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by ronnie
Sat May 30, 2020 9:28 pm
Forum: Foiling
Topic: Windfoil + wingfoil boards.
Replies: 108
Views: 2338

Re: Windfoil + wingfoil boards.

Thanks for the feedback! looking at the Fanatic range - seems their biggest Wing board (Sky wing) board is 95liters....im just under 90kg (without winter wetsuit) According to their website, they suggest a Sky Sup - that comes in 106 / 125 / 142 litres But i dont think i want to foil SUP - its bad ...
by ronnie
Sat May 30, 2020 7:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: RNLI
Replies: 30
Views: 864

Re: RNLI

Read this today...toby youngs lockdown sceptics  Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) estimates that around 2,000 new people are being infected every day. People remain infectious for no more than 10 days and each infected person is currently infecting less than one other person. So that mea...
by ronnie
Sat May 30, 2020 5:48 pm
Forum: Foiling
Topic: Windfoil + wingfoil boards.
Replies: 108
Views: 2338

Re: Windfoil + wingfoil boards.

I agree with James on everything. I put a 28cm fin as far forward as I could on my JP 7' SUP Foil board 115L and it was very difficult in chop and light wind to get standing on it, but on flat water, I could stand up and it was then easy to sail it with the wing. So if you can get a SUP with a fin o...
by ronnie
Sat May 30, 2020 9:06 am
Forum: Foiling
Topic: Windfoil + wingfoil boards.
Replies: 108
Views: 2338

Re: Windfoil + wingfoil boards.

On my few brief wing surfing sessions on my Gong wing, you definitely think a boom is better than handles. To sheet in more you have to let go of the handle and try to grasp the next one down, as you can imagine the wing wants to sheet out as you do this. A boom would let you slide your hand down i...
by ronnie
Sat May 30, 2020 7:44 am
Forum: Foiling
Topic: Windfoil + wingfoil boards.
Replies: 108
Views: 2338

Re: Windfoil + wingfoil boards.

One of the advantages of a boom on the wing - same as a sail, you can sail one handed. Some good one handed boom work during this downwinder (and filming and commentary - "If you want footage - slow the f**k down!") :lol: . https://vimeo.com/424023078 Robby Naish explaining why he changed his mind a...
by ronnie
Sat May 30, 2020 7:35 am
Forum: Foiling
Topic: strapless foiling anybody?
Replies: 14
Views: 554

Re: strapless foiling anybody?

I have taken rear straps off both my foil boards, mainly to allow me to choose where to put my foot according to the conditions. Havent seen any downside at all from it. Both boards are fully covered in that area so feel comfy, and you just dont get so hiked out when recreational foiling so it does...
by ronnie
Fri May 29, 2020 3:24 pm
Forum: Equipment
Topic: Freestyle Board for general blasting around
Replies: 7
Views: 161

Re: Freestyle Board for general blasting around

I had a Fanatic Skate 100L 235cm by 63.5cm. It was quite quick - I think they use a slalom rocker and it accelerated well, but top speed depends on conditions and you generally don't try to use big sails. It was known as a quite versatile board - especially if you had clean well spaced waves, but it...
by ronnie
Wed May 27, 2020 12:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: No Unnecessary Travel.
Replies: 725
Views: 13569

Re: No Unnecessary Travel.

In Northern Ireland, they are opening many of the car parks from today.
by ronnie
Wed May 27, 2020 10:15 am
Forum: Foiling
Topic: strapless foiling anybody?
Replies: 14
Views: 554

Re: strapless foiling anybody?

This is a video about learning without straps. You get the advantage of putting your feet wherever your instincts tell you, and also you can walk a foot to a new position without stepping and thereby taking your weight off the board. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KhjH2WJd5aQ https://www.youtube.co...
by ronnie
Wed May 27, 2020 10:01 am
Forum: Foiling
Topic: Windfoil + wingfoil boards.
Replies: 108
Views: 2338

Re: Windfoil + wingfoil boards.

In considering the weight of a foil, is it relevant that the slingshot foil wings have so much buoyancy (presumably carbon fibre wrap over a foam interior) that the bigger wings plus fuselage and mast just about float, despite all the agricultural aluminium? Will this reduce the impact of its weigh...