Is foiling Settling down

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An ELIX Funboard for windfoiling.


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If using same area of sail, kite, wing then windfoiling sounds less efficient than foil kiting and about as efficient as windfoiling, though kitefoiling "efficiency" is probably due to kite acccessing more wind. So also struggling to see its niche. I as initially interesting in it as a light wind option, and maybe using the same board to wake surf behind a motorboat, but does not sound like a light wind option and still amazed how early fin sailing gets going so stick with that.
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An update on surf foiling 2020.



Monofoils.

Delta monofoil


Spleene monofoil.


Home modified.


Another home modified foil.
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Keeping things in proportion.
Slingshot prototyping.


Tall and small.
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Wingfoil boards with fins.

Signature Switch.


John John Florence tries fins on his prone/wing foil board.
There might be some skill involved in making it work.
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Winging makes my arms scream with a foil, can't imagine trying to plane fins.
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grantmac wrote: Mon Mar 22, 2021 5:53 pm Winging makes my arms scream with a foil, can't imagine trying to plane fins.
This is what it looks like - though it does look like he is using a surf board.
The biggest Switch board is 183 by 61.5cm and 85 litres.


On a windsurf board.
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What' s the point of fin winging?
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maker wrote: Mon Mar 22, 2021 6:23 pm What' s the point of fin winging?
More air at Jaws? Ozone are developing a prototype wing for Kai to suit flying at Jaws.
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The only reason I've started winging is because of how easily I can bring the gear on trips. Honestly though I'm having to almost force myself to do it, just not getting much stoke compared to windfoiling or wavesailing.

That rigid wing and surfboard would be just as difficult to travel with as my windsurfing gear.
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