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........but was assured they cater for all sizes.

Tell us what size board they put you on. Iím suggesting possible BS on them giving you the right size board for your weight. They wouldnít be the first rental place to take someoneís money anyway, even though they know they donít have a right board for you.


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Gear Talk / Re: Uv88 or hydro
« on: August 20, 2019, 07:23:53 AM »
I have the UV88 and Black Project Surge.

Black Project is much lighter.

UV88 seems to create more board speed for me.
Thatís helpful. Is the catch of the Surge noticeably less than the UV? And what size blade and type of shaft do you have for your Surge?

My Surge is the 82 blade with premium carbon shaft. Itís less catch, and my cadence is faster. The slower cadence with the UV-88 still makes me faster. Iím not using a speed measurement device. Just going by me catching waves easier and feeling more speed.

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Gear Talk / Re: Uv88 or hydro
« on: August 19, 2019, 03:08:58 PM »
I have the UV88 and Black Project Surge.

Black Project is much lighter.

UV88 seems to create more board speed for me.


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Wingsurfing, Windfoiling, Wingfoiling, Wing SUP / Re: Axis Foils
« on: August 19, 2019, 09:02:15 AM »
My experience is all surfing based....still no 5m Duotone.

I use a 70cm mast on Neil Prydeís biggest wing most often. Iíd switch to 75cm on bigger days or wind blown days, if I had one. Thatís when the wing breaches are more likely. 65-70cm reacts quicker surfing.

With my Axis 102 Iím using the 75cm. The idea is to wing sail it. Maybe SUP surf it on small days. I think wing sailing downwind will mean sloppy seas, so longer is better. Maybe even 80cm. Iíd cut one to hit 80cm. Donít care for 90cm, unless kite racing. So far, Iíve only taken the Axis for a spin with my kite. It didnít like being driven by a kite. Too stiff handling for such a small board (20Ē wide). The big NP wing is much looser, but itís smaller.

There is no need to be higher than necessary. I just want to foil with minimal ricochets off the water. Whatever mast it takes to hit that goal. Although when mixing in wind power, a longer mast lets you heel the board over steeper and that makes it point much higher upwind. Thatís why I go long for racing upwind.

I windsurf 80cm mast. Custom cut for Slingshot Infinity 76 wing.

So you need a full rack of masts in the van  ;D

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Wingsurfing, Windfoiling, Wingfoiling, Wing SUP / Re: Axis Foils
« on: August 19, 2019, 06:34:37 AM »
I hope you ordered a base plate for each mast. Thatís how I roll. I have a rack of masts in my van. Grabbing the length needed for the conditions.

Youíll want to cut up a beer can and use that to shim the base plate to the mast tight. Hammer it on. Then never take it apart. They donít fit tight by design anymore, from most brands. Too many kooks complained about not getting them apart when they were designed tight. I know of only one brand that press fit the base plates on the mast and supplied them with each mast.

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I see a carbon boom. Itís tempting to make one now that Iíve got my adjustable outhaul working.

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Gear Talk / Re: Need Paddleboard Advice
« on: August 16, 2019, 05:57:05 AM »
The SUP industry is slowing, so find a shop that demos and support them. Youíre going to a huge financial hit if you get it wrong. Resale is poor with the industry slowing.


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Wingsurfing, Windfoiling, Wingfoiling, Wing SUP / Re: Wing Size???
« on: August 11, 2019, 08:14:48 AM »
Does the boom feel floppy when you loosen the adjustable outhaul?

Oops, never mind, already thought of the solution to that. Iíll add one to my boom.

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Wingsurfing, Windfoiling, Wingfoiling, Wing SUP / Re: Waves
« on: August 10, 2019, 03:29:32 PM »
Kiting is dead to me.....for the second time in my wind sport career.

Wow, wow, wow.


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Wingsurfing, Windfoiling, Wingfoiling, Wing SUP / Re: Wingsurf Downwind
« on: August 10, 2019, 11:01:37 AM »
He looks like he was born on a foil.

Has to be a kite foiler. I swear I can tell who is and who isnít a kite foiler when I watch them surf.

Kite foilers donít wobble, are not flailing the arms, donít hunch over. They just stand upright and chill, and cruise like it is no big deal.  ;D


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Surf Expo is September 5th. Thatís a show where we are likely to see surprise brands. i heard rumor of a new wing with a boom. It might be shown there.

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Nice video. His comment about a carbon mast coming in a year.... Iíve head this before from other brands, but then it never comes.

If you listen to the Progression Project podcast today, they talk about masts. Zane spilled the beans on that topic. They canít match the mast stiffness of aluminum with carbon just yet. So he rides aluminum surfing.

My comment...I met one manufacturer last year at Surf Expo that said they released a carbon option just to have one, but the weight came out the same as aluminum by the time they matched the stiffness.

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Wingsurfing, Windfoiling, Wingfoiling, Wing SUP / Re: Wing Size???
« on: August 07, 2019, 03:09:18 PM »
These guys should have them. The web site stock is always accurate.

https://isthmussailboards.com/slingshot-slingwing-classic-v-1.html


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Wingsurfing, Windfoiling, Wingfoiling, Wing SUP / Re: Wing Size???
« on: August 07, 2019, 12:45:44 PM »
I think this is from Ozone.

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Wingsurfing, Windfoiling, Wingfoiling, Wing SUP / Re: Wing Size???
« on: August 07, 2019, 03:06:51 AM »
Quickbeam,

I can pump onto foil with a 5m windsurf sail in 15mph wind, but at your 9-12 mph I use a 7m.

You may be disappointed.

But next season, lots of bigger sizes will be available. Iíve already seen used wings hit the web. Iíd hate to see you be the next casualty of unrealistic expectations.

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