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Rastaman3030

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FSM Wing Board for Prone Foiling?
« on: December 20, 2020, 08:36:07 AM »
The only foil board that I own is a 5’1 Foil Surf Machines Wing board. I want to give prone surf foiling a try on an upcoming vacation (small waves). What are your guys thoughts on using this board for prone foil surfing? Is it doable or should I not go through the hassle of taking it with? I’m an intermediate wing foiler, but have never tried foil surfing.

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Re: FSM Wing Board for Prone Foiling?
« Reply #1 on: December 20, 2020, 09:56:19 AM »
I'd say "Go for it". Yesterday Dave Daum (King's Paddle Sports) and I swapped boards out in the water, and I SUPed his 5'1"x27"x100 liter board that I honestly didn't think would even float me (I'm 187 lbs)...much less be able to paddle around, drop into a bunch of waves, and have a blast surf foiling such a small board...and best of all, stayed dry the whole time doing it was so amazingly stable for its size. :o ;D

So if you're wing board is similar or even narrower with less volume than the one I SUPed yesterday...I think you'd have a blast prone foiling it, and I might even consider doing the same...when I get a very similar one to the one mentioned above (will make my bottom changes) that I'm sure I'll be ordering sooner than later. Lol. =)
Me: 6'1"/185...5'7" Kings Foil Board...6'0" Kings Foil Board...9'6" Bob Pearson "Laird Noserider"...9'6" Costa Azul Wide Body...14' Lahui Kai "Manta"...8'0" WaveStorm for when proning urges still hit, and 7'3" Chuck Glynn foil board backup.

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Re: FSM Wing Board for Prone Foiling?
« Reply #2 on: December 20, 2020, 01:01:22 PM »
It's doable. It'll be annoying to prone paddle since it's so wide. It will catch on cutbacks possibly. But sure it's doable. My prone board is 18.5 inches wide.

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Re: FSM Wing Board for Prone Foiling?
« Reply #3 on: December 20, 2020, 07:15:09 PM »
Def doable. I have a 5’1 FSM that around 74 ltr. And I’ve proned it a few times. First wave on my 1850 was on that board and got a 3-1!
I’m a 5’9” 65kg rider:

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   4'5.5" 33L Armstrong
   4’10” 37L FSM
   5'1" 74L FSM
   5’11” 100L FSM

Foils: Armstrong 800, 1050, 1550, 1850, 2400
Wings: BRM 2M-6M

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Re: FSM Wing Board for Prone Foiling?
« Reply #4 on: December 21, 2020, 02:23:50 PM »
Awesome, thanks for the feedback everyone!

 


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