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6m S25 light wind session.

More real world light wind video shot today. All the other wingers are sitting on the beach waiting for better wind. Axis 102 wing.

Foil SUP / Re: Foil Wing Screws Coming Loose While Riding
« on: March 23, 2020, 09:17:12 AM »
Use Tef Gel. its sticky and should stop that.

Off topic, but the video made me look.

Another direct sales 7m

Random / Re: Beach Closures - COVID-19
« on: March 21, 2020, 04:48:07 PM »
At our park today, somebody ripped the toilet paper rack (held 12 rolls) off the wall and took the whole thing. The other rack (holding 5 rolls) was made of stainless steel with a huge padlock. It was badly damaged, but still there.

The world is ending for some people apparently.

DW - any comments on the 6m vs 5.3m? Nominally quite close together size wise but do they feel it on the water. Do you get the sense they are cut differently or purely just different sizes?

No difference in cut or feel to me. Just different sizes. Rode the 5.3 a lot, then got the 6m and now ride it a lot. I think I could probably go 6m and 4.6m.

Random / Re: Beach Closures - COVID-19
« on: March 21, 2020, 02:32:02 PM »
Korea 🇰🇷 has set up phone booths that can test people for the coronavirus in just 7 minutes. The country has earned praise for its mass

Problem solved.

Random / Re: Beach Closures - COVID-19
« on: March 21, 2020, 08:05:11 AM »

I like what this is saying

From the article

A low probability of catching COVID-19
The World Health Organization (WHO) released a study on how China responded to COVID-19. Currently, this study is one of the most exhaustive pieces published on how the virus spreads.
The results of their research show that COVID-19 doesnt spread as easily as we first thought or the media had us believe (remember people abandoned their dogs out of fear of getting infected). According to their report if you come in contact with someone who tests positive for COVID-19 you have a 15% chance of catching it as well. The variability is large because the infection is based on the type of contact and how long.
The majority of viral infections come from prolonged exposures in confined spaces with other infected individuals. Person-to-person and surface contact is by far the most common cause. From the WHO report, When a cluster of several infected people occurred in China, it was most often (7885%) caused by an infection within the family by droplets and other carriers of infection in close contact with an infected person.

26 wide

Buddy shot this yesterday. I told him to be sure and leave the knee starts and light wind struggles in. 90 liters when you weigh 190. 6m day.

That's great to read.  Any wind range guidelines as you use your S25 more?

6m Low end the same as my Fone 6m, high end more, and more comfortable. So much so, Im not running back to the beach when the sea breeze kicks in to get my 5m. Really happy with it. I just show up after lunch, rig the 6m and go ride. If the sea breeze goes off, no worries, keep riding, good all day.

My buddy shot this yesterday on his Mavic Mini drone. Im the only one out (being the wind dummy) 3 others wingers are watching from the beach to see if its windy enough to ride yet.

I asked him to leave in the knee starts, the light wind struggling jibes wrong foot forward. All my struggles, not just the good stuff. I think it helps everyone get a better idea of the real world in the lightest conditions on a 6m and wing board, not a SUP.

Figured out a few more ways the S25 has changed winging for me.

I used to run back the beach every time the wind picked up to get off my Axis 102 foil, the big slow beast. Id switch to the much faster Axis 1000. Then the wind would get fluky and Id run back to the beach for the Axis 102 again.  The super speedy 900 only worked for me on 3.5m days, otherwise it was too much work.

With the S25 powering my Axis foils, its a whole new ballgame. The Axis 102 no longer feels slow. Im thrilled to ride it all day. The 900 is much more usable. I had an epic 5.3m session on the 900 and never had an issue all day powering that little wing up. I felt like speed racer all day.

Another bonus has been the upwind performance. I used to be disappointed by my upwind performance unless on the racy wings (900 and 1000). Now the 102 Axis rips upwind so fast and quick, its a hoot to go far upwind, then surf the wonderful wing downwind back home.

Way more speed from the wing ding, changes everything at the foil end. The future is bright!

Random / Re: Beach Closures - COVID-19
« on: March 20, 2020, 08:23:57 AM »
They just banned alcohol to further discourage spring breakers and not ruin it for locals.

Takuma products in the US in 4 weeks, according to Chinook, the new importer.

The Wing Boards are $1439 USD. 54x24 1/2x4 7/8 : 88L

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