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Slingshot Infinity 76 wing catastrophic delamination
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d0uglass



Joined: 28 May 2004
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Location: Bonita Springs, Florida

PostPosted: Sun May 19, 2019 11:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'll add that I didn't have to pay a cent for my replacement wing, and it came pretty quick. I've put a lot of sessions on the new wing now with no signs of any trouble.

Though I don't have any other hydrofoil experience to compare with, I've found foiling on the Slingshot Infinity 76 setup to be everything that I hoped foiling would be: Early 'planeing' with small sails, eerie yet delightful sensation of smooth flight, amazing upwind/downwind angles, and waveboard-like carving ability. I've been using it with camless wave or freeride sails from 4.7 to 8.0, mostly in 8-15 kt winds. My speeds are not impressive compared to regular shortboard windsurfing- Default cruising speed 10-12 knots and have not broken the 20 knot barrier. But I'm having fun at these speeds, whereas I think I'd be terrified at 20+ knots on the foil. Haven't completed a foiling jibe yet but I'm getting a little closer.

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atlas.wave55



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PostPosted: Sun May 19, 2019 1:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the reply Wyatt.
I plan on getting a 2019 foil soon with the 76. I thought that would be a good size wing for me considering I'm on the lighter side and plan on using it in a wide variety of conditions on a jp 135. I know you have mentioned m6 fin bolts breaking w/ bolt adaptors. But I'm hoping to not have to drill out the board right off the bat....so will use a leash!
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isobars



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PostPosted: Mon May 20, 2019 4:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

wyattmiller wrote:
There was definitely a bad batch of the 76's with that front delam problem.

Is there a serial/batch number or production date range subject to this flaw?
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