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Wingsurfing, Windfoiling, Wingfoiling, Wing SUP / Re: Scored a 5M Swing
« on: September 29, 2019, 07:46:15 AM »
Spent 3.5 hours yesterday trying to get up on foil with my 5m Swing in 20-25 mph winds to no avail.

The foil is likely the issue, not the Swing. My buddy finally got sick and tired of struggling and waiting on the foil brand he rides for, to make a bigger wing. So he cut, glassed, and stretched one of his, to make a massive wing. At least 2500 sq cm maybe 2800 sq cm. He windsurf foiled like a hero for the first time riding it. Heís a good kite foiler, just too heavy for all the wind sports that donít have tons of power.

So today I expect him to rip with 7m Gong and his massive home modified foil.


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Wingsurfing, Windfoiling, Wingfoiling, Wing SUP / Re: Scored a 5M Swing
« on: September 29, 2019, 03:12:23 AM »
I wanted to get a 5.0 Swing but perhaps I should wait for the 6.0

For my weight that wind chart would need to shift the SIZE (M2) row to the right one full tick.  For Chan it would be at least 2 full ticks.  That is what makes these charts so tricky to put out.

I agree with Admin.

This may not work for everyone though. My buddy struggles to get on foil with everything. Heís going to try my 7m Gong today. I may sell it to him.

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Wingsurfing, Windfoiling, Wingfoiling, Wing SUP / Re: Scored a 5M Swing
« on: September 28, 2019, 02:16:50 PM »
This Swing generates more speed, with less pull on the arms. My tracking app even agreed with me. Higher speeds recorded. While the Gong handles are more comfortable, everything else is perfection.

I donít miss a harness either. My legs tire before my arms.

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Wingsurfing, Windfoiling, Wingfoiling, Wing SUP / Re: Scored a 5M Swing
« on: September 28, 2019, 02:36:00 AM »
So how does  the 5 Swing compare to the 5 Duotone? Power , do you miss the boom, or any other thoughts?

I owned a Gong XXL wing  and have an Axis S1020 , I only paddled with these foils, but the Gong is much harder to get up to speed and flying in my experience.

I do not miss the boom. I WAS a hard core boom only guy. There are advantages to handles. Lighter, better balanced wings, that can float in the air more neutrally. Plus, the wonderful smaller pack up issue. Then youíve got automatic hand placement in the right, balanced spot every time. The two wings fly different. The Swing feeling more refined and better behaved throughout the wind range.

The Axis 1020 is a secret weapon for winging! So easy  ;D. The short fuselage pumps into the air with less skill and effort. The standard (longer) fuselage is more beginner friendly to foot placement errors.

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Wingsurfing, Windfoiling, Wingfoiling, Wing SUP / Re: Scored a 5M Swing
« on: September 27, 2019, 05:48:39 PM »
Thanks. The 5M Swing must be way more powerful than the 5M Duotone. I'm 170 riding a 2500cm Gong XXL wing and couldn't get flying with the 5M Duotone in under 20-22mph. Either that or I need to perfect pumping onto the foil  :D

Duotone has power. Itís you, not the Duotone. I had a 5m Duotone.


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Wingsurfing, Windfoiling, Wingfoiling, Wing SUP / Re: Scored a 5M Swing
« on: September 27, 2019, 04:30:27 PM »
Dwight, if you don't mind me asking, what do you weigh in order to get flying in 12mph wind on the 5M Swing?

187 lbs. Axis 1020 2000 sq cm wing

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Wingsurfing, Windfoiling, Wingfoiling, Wing SUP / Re: Scored a 5M Swing
« on: September 27, 2019, 02:03:35 PM »
I think you are messing with one of the Swings best features. Perfect Balance!

Anyway, Iím a believer in the magic low end. 12mph was the best wind today. I was pumping onto foil in that. Even pumped onto foil going the hard way. The Swing is so efficient, itís deceiving.

Anyone got a 3.5m in the shop For Sale? Message me if you do. Donít waste my time saying we can order you one.

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Wingsurfing, Windfoiling, Wingfoiling, Wing SUP / Re: Jibe With Foot Switch
« on: September 27, 2019, 07:29:56 AM »
Thatís how most people do it, including me. Although I move so slow at my age, I ricochet off the water during it.

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Thanks DW.  I'm having an issue with the nose of my board plowing in and submerging when transitioning to downwind during the jibe.  Have you found that a tighter turn, maybe switching hands sooner or carving a tighter radius, helps?

Beginners usually blow the wing out on a jibe. You must be, being extra cautious going into the jibe.

You should fly past downwind no issue. Go in high and fast, but wing still buried safely. Come out low. You have plenty of time deal with the hand switch on the Swing, because the foil will hover at near zero speed on the exit of the jibe. You can grab power back in the Swing before you touch down. The hand switch will be after youíre already through the jibe.

Yes, crank it tighter and go in fast. Itís fun. Forget about the Swing the first time you try it.

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Wingsurfing, Windfoiling, Wingfoiling, Wing SUP / Re: Scored a 5M Swing
« on: September 25, 2019, 04:49:58 PM »
Alot of dealers have them ďcoming inĒ in the next month or so.

Yeah, thatís the problem...theyíve been telling this lie all summer. Iím not giving anyone an order without stock in hand.

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Nice vid.  Making it look easy Robert.  Do you have any tips or videos on flying through transitions.  I'm still struggling with stalling during tacks and jibes.

Crank a harder jibe. Foils gain energy when cranking turns. Wide jibes bad.

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Wingsurfing, Windfoiling, Wingfoiling, Wing SUP / Re: Scored a 5M Swing
« on: September 25, 2019, 04:36:28 PM »

It was shocking how calm the wing is, I'm used to the Duotone squiriming around.

Yeah, my feeling too. I spent 2 days riding a friends 5m Swing. My first impression was, huh, did the wind just get more steady, or was it the wing.

In the end, I felt the Swing was like a modern windsurf sail, with a gust absorbing twisting leach. While the Ozone, was more like an older windsurf sail with tight leach, that lets you feel every gust.

Smooth won out.




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Wingsurfing, Windfoiling, Wingfoiling, Wing SUP / Re: Scored a 5M Swing
« on: September 25, 2019, 12:40:58 PM »
Found it in Florida

Also heard there is a 6m coming

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Jim,

My first couple of days I tried the knee start and immediately thought, yeah right, Iíll be here all day waiting on a gust big enough to lift my pathetic self. Blew that off and stayed with just standing up.

The easiest just standing up method for me was, lay the wing on the water, right side up, holding nose handle with my right hand, down on the deck of the board. Then with both hands pushing on the deck, just stand up, all while still holding the wing from the nose handle. Then the wing is ready to quickly transition to holding with both hands, quick, before you fall.

Then I tried on a big choppy day and was forced to knee start. So it goes, Iím a knee starter. But still just stand up when I can, rather than wait on a gust.

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Wingsurfing, Windfoiling, Wingfoiling, Wing SUP / Re: Scored a 5M Swing
« on: September 25, 2019, 07:37:03 AM »
Woohoo guess who scored a raspberry 5m today.....me me me me

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