heard from another source, internationally freight cost is astronomically high right now due to a lack of planes.

We used to have nice picnic tables like that. Trashy people stole them all.

Hey, do we get to see the drone video? What drone?

General Discussion / Re: FLA was GOING OFF!!!
« on: May 27, 2020, 03:48:42 AM »
These are the guys to follow in Florida. Ignore the name, they are all over it, covering the east coast in central Florida.

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