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Re: "Wingsurfer" for Foil/SUP
« Reply #30 on: April 18, 2019, 07:18:37 PM »
If you like foiling, you’ll love pickle ball. 8)

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Re: "Wingsurfer" for Foil/SUP
« Reply #32 on: April 19, 2019, 05:36:08 AM »
“It will change your life”. Tony Lagosz 1995. No nose windsurf board.

...and so it did.  But it was '92.

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Re: "Wingsurfer" for Foil/SUP
« Reply #33 on: April 19, 2019, 04:54:23 PM »
I only have been playing with the 3m Duotone foilwing so far.  I get the 4m tomorrow.  I will report more as I learn more. Yesterday was best session yet with jibs in both directions and almost a foiling tack.  So fun.  I saw this video and it looks like pretty damn light wind to me.  I believe this is the 5m.


I ask again:  Where is the BUY button?

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Re: "Wingsurfer" for Foil/SUP
« Reply #34 on: April 19, 2019, 05:55:46 PM »
Not sure if you remember admin, but Tony was into a super skinny nose with a ridiculous amount of nose rocker. “Flip Tipl”. We were team hot at the time. Major dimples in the gridlocks. $150 each and we would flip every year. Fun Times.

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Re: "Wingsurfer" for Foil/SUP
« Reply #35 on: April 19, 2019, 07:52:18 PM »
I went by high tech today to talk to Patty Cadiz about the classes Allen is planning to give. I want to play, and I want to do it NOW. I'm sure I could flop around for a few days and finally get it. but I've learned the value of a few lessons from the best instructors, and that's generally Allen for anything in the water. He's still figuring out how to teach this, but I'm willing to be a guinea pig. On the minus side my flexibility and balance will be a challenge. On the plus side, if he can teach me, he can teach anyone.

I'll let you know how it goes. There's no question I'll have one of these things this year, and there's no question I'll be pumping out a lot of wings and other stuff to make downwinding work for fat 72 year olds who never give up on anything but diets.
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Re: "Wingsurfer" for Foil/SUP
« Reply #36 on: April 19, 2019, 08:33:52 PM »
I'm super stoked to give this a go, and suspect it might be harder than it looks...

I've been told July as a release date, anyone hear anything different?   And like Denton said where's the buy button?
Aloha, I welcome and appreciate all responses of positivity and good feeling.

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Re: "Wingsurfer" for Foil/SUP
« Reply #37 on: April 22, 2019, 04:00:25 AM »
Here is Kai having a go and a few guys toying with some swell/mush.  I am digging the old school styling of the vids. 



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Re: "Wingsurfer" for Foil/SUP
« Reply #38 on: April 22, 2019, 04:57:32 AM »
Slingshot is in it.  They have a page up...and charts!  https://blog.slingshotsports.com/top-5-questions-answered-about-wingsurfing-and-the-slingwing-2019/

Their Wing looks great.  Looks like it may be the Summer of the wing.

A few from Slingshot:






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Re: "Wingsurfer" for Foil/SUP
« Reply #39 on: April 22, 2019, 11:23:52 AM »
Yup, it's going to be fun. Naish and Slingshot are going to a rigid keel tube and strap handles, Duotone with a boom like one side of a windsurf sail. I think both work OK, I like the idea of being able to collapse the kite into a backpack. Then again I can do that with the Duotone and convert the boom to a paddle. Anyway, I'm off to take lesson two. Wish me luck. My knee is screwed, this should be interesting.
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Re: "Wingsurfer" for Foil/SUP
« Reply #40 on: April 22, 2019, 01:50:31 PM »
Good luck :).

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Re: "Wingsurfer" for Foil/SUP
« Reply #41 on: April 22, 2019, 05:33:05 PM »
Did great. One of the keys to learning something new is downtime and practice of little stuff in between lessons. I practiced a method of getting to my feet that doesn't include a walker rail. The lesson went great, flying the wing and using it to go upwind, wobbling through a slow speed jibe and back. I got the mongo windsurf board semi-planing a few times and almost managed something like a powered jibe--at least I was coasting fairly fast, so I'm counting it. We switched to foilboards and I used Mr. Fugly, which is great for learning on of course. I had the 280 on per Alan's advice. It seemed so draggy I kind of think the 200 would be better, but I didn't get anywhere close to real flying. I got up enough in a strong gust to feel the drag drop precipitously, but I sheeted out before I really got up. Then I fell in and got the leashes all tangled up and had my wrist tied to the board for a few moments.

Bottom line, I'm sure I can do this, and I'm sure it's going to be fun. I think it has much more potential than Sail foiling, both just for reaching back and forth and for downwind runs.

If the stars align, lesson three is tomorrow, and I expect I'll get up on the foil fairly quickly unless I screw up and fall on that giant B-52 wing. I'm pumped.
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Re: "Wingsurfer" for Foil/SUP
« Reply #42 on: April 22, 2019, 05:45:35 PM »
Great report. 

Keep them coming PONO!

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Re: "Wingsurfer" for Foil/SUP
« Reply #43 on: April 23, 2019, 03:04:04 AM »
That all sounds like a great second day, Bill.  Nice!

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Re: "Wingsurfer" for Foil/SUP
« Reply #44 on: April 23, 2019, 03:30:19 AM »


11 videos of Robbie answering question appeared on this Instagram page this morning. Good stuff. Only one size for Naish 4m.

I sure hope there are so few guys with SUP foils out there that we can all get one. It’s going to be crazy trying to get one. Prone foilers are out on this deal. 
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