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Thanks, I'll apply that technique next time. My ah ha moment was the straightening of the forward arm with slight torso rotation towards the nose. I am looking forward to it getting easier....
Also the spot I was at is leeward of a low lying island. Water depth is waist to chest. Location helped a lot I'm sure :)
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Travel, Trips, Destinations / Re: Delta - Baggage Fee Waived
« Last post by SUP Leave on Today at 09:46:28 AM »
Alaska does not charge for board bags anymore either. We just went to and from Maui with a double board bag (surf not sup), with no fees and no problems. However, I learned from this forum and Ponobill that you can just give a healthy tip the skycaps/porters at the terminal drop off and everything is taken care of for ya. I try to tip at least $40 if they are handling surfboards, and they typically take every bag you don't want to have in hand before you enter the terminal. Last time headed home we had a big box of pineapples, surfboards, plus a bunch of overstuffed luggage, two of which exceeded 50#, so I gave the guy $100 and we checked nothing ourselves.

It is the only part of the airport that feels like it is still a service based industry.

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Foil SUP / Re: Want to cut down IWA tail, need a favor
« Last post by jondrums on Today at 09:37:28 AM »
IWA tail is the same as the Maliko tail, so yes, that's what I cut down
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Wow, that's worth testing. I could move the attachment point to one that makes it more likely to drag a lot.

Could you also test passing it through a waist belt so both wing and you
are attached to the board with single leash or do you foresee any issues
with that setup?
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Foil SUP / Re: GoFoil 1.5 Release
« Last post by 805StandUp on Today at 09:22:03 AM »
... Found out they ain't cheap, and suddenly my budget said, "Maybe one GL setup" instead of the "I'll just buy one of each" that I had thought I'd do previously...

Can you share how much the new wings are, Sano?
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Foil SUP / Re: Want to cut down IWA tail, need a favor
« Last post by red_tx on Today at 09:12:29 AM »
Awesome discussion johndrums. Thanks for starting this.

I believe the Kai tail is smaller than the Maliko tail. I don't have a Kai tail but I now have two blue Maliko tails.

I learned on my IWA 170 front wing and will continue to ride that, my 200 and i have a 160 now.

john, all the talk about getting up to fly easier and more glide have me going.

Anyone cut down a Maliko tail?

-red
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Wow, that's worth testing. I could move the attachment point to one that makes it more likely to drag a lot.
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Great progress for a single day in light wind Surfside. Going upwind with these wings is tricky, but once you get it, it makes sense and gets easier. The most efficient position for upwind without foiling puts the wingtip close to the water--very easy to drag the tip which is hard to recover from once it starts dragging. I pump the wing lightly when going upwind off the foil, which makes a wingtip drag easier to recover from since you are already lifting it when the drag happens. That will all sound like babble to anyone who hasn't tried a wing, but probably makes sense to those that have.
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Foil SUP / Re: GoFoil 1.5 Release
« Last post by SanoSlatchSup on Today at 08:05:48 AM »
Thanks for all of your great info there steamroller!! Now I guess an even more important question give the big differences between the two...how does the GL210 compare performance wise (lift, stability, turning, pumping...whatever else you like more or less about one vs the other) to the M200 and the Iwa if you've been able to compare all three?

Really appreciate you taking the time to help us all out here with your pictures, and thoughts in the new wings. Found out they ain't cheap, and suddenly my budget said, "Maybe one GL setup" instead of the "I'll just buy one of each" that I had thought I'd do previously. So narrowing things down to a better choice is way better than just the WAG is was thinking I'd have to give it, and hope for the best.
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General Discussion / Re: What is wrong with this picture?
« Last post by supnsurf on Today at 07:18:43 AM »
They need a tan ?
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