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  Topic: Upwind performance - formula boards and foiling

Replies: 24
Views: 4998

PostForum: Windsurfing Discussion   Posted: Wed Dec 18, 2019 1:59 pm   Subject: Upwind performance - formula boards and foiling
I have just a "freeride" style foil, but I think my upwind VMG on that is at least as good as it was on the conventional formula setup that I used to use. Plus, I only need about 2/3 the sai ...
  Topic: Just Another Day!

Replies: 11
Views: 3423

PostForum: Windsurfing Discussion   Posted: Wed Dec 11, 2019 9:03 am   Subject: Just Another Day!
Awesome story! Cool I'll bet you wish you could have another try with a 3.0 and 70 liter board.
  Topic: Launching / Landing foilboard in surf

Replies: 9
Views: 2500

PostForum: Windsurfing Discussion   Posted: Mon Nov 25, 2019 9:16 am   Subject: Launching / Landing foilboard in surf
Seen it same as wave board, but more muscle.
Rightside up board leeward, sail on head windward, walk to lower chest deep and jump on.

I'm having a hard time picturing that. Can you find a pic or ...
  Topic: Launching / Landing foilboard in surf

Replies: 9
Views: 2500

PostForum: Windsurfing Discussion   Posted: Sun Nov 24, 2019 6:42 pm   Subject: Launching / Landing foilboard in surf
Any tips on launching and landing a windfoil setup in ugly onshore surf?

I've been doing it here in SW Florida, but none too gracefully. Using a formula board and a Slingshot Infinity 76 with 90 c ...
  Topic: Aloha Classic 2019 - What a fantastic show!

Replies: 2
Views: 2870

PostForum: Windsurfing Discussion   Posted: Wed Oct 30, 2019 1:46 pm   Subject: Aloha Classic 2019 - What a fantastic show!
Agree- it was an amazing show to watch on the livestream, with good camera work and ultra-stoked commentary from Kai Katchadorian. (spelling?) Compared to other highly edited video clips and pictures ...
  Topic: Why foil....fin vs. foil

Replies: 38
Views: 11815

PostForum: Windsurfing Discussion   Posted: Sun Oct 27, 2019 1:29 pm   Subject: Why foil....fin vs. foil
Agree. Foil has hugely enhanced our sport.

It has achieved the previously unimaginable feat of putting formula windsurfing planing power and upwind/downwind performance into easy-handling, wavesai ...
  Topic: Ezzy Hydra or Sailworks Flyer?

Replies: 24
Views: 10019

PostForum: Windsurfing Discussion   Posted: Tue Oct 15, 2019 12:51 pm   Subject: Ezzy Hydra or Sailworks Flyer?
What sails are you using with your foil setup now and how do you feel about them?
  Topic: Lightwind test of new SS infinity 99 wing

Replies: 14
Views: 9137

PostForum: Windsurfing Discussion   Posted: Sun Oct 06, 2019 11:25 am   Subject: Lightwind test of new SS infinity 99 wing
That's pretty impressive!

Do you use that same board for wing-surfing? Does it work?
  Topic: mast position and foiling?

Replies: 8
Views: 3698

PostForum: Windsurfing Discussion   Posted: Thu Oct 03, 2019 1:35 pm   Subject: mast position and foiling?
Mast base position affects fore-aft weight distribution over the board / foil so is very important.

If you're having trouble getting up on the foil and feel like you have to lean all your weight o ...
  Topic: BIIIG (>130 L) slashy windsurf boards?

Replies: 28
Views: 11997

PostForum: Windsurfing Discussion   Posted: Fri Sep 27, 2019 9:49 am   Subject: BIIIG (>130 L) slashy windsurf boards?
The Exocet 10'5 is 145 liters, 65 cm wide. Very slashy. Stated sail range 4.0 - 7.5. Centered footstraps and narrow tail like a waveboard, but flat rocker before the step tail so it's fast and quick t ...
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