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Re: New Naish S25 Wing-Surfer
« Reply #105 on: May 23, 2020, 07:57:59 AM »
Holy cr@p, found the upper limit of the 3.6 yesterday, memories (nightmares) of windsurfing Rooster Rock way back when with the 2.8 sheeted out and flapping, 50' visibility through the spray. Didn't spend much time at it knowing today looks like much more sane conditions but found a few holes where I had at least some control and a few really fun downwind swell rides.

Still don't see getting a smaller size as I think the 3.6 will still be usable for downwinding even in those fairly rare conditions.

That all said, finally committed to handle 2 on for the front and am sold on it. let the wing do it's thing, usually doesn't stray too far.
Could be our outrageous gustiness but didn't seem comfortable initially. Tried the harness line on just handle 4 but these just weren't good conditions for testing, hooking in seemed like madness most of the time anyway.

Hopefully better testing conditions today. I'm hoping and it seems likely the bottom end of the 3.6 could be as low as 15mph with an Axis 1010.


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Re: New Naish S25 Wing-Surfer
« Reply #106 on: May 23, 2020, 08:57:53 AM »
Holy cr@p, found the upper limit of the 3.6 yesterday

I thought it was just me.  I had my ass handed to me for 2 hours.  Way over on 3.5 Swing and Axis 1000.  I had to wait for lulls to bare off.  Some screaming runs and plenty of fun but it waren't pretty.

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Re: New Naish S25 Wing-Surfer
« Reply #107 on: May 23, 2020, 09:50:49 AM »


I thought it was just me.  I had my ass handed to me for 2 hours. 

Nope, you must have gone to Roosevelt?.. or at least didn't see you at Avery.
The fun to pain ratio was just too high but it was nice to be in the sun and watch conditions a lot of the time. Yesterday just three windsurfers, two days ago though there were four other wingers. One had the new Slingshot wing.
Most seem to prefer the launch right where the road crosses the tracks while I'm finding that nice protected boat ramp downwind a little to be quite luxurious.

Hoping for more satisfaction today but the few local spots may be super crowded :'(

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Re: New Naish S25 Wing-Surfer
« Reply #108 on: May 23, 2020, 10:05:20 AM »
Nope, you must have gone to Roosevelt?.. or at least didn't see you at Avery.

Yeah, I did.  It wasn't relaxing.

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Re: New Naish S25 Wing-Surfer
« Reply #109 on: May 23, 2020, 10:04:24 PM »
Ok, handles 2 & 7 with the 3.6, that's my final offer ;D

Today was a much more reasonable 15-30. Using handle 7 for the rear made my harness line on 3 & 4 seem just about right.


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Re: New Naish S25 Wing-Surfer
« Reply #110 on: May 23, 2020, 10:51:20 PM »
Froze my ass off today. WTF, it's May 23, and I wanted to go back in to get gloves.

Fortunately we have a steam shower at the house. I stood in that thing for about an hour.
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Re: New Naish S25 Wing-Surfer
« Reply #111 on: May 24, 2020, 02:57:36 AM »
I should have gone 3.5 but that was really fun.  Man, is it going to feel tame when they close the dams, the water warms up and the wind smooths out a little.  :)

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Re: New Naish S25 Wing-Surfer
« Reply #112 on: May 27, 2020, 03:19:33 AM »

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Re: New Naish S25 Wing-Surfer
« Reply #113 on: May 27, 2020, 11:57:09 AM »
So happy to see this video. Good stuff.

https://www.instagram.com/tv/CArK1MRJ195/?igshid=128w8c2lilazz

I agree.. You can see how much I use my windows in this vid.