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soepkip

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Re: Waterstarts
« Reply #15 on: August 09, 2019, 03:56:38 AM »
I just ordered a 5'0" x 20" x 2.9" 41 litres prone foilboard.

Planning to install foot straps.

I hope it will be possible to push the board underwater with feet in the straps.

I also don't like the floaty Gofoils, I spent a lot of time pushing it down, my Neil Pryde behaves much better in this respect with its heavy mast.

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Re: Waterstarts
« Reply #16 on: August 09, 2019, 04:15:23 AM »
What board did you go with?

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Re: Waterstarts
« Reply #17 on: August 09, 2019, 04:34:38 AM »
Axis

https://axisfoils.com/collections/surf-foil-boards/products/surf-carbon-foilboard-5

No custom builders where I am, custom would take too long anyway...
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Re: Waterstarts
« Reply #18 on: August 09, 2019, 04:42:43 AM »
That looks great.  Let us know how the size works out for sinking.  Are you 187 lbs?
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Re: Waterstarts
« Reply #19 on: August 09, 2019, 05:49:43 AM »
Yes I am about 190 lbs
I foresee a lot of problems
dropping wind
switchfoot waterstarting

Lots of nice challenges, better start trying with a boat around....

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Re: Waterstarts
« Reply #20 on: August 10, 2019, 02:57:22 AM »
Her is a Gorge waterstart on an overpowered wing.  It has been really windy here lately.  :).  Unfortunately this one still starts late in the process.  Still looking to see the whole deal.

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Re: Waterstarts
« Reply #21 on: August 10, 2019, 10:48:08 AM »
I assume that was Wednesday, and it was 40 gusting to 50 in a lot of spots--probably there, which is where I was. That looks like a 4M wing. I almost waterstarted my 4M on Wednesday--involuntarily. I also got nearly lifted off my board raising the wing to "Neutral" overhead. When you have enough wind that ain't neutral.
Foote 10'4X34", SIC 17.5 V1 hollow and an EPS one in Hood River. Foote 9'0" x 31", L41 8'8", 18' Speedboard, etc. etc.

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Re: Waterstarts
« Reply #22 on: August 16, 2019, 12:54:07 PM »
Axis

https://axisfoils.com/collections/surf-foil-boards/products/surf-carbon-foilboard-5

No custom builders where I am, custom would take too long anyway...

The Axis 5'0 arrived today.
Beautiful 2,5 kg 5.5 lbs ! Now we have to install foot strap inserts. My daughter is regular. me goofy (how can that be?) and I am 6'1 she is is 5'7
We both think a wide stance is no good  so we are going for 25"/23"with the back foot on top of the middle of the foil tracks, what can go wrong?

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Re: Waterstarts
« Reply #23 on: August 16, 2019, 04:18:53 PM »
Let's get some pics of that thing!  :)

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Re: Waterstarts
« Reply #24 on: August 17, 2019, 08:17:31 AM »
The board is 41 liters , I am wondering if 62 kg person will be able to sink it to waterstart but we'll see otherwise we will have to get the 4'0 version@ 31 liters

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Re: Waterstarts
« Reply #25 on: August 17, 2019, 08:29:25 AM »
I wonder where we have to put the footstrap inserts, this is a photo of the top of the board , the white tape is where the tracks for the plate are.
The yellow dots are footstrap inserts , distance from the middle of the footstraps is 26"=66cm in this picture , my daughter is 5'8 = 172 cm

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Re: Waterstarts
« Reply #26 on: August 17, 2019, 02:22:37 PM »
What a beauty!

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Re: Waterstarts
« Reply #27 on: August 17, 2019, 10:58:54 PM »
And a picture of the bottom, nice and simple, you can see the bevels. Not as pronounced as on a Jimmy Lewis Flying V but this board is much thinner of course.

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Re: Waterstarts
« Reply #28 on: August 18, 2019, 05:01:40 AM »
Are you using Axis Foils?  Whatcha got?

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Re: Waterstarts
« Reply #29 on: August 18, 2019, 06:28:23 AM »
Got Axis 82/92/102 and Gofoil IWA/M200/M280
We are going to just use wax until we figure out if and so yes where we should put footstrap inserts.
The board will float on its side with the IWA probably , might be good for waterstarting
And we are going to find out if we can push the board under water..

 


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