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Re: Wing specific boards
« Reply #135 on: March 21, 2020, 12:47:38 AM »
I have only ridden the preproduction models and I loved the 5.0 at 75 liters.  I still have trouble getting going about 15% of the time but I am starting to figure it out and what works for me and my sensitive knees.

Hi River,

I saw the video below.  Are you having to shim the mast?  Please also post up images of the 5'4 when you have them.  The flatter rocker on that one sounds like what i am after.

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Re: Wing specific boards
« Reply #136 on: March 21, 2020, 03:02:34 AM »
Buddy shot this yesterday. I told him to be sure and leave the knee starts and light wind struggles in. 90 liters when you weigh 190. 6m day.


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Re: Wing specific boards
« Reply #137 on: March 21, 2020, 04:33:19 AM »
Buddy shot this yesterday. I told him to be sure and leave the knee starts and light wind struggles in. 90 liters when you weigh 190. 6m day.



Looks good DW.  I am glad that you left that stuff in.  It really shows the board off.  What width is this one? 

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Re: Wing specific boards
« Reply #138 on: March 21, 2020, 05:51:37 AM »
26 wide

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Re: Wing specific boards
« Reply #139 on: March 21, 2020, 10:29:51 AM »
Your board does look nice and stable on the starts and when you are off the foil. I also liked the long sections where you were winging crossed-up(toe-side, I believe you kiters call it). I love that set-up with the wing.It feels really similar to the loading moment just before you throw a backside hack on a surfboard. Or maybe itís just because I am lame at riding switch on a foil.  :)

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Re: Wing specific boards
« Reply #140 on: March 22, 2020, 02:05:55 AM »
This vid gives a look at the 5'4 Fanatic.  That one has zero tail chop (7:40), almost no rail bevel (6:00) and looks to be very flat rocker through the tail and significantly further forward.  That is exactly what I am after.  I don't want to struggle with knee starts on a knee start board.  5'0 x 24 sounds like a struggle at my size but this maxed out 5'4 x 26 looks like it would be stable enough.  Now they just need to be available.



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Re: Wing specific boards
« Reply #141 on: March 22, 2020, 09:40:58 AM »
When I saw that video last night I immediately thought of you Admin. The 5í4Ē looks very close to the shape you have been describing. Hopefully they will be available sometime before summer.

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Re: Wing specific boards
« Reply #142 on: March 24, 2020, 03:51:20 PM »
More real world light wind video shot today. All the other wingers are sitting on the beach waiting for better wind. Axis 102 wing.


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Re: Wing specific boards
« Reply #143 on: March 24, 2020, 04:12:51 PM »
Dwight, how come others were on the beach? Did they not have a size 6 wing or is the Naish 6 more powerful than the other size 6 wings or was it the Axis 102 that gave you the edge.

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Re: Wing specific boards
« Reply #144 on: March 24, 2020, 05:37:49 PM »
Dwight, how come others were on the beach? Did they not have a size 6 wing or is the Naish 6 more powerful than the other size 6 wings or was it the Axis 102 that gave you the edge.

Same old story for anyone into wind sports for years. Let the wind dummy go out, watch, and wait for perfect wind. They had big enough wings to ride with me.  I was home eating dinner when the wind got strong. I love my 6m, so Iím happy as can be to ride it.


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Re: Wing specific boards
« Reply #145 on: March 26, 2020, 02:18:17 AM »
When I saw that video last night I immediately thought of you Admin. The 5í4Ē looks very close to the shape you have been describing. Hopefully they will be available sometime before summer.

We pulled the trigger on these yesterday.  All this sitting around pushed me over the edge :)

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Re: Wing specific boards
« Reply #146 on: March 26, 2020, 03:15:32 PM »
Yay! I am glad somebody is getting one. I am so tempted, but I am guessing it would just be sitting on my living room floor for quite a while so I am trying to restrain myself.

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Re: Wing specific boards
« Reply #147 on: March 27, 2020, 03:41:22 AM »
In stock now.


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Re: Wing specific boards
« Reply #148 on: March 27, 2020, 02:48:52 PM »
Any idea of weight on the Fanatic Sky Wing. Fanatic doesnít list any weights on any sizes. I know itís hard to judge from pictures but it looks heavy.

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Re: Wing specific boards
« Reply #149 on: March 28, 2020, 02:25:32 AM »
I will be sure to weigh them when they arrive.  These are volume packed boards so I am hopeful for light but I am not thinking of waterstart board weights.  I really like the idea of the carry in the image below.  I have done some goofy stuff getting in and out of the water.  Right now my carry is tail forward, foils upwind, and wing downwind.  It works well but it takes a little situating when you get in the water.  This looks light and super manageable.  Drop and go.  There are also pretty big dimension differences in the 3 models (even though the lengths graduate by only 4 inches) so I imagine pretty notable weight differences between the sizes as well.

SKY Wing 4'8'' 55L 22" / 56 cm 4'8" / 142 cm
SKY Wing 5'0'' 75L 24" / 61 cm 5'0" / 152 cm
SKY Wing 5'4'' 95L 26" / 66 cm 5'4" / 163 cm