Windfoil freestyle (360s upwind/downwind) video!

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Windfoil freestyle (360s upwind/downwind) video!

Post by Erik Hakman » Mon Sep 30, 2019 12:07 pm



Hi!

Got into foiling this year and have been enjoying some summer days in Sweden on my converted Flare 93. Check it out!

Erik

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Re: Windfoil freestyle (360s upwind/downwind) video!

Post by rod » Mon Sep 30, 2019 12:15 pm

Great video and skills! What foil / wing are you using?

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Post by ronnie » Mon Sep 30, 2019 1:08 pm

There seems to be an interest in a freestyle board foiling option.

Flikka Boards say their hybrid freestyle/foil board option is very popular.
https://flikkaboards.com/boards/foil/

Tyson Poor doing upwind&downdind 360s on a JP 7' SUP foil with a Medium NP Glide windfoil


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Re: Windfoil freestyle (360s upwind/downwind) video!

Post by Erik Hakman » Wed Oct 02, 2019 6:42 am

rod wrote:
Mon Sep 30, 2019 12:15 pm
Great video and skills! What foil / wing are you using?
Thanks man! Starboard 1300 wave setup with a 65 mast. 270 stab. Super smooth foil, although I would suggest a longer mast to make it easier not to foil out on 360s.

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Re: Windfoil freestyle (360s upwind/downwind) video!

Post by Ruaraidh_K257 » Wed Oct 02, 2019 9:36 am

ronnie wrote:
Mon Sep 30, 2019 1:08 pm
There seems to be an interest in a freestyle board foiling option.
JP’s production freestyle board is now foil ready. Makes sense for those coming to foiling from a wave/freestyle brand; you don’t have to buy a massive formula board you’ll never use for anything else if you want to get into foiling, whereas a freestyle board with a foil option is much better value for money.
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Re: Windfoil freestyle (360s upwind/downwind) video!

Post by billyboy » Wed Oct 02, 2019 12:11 pm

I've been considering converting my 100l FS board. It would seem that adding a foil would give it a massive wind range covering all non-wavesailing conditions from 10knts+ with no need to use bigger sails. The ultimate summer toy? Maybe for next summer...

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Re: Windfoil freestyle (360s upwind/downwind) video!

Post by rod » Wed Oct 02, 2019 12:29 pm

billyboy wrote:
Wed Oct 02, 2019 12:11 pm
I've been considering converting my 100l FS board. It
Definitely an interesting idea but I almost always need to uphaul during foil sessions. Not every time I fall, but often.

That's because the wind is often light, often comes and goes (more so than on a windy day) and I'm using a sail far smaller than regular windsurfing (8.5/6.5 regular windsurfing to 5.8/4.7 for foil).

Also if you can waterstart easily you will most likely be overpowered on the foil. Or that is what I have found.

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Re: Windfoil freestyle (360s upwind/downwind) video!

Post by deckchair » Thu Oct 03, 2019 7:45 am

great vid, such a cool move . we are having a rrd twintip 110 converted to deep tuttle as we speak , so hopefully we will be able to report back . I'm 6''1 and 82kg i can uphaul the twintip. :D

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Re: Windfoil freestyle (360s upwind/downwind) video!

Post by ronnie » Thu Oct 03, 2019 10:05 am

Ruaraidh_K257 wrote:
Wed Oct 02, 2019 9:36 am
ronnie wrote:
Mon Sep 30, 2019 1:08 pm
There seems to be an interest in a freestyle board foiling option.
JP’s production freestyle board is now foil ready. Makes sense for those coming to foiling from a wave/freestyle brand; you don’t have to buy a massive formula board you’ll never use for anything else if you want to get into foiling, whereas a freestyle board with a foil option is much better value for money.
Thanks Ruaraidh,
I think the freestyle foil hybrid does have a market - especially for the 105 litre. I miss having a lightwind windsurf board - so I can see the attraction. This is a 92 litre JP Freestyle board being used by a 60kg rider, who will be getting the same size board with the foil ready box in November.

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Re: Windfoil freestyle (360s upwind/downwind) video!

Post by deckchair » Thu Oct 03, 2019 10:40 am

very interesting vid Ronnie only one slight problem …… did he do a version in English?

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