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Wing foiling

Discussion in 'Surf & Marine' started by Boodwah, Jan 21, 2021.

  1. Boodwah

    Boodwah A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    Does anyone do this?
    I've just bought a wing.
    Going to learn to use it on the SUP before graduating to a foil.

     
  2. currawong

    currawong Old but not so Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    some talk in the sailing thread
     
  3. CarveMan

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  4. parkmonkey

    parkmonkey Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    I’ve got a 5m wing and have been prone foil surfing since May. I’ve taken the wing out on a SUP with no foil but struggled to stay up wind(lost a couple hundred meters each lap but did nail a jibe and sailed across and back without falling a couple times) had the tide in the river and wind both running the same direction making it more difficult. I’m waiting on a bigger foil wing and a suitable foil board.
     
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  5. Boodwah

    Boodwah A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    Thanks. Were you a windsurfer or kiteboarder before?
    Also, how big is the sUP youve been practicing on, and does it matter?
     
  6. parkmonkey

    parkmonkey Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    I windsurfed heaps as a kid not really at all as an adult, i had an old 9’6” SUP maybe 135L that i took out, you probably want something that floats you comfortable to get going but it sounds like you progress pretty quickly, I’m waiting for stock on a 5’10” 96L wing foil specific SUP and will get foot stapes on my custom prone foil board so i can wing on that when I’m good enough and the wind is strong enough, that will be a 32L board. You can play around with the wing on an old windsurfer or any old SUP and not worry about length but when you get a foil board you want it shorter and lighter, its crazy some of the boards guys are riding around the 100L of volume in boards around or under 5 foot

    These guys have a 5’4” at 96L
     
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  7. Harper11

    Harper11 Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Even Kai makes that look fairly difficult
    Mortals need not apply:D
     
  8. Boodwah

    Boodwah A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    Yes, I'm thinking learning curve steep and longish - but I met a guy last week who was 10 years my senior (and i'm old!) who'd just successfully taken it up and progressing to the surf.
    I like the idea of standing on a platform attached to a pole attached to an underwater aeroplane, whilst holding onto a wing.
     
  9. Snow Blowey

    Snow Blowey Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Damn. I can't get past just sitting around with hand on pole.
     
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  10. parkmonkey

    parkmonkey Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    I’m all about using it to get me into waves off shore and it should be fun on windy flat days. That the wind wing fits in a back pack and can just live in the car with my boards is great


     
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  11. Snow Blowey

    Snow Blowey Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    So is this wing capatable with skiing? Easier than a kite?
     
  12. parkmonkey

    parkmonkey Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    They have been used on the ice for a long time, i wondered about using one to help access back country where you could sail on groomed cross country tracks or across saddles and the like. The inflatable surf wings obviously pack down better




     
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  13. Boodwah

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    Yup.
    It packs up small, and is light, pump is biggish tho.
    But both would fit in a decent pack with room left over for food, tent etc.
    You're also less committed than you are with strings and a harness attached.
     
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  14. climberman

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    Worth considering the packraft inflation technique if looking to reduce bulk and weight.
     
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  15. parkmonkey

    parkmonkey Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Prone from yesterday, haven’t taken the GoPro out for a few months
     
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  17. Boodwah

    Boodwah A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    Nice. do you use the wing on that board? Or something more buoyant?
    I got the wing out over the long weekend. Very easy to assemble and had a few good passages standing on the SUP, but its a big cumbersome thing that i couldnt really steer. Nice feeling the pulling power tho, I will definitely be getting it out w my skis this year.
     
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  18. parkmonkey

    parkmonkey Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    I’m waiting for a bigger board and bigger foil wing to learn on but I’m pretty close to ordering a new foil board for prone surfing that will have lugs for foot straps so in strong enough winds and when my skills are there i can wind wing on the little board. This was a leg burner today 2nd time I’ve made it to the pass but the first time I’ve surfed through
     
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  19. parkmonkey

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    I think the key is holding the wing a bit higher up in the air than you think you need to, later on when you are flying on the wing the tip can sit a bit lower without hitting the water
     
  20. parkmonkey

    parkmonkey Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    This was a better vid from the other and most progressive foil surfing I’ve done


    To get an idea how long todays ride is this is the track of the wave in the YouTube vid
     
  21. Boodwah

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    How big is yr prone board, length and volume? Are waves harder to catch w a foil compared w conventional surfboard?
     
  22. parkmonkey

    parkmonkey Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    5’2” 40L, new board will be 4’5” 32L, my normal shortboard is 31.5L. Dragging the heavier alloy foil around was quiet noticeable but the lighter weight full carbon foil not so much, its different also how its effected paddling in turbulent water was a massive difference getting the new foil
     
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    I think my boards on the way and hopefully a new mid aspect foil will be landing soon, game on.

    I hit 40.5km prone paddle in foiling on the last big swell up here.
     
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    I am still on the steep part of the learning curve...
    After the last effort, my 10 year old boy told me "Dad, that was a disaster."
     
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  27. Boodwah

    Boodwah A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    But I get the wing, and it will sure be fun on skis...
     
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    I’ve still only been out the one time on the none foil SUP and was losing 200m of ground each return lap across the river, sure I’ve got some humbling times ahead coordinating the foil and wing, took my 2nd decent hit from the foil surfing yesterday, split lip and bleeding gums where it smacked me between my chin a bottom lip, could have been a lot worse
     
  29. Harper11

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    It doesn’t look that fun.LOL
     
  30. parkmonkey

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    So good, hows the perfect glass conditions too. 1.45 clip towed in, I’ve had a 3.06 ride paddling in :)
     
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    That’s nuts!
     
  34. parkmonkey

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    Watched him grow up here, started on performance mal and shorties, then kite surfing, then SUP surfing. Young man has the lot including drone photography.
     
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  37. parkmonkey

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    I’m so addicted to foiling, couple laps the last couple evenings, took the foil to the face on friday, split and bleeding gums trying rebound off to big of white water first decent knock since i was first starting out, still can’t get enough :)
     
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  38. parkmonkey

    parkmonkey Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Well that was brutal, out in the surf for the first go with a foil and the new board. I need a bigger foil and flat water (which I knew before heading out but thought maybe I’m just that good), I could stand up and get going for a bit (not on foil)which I’m stoked I can handle the volume of the board but that was incredibly hard work for SFA return LOL
     
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