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Wing specific boards
« on: September 15, 2019, 05:34:35 AM »
F-one has updated the info for their upcoming line of wing specific models.  I am sure everyone will have a line of wing boards out in short order.  It will be interesting to see this new breed of boards show up.


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Re: Wing specific boards
« Reply #1 on: September 16, 2019, 07:56:30 AM »
Do we really need wing specific boards?
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Re: Wing specific boards
« Reply #2 on: September 16, 2019, 08:03:36 AM »
Do we really need wing specific boards?

Well, of course we do :).  It seems like there is a volume gap between surf foilboards and SUP that will be great for the wing and we do have a different take off dynamic than either of those sports.  Transport and travel will get really easy at 5'4.  I would like to see them covered with footstrap inserts, though.  I like my current board but it is larger than I need and I am ready to be done with the concave deck.  That is not for me.  Flat or domed sounds terrific.
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Re: Wing specific boards
« Reply #3 on: September 16, 2019, 09:04:49 AM »
What dimensions you winging?

After doing it (on my 5’8 x 29) I’m torn at this point on the need for me.

Width is the only weakness in performance I can detect so far. With a narrower board, I could lean it over much harder and that would give me better upwind angles. Right now, the rails are kissing chop (even with chines) going upwind.

Then when I consider my 20” wide 4’8 doesn’t turn these big wings....hum

Then I say to myself, should I care about upwind? I want to go down wind more often anyway.

Who knows what I’ll think in another month  ;D

Yes to flat decks.
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Re: Wing specific boards
« Reply #4 on: September 16, 2019, 10:04:17 AM »
Chan's board is 5'10 x 25 x 5.2.  I like that better than my 6'6.  It is still larger than it needs to be, though.  I love having less nose out there.  That is really nice.  It is also feels too thick.  It seems like something thinner in that size range would be a great light wind board for me and then something around 50 or 60 liters to try and learn a waterstart on.  Just guessing at this point. 

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Re: Wing specific boards
« Reply #5 on: September 16, 2019, 11:45:45 AM »
Do we really need wing specific boards?

He's an even bigger gear ho than you are, which is saying something.
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: Wing specific boards
« Reply #6 on: September 16, 2019, 02:22:57 PM »
Do we really need wing specific boards?

He's an even bigger gear ho than you are, which is saying something.

I'm sure he is (just like me) just playing catch-up with you. Don't ever let me into your bat cave, that goes down a rabbit hole I won't be able to escape. I'll just buy the damn wing specific board and brag about getting it before you :D
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Re: Wing specific boards
« Reply #7 on: September 16, 2019, 02:37:25 PM »
I guess these boards are good after the beginners' stage.

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Re: Wing specific boards
« Reply #8 on: September 16, 2019, 02:48:48 PM »
It won't be difficult to adapt this to our sport.


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Re: Wing specific boards
« Reply #9 on: September 21, 2019, 07:20:02 AM »
Looks like Takuma has a wing board coming in November.  I can't see if this has inserts for footstraps but it is looking terrific!

From Facebook:

Board ZK WING
5’4x24 1/2 : 88L
PVC & Carbon Construction

COMING SOON - Available early November !!

Special design for Wingfoil


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Re: Wing specific boards
« Reply #10 on: September 21, 2019, 08:31:22 AM »
I think I need a large buddy. I can ride their prone board with a wing and they could ride my SUP board.

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Re: Wing specific boards
« Reply #11 on: September 21, 2019, 09:04:49 AM »
I like that Takuma!

Blue Planet’s Carver series Sup-foil boards would work well.
Unfortunately the carbon models are not much lighter than the standard construction  but they are probably quite durable.

I like the 5 foot 2“ x 26 1/2“ board
Foot strap inserts included.
No need for multiple boards, IMO.

Limited availability when I called a couple weeks ago (November).

Freedom Foil Boarfs out of San Clemente has a cool board called “The Skillet”.
They are custom order only.

https://www.realwatersports.com/products/freedom-foil-boards-skillet
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Re: Wing specific boards
« Reply #12 on: September 22, 2019, 11:39:00 AM »
Any one tried one of these?
https://www.mantafoils.com/e-shop/Inflatable-supfoil-wingfoil-board-110L-p147850085
If I was in the States I would get one. Would be great for travelling. :)

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Wing Boards
« Reply #13 on: December 06, 2019, 01:36:45 PM »
Somebody thinks like me.  ;D

Check out this preview of Gong’s 2020 wing boards. Short, thick, chunky monkeys. Easy high performance winging.


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Re: Wing Boards
« Reply #14 on: December 07, 2019, 12:58:26 AM »
Looking forward to the full specs. Depending on weights, I may bring one back to the US in the spring.
The Zuma though, is no lightweight. Right in there with the Fanatic.
Would love to just lift Patrice's custom in the picture.