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Obviously photoshopped
« on: August 16, 2019, 09:50:53 PM »
Dan Taylor managed to get a shot of me up on my foil and flying, looking almost comfortable. He must have a quick trigger finger.


Today was insane. OK in the early morning, but then gusty with a lot of lulls around noon. I took a break to get some lunch and came back to nuke city. Probably 35 gusting to 40. That was a guess but I just looked at the wind graph and it was 32 gusting to 45. My pump seems to have walked away, but I had my 4M inflated and ready to go, so I went on that. Generally, I don't think harnesses are a necessity for wing foiling, but it would have been good this afternoon. My arms are now quite a bit longer. I only did three or four passes across the river, but they were nutty. It's surprisingly easy to handle heavy wind on a port tack going upwind. the foil stays up, it seems fairly easy to spill wind when a nuclear gust hits me. But on the starboard tack, especially if I'm up on the foil, I lose control easily and wind up going downwind, which is challenging. I need to let the wing just swing out in front of me, but it's hard to remember that when the little safety dude is screaming in my ear.

« Last Edit: August 16, 2019, 10:51:41 PM by PonoBill »
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Re: Obviously photoshopped
« Reply #1 on: August 16, 2019, 10:17:10 PM »
Looking good Bill. Good you got some wind, Maui is somewhat quiet this time. Is duotone wing a way to go? I am considering putting down a deposit for 5m with second wind on Maui.
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Re: Obviously photoshopped
« Reply #2 on: August 16, 2019, 10:54:25 PM »
It's fine as long as you don't get MY 5M. Kidding aside, yeah, I like it the best of the wings I've tried. The F-One is a close second, but I don't like the floppy handles--the boom is a big improvement over an inflated strut.
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Re: Obviously photoshopped
« Reply #3 on: August 17, 2019, 02:51:35 AM »
Riding high, Bill.  Looks terrific!

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Re: Obviously photoshopped
« Reply #4 on: August 17, 2019, 03:38:30 AM »
nice to see you dogged as ever bill, and getting results

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Re: Obviously photoshopped
« Reply #5 on: August 17, 2019, 03:58:36 AM »
I see a carbon boom. Itís tempting to make one now that Iíve got my adjustable outhaul working.

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Re: Obviously photoshopped
« Reply #6 on: August 17, 2019, 04:09:15 AM »
Looking good PB! Our low wind environment here made me pull the trigger and order a 7 meter.
Watching all these windy videos makes me envious as heck.
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Re: Obviously photoshopped
« Reply #7 on: August 17, 2019, 05:49:18 AM »
Surfside, if youíre named for the Texas Surfside Iíll be keeping my eye on you.

I figure these wings could make the Gulf a playground for foils.

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Re: Obviously photoshopped
« Reply #8 on: August 17, 2019, 06:39:24 AM »
I see a carbon boom. Itís tempting to make one now that Iíve got my adjustable outhaul working.

Yea, it's a KeNalu paddle shaft, works perfectly. The tapered shaft fits both the leading edge bit (larger) and the trailing edge. Mine is adjustable both by adding spacers and with a Sailwoeks outhaul but the single size one I built previously was quite a bit lighter. Light is good.
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Re: Obviously photoshopped
« Reply #9 on: August 17, 2019, 09:13:31 AM »
Surfside, if youíre named for the Texas Surfside Iíll be keeping my eye on you.

I figure these wings could make the Gulf a playground for foils.

Yep :) Surfside Beach
We sure do hope so.
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Re: Obviously photoshopped
« Reply #10 on: August 19, 2019, 01:42:36 AM »
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It's surprisingly easy to handle heavy wind on a port tack going upwind. the foil stays up, it seems fairly easy to spill wind when a nuclear gust hits me. But on the starboard tack, especially if I'm up on the foil, I lose control easily and wind up going downwind, which is challenging. I need to let the wing just swing out in front of me, but it's hard to remember that when the little safety dude is screaming in my ear.

I assume you surf regular, so on starboard tack youíre on your switch side.

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Re: Obviously photoshopped
« Reply #11 on: August 19, 2019, 08:47:33 AM »
Looking good PB! Our low wind environment here made me pull the trigger and order a 7 meter.
Watching all these windy videos makes me envious as heck.
I. Have a 7m on the way also, same reasons.
Do you plan on using your wing while tanker foiling?
I'm thinking a trip to Galveston is in my furure. It's a long drive towing a boat but that tanker surfing has really peaked me and my boy's curiosity.
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