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StinkBug Wingfoil start,maybe the only Start you need...
« on: August 24, 2021, 07:55:27 AM »
Well,it's POV video and it sucks for this purpose (sorry) but if you set the speed to slow and read the step by step i think you will see it clearly.

Credit to Cnski and some other forums users who came up with this in a thread somewhere here or the Standup zone...


This works quicker and with less effort than normal knee start.No balance phase.Great for choppy conditions and in waves to get out of Dodge ASAP.
First vid is on an 85l (for my 70kg)
Second vid is on a 40l surfprone board.

Step by Step:

-Board across wind
-Sail across nose of board,front hand holding normal front sailing handle.
-Climb on board under wing and get on knees.Stay bent low (stinkbug).
If you loose balance to leeward put back hand on boom strut for balance.
-Grab back handle and lift front hand,wing will fly to umbrella and support you.If leeward tip tries to catch water on lift try moving back hand forward as you lift the front.
-Get board moving,on feet and on foil."

This is on the 85l:
http://youtu.be/kpPec3HH1Io

This is on the 40l.Second time i ride it.First time(months ago) i managed to get going once with the standard knee start after lots of swearing and board shooting up towards the sail.
With the StinkBug it is way easier.
Just use the front sailing handle to lean on (you cannot sink it).Then you get knees on board controlling board with back hand.
http://youtu.be/tbz-NEV3fMc

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Re: StinkBug Wingfoil start,maybe the only Start you need...
« Reply #1 on: August 24, 2021, 06:45:23 PM »
I see that my sh/##y POV videos are kind of deepening the confusion :)

This vid was posted on the breeze forum,it may clarify the technique:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/wing.surf/permalink/3785008094915937/




What this guy does is pretty much what i do on the sinker 40l.
When done in the water the board sinks and the front hand is just under water pushing down the front handle.This creates a super stable point because you cannot sink the wing.
As in this vid my back hand grabs the board (he uses the footstrap,i use the rail) to control the board as you climb on it under the wing.

On the 85l i just rest the front hand&handle on top of the board.

« Last Edit: August 24, 2021, 06:54:13 PM by Dontsink »

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Re: StinkBug Wingfoil start,maybe the only Start you need...
« Reply #2 on: August 25, 2021, 11:23:38 AM »
Here's a great vid showing the stink bug followed by a cool modified sinker stink bug start

https://youtu.be/7d7eiQ-76lA

https://youtu.be/rhSGQCJH794
Im a 59 65kg rider:

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   4' 27L Armstrong FG Wing/Surf
   45 34L Armstrong FG Wing/Surf
   4'11" 60L Armstrong Wing/Sup
  
  

Foils: Armstrong HS625, HS850, HA725, HA925, HS1050, HA1125, HS1250, HA1325
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(Excessive, I know)

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Re: StinkBug Wingfoil start,maybe the only Start you need...
« Reply #4 on: September 03, 2021, 06:38:22 PM »
Tried this last weekend and its better for sure when things are choppy. Thx to all who posted. Now I wanna try a semi sinker. Hmmmm...


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Re: StinkBug Wingfoil start,maybe the only Start you need...
« Reply #6 on: September 04, 2021, 05:04:47 AM »
Works great, Im sold on it.

 


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