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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.
« Last Edit: September 16, 2019, 09:10:58 AM by Dwight (DW) »

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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.
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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
« Last Edit: September 21, 2019, 09:10:17 AM by Cardiff Sweeper »

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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. :)