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Foil SUP / Signature, Albatross, stealth, 2 tails, 750 mast. $1250
« Last post by Hdip on January 14, 2021, 07:01:23 PM »
I'm injured and have doctor bills upcoming.  Anyone want some signature gear? Full quiver right here for cheap.
The mast will work with the new game changer foils with different screws is what they've told me.
Wingsurfing, Windfoiling, Wingfoiling, Wing SUP / Re: Gong 2021 boards - 9 models!
« Last post by surfcowboy on January 14, 2021, 06:49:05 PM »
Learned this lesson lol. Now I’m trying to figure out how to extract myself and some money from this thing I built lol.

Warning all younger people I meet to carefully consider what is “enough.”  I had to play catch-up for a misspent youth. But then again, did I?

Anyway, I like the Gong stuff and i dig the vibe of Patrice and his family and crew. They seem to love the sport and that’s the root of any good water sports business. 
Gear Talk / Re: Seeking feedback before getting a new board
« Last post by CMP_SRF on January 14, 2021, 04:28:42 PM »
Good to the forum, but thought I'd chime in here because went through what it sounds like you're facing.  I'm 6'1" and ~210, sounds like about halfway between you and TallDude :-)
I live in SoCal and most of my flat water paddling starts in Dana Point Harbor.  Usually a couple laps or out to buoys in the ocean.  I paddled a 10'6 Riviera for awhile then got a dedicated SUS board, the Hobie CMLB 9'8".  Bought my wife an Apex R4 board at the same time thinking I'd be able to use when wanting to go fast.  It's 12'6 and 25 3/4" wide; I don't have a good time on that board outside the harbor.  in the Harbor with light wind it's nice even at my height/weight but I'm selling it to get something I'm capable of open ocean on; I *think* it's got the rounded bottom but don't know half as much as the other posters here about that. 

TLDR: I wouldn't discount a good 12'6" at your height/weight on flat water, there are *really* capable boards and you'll open up the choices.

I find myself going to my CMLB for pretty much everything now.  I've also fixed a couple through the fiberglass rock hits from SUSing, it's really not that hard.  Grab some proper sun cure epoxy and painters tape you're 3/4 of the way there.

Have fun, and if you do make that trip to SoCal you can try out a Hobie race board in the Harbor.  Good luck.

I can relate to what you all are saying.

I am only about 3 and a half months into winging but have noticed that my body is coping better with the increased stresses as my technique has improved. Kitefoiling seems low load bearing by comparison due to harness use.

The only part that concerns me a bit is my hands, slight swelling of the main finger joints. Admittedly, this is after a number of sessions in a row and may come down to overuse of an older body. I have not found any way of preventing it from happening but it does not really bother me when I am on the water. I try not to do really long hauls upwind.

At this stage, I do not use straps or a harness.

Foil SUP / Re: Is there a good place to foil on the north shore of Oahu?
« Last post by Beasho on January 14, 2021, 03:36:56 PM »
What was the report here?

How did it go?  Did you connect with any Zoners.  Not that we want to out anyone . . . . maybe you're making a video.
When I explain how the water actually moves in a wave most surfers decide I'm totally nuts, so I don't do that anymore. I just say "google it".
catching small to medium sized waves the wing is not in the same water flow as the board.  The water is flowing more vertical at the board versus at the foil which is deeper down below the wave.  So I wouldn't be surprised if there is a different sweet angle for catching waves depending on the wave too
Gear Talk / Re: Seeking feedback before getting a new board
« Last post by Bulky on January 14, 2021, 01:34:09 PM »
I'd go with the 2017 Whiplash.  Any of these will be a neat step up from your inflatable and the whiplash is a proven design--since you can't find much on two of the ones you're looking at, go with a known quantity.  Don't worry that it doesn't have all the current features--they change every year and probably don't make much difference for us recreational types.  A 14 foot board will glide a ton more that what you've got, so again, I'd got with that over the 12'6" (though at your size, I suspect you'd be able to get comfortable on any of these.  The production Infinity stuff is very durable so if you're largely on flatwater, the Whiplash won't disappoint you.
Classifieds / Fanatic All Wave, 9' 2"
« Last post by surfinn on January 14, 2021, 12:50:44 PM »
Fanatic All Wave, 9' 2":  $199
No leakage, have one to many SUP's, so thought I'd get rid of the one first one that I learned on. Fun board shape, 31.5" wide. Location: Southern MD
Wingsurfing, Windfoiling, Wingfoiling, Wing SUP / Re: Axis Foils
« Last post by PonoBill on January 14, 2021, 09:05:16 AM »
I'm fond of the 340, especially with the 1000 or 1150 front wing. It's a little nutty with the 860, but if you want something that turns fast I guess it's okay. I was originally using it with the 1020 and didn't care for it, but with the 1000 it feels balanced, not too slide-y, and makes for a responsive setup. I thought it would be cool with the 860 but it feels like I forgot to put the stabilizer on. How would I know what that feels like?

What would you suppose.
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