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Re: Fanatic Sky Wing Foil Boards
« Reply #60 on: June 11, 2020, 11:08:46 AM »
Hey Admin, any chance you could measure the thickness of the 5'4 for me?  I'm making a wing board and am using the skywing as a guide and couldn't find this dimension anywhere.

Hi Ceej,

I measured (no caliper) but these will get you very close:

At the rail: the absolute tail is 4 inches even.  It is 4.5 inches a foot off the tail and a bit over 4.75 at the thickest spot.   

The board loses an inch of thickness at the centerline due to concave.  The concave runs through the entire deck nose to tail but graduates with very little at the extreme nose and tail and full dept through (and well in front of) the stance area.  Most of the board has a full 1 inch concave.  You could add a lot of volume if you went with no concave or you could go thinner and lower your center of gravity.   

Great info, thanks.  I didn't realize the deck concave was so extreme. I plan to stick with the concave on the deck, but maybe keep it a little more subtle.  I can clearly see the concaves in the V toward the nose on the bottom of the board, but wasn't able to determine what the rest of the bottom looked like. Does the middle section have any concave or V to it? or is it totally flat back to the boxes?
« Last Edit: June 11, 2020, 11:10:44 AM by ceej »

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Re: Fanatic Sky Wing Foil Boards
« Reply #61 on: June 11, 2020, 03:27:57 PM »
Hi Ceeg,

It put a flat edge on the bottom.  There is V at the nose that gradually fades to flat as you move back.  It is flat V with no concave anywhere (I hope I wasn't confusing above - the concave I was mentioning there was deck only).  By the front footstrap the V is ~ 3mm mm and at 2 feet from the tail the V is gone. 

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Re: Fanatic Sky Wing Foil Boards
« Reply #62 on: June 11, 2020, 06:15:50 PM »
Hi Ceeg,

It put a flat edge on the bottom.  There is V at the nose that gradually fades to flat as you move back.  It is flat V with no concave anywhere (I hope I wasn't confusing above - the concave I was mentioning there was deck only).  By the front footstrap the V is ~ 3mm mm and at 2 feet from the tail the V is gone.

Perfect sense, thanks again.

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Re: Fanatic Sky Wing Foil Boards
« Reply #63 on: June 21, 2020, 07:55:35 PM »

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Re: Fanatic Sky Wing Foil Boards
« Reply #64 on: September 11, 2020, 04:11:38 AM »
I was out with a guy yesterday who was on a Sky wing 5'8.  5'8?  It looks like Fanatic has added two sizes (5'8 x 28 @ 110L and 6'0 x 30 @ 130 L). 

He was interested in my 5'4 and pretty stoked with his own.  His board had full bevel rails all the way back to the tail and had a radiused chop off the tail (more like the 5'0 and the 4'8 ) although the bottom looked flat (no deep concaves) unlike the smallest two boards. 

I could see the need fore some bevel as width increases but I do think that Fanatic hit on something really special with the 5'4.  I have been loving this board all year and having ridden a bunch of other decks between 5'0 and 5'5 I would get another one right now if they lightened it up a bit.  A couple of more footstrap inserts closer to the tail would be appreciated as well.  I don't think that the brands have fully accommodated yet the variety of foil setups that riders are using on their boards (not to mention stance preferences.  Please litter these things with inserts and add an inch to foil track length. 

The 5'4 has a very simple shape (almost a non shape) but it works fantastic for winging.  At 11 lbs?  Oh, yeah.
« Last Edit: September 11, 2020, 04:22:43 AM by Admin »

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Re: Fanatic Sky Wing Foil Boards
« Reply #65 on: September 11, 2020, 10:05:39 AM »
keep in mind that adding footstrap inserts and longer foilbox does add a surprising amount of weight.  I'm thinking wingboards should come with a blank deck and a set of adhesive footstrap "inserts" like the NSI ones.  Probably too much DIY for most people, but that's going to be the lightest solution

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Re: Fanatic Sky Wing Foil Boards
« Reply #66 on: September 11, 2020, 12:14:29 PM »
And it's not just weight. The typical five-hole glass-over insert is vulnerable to cracking away from the skin when it's stepped on or otherwise flexed--or rather not flexed. The insert is very rigid, the skin is not. If you want them to not crack away and start to leak you need to put a screw and washer into the first and last hole. Not a lot of people do that. I started doing it after I saw how Tomoko's board was leaking through the last two (unused) holes of her rear strap. Alex Aguera told me what the problem was and showed me the fix to prevent it. It actually helps even after it's cracked away but you need screws with washers in all the leaking holes.

That 6'X30" 130L sounds great. I'd ride my SIC Manta all the time if it were 130L instead of 104L. 5'8"X28" 110L would probably even be fine. At 6'0" X 28.5" 104L feels really great once I'm standing with the wing flying but the sweet spot for kneeling at my weight is microscopic, and once the nose goes underwater I'm generally screwed. Aaaahhoogah, dive, dive.

Good video by the way. It's not often I watch a video on Wingfoiling and think everything they say connects directly to my experiences.
« Last Edit: September 11, 2020, 12:46:26 PM by PonoBill »
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Re: Fanatic Sky Wing Foil Boards
« Reply #67 on: September 11, 2020, 03:08:45 PM »
Sky's custom wingboards look quite different from the Fanatic boards. More pulled in nose and tail and flat off the tail. Similar to the wingboard Gunnar designed for Indiana.

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Re: Fanatic Sky Wing Foil Boards
« Reply #68 on: September 12, 2020, 09:05:04 PM »

 


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