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Foil SUP / Anyone here tried wingsurfing?
« on: May 29, 2019, 10:08:53 PM »
looks intriguing.  I've been thinking a bunch about whether I'll be able to ride my foil switch.  I tried on a couple of waves and ate it immediately, then didn't have the patience to keep at it

Foil SUP / source for tall gofoil mast?
« on: April 13, 2019, 02:46:56 PM »
Does anyone sell just the mast?  I have several wings and two masts already and am familiar with how to get everything to fit up correctly.  GoFoil isn't returning my phone call

Foil SUP / Want to cut down IWA tail, need a favor
« on: April 08, 2019, 03:54:09 PM »
I've been following this thread on Surfer forums where Kaser and others are talking about modifying the tails of IWA and Maliko setups.

the photo below is great comparing the wing Alex modified to a KAI wing.  Can anyone that has one do me a huge favor and measure the span of the KAI tail so I can modify my tail to the same dimensions?

Foil SUP / Punched out the back early
« on: March 17, 2019, 06:37:20 PM »
After a several hundred yard ride, I found myself deciding whether riding out the last couple hundred yards on this less than perfect wave was worth the paddle back out.  Decided to punch out early and get back out to catch a better one.  Crazy that it has come to this.   With surfing and SUP surfing;  if I was in the right spot, made the drop, with nobody else in position that would be a victory.   Now that we can get onto any wave we want AND be clear of anyone else - we can afford the luxury to be super selective.

Foil SUP / Installing foot placement pads - a photo epic
« on: October 07, 2018, 02:02:20 AM »
I've been riding my custom from dwight for the last 4 months, more than 20 sessions in all kinds of waves with either IWA or Maliko 200.  The board has been a huge upgrade over the converted SUP I learned on.  Now that I have it dialed in, I finally got around to installing foot registration features into the deck-pad.  After thinking about it for the last few weeks I think I came up with a really nice method.  First a couple photos of the finished product:

I bought this pad set from Amazon

This photo pretty much shows the process all in one shot for those of you who are impatient.  Trim the bump pad to round its corners, trace its outline on plywood, use a jigsaw to make a router template.  A bearing guided router bit will cut a clean pocket into the existing deck pad. This way the edges won't peel up and the edges end up flush with the existing pad.

Cut out the screw holes with a hand-held hole punch like the ones here:
I installed stainless fender washers underneath the bump pad, so they are captured in place.  The holes are just big enough for the screw heads.

For the front one I chose the raised oval pad and trimmed it with scissors.


cleanup with a rasp

measured out the centerline and marked my front foot location (25" ahead of the back foot just like Beasho discovered)

Template on



Foil SUP / IWA on craiglist in SF bay area
« on: August 11, 2018, 11:26:11 PM »

Foil SUP / foil trade?
« on: January 21, 2018, 10:48:33 PM »
Crazy idea put in my head by a guy I met in Maui a few weeks back - he wanted to buy a gofoil 3-pack and was going to try and trade his IWA for a Maliko.  If by chance that fellow is on this forum, I'd make that trade with a bit of cash if its in good condition.  Anyone else before I buy an IWA and try to sell the Maliko?

Foil SUP / custom foilboard travel bag
« on: January 07, 2018, 11:14:06 PM »
I worked with Mark from Airwave in San Francisco to design a travel bag for my foilboard/foil/paddle.  I also wanted it to fit my other surfing SUPs, so I did a lot of measuring to make sure the bag would work for all combinations.  While the bag wasn't cheap, Mark did spend a bunch of time with me getting the design right.  Perhaps the next one he makes will be a lot easier...  Just thought I'd share because it worked great on my recent trip and I highly recommend Airwave for custom bags.

I'll be staying with the family at a resort right in front of Rainbows and I plan to get out every morning at first light.  Hopefully the wind and swell cooperates.  Would be overjoyed to meet up if anyone is in town at the same time or local.  I'm bringing my foil board, but can set it up without the foil depending on conditions.

Gear Talk / new paddle blade day!
« on: December 09, 2017, 09:48:22 AM »
supposedly a factory defect, but I can't find it.  Helicopter tape blade wrap (thinner and more durable than electrical tape).  Excited is all -

Foil SUP / hollow foil boards for surfing?
« on: September 10, 2017, 09:54:23 AM »
I used to own a hollow carbon windsurfing board (branded AHD, but I think it was a special one-off for one of the AHD pros at the time).  I hated it on everything but absolutely flat water because it was so lively and stiff, but damn was that thing light.  I think a hollow SUP wouldn't make sense for surfing because of the feel of it, but for foiling I think it would be absolutely awesome with the super low swing-weight and stiff deck.  So, who is going to make the first hollow foil board?

Foil SUP / tape your finbox!
« on: September 10, 2017, 09:51:13 AM »
It makes a noticeable difference catching waves!

Foil SUP / Standup Foil leash options
« on: August 27, 2017, 06:17:08 PM »
OK, so my leash is getting fouled on the foil more often than I think it should.  I'm using a rather long heavy duty leash because I don't want to be too close to the board in the wash.  Today I came up with the innovation to put a couple of coils of leash under my foot while in paddle-stance, then when I hop over to surf stance it lets the leash free. While it worked great, it is annoying and not sustainable.

So what's everyone doing to solve this?  short leash? waist leash? Something else?

What a terrible websuit, although it does look nice to the eye.
Does anyone have a succinct explanation of the difference between the three Matuse wetsuit models?
Hoplite, Dante, Artemis

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