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Sailboat Foiling / Re: Foiling Sailboats!
« Last post by headmount on October 24, 2021, 11:16:08 PM »
There used to be this thing quite a few years ago, before foiling as we know arrived, called the trifoiler.  Laird and some others were toying around with it off Kuau and this older guy, older than Pono, got convinced to try it.  So with totally inadequate training, he jumps into the thing and begins going bat outta hell fast.  Finally crashed into the rocks.  Trashed the boat and banged himself up pretty bad.  The guy was a big deal, owner of all the Bally Health clubs you see in many hotels, lives in Malibu, the works.  "Yeah, piece of cake.  Anyone can do it."
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Wingsurfing, Windfoiling, Wingfoiling, Wing SUP / Re: Shimming 400 tail pics
« Last post by headmount on October 24, 2021, 11:04:54 PM »
A clearer shot of the single shim throughout.  After I thought about it I think it does lift the leading edge more than the no shim pic. 
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Wingsurfing, Windfoiling, Wingfoiling, Wing SUP / Re: The ART 999 Thread
« Last post by headmount on October 24, 2021, 09:31:49 PM »
Did we decide what the perfect tail for the 999 is?
I'm running the KDMaui 13.5" at about 3.5deg up and I've been happy.  Hard to say if there might be a better setup

So when you say 3.5 degree up, do you mean you're lifting the leading edge of the rear wing up 3.5 degrees?
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Wingsurfing, Windfoiling, Wingfoiling, Wing SUP / Re: Shimming 400 tail pics
« Last post by headmount on October 24, 2021, 07:15:03 PM »
Here's my 400 with the turned up tips (not the HA400).  It seats perfectly like the Incan stones at Machu Picchu.
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Wingsurfing, Windfoiling, Wingfoiling, Wing SUP / Shimming 400 tail pics
« Last post by headmount on October 24, 2021, 07:07:17 PM »
I don't know about you but I get confused when people use terms like positive and negative angles.  I relate more to; lift the leading edge or lift the trailing edge. 

Here's how the 400 rear wing seats into the black fuse with no shim.  As you can see, even with the screws tightened down there a gap toward the rear, which seems to whistle, which bugs me as I go where I don't want to be drawing attention.

Soo... to lift the leading or trailing edge , that is the question... with a 999 and short fuse. 

Second shot is with a single layer of plastic I harvested off a big empty green container for kitty litter, this eliminated the gap toward the rear back half of the fuse/rear wing connection and eliminated the noise.  Hard to tell if this lifted the leading edge or not.  It appeared like it just created a better seat and with the shim being equal throughout the length of the attachment , would the leading edge be the same as no shim?

Third shot is with a double layer toward the front half (still single in the rear) which I think is lifting the leading edge of the stabilizer up a tad.

I didn't do a rear shim yet.  But it's pretty easy once you have a generous out of the shim.  Any excees you can trim by drawing a razor blade along the side with the top and bottom being a guide. 
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Wingsurfing, Windfoiling, Wingfoiling, Wing SUP / Re: The ART 999 Thread
« Last post by PonoBill on October 24, 2021, 08:58:55 AM »
Thanks for the catalogue link, Bill, it also gave me a pointer as to my difficulties getting to grips with the 999. It lists the 999 as being suited for 4.8-6m wing sizes for an 80kg rider, with the 830, 880 and 930 more suited for wing sizes below that.
Iím an 87kg intermediate and itís just been scary as hell in my three sessions so far in gusty conditions eg today was a 5m day that quickly became a 3.8m day and I could easily have used a 2.8m in between the lulls.   Changing back to the 880 was a lifesaver.

I understand the issue. I'm 102kg and in high wind, I've found the 999 to be initially very spooky. I know the speed freaks will moan about this, but that's another reason the 390 tail works well for me--training wheels with brakes. Going straight downwind with a 2.8 wing doing its best to get away from me the sheer fun of running over hefty swells like railroad ties with no drama from the foil at all is just incredible. I did the same with the 400 and was probably going somewhere close to twice as fast. There was a lot more drama, but what a rush. I was getting to the point that I can manage the 400 and do some blistering upwind/downwind runs without incident though yeah, it remains pretty scary. Unfortunately, it's cold as hell in Hood River and I'm being a big sissy, preferring to work on projects in my shop rather than go out and play in the cold and rain in a full suit with a hood. My gear is packed for Maui. More silliness soon.
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Wingsurfing, Windfoiling, Wingfoiling, Wing SUP / Re: The ART 999 Thread
« Last post by Hdip on October 24, 2021, 08:53:42 AM »
Oh I opened the picture and now see the new progressive lineup. Theyíre all still to wide. When will axis make something for prone riders who want to aggressively surf? It seems theyíre purposely chasing the intermediate market which I donít understand.
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Wingsurfing, Windfoiling, Wingfoiling, Wing SUP / Re: The ART 999 Thread
« Last post by 805StandUp on October 24, 2021, 07:58:24 AM »
I could be wrong but the description of the progressive tail sounds a lot like the KD's or maybe inspired by KDMaui tails... will be interesting to see them when they come out.
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Gear Talk / Volume of new (to me) 9' Angulo Surfa?
« Last post by LavaRider on October 24, 2021, 07:20:24 AM »
Great forum, first post.

Recently purchased a 2013 Angula Surfa (9', 31.25", 4"), but can't find info anywhere on volume. I think it's somewhere in the 130-140L range.
Anyone have this board?

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Wingsurfing, Windfoiling, Wingfoiling, Wing SUP / Re: The ART 999 Thread
« Last post by daswusup on October 24, 2021, 07:13:40 AM »
The pic that Pono posted of tails needs more mentioning, specifically all those new "progressive " tails. I clicked on the catalogue link and the tails vanished??? When are these coming to market? Dwight probably has all of them already. Spill the beans! I wish they showed profile pics. The bird's eye only tells part of the story.

I am pretty stoked on the 380 with the 999. I think that tails could have a pronounced effect on the 999. I want a super thin, 500ish with a chord around 40 for ultimate glide and pump. I'm officially declaring myself part of the Axis Research Team. Boom
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