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Foil SUP / Re: My new foil board SUPsurfmachine
« on: October 06, 2019, 12:45:06 PM »
Angles havenít changed. Donít know what you have without your real name and serial number. Too many to keep track.

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Wingsurfing, Windfoiling, Wingfoiling, Wing SUP / Re: F-One Swing
« on: October 06, 2019, 10:01:14 AM »
Iím with you on the inflation-deflation issues. Having said that, the other brands I tried where worse. Thankfully, the F-one strut inflation hose kinks less, and doesnít have the nasty pinch clamp adding to the hassles.

I think my handles are getting broken in and more comfortable.

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General Discussion / Re: Pin hole Palooza
« on: October 05, 2019, 04:00:11 PM »
I ultrasonic lead test every board at 15 in hg vacuum.

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I think most of us jibe with our favored foot on the tail, always.

I switch my feet before a jibe, if my bad (uncoordinated) leg is on the tail. So the jibe gets done with my favored foot always on the tail, steering the jibe.

And of course my foot switch is after the jibe, when my good foot is already on the tail.

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Foil SUP / Re: Fatboy Wing
« on: October 03, 2019, 03:55:19 AM »
I good behaving wing, is a good behaving wing, even when bigger. Go big or go home. I would not expect it to act like another brands wing.

When my buddy made the massive stretch of the NP large, it felt just like the original, it just worked easier. It did not wheelie.

I think the magic is in the wing section.

I told my buddy to glue his thick divinycell pieces in, then shape them down to match the wing after they were glued. He cut back the trailing edge only. He did not have the skill to carbon wrap in one shot, so the leading edge got doubled up carbon layers. 4 layers each side. Just carbon. A wing maker on Instagram posted he uses 6 layers.

My buddy rode it without sanding the hot coat. It worked so good, I told him donít touch a thing. Donít sand the hot coat, donít risk changing the ride.

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Foil SUP / Re: Fatboy Wing
« on: October 02, 2019, 05:36:23 PM »
What is the core foam type? How robust is the carbon at the leading and trailing edge?

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Wingsurfing, Windfoiling, Wingfoiling, Wing SUP / Re: Scored a 5M Swing
« on: October 01, 2019, 12:29:39 PM »


Todayís wind was very uncomfortable. I need my 3.5m. FedEx please drive faster.

Meanwhile my buddy using my old Gong 7m, needed every bit of those 7 meters today, and is starting to get it figured out. Heís only 15 lbs heavier than me.

So...moral of the story....my wind range might not be your wind range. Only you can figure it out.

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Wingsurfing, Windfoiling, Wingfoiling, Wing SUP / Re: Scored a 5M Swing
« on: October 01, 2019, 06:16:56 AM »
Hey Dwight, by running the leash from handle to waist, does it at all act like a harness line making it a little easier on the arms..or could it?

No, mine is just a leash. There is a harness line setup on the Swing. I donít think I need it, yet anyway.

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Wingsurfing, Windfoiling, Wingfoiling, Wing SUP / Re: Scored a 5M Swing
« on: October 01, 2019, 06:15:24 AM »
Jim,  did you use Velcro to install those handles?

I see a market for handle wraps.

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Wingsurfing, Windfoiling, Wingfoiling, Wing SUP / Re: Scored a 5M Swing
« on: October 01, 2019, 03:22:21 AM »
It does make you wonder why somebody didnít make their handles with 6Ē long carbon tubes inside the webbing handles. It seems so obvious the first time you try one.

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Wingsurfing, Windfoiling, Wingfoiling, Wing SUP / Re: Scored a 5M Swing
« on: October 01, 2019, 03:17:21 AM »
  What time of day were you out?

Noon to 4pm

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Foil SUP / Re: What do you think?
« on: September 30, 2019, 06:39:11 PM »
Heavy

The slotted screw holes on the Axis, and many other plates are fast. As fast as fighting to install a tight Tuttle, and get the screws super tight.

They solved an issue for just a few brands, with a plain hole in the base plate.

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Wingsurfing, Windfoiling, Wingfoiling, Wing SUP / Re: Scored a 5M Swing
« on: September 30, 2019, 03:55:36 PM »
Riding today with the 5m Swing.

I tested the wing leash attached to the harness line point. It was so much better like that. In the first part of the video the leash is attached to the nose.

Iím on the 1000 Axis wing.





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Wingsurfing, Windfoiling, Wingfoiling, Wing SUP / Re: Scored a 5M Swing
« on: September 30, 2019, 02:25:47 AM »
No real glassing experience my dying ass.

I told him how to do it. He went off and came back with that! Heís a handy guy.

BTW, got my 3.5m Swing shipping notice  ;D ;D ;D

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Wingsurfing, Windfoiling, Wingfoiling, Wing SUP / Re: Scored a 5M Swing
« on: September 29, 2019, 04:37:05 PM »
My buddy took a Neil Pryde L wing and chopped it two places and stretched it. No real glassing expertise and it works insane! I rode it today. He got tired of waiting on brands to release bigger wings.


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