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Re: Straight tail Wingfoil board opinions
« Reply #15 on: July 09, 2021, 05:19:49 AM »
Letís try this!

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Re: Straight tail Wingfoil board opinions
« Reply #16 on: July 09, 2021, 05:21:15 AM »
Letís try this.

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Re: Straight tail Wingfoil board opinions
« Reply #17 on: July 09, 2021, 05:22:41 AM »
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Re: Straight tail Wingfoil board opinions
« Reply #18 on: July 09, 2021, 05:23:15 AM »

The forward tracks and fast shape makes my 1125 a low wind wing. Getting it up in around 13mph with a 5M easy.


Itís the straight tail making the 1125 have improved low end. Track location is flight balance. It is what it needs to be for that. We should all want perfect flight balance. Itís unfortunate as we finally put an end to the Tuttle versus tracks war, we now have a few brands diverging on track locations for perfect flight balance. Chinook now has a 16Ē track. Then we need foot strap inserts 12Ē longÖ.Ugh, heavier boards.
« Last Edit: July 09, 2021, 06:10:34 AM by Dwight (DW) »

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Re: Straight tail Wingfoil board opinions
« Reply #19 on: July 26, 2021, 07:04:26 AM »
In addition to the new board lifting free of the water very easily while winging, It also paddles onto waves with more ease than my board with the beveled tail.  Feels slower under paddle (5'6" versus 6') but breaks into a planing speed quickly with a few hops.  Good to know when I get skunked by the lack of wind.

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Re: Straight tail Wingfoil board opinions
« Reply #20 on: July 27, 2021, 06:04:49 AM »
It looks awesome, Peter. What are you going to build next? Looking forward to winging with you again!

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Re: Straight tail Wingfoil board opinions
« Reply #21 on: August 16, 2021, 04:38:26 AM »
2022 all straight tails.


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Re: Straight tail Wingfoil board opinions
« Reply #22 on: August 16, 2021, 07:50:53 AM »
The tuttle vs track war hasn't been put to an end Dwight. Some high end board companies make their boards specific to a certain foil like a Mike's Lab as you probably are aware. They have tuttle boxes. Flight balance is perfect and without the nose down effect from pitching moment when at speed like most general purpose boards ride. Tracks make sense for all purpose boards. You can always shim the base plate to decrease the nose down ride on those boards.

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Re: Straight tail Wingfoil board opinions
« Reply #23 on: August 16, 2021, 08:47:36 AM »
Looking at the Armstrong handle made me remember to tell Mark I want the bridged handle on my new board. I have it on the bottom of my wing board, and it's simply the best. My next board will be straight tail, hard-ish rails, no bevels, no tunnels. Basically a blank with some nose rocker. Given my shitty balance I think that will permit me to go short without the board being impossible to stand on. I'm experimenting with shapes now, gluing blue foam onto the bottom of a 6' SIC board I bought that has way too much tail rocker. Like standing on a bongo board.
Foote 10'4X34", SIC 17.5 V1 hollow and an EPS one in Hood River. Foote 9'0" x 31", L41 8'8", 18' Speedboard, etc. etc.

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Re: Straight tail Wingfoil board opinions
« Reply #24 on: August 16, 2021, 10:07:48 AM »
Hey Bill, the straight tail is working well as a SUP too. Like cheating catching waves. Although Hawaiian waves have enough power you may not want to cheat.
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Re: Straight tail Wingfoil board opinions
« Reply #25 on: August 16, 2021, 11:35:26 AM »
Hey Bill, the straight tail is working well as a SUP too. Like cheating catching waves. Although Hawaiian waves have enough power you may not want to cheat.

Good to know, with my geezer balance a straight tail board would be easier. I think it's best with any high-ish aspect wing. All the stuff the bevels and such were added for just don't work with HA.
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Foote 10'4X34", SIC 17.5 V1 hollow and an EPS one in Hood River. Foote 9'0" x 31", L41 8'8", 18' Speedboard, etc. etc.

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Re: Straight tail Wingfoil board opinions
« Reply #26 on: August 16, 2021, 11:29:35 PM »
Take a look at the future :

https://www.instagram.com/p/CR3IzRUKHvv/

Advanced, long foil boxes.
Added volume at the front for paddling.

This thing goes out in 7 knt of wind. (6,5m slick).
https://www.instagram.com/p/CST5z13IkL8/

I'm not so sure about the simple design, and straight tails as they are definitely horrible for surfing, tight turns etc .



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Re: Straight tail Wingfoil board opinions
« Reply #27 on: August 16, 2021, 11:40:09 PM »
2022 all straight tails.


That are the masters , they were 5th , 20th and 22th
This are the winners:


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Re: Straight tail Wingfoil board opinions
« Reply #28 on: August 17, 2021, 03:53:20 AM »
Old guys know easy.  ;D

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Re: Straight tail Wingfoil board opinions
« Reply #29 on: August 17, 2021, 07:33:40 AM »
Isn't that Flycat a SUP foilboard for downwinding? Long boxes give more adjustment but that adds alot of weight. Flycat boards are awesome.

 


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