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Wingsurfing, Windfoiling, Wingfoiling, Wing SUP / Re: F-One Swing
« Last post by soepkip on Today at 05:43:55 AM »
Whoah!  We had great (high 20's to low 30's) wind with bigger bumps yesterday and fairly steady.  My first reaction after this one session is that this 3.5 has amazing grunt and lifts like a much bigger wing.  Even so it stays very well behaved and spills air on demand.  It is incredibly light.   It is incredibly light.  See that?  I said that twice.  It has a notably deeper pocket than our other wings.  If I had a 2.8 Swing in the car I would have come back for it.  I thought that size was going to be for Chan only but we are going to need the 2.2 as well :).  My first day experience was very positive but I want to get this out in more modest winds and see if my first reaction holds true. 

You wrote that this is foiling you in marginal winds.  Based on yesterday, it definitely feels like it would.  What are you considering marginal?  When I got off the water I told Chan that I though I might be able to use the 3.5 in 15-20 but I was still in a mild state of shock or as millenials would say, trying to process :).

We have a 5.0 Duotone and were thinking of getting an F-One Swing 3.5 but now that I read this we might be better off with a 2.8 Swing???
We don't want to much overlap but a gap that is too big is also not good.
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Wingsurfing, Windfoiling, Wingfoiling, Wing SUP / Re: F-One Swing
« Last post by Surfside on Today at 05:29:03 AM »
Sure would like to try one!
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General Discussion / Creek clips video
« Last post by supthecreek on Today at 05:24:44 AM »
I am making short "shop versions" of all the Sunova surf SUPs

Spunky's Surf Shop in Ft Pierce Florida is now stocked up with Sunova's.
They have asked for some short videos, to run in their shop.... of course I did the "Creek" vid first  ;D
My buddy Jay, who took me in all winter in Florida a few years ago, is the new shop manager.... drop by and say hi!



Spunky's FB page:
https://www.facebook.com/pg/spunkyssurfshop/photos/?tab=album&album_id=10151973151980714&ref=page_internal
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General Discussion / Re: El Salvador
« Last post by NEplay on Today at 05:21:21 AM »
Yowzers - bombs away ^^^.

A facebook post by Clay Feeter got me reading Bill Boyum's memoir "Journal's from the Edge" about his life and surfing which lead to a surfy summer reading list  including Alan Weisbecker's "In Search of Captain Zero" which had the author traveling through Central American in the late 90's. Sort of a gonzo journalism, alpha male, ego trip fueled by conflict, danger and surf. So it is fun to see your trip report Tde and put some real pictures to the Weisbecker's "tall" tale.

Thanks so much for sharing your adventure.   
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Random / Re: Electric Surf Vehicles in 2020
« Last post by Admin on Today at 04:20:20 AM »
The Rivians look very cool and have amazing specs.  90K though for a pickup or SUV with the bigger battery.  The 230 mile range option is 70K but I wonder if you would be able to sell it in a few years with that lower range.  That is less of an issue on a less expensive vehicle. 

The VW ID 3 has a lot of preorders at 33K for a small crossover.
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Wingsurfing, Windfoiling, Wingfoiling, Wing SUP / Re: Wing tricks
« Last post by Admin on Today at 03:28:53 AM »
Getting closer :)

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Horsey,

First off, welcome to the forum!

Second, after periods of inactivity our bodies take a while to adjust to what we are demanding of them.  Seemingly basic stuff may even be painful.  This is going to change but it does take patience.

