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Wind-NC.com



Joined: 30 May 2007
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 20, 2017 3:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Brynkaufman2, you might be interested in the Slingshot system. Their boards have more footstrap inserts than the online pictures indicate, with one set way out on the rail like a formula or slalom board would have, and another about 2/3 of the way out.

The finbox is a straight up deep tuttle, but their foil has a cool reversible fuselage that allows you to move the foil's wings further forward or further back depending on your particular setup and desires. It just takes about 5 minutes to swap everything around.

I had my first ride on the Wizard 150 the other day, with the foil mounted in the forward position. It was very front foot heavy in this position, so the next time I go out I'll try it with the fuselage flipped around to see if I can lighten up the nose a bit. I also had the mast track set pretty far back, so sliding that forward may put a bit more downforce on the nose via the rig, and require less via the feet, but that remains to be seen. It's snowing now so I'm not sure how many more days I'll get this Fall... Crying or Very sad

Here's a vid from that Wizard test sesh, if you're interested:

https://www.facebook.com/windnc/videos/1482490061805703/

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PeconicPuffin



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PostPosted: Mon Nov 20, 2017 4:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I like how the short board/longish boom provides a nice perspective shot of the foil. Cool!
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brynkaufman2



Joined: 10 Sep 2002
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 20, 2017 4:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wind-NC, very nice video. I will consider the Slingshot board as an option. The size is probably similar to mine but the foot strap positions could be advantageous.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 21, 2017 6:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Wizard is too short (the Dialer is better)... except for expert foiler's who are on the Wizard.

But for non-experts, we all do plenty of porpoising (touch n go's)... almost every one of these (when using the Wizard) ends up in a crash. The other boards most folks are using for windfoiling have much more nose... and that means more time foiling, and less time crashing and getting started again.

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brynkaufman2



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PostPosted: Tue Nov 21, 2017 6:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Greg, good advice.

Just FYI for anyone thinking of getting the JP 155 foil board I pretty much never crash when I foil out and then come down.

Whether I come down hard, or soft, or even on the side the board bounce back and I can normally get right up and keep on going.

Keep in mind I am now on the Naish foil so not going too fast, which makes coming down much easier too.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 22, 2017 2:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Foil video from Monday..

Sean on 6.0 and myself on 6.4...both using the Neil Pryde AL foil
Wind light on inside (less than 10) with short puffs around 16-18 on outside.

https://youtu.be/-vdGmwcal_8

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joethewindsufa



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PostPosted: Thu Nov 23, 2017 6:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

in the videos can people note board, sail and wind ??
my biggest curiosity is - how many people are using windsurf boards that were not meant for foiling and have no re-enforcement
hoping to one day try this adventure without too much PA$N
local shop , 2-rad, will re-enforce the box for $300 ...
better off re-enforcing JP SLW92 or AHD SL132/80 cm wide board ??
foil recommendations for either ??
oh yeah - i am a big fat bast....
and amateur at best
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brynkaufman2



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PostPosted: Thu Nov 23, 2017 8:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Joe, for foil recommendations for starting out I am going to recommend two.

If you want light winds, small sails, turning on and off swells, riding swells, and are not concerned about top speed than the Naish is great. Top speed will be under 20 knots.

If you want to go fast but not spend a lot the NP Aluminum is a good start. It is fairly stable and fast. Not sure on the top speed but definitely faster than Naish and Slingshot. It does require more wind and larger sails.

I now ride the Naish. I seemed to be under 20 knots on the NP Aluminum anyway, and I wanted to go towards the small sails and light wind early take off. I also turn a lot, and now I am riding small swells too.

I can't comment on the board as I am using the JP 155 foil board.
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joethewindsufa



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PostPosted: Thu Nov 23, 2017 6:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

would probably go for the Naish - "user friendly"
JP 155 hydrofoil is 220 x 90 cm

JP SLW92 is 250 x 92 - longer but similiar width
AHD SL2 132 is 232 x 80 - shorter and still wide, but narrower tail

any recommendations on Naish foil on either of these ??
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brynkaufman2



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PostPosted: Thu Nov 23, 2017 6:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I would recommend the wider board. The extra length will probably not hurt you, and might help you in a touch down situation.

JP's smaller board is still 86 wide, so your board that is 80 is not as wide.

However, the Naish board is only 73 wide.

I would love to hear from someone who has sailed the Naish Board vs. a wider board to see what they say. Everything I have heard is wider is easier, especially for upwind and in air jibes.

Perhaps the Naish board takes off in extreme light wind sooner.
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