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  Topic: Why foil....fin vs. foil
fathomfathom

Replies: 38
Views: 4267

PostForum: Windsurfing Discussion   Posted: Mon Oct 28, 2019 9:02 am   Subject: Why foil....fin vs. foil
Very much agree.
It's not one or the other, it's both.
Foiling is especially fun for many of us here on the Great Lakes, both
-miles of downwind swell riding, sail flagged, just surfing the swell, ...
  Topic: Lightwind test of new SS infinity 99 wing
fathomfathom

Replies: 14
Views: 4118

PostForum: Windsurfing Discussion   Posted: Tue Oct 08, 2019 6:02 pm   Subject: Lightwind test of new SS infinity 99 wing
thanks for the feedback !
  Topic: Lightwind test of new SS infinity 99 wing
fathomfathom

Replies: 14
Views: 4118

PostForum: Windsurfing Discussion   Posted: Tue Oct 08, 2019 10:33 am   Subject: Lightwind test of new SS infinity 99 wing
The 76 is lifting ok if big swell and you have speed.
For waves/swell, the swell speed is around 10-16 knots in 20-25 knots, hence don't need a fast wing but one that lifts and does not overtake the ...
  Topic: Lightwind test of new SS infinity 99 wing
fathomfathom

Replies: 14
Views: 4118

PostForum: Windsurfing Discussion   Posted: Mon Oct 07, 2019 5:03 pm   Subject: Lightwind test of new SS infinity 99 wing
Thanks for the feedback.

How well does the 99 turn?

I'm finding the 76 is too fast and not enough lift to really surf the smaller swells/waves.

I'm mainly doing WWF (Wave Wind Foil) strapless ...
  Topic: 2nd (Lightwind) Board Advice Needed
fathomfathom

Replies: 62
Views: 8943

PostForum: Windsurfing Discussion   Posted: Sat Sep 28, 2019 12:06 pm   Subject: 2nd (Lightwind) Board Advice Needed
Take it or leave it, as in advice from those if us who's gone through the struggle of second board for light wind.
I've been doing this mid 80s.
But hey if you want spend the time and energy and fru ...
  Topic: 2nd (Lightwind) Board Advice Needed
fathomfathom

Replies: 62
Views: 8943

PostForum: Windsurfing Discussion   Posted: Sat Sep 28, 2019 12:01 pm   Subject: 2nd (Lightwind) Board Advice Needed
the main difference is it takes 5-10 less knots

Are you sure that is not a typo? I'm not saying it isn't true, it is just that I have not seen anyone come even close to foiling in 2-3 knots.

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  Topic: 2nd (Lightwind) Board Advice Needed
fathomfathom

Replies: 62
Views: 8943

PostForum: Windsurfing Discussion   Posted: Sat Sep 28, 2019 8:46 am   Subject: 2nd (Lightwind) Board Advice Needed
Data points:

Only people who don't foil are pushing you away from it.
They are also the only ones calling it a different discipline (raceboard is far different but we still call that windsurfing). ...
  Topic: Fanatic Sky SUP ws edition and similar boards
fathomfathom

Replies: 12
Views: 4757

PostForum: Windsurfing Discussion   Posted: Tue Sep 24, 2019 8:07 pm   Subject: Fanatic Sky SUP ws edition and similar boards
Here's Tyson Poor with a similar board concept from JP and NP Glide foil.
98L, 6'8'', rail at the back, one hole for the mast (no track), central straps if desired.
Tyson was on 4.7-5.0 and flying a ...
  Topic: Fanatic Sky SUP ws edition and similar boards
fathomfathom

Replies: 12
Views: 4757

PostForum: Windsurfing Discussion   Posted: Mon Sep 23, 2019 4:52 pm   Subject: Fanatic Sky SUP ws edition and similar boards
a good example here from one of the master at WWF

https://www.facebook.com/SOwindsurfer/photos/pcb.703504160061903/703502903395362/?type=3&theater
  Topic: Fanatic Sky SUP ws edition and similar boards
fathomfathom

Replies: 12
Views: 4757

PostForum: Windsurfing Discussion   Posted: Mon Sep 23, 2019 4:49 pm   Subject: Fanatic Sky SUP ws edition and similar boards
Most foil boards are really for wind foiling as most do it now: flat water, high speed, big sails.
These are for designed more for strapless WWF (Wave Wind Foil), where you stand more on top of the b ...
 
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