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wernerhickey



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PostPosted: Sat Nov 24, 2018 11:42 am    Post subject: WINDSUP 11'8 - foil ready Reply with quote

I have the bamboo version of the Exocet WINDSUP 11'8 - great board for windsurfing in marginal and difficult chop. Exocet appear to have brought out a lighter model called "pro am" with some carbon and some lighter fiberglass. It is also marked with "Foil Compatible" on the tail.

The obvious question - has anyone tried foiling on a longboard, or even on this board? Anyone with some predictions on how well this would work?
https://www.exocet-original.com/en/windsup-11-8.php
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grantmac017



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PostPosted: Sat Nov 24, 2018 3:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Only the 10' has the foil box, but it would be a substandard foil board. Even 8' is borderline for foiling with most under 7'6".
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wernerhickey



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PostPosted: Sat Nov 24, 2018 9:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

aahh! looking at the photos - did not read the specs. Cheers! Would still be interested in anyone's experiences foiling a longboard.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 24, 2018 11:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've foiled 270cm, 250cm and 235cm boards. Once you are flying the shorter and lighter the board is the better. Both swing weight and surface area up front are problematic. The weight causes pitch and yaw control to be too slow so you can get into an overcorrection.
The surface area makes any shift in wind push the nose around.

Adding length increases the lever arm that both these forces act through.

The only advantage length has is a slightly more forgiving touch down but rail design is solving that without the negatives.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 26, 2018 3:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

advantage of 10' windSUP is obvious for those with limited space or budget.
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joethewindsufa



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PostPosted: Mon Nov 26, 2018 6:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

can't remember where i got this
but looks like someone is foiling with the KarbOne

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 26, 2018 3:44 pm    Post subject: Re: WINDSUP 11'8 - foil ready Reply with quote

wernerhickey wrote:
I have the bamboo version of the Exocet WINDSUP 11'8 - great board for windsurfing in marginal and difficult chop. Exocet appear to have brought out a lighter model called "pro am" with some carbon and some lighter fiberglass. It is also marked with "Foil Compatible" on the tail.[/url]


"lighter model called "pro am""
The listed weight of the first generation 10' bamboo is 12.9 kg (28.4 lb). I have one. The latest and greatest 10' is heavier. bamboo - 14.5 kg, pro - 13.5 kg. They are going backward. Surprised
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grantmac017



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PostPosted: Tue Nov 27, 2018 7:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

jingebritsen wrote:
advantage of 10' windSUP is obvious for those with limited space or budget.


Please explain how a brand new ($$$) long (10') board makes effective use of either money or space?

To the OP: what exactly are you trying to accomplish with this board? Light wind waves? Foiling? Light wind cruising?
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 27, 2018 11:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

joethewindsufa wrote:
can't remember where i got this
but looks like someone is foiling with the KarbOne



That's Bert

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jingebritsen



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PostPosted: Wed Nov 28, 2018 5:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

advantages:

1. one board for ALL winds

2. easy to teach with

3. one board for ALL WINDS. angles, launches, strengths, consistencies.

lots of folks on this forum, including me, have budget/space for lots of boards/sails, fins, etc. most folks in the world do not.

one politician, said windsurfing was an elitist sport, i think it was buchanon.

grantmac, i will not rise to whatever bait, or attacks you are making.

this forum is rife with strife enough.

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