Third, two practical tips:

As an exercise stand up with your feet at shoulder width and toes forward.  Shift your weight from one foot to another.  Now check what you just did.  Did your shoulders and head move above the foot that you were weighting?  If so that would likely be a fall on the water.  Try again and weight one foot only by shifting your hips (leave your head and shoulders centered between your feet).  Now weigh the other foot.  Now back and forth.  This weight shift is how you counter an unstable board.  Like anything else it is a learned motion.  Once you have it you have it:)

How you rise to standing is the foundation.  You will want to know what you want to do there before you start.  Make a mental program of your motions and practice them on dry land.  It is best to hold your paddle shaft square across the board in front of you.  The paddle blade should be flat on the water.  This adds stability.  Hand position is shoulder width.  Your hands will be fists around the shaft with the heels of your palms and knuckles on the deck of the board.  You want to be kneeling facing the nose and you will want to skootch (that is a technical term :) ) your knees toward your hands so that you are in a tight but comfortable kneel.  In that position you can rock your body fore and aft to feel for the balance line on the board.  Your goal here is to set your feet on that balance line.  Take your time here.  A lot of falls are determined before you ever stand.  Being in the right spot will solve this. Take a little stroke to get some forward motion as soon as you are on your feet even if your are not entirely balanced yet.  Forward motion adds a lot of stability and you will find that your minor adjustments go easier with this motion. 

You can do this.  As always, the hardest part is not allowing the perceptions of others to determine what you will do.  In a year you will look back on this and you will be the one watching beginners struggle with the same things.  Accomplishment through persistence carries an amazing reward...and you are on your way.

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Wingsurfing, Windfoiling, Wingfoiling, Wing SUP / Re: F-One Swing
« Last post by Admin on Today at 02:30:02 AM »
If that 3.5 wing can fly my 190# a$$ on marginal wind you should be able to foil on it in your conditions. Would be nice to read performance comparison with your duotone

Whoah!  We had great (high 20's to low 30's) wind with bigger bumps yesterday and fairly steady.  My first reaction after this one session is that this 3.5 has amazing grunt and lifts like a much bigger wing.  Even so it stays very well behaved and spills air on demand.  It is incredibly light.   It is incredibly light.  See that?  I said that twice.  It has a notably deeper pocket than our other wings.  If I had a 2.8 Swing in the car I would have come back for it.  I thought that size was going to be for Chan only but we are going to need the 2.2 as well :).  My first day experience was very positive but I want to get this out in more modest winds and see if my first reaction holds true. 

You wrote that this is foiling you in marginal winds.  Based on yesterday, it definitely feels like it would.  What are you considering marginal?  When I got off the water I told Chan that I though I might be able to use the 3.5 in 15-20 but I was still in a mild state of shock or as millenials would say, trying to process :)
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Size 16 is the most common size for a woman in the UK. So itís definitely not your weight that is the problem. Although a bigger board would help, if the one you tried was only 32Ē wide.

SUP is not easy when you start. In fact it can often seem almost impossible, if you have been leading a pretty sedentary life. But it is amazing how quickly you improve if you stick with it. Your brain and body just needs to be given time to adjust to being on a wobbly surface. After all, thatís really unnatural - we are land-based creatures and the land doesnít wobble. So thereís a lot of reconfiguration of your brain and body that has to happen.

Itís a lot like riding a bike: when you first learnt to ride a bike it probably seemed totally impossible at first, right? But once your brain and body have adapted to it, it seems perfectly natural.

Thereís no doubt that carrying extra weight makes things harder for SUP. In my first year of SUP I lost 35lbs (just through doing SUP, nothing else), and it made a huge difference to my ability to balance. It was really hard at first, and I had to find a place to practice that was well away from prying eyes, to save my dignity. I think our musculature and balance systems are designed for a certain weight, and if you arenít the weight that your body naturally wants to be then you feel a bit unbalanced.

So, keep at it. Accept that you may be behind everyone else now, but that in a yearís time you might be the best of the bunch. If you were watching an adult learning to ride a bike for the first time, and struggling, what advice would you give them? Give that advice to yourself. And most importantly of all, try to have fun, and persevere: people will respect you much more for that than the speed with which you learn.

Good luck!
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BTW, sitting a little higher on the water meaning a little less water on the deck.

That also means more rail travel which does help with rail steering. I'll have to further analyze what they did with the under tuck on the rail to help with the secondary stability but all good features and they found a good balance imo.

All good but it is not yellow.......and I am broke........
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