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davenunn



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PostPosted: Mon Jan 09, 2017 5:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

jiingebritsen: What is a Chicken strap? never heard of that .

Lrrry: Slingshot has a short masted foil which is good for you, wait another month or so and they will have windsurf foil too. We will stock it all.
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lrrry



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PostPosted: Mon Jan 09, 2017 7:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

davenunn wrote:
jiingebritsen: What is a Chicken strap? never heard of that .

Lrrry: Slingshot has a short masted foil which is good for you, wait another month or so and they will have windsurf foil too. We will stock it all.


Keep us posted, I'm interested.
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NOVAAN



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PostPosted: Tue Jan 10, 2017 12:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Any thoughts on windsurfing foil lessons in the Gorge. Will be there in lake may
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carl



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PostPosted: Wed Jan 11, 2017 12:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

davenunn wrote:
jiingebritsen: What is a Chicken strap? never heard of that .

Lrrry: Slingshot has a short masted foil which is good for you, wait another month or so and they will have windsurf foil too. We will stock it all.


Dave,
A chicken strap on a formula board is a rear center strap used for going downwind at extreme angles.

Approximately what is the highest wind you sailed while foiling?
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davenunn



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PostPosted: Fri Jan 13, 2017 1:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Carl; thanks for that def'n. I thought I knew every windsurf term but I guess I don''t spend enough time on a Formula board !

High wind windsurfing on a foil?: I was on a 3.7m2 at Rowena when others were windsurfing on 5-5.5m2, so around 20 knots. This is where using a kite foil is better since the wings are are slightly smaller, therefore better high wind control. It was a blast. Can't wait to learn to carve swells.

Lrrrry: Your Explosion 155 would be great. The PowerPlate will fit right in. Or you can get teh PowerPlate in a tuttle box.
If you want the best setup get the LP windsurf foil from us (in plate or tuttle) http://www.windance.com/Kiteboard/Foil-Boards/LP-FRS-Windsurf-Foil-Complete/35250/
we are still waiting for Slingshot to make their cheaper windsurf foil available but it should be around $1,000
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davenunn



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PostPosted: Fri Jan 13, 2017 1:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Novann: We have a partnership with Kite the Gorge who will be offering foil lessons through us next year here
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NOVAAN



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PostPosted: Fri Jan 13, 2017 4:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Windsurf or kite foil?
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davenunn



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PostPosted: Fri Jan 13, 2017 6:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Right now kite but they are looking at foil lessons too since Carlos was a windsurfer.
As well Brian of Brians Windsurfing will likely be teaching. However it's pretty self explanatory: lean back to the tail, go up, level off, try and hold it.
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NOVAAN



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PostPosted: Tue Jan 17, 2017 12:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Its the "TRY" and hold it part that might be interesting....
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marc5



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PostPosted: Wed Jan 18, 2017 10:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Back in the '80s I got a ride on an Original Windsurfer with a foil that mounted in the daggerboard well. It got out of the water but bucked like a bronc--very difficult to keep fore/aft trim. It seems that today's versions may also suffer the fore/aft trim issue.

I propose a design based upon ships such as high-speed ferries using foils. They have foils attached at the bow and stern. They rise out of the water and are very stable. Why not design a board with smaller foils at both the nose and tail....super stable, and probably out of the water at much lower speeds than today's designs. Hey....I've got plenty of old boards...just wish I could fabricate!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wJLnJx9SzR8

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q-ygF3oFHDc

Ideas?
Marc
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