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Re: What's coming
« Reply #15 on: May 21, 2019, 11:17:05 AM »
TD,  This photo was taken 94 years ago, but I would bet there were people doing similar before that as there was no Netflicks or NASCAR.  The couple I remember seeing were one-handed, where the forearm and fist locked in like a medieval shield, requiring a stop and change of tack.   (notice - branding already established - the Chinese were on it.)


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Re: What's coming
« Reply #16 on: May 26, 2019, 06:13:45 AM »


This looks very in control

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Re: What's coming
« Reply #17 on: May 26, 2019, 07:16:16 AM »
It looks like they put an inflatable trailing edge on that one.


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Re: What's coming
« Reply #18 on: May 26, 2019, 08:28:07 AM »
Okay, gotta call Tony, I'm tired of waiting. Otherwise I have a couple of old kites that are going to meet a grisly end.
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Re: What's coming
« Reply #19 on: May 26, 2019, 08:45:01 AM »
The only thing keeping me for going crazy waiting, is I tried the latest and greatest windsurf foiling gear and Iím blown away. Iím coming back to windsurf foiling after having walked away 3 years ago when it wasnít as good as kite foiling.

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Re: What's coming
« Reply #20 on: May 26, 2019, 09:48:48 AM »
I just finished putting a mast track into Little Fugly. As soon as we get some wing here and I stop shaking in the cold I'm gonna go play.
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Re: What's coming
« Reply #21 on: May 26, 2019, 11:16:26 AM »
I just finished putting a mast track into Little Fugly. As soon as we get some wing here and I stop shaking in the cold I'm gonna go play.

Bad news....I windsurf foiled a SUP for awhile. It works, but feels like shit. The foil, being forward in the board, makes it track like shit. Itís squirrelly just trying to pump the sail and go straight due to that foil placement. It uphauls terrible. It wants to spin into the wind as soon as you tug on the uphaul. The forces donít balance out ideal once up on the foil. My wife refused to ride it. Sheís a good windsurf foiler too.

Slingshot has it right. Their boards and that Infinity 76 foil balance out the forces beautifully. Combine it with the Sailworks Flyer sail...magic, easy, fun.
« Last Edit: May 26, 2019, 11:19:41 AM by Dwight (DW) »

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Re: What's coming
« Reply #22 on: May 26, 2019, 03:36:52 PM »

Slingshot has it right. Their boards and that Infinity 76 foil balance out the forces beautifully. Combine it with the Sailworks Flyer sail...magic, easy, fun.
The idea of having one board to do two sports is one of likable qualites of the windwings.
If the Sailworks Flyer sail could be mounted and easily used with my foilSUP it would be much more attractive than havining to buy another board, even if it's not as "simple" windwingsurfer.

 It seems like it should be doable... to some degree... maybe?
« Last Edit: May 26, 2019, 03:45:16 PM by Fishman »
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Re: What's coming
« Reply #23 on: May 26, 2019, 07:47:28 PM »
Please tell me again why I want to quit windsurfing? Those 3.2 days at the hatch arenít fun anymore? Those nice big swells arenít fun on just a plane old JP Wave? For the manufacturers itís a no brainer. ď It will change your lifeĒ. Sure bet.   It will be fun to see how it shakes out.

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Re: What's coming
« Reply #24 on: May 27, 2019, 03:50:28 AM »
Please tell me again why I want to quit windsurfing? Those 3.2 days at the hatch arenít fun anymore? Those nice big swells arenít fun on just a plane old JP Wave? For the manufacturers itís a no brainer. ď It will change your lifeĒ. Sure bet.   It will be fun to see how it shakes out.

People who foil think everyone will jump on the bandwagon and those who donít, sit and wait not understanding the attraction. I think this is why Slingshot still has so much old gear sitting in warehouses selling dirt cheap. They are not the only ones who guessed wrong on the public adoption rate.

Itís a sport you have to do, to understand the attraction. Nothing I can say will convince you.

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Re: What's coming
« Reply #25 on: May 27, 2019, 04:54:27 AM »
Please tell me again why I want to quit windsurfing? Those 3.2 days at the hatch arenít fun anymore? Those nice big swells arenít fun on just a plane old JP Wave? For the manufacturers itís a no brainer. ď It will change your lifeĒ. Sure bet.   It will be fun to see how it shakes out.

The Hatch is basically empty in 4.7-5.0 conditions now.  Why not throw in something new?

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Re: What's coming
« Reply #26 on: May 27, 2019, 05:44:05 AM »
For someone like me who did light wind-surfing and never got hooked and the idea of Kiting has the appeal of Colonoscopy, this setup looks promising.
No experience whatsoever but I'll be giving it a go very soon. Foil or not, just as in the Naish Video.
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Re: What's coming
« Reply #27 on: May 27, 2019, 09:08:20 AM »
Gripe: Instragram video sucks!  How is it possible that they have no scroll for reverse and forward.  No native link to the original video poster?  Madness.

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Re: What's coming
« Reply #28 on: May 27, 2019, 09:16:56 AM »
Gripe: Instragram video sucks!  How is it possible that they have no scroll for reverse and forward.  No native link to the original video poster?  Madness.

Because Facebook. Never leave the garden.
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Re: What's coming
« Reply #29 on: May 27, 2019, 09:31:28 AM »
Facebook video is wonderful in comparison.  All of those fancy features from this decade.  :)