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Re: Slingshot Slingwing
« Reply #15 on: August 30, 2019, 01:04:06 PM »
I just came in from a great session. The wind sensor close by said 19 knots gusting to 31. 31 was a little testing. Bill your tip regarding pumping was great. It made a big difference, thanks. I can fly constantly without breaching on the 60 cm. mast. Waves were close together and only a little over 2 feet as I was in a bay. Should have pumped up the trailing edge more but the wind jumped a lot after I hit the water. Learned something key about going upwind when it is that windy. At first I tried to muscle my way upwind and exhausted myself soon. Then the brain kicked in as a last resort and and reduced the upwind angle and flew the wing more flat over my head with reduced speed and then it was much easier to head upwind. I will jump to the 75 cm. mast next time.  Thought I would be breaching more often but was not happening. So much easier to control the height than when windfoiling, especially in the gusts. I have not tried any foiling jibes yet as I was having so much fun did not want to waste time starting. I just drop the board on the water and pivot jibe. I really like the Takuma BX 7'10" board very stable and easy to pick up speed. I highly recommend it, although it is the only one I have tried.

 


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