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by UnusuallyLargeRobin
Thu Mar 28, 2024 2:47 pm
Forum: Wingfoiling Discussion
Topic: WingFoil Videos
Replies: 32
Views: 12416

Re: WingFoil Videos

Another great day in the backyard water park! 25-30kn SE at Clover. Lots of stoke! A quick vid taken after my session of da boyz

by UnusuallyLargeRobin
Wed Mar 13, 2024 9:24 am
Forum: Wingfoiling Discussion
Topic: WingFoil Videos
Replies: 32
Views: 12416

Re: WingFoil Videos

A big big beeeg day at Clover Pt for wingfoiling. Monday, March 11, 2024
...sorry about the shake! near impossible to stabilize the phone in that wind and at 12x optical zoom :D

by UnusuallyLargeRobin
Thu Feb 29, 2024 9:27 am
Forum: Wingfoiling Buy or Sell
Topic: Newbie to Wing-Thing
Replies: 11
Views: 994

Re: Newbie to Wing-Thing

Whoooo!! Welcome to another wingman!! Oh my :D , I forsee a big drop in the Bobson Logs for 100+km sessions and the 100% jibe completions, but only just a temporary thing, you'll be flying by week 2!

- think you'll definitely want a 5.5m or 6m. A 5m will be too small for you to begin with.
Cheers
by UnusuallyLargeRobin
Wed Dec 13, 2023 12:09 pm
Forum: Wingfoiling Discussion
Topic: Wing Gloves - Winter
Replies: 18
Views: 4719

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 ... So far, WAY warmer than 3 mm gloves with holes + nitrile gloves. That looks like a good setup Slake! Nice to have warmish finger...
by UnusuallyLargeRobin
Mon Dec 11, 2023 8:22 am
Forum: Weather Talk
Topic: Winter Sailing - ARE WE PREPARED??
Replies: 52
Views: 32896

Re: Winter Sailing - ARE WE PREPARED??

After my dumpvalve leak and long schlog back in tough conditions I'm bumping this timeless topic to the top of our conscience! It's that time of year to start preparing for FALL / WINTER SAILING and all the GREAT HATE :twisted: that goes with it! Think safe, do a quick pre-flight assessment of equip...
by UnusuallyLargeRobin
Sun Dec 10, 2023 10:28 am
Forum: Wingfoiling Discussion
Topic: Wing Gloves - Winter
Replies: 18
Views: 4719

Re: Wing Gloves - Winter

Hey Slake et al, I ordered them from kitesource.ca (Jeff in Calgary). I don't think they show up on the website as they were new and he just special ordered them for me. .... the gloves - https://www.ion-products.com/en/products/hybrid-gloves-1-2-5-48230-4148?refinements%5Bstyle.value%5D%5B0%5D=Glo...
by UnusuallyLargeRobin
Wed Nov 22, 2023 2:31 pm
Forum: Wingfoiling Discussion
Topic: Wing Gloves - Winter
Replies: 18
Views: 4719

Re: Wing Gloves - Winter

Hey Slake et al, I ordered them from kitesource.ca (Jeff in Calgary). I don't think they show up on the website as they were new and he just special ordered them for me. Just talked with him and he's shipping in a day or 2 (was waiting for an Axis Skinny 365/55 tail to arrive too before shipping, wh...
by UnusuallyLargeRobin
Mon Nov 20, 2023 8:47 am
Forum: Wingfoiling Discussion
Topic: Wing Gloves - Winter
Replies: 18
Views: 4719

Re: Wing Gloves - Winter

I am about to receive these Ion glove/mitts , which may potentially be the solution I've been looking for. They have a super thin 1mm glove inside the 2.5mm overmitt with opening. Will report on them once tested. The search for the mythical windsport winter glove continues. BTW i just tested yesterd...
by UnusuallyLargeRobin
Tue Aug 22, 2023 7:11 pm
Forum: The Rigging Area
Topic: Lost Board Cabrinha Code with Axis foil and Mast
Replies: 4
Views: 1221

Re: Lost Board Cabrinha Code with Axis foil and Mast

You should let the Coast Guard know as it may initiate a search for missing person/board owner. They also frequently get called by someone who finds it, so they can relay on your information to finder to get it back! I know happened to me once.
by UnusuallyLargeRobin
Fri May 05, 2023 6:13 pm
Forum: Wingfoiling Discussion
Topic: WingFoil Videos
Replies: 32
Views: 12416

Re: WingFoil Videos

Another RBFC day on Thr, May 4/23' after work, featuring Tweezer & Idefix

by UnusuallyLargeRobin
Fri May 05, 2023 6:10 pm
Forum: Wingfoiling Discussion
Topic: WingFoil Videos
Replies: 32
Views: 12416

Re: WingFoil Videos

It was a sunny easy light wind day last Saturday, Apr.29/23' so broke out the gopro. Here's a short video winging in Ross Bay.

by UnusuallyLargeRobin
Fri May 05, 2023 8:58 am
Forum: Wingfoiling Discussion
Topic: Bladder repair
Replies: 4
Views: 1180

Re: Bladder repair

Leitch McBride Sailmakers (Paul Betts) in Sidney does sail, wing, kite material and bladder repairs. Their ad is right on top of BWD homepage. Paul has been repairing for decades and does a great job!
by UnusuallyLargeRobin
Thu Mar 30, 2023 6:33 pm
Forum: Wingfoiling Discussion
Topic: Wing Rescue
Replies: 5
Views: 2283

Re: Wing Rescue

Always do a pre-flight check!! check your wing and board leash connections, make sure wing dump valves are securely closed, make sure all your foil bolts tight and no obvious slop in your connections, if you're using footstraps give them a tug/twist to make sure the screws are tight. Finally, put on...
by UnusuallyLargeRobin
Thu Mar 02, 2023 9:56 am
Forum: Windsurfing Discussion
Topic: Early Nitinat sessions
Replies: 4
Views: 1771

Re: Early Nitinat sessions

Back in the day, it used to be as early as March for some people, definitely April, of course all depending on weather and forecast...however it's no longer a public Forestry site and is now part of DItidaht lands. The access to the campsite and day use is probably not open, officially it's not unti...
by UnusuallyLargeRobin
Thu Feb 23, 2023 9:25 am
Forum: Wingfoiling Discussion
Topic: Wing Gloves - Winter
Replies: 18
Views: 4719

Re: Wing Gloves - Winter

There has yet to be a decent winter sailing glove/mitt invented as far as I'm aware. I have tried almost everything for windsurfing in the past. All of them have some thickness of neoprene on the back of the hand which your hand/fingers constantly work against the resistance of the neoprene which in...