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Re: Fanatic Sky Wing Foil Boards
« Reply #30 on: May 16, 2020, 08:50:23 AM »
This will help you with the little one



Saw that on youtube, Dwight, Awesome video, SUPER helpful, thank you!

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Re: Fanatic Sky Wing Foil Boards
« Reply #31 on: May 16, 2020, 10:07:26 AM »
Admin -- I'm thinking about purchasing a 5' 10" SS Out Wit.  Is it a descent wing foil board?

Thanks for any feedback.

Hi deja vu,

We loved our Outwits.  We learned a lot on those boards and I feel like they were a great purchase and an amazing value.  They were designed as SUP boards and while they may not be the end all for winging they are great to get started on.  What is your weight and experience with foiling?

Thanks for the response.

I'm 75 kg. -- I'm coming from one year of wind foiling and 40 years of windsurfing.


I am pretty well the same weight (5 lbs heavier).  I think your year of foiling will help a lot. The less you are falling and having to restart the less it matters if the starts are difficult.  I wouldn't have wanted to start on the 5'10.  Even the 6'6 was too small for me for the first few weeks. I think it was a full month or two before the 5'10 felt comfortable.  Most people that I see around here start with a dock of a board for a few weeks to get through the initial flailing.  It isn't perfect but there is a pretty quick progression down through sizes.  The whole process is really fun but I do think that you could frustrate yourself by going too small. 

Have you tried winging yet? 

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Re: Fanatic Sky Wing Foil Boards
« Reply #32 on: May 16, 2020, 05:23:56 PM »
Hey Bill,

This 6í0 x 29 x 120 liter sure looks like a possible wing board for you. If the photo is accurate, even the tracks look better located for winging, than SUP (farther back than a Kalama)

https://bigwinds.com/collections/wing-foil-boards/products/2020-ride-engine-moon-buddy-sup-wing-foil-board

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Re: Fanatic Sky Wing Foil Boards
« Reply #33 on: May 16, 2020, 06:53:59 PM »
Thanks Admin.

I'm going to start with a high volume wide board to try and geat the hang of this and then hopefully move to a smaller volume, shorter board.

I did give it a try on a smaller board and did some flailing so I know I need some stability to attempt to get up and going.

Thanks again for the advice.

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Re: Fanatic Sky Wing Foil Boards
« Reply #34 on: May 17, 2020, 04:14:48 AM »
That is a great way to go.  Plan on a few incremental reductions, dropping maybe about 20 liters each time.  So far I have done 142, 120, 95.  I would have done a 5'8 x 27 if I had seen one that I liked but this 5'4 looked great to me and it was available. 

My end goal is to work out a money board like this 5'4 for light wind, junk wind, and travel and then to have a tiny waterstart board for good wind. 

In any event, you are going to love winging.  I have a stoke level for this that is only rivaled by my early windsurfing stoke. 

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Re: Fanatic Sky Wing Foil Boards
« Reply #35 on: May 17, 2020, 06:21:23 AM »
When I first saw videos of foiling with a wing I knew that I wanted to give it a try.  I also knew that I needed to learn to foil first and the easiest way for me was to learn on a windsurf type of board.  That was phase one and now I'm moving on to phase two -- I have 6 and 4 metre wings and a large board to learn on.

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Re: Fanatic Sky Wing Foil Boards
« Reply #36 on: May 17, 2020, 06:28:34 AM »
Speaking of travel, I hope companies start making board bags. So far Armstrong and blue planet have bags but I'm hoping 30" wide bags with wheels get to market soon.

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Re: Fanatic Sky Wing Foil Boards
« Reply #37 on: May 18, 2020, 07:48:55 AM »
Definately a nice looking shape and price for a wing board. I wonder why they didn't offer something in the 110 L range for heavyweight riders? That's unfortunate. Wing boards take a beating from knees, pumping and climbing up on them. It will be interesting to see how these boards hold up over time with the offered construction. Sounds like vacuum bagged glass with a bamboo patch on the deck. I doubt the footstrap plugs are set in high density foam. Those are likely to be a problem and a surefire nidus for water entry. Construction matters alot. Dwight's boards I would expect to be much stronger.  I weigh about 250 lbs. and have been riding a 6'8" x 31" x 150 L board. It's time to downsize. Currently having a 5'4" x 29" x 114 L board being made. Still working out the construction details but super excited to see how it goes.
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Re: Fanatic Sky Wing Foil Boards
« Reply #38 on: May 18, 2020, 08:22:32 AM »
Just a guess, but it looks like they are coming from the same factory as our Slingshot boards.  If so, those have been insanely strong.  The finish, packaging and construction feels identical. 

https://panjiva.com/Hei-Guan-Zhuhai-Sports-Equipment/1335270#

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Re: Fanatic Sky Wing Foil Boards
« Reply #39 on: May 18, 2020, 09:26:57 AM »
Definately a nice looking shape and price for a wing board. I wonder why they didn't offer something in the 110 L range for heavyweight riders? That's unfortunate. Wing boards take a beating from knees, pumping and climbing up on them. It will be interesting to see how these boards hold up over time with the offered construction. Sounds like vacuum bagged glass with a bamboo patch on the deck. I doubt the footstrap plugs are set in high density foam. Those are likely to be a problem and a surefire nidus for water entry. Construction matters alot. Dwight's boards I would expect to be much stronger.  I weigh about 250 lbs. and have been riding a 6'8" x 31" x 150 L board. It's time to downsize. Currently having a 5'4" x 29" x 114 L board being made. Still working out the construction details but super excited to see how it goes.
Agree 100% fanatic missed the mark for larger riders on the wing specific boards,Iím in the same boat here! That new board you describe sounds right up my alley as Iím 225-230 any chance of making a extra👀Lol, no seriously be interested on where you might be getting it made   that sounds perfect big boy wing board size exactly what Fanatic shoulda made😡Please let me knowThanks Doug
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Re: Fanatic Sky Wing Foil Boards
« Reply #40 on: May 18, 2020, 09:31:45 AM »
Cool web site.

Here is another manufacturer name I know..

https://panjiva.com/Sonic-Composite-Technology-Ltd/26622917

They make Gong stuff.

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Re: Fanatic Sky Wing Foil Boards
« Reply #41 on: May 18, 2020, 10:22:08 AM »
Agree 100% fanatic missed the mark for larger riders on the wing specific boards,Iím in the same boat here! That new board you describe sounds right up my alley as Iím 225-230 any chance of making a extra👀Lol, no seriously be interested on where you might be getting it made   that sounds perfect big boy wing board size exactly what Fanatic shoulda made😡Please let me knowThanks Doug

I'm having my board made by George Hradil of Delta Hydrofoils. He's my neighbor so it makes sense. No shipping cost!! I'm sure he could build one for you if you were interested. I see you are in California? I would be very tempted to order a board from Dwight. Vacuum bagged innegra sounds tough. His boards are proven.
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