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dvCali



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PostPosted: Fri Jan 24, 2020 10:31 pm    Post subject: Stick: January 24 Reply with quote

A nice late afternoon at the Stick foiling. Robert is out with the Starboard 177 + 7.8 and F4, and I am with my Flikka 117, 5.8 and the Moses. Where is everybody else?

I am still struggling with asset but is getting a bit better. Hard to tell how strong the wind is but we are very far from any white cap, maybe 10 knots or so and we are doing both quite well ... Nice! No way I could be going with a 5.8 in this conditions without a foil Very Happy
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dllee



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PostPosted: Sat Jan 25, 2020 12:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

But would you be going faster with 7.3 and 111 Isonic?
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dvCali



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PostPosted: Sat Jan 25, 2020 9:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

dllee wrote:
But would you be going faster with 7.3 and 111 Isonic?

Not really, the 7.3 would not have been enough in those conditions. Maybe an 8 but I doubt it, it was VERY light. I am now using the Moses 790 and even if my Flikka does not seem to be such an early flyer (it might be the pilot), the wing does comes up early!

(N.B. terrible mistake: this post should have been on "Where we sailed today")
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 25, 2020 10:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

After around 58 foil days, I'm still torn on the light wind side.
Same weight as you, same 111 Isonic, but 44 cm is most often used with a handful of light wind tuned cam and non cam sails.
Yes, foiling is 6 meter vs 7.3 for slalom.
Naish foil is 1230 sq cm or so, board 73 is close to Isonic.
Still gotta plane to come up on foil, and the Isonic ready to go is 10 lbs lighter than the Naish Hover 122.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 25, 2020 10:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, foil goes upwind and downwind more efficiently but is easy 1-5 mph slower on a reach across the wind.
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