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by smartang
Wed Oct 19, 2022 3:44 pm
Forum: Wingfoiling Discussion
Topic: WingFoil Videos
Replies: 32
Views: 11982

Re: WingFoil Videos

That is the least amount of effort I've ever seen someone get up on sup foil in the flats. And not on a barracuda shape. I still can't do it on the 1250, was going to build a 8.0' x 19" dw, but I guess it's easier to just throw some more money at it. Order me a 1550, might as well get the 73P t...
by smartang
Fri Sep 30, 2022 10:16 am
Forum: Wingfoiling Discussion
Topic: Dip Start
Replies: 7
Views: 1877

Re: Dip Start

I guess I'm not one to talk, just tore my hip labrum trying to flat water sup foil. Gettin old, gettin old... I can say that my 21" wide board is super comfy to sit on, paddle and dip start.
by smartang
Fri Sep 30, 2022 8:32 am
Forum: Wingfoiling Discussion
Topic: Dip Start
Replies: 7
Views: 1877

Re: Dip Start

Yoga
by smartang
Thu Sep 29, 2022 10:51 am
Forum: Wingfoiling Discussion
Topic: Dip Start
Replies: 7
Views: 1877

Re: Dip Start

The hop start requires a more narrow board. I don't recommend it unless you're lean and flexible.

Narrow boards are the way to go anyway. But I do the dip start on my old 27" wide board just fine. And the dip is far more reliable, especially in lighter winds.
by smartang
Thu Sep 29, 2022 9:46 am
Forum: Wingfoiling Discussion
Topic: Dip Start
Replies: 7
Views: 1877

Dip Start

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VclY4e6WKZs Great example of what I've been calling a modified stinkbug. Dip start is the way to go. It works on all size boards. An athletic beginner should be able start winging on a neutral volume board with this technique. I used to do the hop start, it takes a lo...
by smartang
Thu Sep 15, 2022 10:08 am
Forum: Wingfoiling Discussion
Topic: Foil Placement relative to feet placement
Replies: 5
Views: 1555

Re: Foil Placement relative to feet placement

Ok, I see you're on axis 1150. That's a big foil, and axis is known for high front foot pressure. You'll probably always have to be at the back of the board unless you switch to axis advance fuse and a much smaller foil.
by smartang
Wed Sep 14, 2022 12:09 pm
Forum: Wingfoiling Discussion
Topic: Foil Placement relative to feet placement
Replies: 5
Views: 1555

Re: Foil Placement relative to feet placement

My board is 4'10x21 and -35-40L less than my weight so there's really only 1 place my front foot could go. Any further back and it'll shoot out from under me trying to takeoff. Any further forward and I'll sink the nose. I'd say you want your feet as far forward as possible without sinking the nose ...
by smartang
Wed Sep 14, 2022 11:34 am
Forum: Wingfoiling Discussion
Topic: Foil Placement relative to feet placement
Replies: 5
Views: 1555

Re: Foil Placement relative to feet placement

Are you using the same foil? If your old foil was all the way back and still able to provide enough lift for you to stand where you wanted (not awkwardly toward the back of the board), then the same foil on a smaller board will have too much lift. Consider a smaller stabilizer. #1 rule of foil place...
by smartang
Wed Sep 14, 2022 9:12 am
Forum: Wingfoiling Discussion
Topic: WingFoil Videos
Replies: 32
Views: 11982

Re: WingFoil Videos

If I sell all my foils I might have enough for one of these. Hope I get to touch one next summer.

by smartang
Tue Aug 30, 2022 6:54 am
Forum: Wingfoiling Discussion
Topic: WingFoil Videos
Replies: 32
Views: 11982

Re: WingFoil Videos

Man, Nitinat looks nice. Foot switches are much easier with jibe straps, but you have to do a proper kitefoil race swap. The straps give you a spot to hit, which will be the exact right spot. None of this baby steps, touch down, baby jump, baby steps back to riding position stuff. I would recommend ...
by smartang
Mon Aug 15, 2022 9:00 pm
Forum: Wingfoiling Discussion
Topic: Wing foiler on 2 Rivers in Sproat Lake Saturday Blue and Red duotone wing?
Replies: 2
Views: 1318

Re: Wing foiler on 2 Rivers in Sproat Lake Saturday Blue and Red duotone wing?

Taylor get's pretty good wind on a normal year. I'm not the guy you're talking about, but this past week I was out on Taylor on a 5m and 55L board (195lbs). Ole (Zensports) rides a 35L and 5m there all the time (175lbs). Last summer I only used a 4.2m, 90L on Taylor. You will find yourself over on a...
by smartang
Thu Jul 28, 2022 7:17 am
Forum: Special Events
Topic: Efoil and Wingfoil Demo at China Creek
Replies: 1
Views: 707

Re: Efoil and Wingfoil Demo at China Creek

Demo week extended to August 3rd. Camp site 408 on the jetty.
by smartang
Thu Jul 21, 2022 9:36 am
Forum: The Rigging Area
Topic: Parksville?
Replies: 5
Views: 1474

Re: Parksville?

https://windisgood.com/sailing-guide.html See Canal Beach For wingfoil launch parking, we usually park closer to the Hut, rig on the grass and walk down the swimmers beach. You do not need booties if launching from the swimmers area. Easy swim out to the windline. The goal is to get up to Poly's poi...
by smartang
Sun Jul 17, 2022 12:04 pm
Forum: Special Events
Topic: Efoil and Wingfoil Demo at China Creek
Replies: 1
Views: 707

Efoil and Wingfoil Demo at China Creek

Zenlifestyles mobile showroom and demo trailer will be at China Creek July 20-27 and August 21-25. This is your chance to really put a foil setup through its paces before buying. Take the legendary lift120 ha behind the jet ski, efoil, wake foil behind the Zensports wake boat, foil drive it on a Kal...
by smartang
Fri Jul 15, 2022 6:13 am
Forum: The Rigging Area
Topic: Parksville?
Replies: 5
Views: 1474

Re: Parksville?

If the weather ever switches to a normal summer then I would expect only 8-14kn afternoon summer breeze. So kitefoiling. But as summer goes on, the seaweed builds so you might want to consider a megakite and surfboard. San pariel is the best place for family + wind. Bring a skimboard and a sup if yo...