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Messages - Dwight (DW)

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Use the wing surfer as an outrigger (when mounting and getting situated perfectly on the deck) and youíll be fine on the small one. I can ride Jackyís little board no problem.

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Ok, So Sky measured them the right way  ;D. I wonder if straight is the windsurf way? Have not measured any windsurf boards to check the theory.

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Wingsurfing, Windfoiling, Wingfoiling, Wing SUP / Re: Longer masts
« on: May 14, 2020, 03:49:39 AM »
When I go longer, I adapt so well, I cannot go back to shorter because I crash constantly. THAT is the problem. Also pumping is harder on longer.

So I go longer in smaller increments. I have a custom cut 82cm Axis mast. I can swap between 75 and 82 no issue, with 82 just giving me a safety margin without screwing with my instincts. I ride 82 in the ocean and 75 in the river. 82 in the river hits bottom too often.

I wish Axis made that more lengths.

Oh BTW, crashing on a 90cm sucks big time. You want to ride wing near the surface for speed, so you do have to ride high and crash from high.

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They look nice.

How did you measure length? Top, bottom, bottom following the nose curve, bottom following the nose and tail curve?

Shapers measure the bottom following the rocker curve. Measuring the deck side, makes a board about 2 inches shorter.

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I saw a beginner doing the strangest thing today. Because he surfs goofy foot, he apparently thinks he should do everything right foot forward. I mean EVERYTHING. Knee starting toe side. Trying to pump onto foil toe side. Failing miserably. No chance in hell!

Please donít make that mistake. Leave that to the professionals.

You ABSOLUTELY need to learn knee starts, pumping, and riding, either foot forward from day one, so get started now.


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Wingsurfing, Windfoiling, Wingfoiling, Wing SUP / Re: Axis Foils
« on: May 11, 2020, 03:18:37 PM »
Itís not so much the foil is too powered up.

Itís more the wing-surfer is man handling the rider and taking away the touch, finesse, and feel, needed to ride the foil as well as you could. Going down a wing size, puts you back in command. You do a better job flying the foil, so you push it to the max with complete confidence.


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Wingsurfing, Windfoiling, Wingfoiling, Wing SUP / Re: Axis Foils
« on: May 11, 2020, 01:22:28 PM »
RobM,

The 1000 has no top end control limit for me. Try a smaller wing surfer when itís super windy.

Just had an ocean session with the 1000 and 390 today. The 390 is a freak. So good......


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Classifieds / Re: WTB - Axis long fuselage
« on: May 11, 2020, 01:14:59 PM »
I got one Jim

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Wingsurfing, Windfoiling, Wingfoiling, Wing SUP / Re: Axis Foils
« on: May 10, 2020, 05:24:29 AM »
With my 1020 I went from a 440 to a 370 rear, seems faster to me now and I am almost not breaching anymore
Unfortunately that doesnít work well for heavy dudes in light wind.

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Wingsurfing, Windfoiling, Wingfoiling, Wing SUP / Re: Axis Foils
« on: May 10, 2020, 02:34:25 AM »
A slightly larger 101 would be a good thing, though what I'd really like is a bigger 1000. I rode my 1020 today in pretty good wind. Mostly I used a 4.2 F-1 and it was fun, but a bit of work in the lulls. I switched to the 5.0 wing but kept the 1020 purely for "try one thing" purposes. I wish I'd switched to the 101. Love that speed.

When more gen 2 wing dings hit the market, upgrade. The 102 will become faster. Youíll lose the urge to get off it.

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Wingsurfing, Windfoiling, Wingfoiling, Wing SUP / Re: Axis Foils
« on: May 09, 2020, 06:26:12 PM »
That looks pretty easy, Wouldn't work for me though because the main reason I went to the Axis over GoFoil and everything else is the fuselage. Super solid and precise wing mount, excellent stabilizer mount.

Ah, good point. The foil I rode before Axis, had a stiff mast, but I could push on the wing tips and watch the fuselage twist.

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Random / Opening Water Access after COVID
« on: May 09, 2020, 01:33:48 PM »
Watch out Oregon. Itís so ridiculous the crowds, this mess has to be coming everywhere soon.

So today, they opened Jetty Park (ocean park) to season pass holders only. You need to live in this county to get one, so Orlando people canít get in. It was nearly empty. Just 3 wingers.

Can we call this 10 times normal.


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A wing board will boost performance more. Do that first. Smaller foil later.


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Shorter fuselage will make pumping onto foil easier. It will also make foot switches harder.

Smaller, faster foils, allow you to ride in lumpy seas and high wind with less up/down pulses in the ride. The small foil will cruise under the wave energy more smoothly, less affected by it.


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Wingsurfing, Windfoiling, Wingfoiling, Wing SUP / Re: Ensis Wings
« on: May 08, 2020, 08:22:57 AM »
Ah...so this guy is him


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