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Re: F-One Swing
« Reply #105 on: October 16, 2019, 04:19:31 PM »
The reason is the Swing 5 has a much lower wind threshold and it covers what the wind is normally blowing at my location.


Where are you? Oahu?

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Re: F-One Swing
« Reply #106 on: October 16, 2019, 04:30:56 PM »
PS:  I did get shipping notification on our 2.8 today.

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Re: F-One Swing
« Reply #107 on: October 16, 2019, 05:38:29 PM »

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Hey VB, If you don't mind me asking, why did you sell the Slingwing?
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Im not 100% sure why I sold my Slingwing haha. I guess I have a similar wind situation to supkailua, with winds predominantly under the ideal wind range for the Slingwing. I only put in around 5 sessions with it and when up on foil it was a well behaved wing. What I didnt like was the weight.  I plan on doing a lot of DW style riding and I want a super light wing to fly as much as possible as my apparent wind drops.

Im hoping the Swing 5M and newly acquired 2400 foil wing (to join my 1550 and 1200 wings) will cover my really low end and the 3.5 will handle the gusty and stronger wind days. At 145 lbs, the 2400 practically lifts outta the water when stationary  ;D

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Re: F-One Swing
« Reply #108 on: October 16, 2019, 05:41:52 PM »
PS:  I did get shipping notification on our 2.8 today.

I received an email saying my order status changed to No Hold. I wonder what that means.

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Re: F-One Swing
« Reply #109 on: October 17, 2019, 04:21:45 PM »
Today. Axis 1020 wing. Wing leash on the harness line pigtail.


I was 2 blocks from this wind meter on the pier. Between 4 and 5 pm

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Re: F-One Swing
« Reply #110 on: October 17, 2019, 06:27:16 PM »
Looking good DW!  Nice looking location as well.

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Re: F-One Swing
« Reply #111 on: October 18, 2019, 02:40:35 AM »
Hood River was drizzly and low 50's yesterday so we headed east for clearer skies and a hope of cleaner wind.  We really lucked out at Roosevelt.  64 degrees and super well behaved wind.  I started out on the 5 and Chan on the 4.2 but  it ramped up to 20-25 so I grabbed the 4.2 for a bonus hour :).  We are getting better at managing a little more wind but at a certain point..its time.  This location is really wide and builds up one of the most gentle, slopey rolling Swells in the Gorge.  The is very user friendly for practicing pumping downwind (which is where we are right now).  This was the first day for me that I felt a swell and a pump accelerate me past wing speed.  That is an amazing feeling.  Offside is all of a sudden feeling pretty solid.    That is a welcome change.  I feel like we are in such a good spot of our learning curve right now that I am intentionally not looking at the calendar.  The mornings are getting pretty cold but we can probably eek out another month.  My 3/2 probably only has another week.  Time to visit Big Winds for a warmer suit.  It has been a while since I had winter grom stoke, but this may be the year :)

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Re: F-One Swing
« Reply #112 on: October 18, 2019, 03:57:56 AM »
Looking good DW!  Nice looking location as well.

Thanks. These are conditions I dreamed wed be able to ride in someday. Add some ground swell and it should be unreal.

Early in the year, it didnt look so good with rumors of wind wings needing 18 knots

My buddy was out foiling his 8m Cloud. That puts things in perspective. 8m Cloud needed for the kiter. wow.

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Re: F-One Swing
« Reply #113 on: October 18, 2019, 04:22:45 AM »
So cool.  I feel comfortable that these wings are going to set a new bar for light wind wave action.  We are ready for some softer cruiser waves now.  That is the travel plan for this winter.

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Re: F-One Swing
« Reply #114 on: October 18, 2019, 06:17:06 AM »
Only challenge in light wind wing'ing seems to be the water start for me. If I can get a little swell to help speed me up onto foil, it helps a lot but once on foil, the wind could shut off and I'd still be good riding making apparent wind. I've found if guys are able to ride 12's with surf boards then I'm riding powered up on the 5 swing. The other day we had some wind and while I was out, the wind went off shore, I didn't really notice any change in power, just my up wind track changed. I rode a while and when I came into shore and hopped off by the shore then I realized the wind was off shore and no kites were out. Tons of possibilities with the wings.

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Re: F-One Swing
« Reply #115 on: October 22, 2019, 09:42:13 AM »
Oooh!  Look what just showed up.  This new 2.8 is 2.4 lbs.  Hah!  It takes up about half of the bag.  Should be no problem to pack.  :)

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Re: F-One Swing
« Reply #116 on: October 22, 2019, 09:49:15 AM »
They back ordered my 2.8

Come on guys....SEW MORE WINGS


KITING IS DEAD  ;D ;D


BTW, just sold my last kite
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Re: F-One Swing
« Reply #117 on: October 22, 2019, 07:10:01 PM »
We (Chan, Bill and I) scored a really good high wind session out at Roosevelt today.  Average right under 30 with gusts well into the 30's.  I had the 3.5 Swing on and Chan used the 2.8.  After an hour and a half Chan took a breather and I got a quick session on the 2.8.  Brilliant!  I was happy on the 3.5 but, man did the 2.8 smooth things out.  Still plenty of juice but soooo much nicer in the gusts.  One thing is clear.  These wings are way better inflated to the max (at least).  Chan had inflated that guy to 7 psi (F-One suggests 10 psi for the 2.8 ).  I am at 10 on all of the wings even though that is well above the MFG's suggestion for some (suggestions linked below).  That is rock hard.  I am sure that there are plenty of worthy reasons why this would not be advised (you are on your own) but it makes a huge difference.  So much stiffer. 

https://www.f-one.world/app/uploads/2019/07/2020-SWING-user-guide-LR-1.pdf
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Re: F-One Swing
« Reply #118 on: October 23, 2019, 06:12:50 AM »
It seemed stronger than that, especially over on the Oregon side. My shoulders are a trifle stiff this evening
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Re: F-One Swing
« Reply #119 on: October 23, 2019, 07:34:48 AM »
I am set to pick up a 5m when I get to Maui.
There has been some talk about the inflation point but I am not clear on exactly how it works.
Would someone please put up pictures of the nozzle that works for inflating the F-one wings.  Maybe a measurement or picture of the insertion point as well?  I want to be sure I have all the right parts and do not have to go searching in the shops.
I kited for 9 years so I know most pumps come with 3 or 4 different adapters. 
Thanks.