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by slake
Mon May 13, 2024 2:00 pm
Forum: Directions to Island Sailing Spots
Topic: 2024 Nitinaht Road Reports
Replies: 6
Views: 852

Re: 2024 Nitinaht Road Reports

I was in G04. Pepe had already snagged G03! If you've not bumped into the family they have a father/son website here https://www.wave-chasers.com . Low key, friendly, nice guy and next level foiling on the water. Similar skill of that young Linden/Lyndon (sp?) guy that was there last year. Lots of a...
by slake
Sun May 12, 2024 10:13 pm
Forum: Directions to Island Sailing Spots
Topic: 2024 Nitinaht Road Reports
Replies: 6
Views: 852

Re: 2024 Nitinaht Road Reports

Easy there big steamer...road is very good (best I've seen) up to the yurt! There is a clockwise pattern after the yurt (ie. you can exit on the old road that goes by the water/non-currently-working-internet-cabin and to the new cabins). Bring your rake, broom, brush, weed wacker, and cleaning produ...
by slake
Fri Apr 19, 2024 2:37 pm
Forum: Wingfoiling Discussion
Topic: How the Wing-Thing is going.....
Replies: 7
Views: 1082

Re: How the Wing-Thing is going.....

Oops...sorry if I wasn't being clear. Was suggesting Dave gets a bike (for some reason I thought he rode bikes but we've only bumped into each other a couple times at RB, so not sure). If yes, then I was suggesting, in a very sarcastic way, that the two of you could join each other on some waves. Wh...
by slake
Mon Apr 15, 2024 9:07 pm
Forum: Wingfoiling Discussion
Topic: How the Wing-Thing is going.....
Replies: 7
Views: 1082

Re: How the Wing-Thing is going.....

Hello @Bobson: I wonder if this might work well for you. Just load up some podcasts on the (optional) cassette deck and put on some real miles. That was hilarious!!! Bobson should definitely get one! For some reason I thought someone told me you were into biking. Maybe you could get one of these ht...
by slake
Sun Apr 14, 2024 8:58 pm
Forum: Wingfoiling Discussion
Topic: How the Wing-Thing is going.....
Replies: 7
Views: 1082

Re: How the Wing-Thing is going.....

That sounds great Bobson!!! However, didn't you used to call it 'wanging'? I see it is 'winging' now that you've taken to it. :lol: I don't know all the ins and outs of gear but isn't that 115 cm fuse uber long for wing dinging? I think I have a middle of the road 60 cm fuse, it is one aspect I've n...
by slake
Mon Apr 01, 2024 3:03 pm
Forum: Wingfoiling Discussion
Topic: New Wing Handles
Replies: 10
Views: 1407

Re: New Wing Handles

If you had a huge dw board and a foil that did not require too much pumping, then maybe? That's what I figured. Was just trying to think outside the box, never having paddled onto a foil DW or flat water for that matter. Have paddled a bunch, just not with foils. But I can promise, as a wind person...
by slake
Mon Apr 01, 2024 8:07 am
Forum: Wingfoiling Discussion
Topic: Replacing Armie (or other) Screws
Replies: 1
Views: 404

Re: Replacing Armie (or other) Screws

Hahaha...after sending that post I found this - https://forum.progressionproject.com/t/ ... roken/2068 . Guess my broken screw is not a big deal, relatively speaking. Probably should change them going forward.
by slake
Sun Mar 31, 2024 10:21 pm
Forum: Wingfoiling Discussion
Topic: Replacing Armie (or other) Screws
Replies: 1
Views: 404

Replacing Armie (or other) Screws

My better half still rides the HS1850 kit with 72 cm mast I got in '21. I sometimes take it out in light wind if she's not going, I still have a lot of fun on it - it is fast for what it is, easy to get on foil, super low stall speed, etc. I also got an 85 cm mast that year but didn't ride it much, ...
by slake
Sun Mar 31, 2024 9:52 pm
Forum: Wingfoiling Discussion
Topic: New Wing Handles
Replies: 10
Views: 1407

Re: New Wing Handles

You don't need a screwdriver to get the paddle off (see around 8 min in the North video - D-ring + velcro strap holds it to the mounts), however, you are left with two mounts on the wing once the paddle is off. At just after 7 min of the same video they talk about removing handles to avoid canopy da...
by slake
Wed Dec 13, 2023 7:54 am
Forum: Wingfoiling Discussion
Topic: Wing Gloves - Winter
Replies: 18
Views: 4736

Re: Wing Gloves - Winter

Thanks for the update. I've been out a couple of times of with a hybrid of the Ion hybrid. Got Ion mitts from Jesse coupled with the Home Despot gloves mentioned here https://bigwavedave.ca/forums/topic/10577.html . Think the ones I actually got were https://www.homedepot.ca/product/gorilla-grip-lar...
by slake
Sat Nov 25, 2023 1:06 pm
Forum: Windsurfing Discussion
Topic: GPS Watch
Replies: 2
Views: 1071

Re: GPS Watch

Any Garmin users may want to see if their watch is compatible with this: https://www.haigh.id.au/GPSTC.htm https://apps.garmin.com/en-CA/apps/f0f3fbd5-9de3-4d69-b89b-10b76d6a9f0f https://apps.garmin.com/en-CA/apps/9f6d617d-0a35-49f8-ac68-1dff9d04054e Looks like it might be interesting, although it s...
by slake
Thu Nov 23, 2023 11:37 am
Forum: Wingfoiling Discussion
Topic: Wing Gloves - Winter
Replies: 18
Views: 4736

Re: Wing Gloves - Winter

Thanks! Funny thing - Jeff was one I reached out (by email - haven't heard back yet). Vince in Vancouver doesn't have them. And I just shot Jesse an email too. He has Ion gloves and mitts (including that open mitt I recently asked about). Visualizing paddling, pulling in the sides, and making a fist...
by slake
Tue Nov 21, 2023 5:20 pm
Forum: Kiteboarding Buy or Sell
Topic: What To Do With Really Old Kite Gear
Replies: 3
Views: 885

What To Do With Really Old Kite Gear

Found this https://bigwavedave.ca/forums/topic/11062.html , https://bigwavedave.ca/forums/topic/3629.html , and https://bigwavedave.ca/forums/topic.html?t=7346 but they don't answer all my questions, although similar. 1) I actually kited a session, or two, with the items in the attached photos in '2...
by slake
Tue Nov 21, 2023 4:13 pm
Forum: Wingfoiling Discussion
Topic: La Ventana
Replies: 4
Views: 1249

Re: La Ventana

Thanks Dave, that is great! Found even more forum info on LV. Will use that in the future rather than forum search. For others, if they don't already know, it also accessible through the "+" on the menu at the right, fourth item down.
by slake
Tue Nov 21, 2023 2:12 pm
Forum: Wingfoiling Discussion
Topic: La Ventana
Replies: 4
Views: 1249

Re: La Ventana

I did search on the forum before posting but no luck. After posting this was displayed below: Screenshot.jpg I then tried La Ventana Accommodations site:bigwavedave.ca and "La Ventana" site:bigwavedave.ca/forums on google, but no dice. For some reason neither forum, nor google search, land...