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Califoilia

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Re: Wing foiling... Dangerous or not?
« Reply #15 on: July 15, 2020, 12:18:21 PM »
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Re: Wing foiling... Dangerous or not?
« Reply #16 on: July 17, 2020, 06:03:53 AM »
thx!

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Re: Wing foiling... Dangerous or not?
« Reply #17 on: July 17, 2020, 05:11:14 PM »
Thank you very much for your time and responses. I've already bought a 5m wing, local brand, killer price. Initially I'll be using it with my Mistral windsurfer with daggerboard...just get the feel of it and we'll see
. I'll keep you posted.!!!!

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Re: Wing foiling... Dangerous or not?
« Reply #18 on: July 17, 2020, 06:29:34 PM »

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Re: Wing foiling... Dangerous or not?
« Reply #19 on: April 03, 2021, 06:49:24 AM »
Hello!! Just wanted to chime in to tell my experience so far.
I started this post because I was concerned about injury risk in wing foiling, having very delicate shoulders with a long history of dislocations and fractures.
Now I'm several months into it and I can say the risk can be very low.
I haven't got any hard fall, nor any close call with the foil.
I started with a 130 l converted sup board and a 45cm mast, very smooth start.
I have followed closely the rule of not forcing trying to save the situation. When feeling unbalanced, bail far of the foil.
Now I'm in a 90 cm mast, near 30 sessions, and I fly heelside to both sides, jibes are coming along and Toeside riding too.
A slow path, due to my very cautious approach and feeble winds of my homespot.
But still I'm progressing and enjoying every minute of it.

Only wanted to encourage anyone who's in doubt about starting... It can be done with very low risk!!

Thanks to the zoners to posted in the day, you helped a lot in getting in!


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Re: Wing foiling... Dangerous or not?
« Reply #20 on: April 05, 2021, 11:18:09 AM »
So far sup foil 1,5 years:
-Broken rib.
-3 stitches next to the eye.
No wing foil incidents.

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Re: Wing foiling... Dangerous or not?
« Reply #21 on: April 05, 2021, 12:03:56 PM »
All went south two months ago on a wing when a tired geezer blew a jibe. Fractured Tibia, torn Meniscus and sprained MCL. Hoping to return soon but without the foot straps. 50+ years in water sports and this is the worse I've experienced....but, I'm hooked :)

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Re: Wing foiling... Dangerous or not?
« Reply #22 on: April 05, 2021, 01:14:41 PM »
What an injury Surfside!!!! I don't want to use straps wing foiling... A fall backwards with the board on foil and foot caught on strap,  it seems dangerous, more with booties on and/or tight straps... People seems to like them, but I'll follow strapless for now.

Sup foiling seems another thing, really. Having the wing to hang from it and fall smoothly is a great thing!!

 


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