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by AJSpencer
Sat Nov 18, 2023 11:07 am
Forum: The Rigging Area
Topic: Downwind foil with assist
Replies: 24
Views: 4499

Re: Downwind foil with assist

I see you photoshopped out Leonardo DiCaprio. I thought I could see a little “puff” right at Max Q, kind of like something gave. Hopefully next time we’ll get to see that booster return to the cradle! Ok, I digress — back to downwind foiling. Personally I prefer winging upwind and doing short downwi...
by AJSpencer
Sat Nov 18, 2023 8:09 am
Forum: The Rigging Area
Topic: Downwind foil with assist
Replies: 24
Views: 4499

Re: Downwind foil with assist

Hanging out on South Padre Island for a few days. No wind. Drove over to Space X to take a look at the next Starship vehicles (launch is mid-November). Asked Elon for a factory second for my downwind foil assist project. Here we are loading it on the roof of my BMW X5. Space X is a lot less secure ...
by AJSpencer
Sun Nov 05, 2023 5:54 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Sailing site info gone ??
Replies: 1
Views: 261

Re: Sailing site info gone ??

"Spot Guide" under the + box.
by AJSpencer
Sun Sep 03, 2023 6:43 pm
Forum: The Rigging Area
Topic: oregon coast family trip
Replies: 11
Views: 1998

Re: oregon coast family trip

Recommendations on any beginner-intermediate areas near Astoria or Fort Stevens? Jetty Lagoon? Too much current or traffic? With the kids but only there for a day.
by AJSpencer
Thu Jul 27, 2023 1:33 pm
Forum: Windsurfing Discussion
Topic: First (real) nose repair complete
Replies: 1
Views: 755

Re: First (real) nose repair complete

Looks great. Nice work.
by AJSpencer
Tue Apr 11, 2023 5:05 pm
Forum: Windsurfing Discussion
Topic: GPS Tracking how to's
Replies: 16
Views: 5719

Re: GPS Tracking how to's

nvm found the other threads.
Wear under wetsuit.
I turned off the feature that activates screen when you raise your arm.
Used Strava (had to pay, prob not worth it)
Found that if you log into Strava on browser you can “crop” it and remove the drive home when you forget.
by AJSpencer
Mon Apr 10, 2023 8:41 pm
Forum: Windsurfing Discussion
Topic: GPS Tracking how to's
Replies: 16
Views: 5719

Re: GPS Tracking how to's

anyone use iphone for gps tracks? I just replaced my old one using points and wondering what app to use. Any settings that help it not accidentally stop recording, or whatever? Do you wear it under wetsuit or just in front of the wetsuit sleeve? My last early generation iwatch got waterlogged eventu...
by AJSpencer
Mon Mar 27, 2023 2:18 pm
Forum: Wingfoiling Discussion
Topic: Foils for Wingfoiling
Replies: 21
Views: 8078

Re: Foils for Wingfoiling

I got an Axis 400 Progressive rear foil recently. I had read a while back and had decided ~300 is probably more what I'm after, but for some reason forgot when I ordered and got the big 400. Ever since riding with it, its been super stable but at times too stable, even with a sportier front foil som...
by AJSpencer
Thu Mar 16, 2023 11:25 am
Forum: Weather Talk
Topic: El Nino / La nina / Neutral
Replies: 239
Views: 88144

Re: El Nino / La nina / Neutral

Word on the street is we're finally ending La Nina and possibly going to El Nino?
by AJSpencer
Tue Mar 07, 2023 1:52 pm
Forum: The Rigging Area
Topic: Hello Hood River
Replies: 2
Views: 2029

Lodging in Hood River

Reviving an old thread.
Recommended lodging in Hood River? Ideally somewhere with secure Sprinter parking.
Hotel, Airbnb, etc.
by AJSpencer
Mon Feb 06, 2023 1:45 pm
Forum: Wingfoiling Discussion
Topic: Foiling Flat Tires
Replies: 6
Views: 2469

Re: Foiling Flat Tires

I was thinking mast flex but you're using Axis mast. I use the even longer 1050cm Axis mast and don't feel mast flex, but when I had a cracked rear wing, it gave a similar feeling occasionally, before I replaced it. 19mm width mast is the one I use. Are you using 16mm or 19? I use a similarly sized ...
by AJSpencer
Mon Jan 30, 2023 8:02 pm
Forum: Wingfoiling Discussion
Topic: Night rides with LEDs
Replies: 8
Views: 2121

Re: Night rides with LEDs

Awesome, great advice. I too am a non-swimmer so will PFD-up if I get a dry suit.
Thanks guys.
by AJSpencer
Mon Jan 30, 2023 10:27 am
Forum: Wingfoiling Discussion
Topic: Night rides with LEDs
Replies: 8
Views: 2121

Re: Night rides with LEDs

Just remembered Kus' mention of using a windbreaker over wetsuit when really cold. Actually that sounds like a better idea. Much more affordable, less maintenance, and safer. Will try that soon.
by AJSpencer
Mon Jan 30, 2023 10:06 am
Forum: Wingfoiling Discussion
Topic: Night rides with LEDs
Replies: 8
Views: 2121

Re: Night rides with LEDs

Not specific to night-riding, but didn't want to start a new topic -- what are thoughts on drysuits for wingfoiling? I've never used one. I understand they're not easy to swim in, not buoyant, and if a seal leaks and you're in the water they're dangerous for quickly losing heat. Being that we're tet...