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Aside from good fitting wetsuit stuff, for me itís always been about being able to depower the hand wing as much as possible and still stay upwind on foil. Less pull from the wing ===> less arm/leg fatigue

With a decent high aspect, low volume (thin!) foil in the water, itís amazing how little power is required in the hand wing to not only generate decent upwind speed but even cruise through the tacks. 

This is a really boring clip with all the wetsuit garb (including 3mm 5 finger gloves) this last week in ~48 deg water.  Light winds with a 5m Echo and Veloce XXL. Iím hardly pulling on the Echo and the foil just generates speed and glides through the tacks. I donít think my arms would last 10 minutes in gloves if that hand wing was actually pulling hard :P
Wingsurfing, Windfoiling, Wingfoiling, Wing SUP / Re: Wing Foil Videos
« Last post by obxDave on Today at 12:43:11 AM »
Confused...were you guys riding in or making some of these videos, or were they ones on the internet that you liked?
I was in the one I postered.

Very cool! Where in west Oz? My older daughter is close to Denmark in WA and my younger one is in Melbourne. If not for these travel restrictions weíd be there now........Great work by the drone pilot :)
Wingsurfing, Windfoiling, Wingfoiling, Wing SUP / Re: Wing Foil Videos
« Last post by Hilly on January 16, 2021, 08:05:42 PM »
Confused...were you guys riding in or making some of these videos, or were they ones on the internet that you liked?
I was in the one I postered.
Random / Re: Whatís Kool on Kickstarter
« Last post by surfcowboy on January 16, 2021, 06:48:56 PM »
I must give credit to Winga for the setup.

Could not help myself.
Wingsurfing, Windfoiling, Wingfoiling, Wing SUP / Re: Axis Foils
« Last post by Phils on January 16, 2021, 04:54:40 PM »
First wave session with Axis.  1010 is the smallest I have and my concern that it would be too big today was valid.  The end is not pretty but the ride was fun.  Now in the market for a smaller foil.  Leaning towards a 910.  Want to stay with red fuse for now.
Wingsurfing, Windfoiling, Wingfoiling, Wing SUP / Re: Forearm cramps in cold weather
« Last post by VB_Foil on January 16, 2021, 04:32:15 PM »
Iíve been really digging my new pre-curved kayak mitts (3mm). Huge difference over 2mil patagonia surf gloves. Hardly any fatigue and very warm. Kota tat or something is the brand.
General Discussion / I forgot how much fun it is...
« Last post by PonoBill on January 16, 2021, 03:55:31 PM » just paddle. How I could do that is a testament to my thick-headedeness. Creek has been showing us all the way since rocks were a new idea.

I went out today in La Jolla Shores despite a crowd that makes Wingaersheek Beach in July look sparsely populated. But I just drew a beeline for the water, avoided everyone, and paddled out. Crumbly little waist high shore pound with the occasional overhead set that beat the snot out of the Wavestorm crowd. No criticism intended, I love wavestorms.

So I mostly just paddled. Poached a few, reminded myself once more that I apparently lost ten years or more of SUP surfing experience in two years of foiling. I paddled down to the pier, then back to the end of the cliffs where all the tourists milling around downtown congregate and do their best to fall into the water.

Nice day, nice paddle. I'm going to do this every day. No idea why it took me so long to realize I should do this.
General Discussion / Re: What apps for your phone do you use?
« Last post by Geoff C on January 16, 2021, 03:48:56 PM »
I find windy one of the best for wind and surf,-70.105,10
Usually I read most of the time, but do wave sail and sup for decades each winter in +10C till -2C a lot.
Since this autumn also winging I have some experience with this  :)
There can be a couple of things:
1) the gloves are loose and your grip slips all the time so you need to adjust and grip harder wich is way more tiring as just putting your hands on the bar. What to do about it: wear open palm gloves and if the opening is too small cut it wider. they only need to cover the tips of your fingers to work.

2) when you prefer full gloves: the surf ones often aren't grippy enough! get windsurf gloves, they have more of sticky material on the inside that prevent slipping that helps a lot!.

3) too tight around the wrists, this puit extra tension on the tendons and muscles, sometimes even partly cuts of the circulation: loosen the straps and/or try to make them wider around the wrists.

Any decent surf suit nowadays is flexy enough around the wrists, but in the rare occasion it is still too tight for you stretch it up by putting 1.5l softdrink bottles in it too pre stretch it, or get it cut slightly wider at your local repair shop.

I don,t like the cold but when everything comes together, going out in zub-zero celcius is no big deal as long as the water stays liquid :)

Random / Re: AC 75 boats, flaps and footage - Unreal
« Last post by Tom on January 16, 2021, 01:46:22 PM »
It looks like in the US, you can pay $150 to watch live on TV, remember there's a big time change. Or you can see yesterdays summaries on youtube.
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