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Scored a 5M Swing
« on: September 24, 2019, 04:26:05 PM »
I went wing foiling at Swell City today, though it was gusty and weird. My right shoulder got a bit of a zinger--got set up by a big lull, bobbing around holding the wing, and then something in the 30+ range smacked into me and yanked my shoulder with the characteristics little burn that says "you just fucked up, Buckwheat". So yeah, it's aching now. I'll let it burn for a while to get the healing focused and then dose it with magical CBD/THC cream.

Anyway, while I was there kind of bitching about how the 5M Duotone handles (it's quite a bit more of a handful than the 4M Duotone, which is well-behaved) a friend of mine said: "Windance has a 5M in stock." Nuff said I was putting my gear away anyway. Cut a beeline for Windance and sure enough, a lovely F-one fiver. So now I can compare and contrast. Should be fun. The torched shoulder better harden the fuck up, because we're going tomorrow.
« Last Edit: September 24, 2019, 04:33:09 PM by PonoBill »
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Re: Scored a 5M Swing
« Reply #1 on: September 24, 2019, 04:57:18 PM »
Talk about big swinging d***s ;D Welcome to the club.
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Re: Scored a 5M Swing
« Reply #2 on: September 24, 2019, 05:37:21 PM »
OOOH!   Raspberry or Lemon?  Tomorrow=Yes!

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Re: Scored a 5M Swing
« Reply #3 on: September 24, 2019, 07:15:49 PM »
Raspberry. No choice. But yes, tomorrow looks good.
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Re: Scored a 5M Swing
« Reply #4 on: September 25, 2019, 06:54:41 AM »
"magical CBD/THC cream"  That's a Bingo!, Bill.  I am pretty sure I tore a shoulder tendon while holding the paddle on one of my ocean get-offs.  We are limited in what Maryland 'THC pharmacies' can sell, but direct application of one of those creams can knock the pain back quite quickly. As a contrarian, I tend to look for the con and need to experience things before I believe them.

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Re: Scored a 5M Swing
« Reply #5 on: September 25, 2019, 07:37:03 AM »
Woohoo guess who scored a raspberry 5m today.....me me me me

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Re: Scored a 5M Swing
« Reply #6 on: September 25, 2019, 08:13:20 AM »
Now things are getting good!  Let's hope the (light) wind gods grace us with a steady 12 MPH :)

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Re: Scored a 5M Swing
« Reply #7 on: September 25, 2019, 12:22:13 PM »
Woohoo guess who scored a raspberry 5m today.....me me me me

I take it Windance came through. They must have received the entire 5M North American shipment.
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Re: Scored a 5M Swing
« Reply #8 on: September 25, 2019, 12:23:58 PM »
"magical CBD/THC cream"  That's a Bingo!, Bill.  I am pretty sure I tore a shoulder tendon while holding the paddle on one of my ocean get-offs.  We are limited in what Maryland 'THC pharmacies' can sell, but direct application of one of those creams can knock the pain back quite quickly. As a contrarian, I tend to look for the con and need to experience things before I believe them.

Jim

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Re: Scored a 5M Swing
« Reply #9 on: September 25, 2019, 12:40:58 PM »
Found it in Florida

Also heard there is a 6m coming

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Re: Scored a 5M Swing
« Reply #10 on: September 25, 2019, 01:05:00 PM »
you guys are subsidizing this industry!!

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Re: Scored a 5M Swing
« Reply #11 on: September 25, 2019, 03:59:58 PM »
Also heard there is a 6m coming

This is the 6 Meter (next post down)...and I want it. 

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Re: Scored a 5M Swing
« Reply #12 on: September 25, 2019, 04:02:05 PM »

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Re: Scored a 5M Swing
« Reply #13 on: September 25, 2019, 04:25:52 PM »
Yup, not a whitecap in sight. Like you and Chan today. I couldn't tell that you were up and foiing--all the wind was across the river, but from the way you were moving in what looked like dead calm you obviously were. Downright weird to see.

I inflated the 5M Swing and played with it on the grass, in the little bit of wind there was. It was shocking how calm the wing is, I'm used to the Duotone squiriming around. My 5M Duotone is kind of baggy even when it's outhauled a lot. The Swing is not--very smoothly winglike. Of course it's never been stretched with 235 pounds of dead weight in a 30mph gust, so there's that. It's going to take a bit to get used to the handles instead of a mast, especially with the front hand placement being so far back on the wing. I'm used to being close to the leading edge on the Duotone boom.

So far, I think I'm liking this wing a lot. Now I just need some wind.
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Re: Scored a 5M Swing
« Reply #14 on: September 25, 2019, 04:26:27 PM »
Alot of dealers have them “coming in” in the next month or so.  Who knows.    I found a 4.2  at Green Hat kiteboarding in NJ. This will he my travel wing as Duotone too big for a backpack
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