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General Discussion / Re: What apps for your phone do you use?
« on: January 10, 2021, 07:58:39 AM »
Iím on iKitesurf and Windy but iK has my spots.

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General Discussion / Re: Whereís the efoilers?
« on: January 10, 2021, 07:57:25 AM »
Haha, yes, they have a whole forum so thereís that.

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I agree. Guys, go to the site and spend 5 min checking the pics of the Kube. Itís like two boards stacked on top of each other.

Also cool to see the construction of their carbon masts. That might be my next big purchase. Long carbon mast for the ding.

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Random / Re: My action cam evolution
« on: January 08, 2021, 07:44:33 PM »
Great thread guys. I donít film enough and Iím making a resolution to change that this year. Itís gotten so easy.

Word is that I might be doing a gig for GoPro soon. Do you think they will mind if I had an Insta360 when we show up?  :D

I wanna hear Creek weigh in here.

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Inflatable doesnít really work for surf, no matter what people say (other than Uli RIP)

Rental, however, is how I deal with this. Adapting to a new board is part of the game for me now. But I will say, Iím loving wing foiling and never having to carry anything over a 5í board again... until Iím older. lol (they get you in the end!)

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Haha Bigmtn, that was my last session. It looked windy but was not.

Thanks for the guys who listed your winds overlapping. That helps. If a 5m goes 15-25 and a 4 goes 20-30 I can see how you could plan for the lulls and gusts. I was sort of struggling in my mind to see how far below each range you could cheat when people said one size from 10-20 and then another from 20-30.

Can you assume +/- 5 knots for all these in a pinch?

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Interesting trend here in the data.

If you have more wings, your wings have less range. Noted.  ;D :D

But seriously, it is a challenge for the CA folks as the gusts are crazy here. But I can see how the whole system contributes. I did a light wind day the other day and if my pumping had been better, (board) I could have made it through more lulls on foil.

Solent I get why youíve gone high aspect across the board.

Pono, I canít imagine trying to manage a wing and leashes at 50mph. Iíd need to just use an umbrella at my size.

This is a solid thread and very helpful for those of us figuring out what goes where.

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Pono represents a certain size range, but Iím closer to the other end of the spectrum. Based on the Slingwing thread I wanted to see what sizes were comfortable with what wind speeds and rider size.

This is mostly selfish as Iím not ready to get into real wind yet but after feeling what a 20mph day feels like I canít imagine 30-40.

At my early stage with a 5m swing I can get foiling in 15 really easily and stay up below that of course (seems like maybe 10?) but I canít imagine riding above 25 on that wing.

What do you Gorge and HI guys ride when itís macking? And how do you put together a quiver? I doubt Iíll get into serious wind but wondering what the general ranges are like and whatís the top end. Are people really riding in 50mph wind?

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Guys, lets make this a thread. Donít hide this in this thread and leave it at Pono sized guys lol.

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Session ~15 and Iím working on riding on ďoffĒ side, either toe or switch. After trying toe side I figured out that I need more room to learn that. In the lake I canít really get far enough upwind yet to take the downwind angle I need to learn toe side. Iíll save that for larger lakes or for once I get switch. So I ďswitchedĒ strategies and focused on foiling switch and got some short rides with no crashes. Did a lot of taxi-ing too to get the feel for weight distribution.

One challenge to practice is that the lean back then come forward that Iím using to pop up is slower switch so Iím practicing that and going back to the beginner method of letting speed put you on foil. Itís coming and 2-4 sessions should have me on foil solidly on my off side.

Once I can do that Iíll feel confident in open water. (I could go now but just taking it slow and Iíd rather be able to go full speed either side in case I need to get back in fast.)

That should open the door to getting way upwind which will let me practice turns on long downwind reaches (is that the term?) And that, and my surfing should get me to a jibe on foil.

I really need to go ride with Pono in Mission Bay while heís there too. Same conditions as the lake with way more room to run.

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Agreed, thx guys.

Caribe, Iím right where you are. When Iím not too ďhotĒ I can jibe to toe side but canít get the wing and my body to work yet.

And yeah, fast falls on the wing ding are hairy-er than I expected.

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Aw man, you wind guys make a man learn a lot of new stuff. Iím just about to get comfortable on foil switch and now I gotta learn toe side too? 😉

I was hoping to get to plateau a bit by next week. It seems the Apollo-level splash downs will continue over here. But the ďgybe on your strong sideĒ advice makes a lot of sense.

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General Discussion / Re: Short Session SoCal
« on: December 29, 2020, 08:18:52 PM »
Yeah, Iím the weirdo in my crew who just checks out for the day (weekends only for now at least.) I get around it by having multiple friends to hang with lol. One crew for morning surf, then lunch, then meet others at another spot. If I donít move I just hang in shifts as people come and go.

Once I retire Iíll be that dude in the lot all the time in a van. Hoping to claim a spot along PCH with all the other guys who look like me there.  ;D

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General Discussion / Re: Screen Name Change
« on: December 28, 2020, 08:26:42 AM »
And Califoilia, youíre welcome for me and Pono taking this thread to itís inevitable focus, a dick joke.  :D ;D :)

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General Discussion / Re: Screen Name Change
« on: December 28, 2020, 08:25:42 AM »
ďInspired by natureĒ hahahahaha

Anytime you see that think of the Platypus and male human genitalia.

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