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by Sailrepair
Sat Mar 09, 2019 5:54 pm
Forum: Foiling
Topic: mast length
Replies: 0
Views: 54

mast length

Here is my own obsevations on foil mast length. This is for freeride/race style foils. I started out on a pryde alu foil and then a AFS2 foil both with 85cm masts. Then I changed up to a AFS W95 (95cm mast), I still have that foil but also now have a AFS W105 which as its name suggests has a 105 mas...
by Sailrepair
Tue Mar 05, 2019 4:14 pm
Forum: Equipment
Topic: Boards I've owned..
Replies: 23
Views: 498

Re: Boards I've owned..

socialsailor wrote:
Tue Mar 05, 2019 3:33 pm
Nice list. Of your more recent boards, what is your favorite FSW for light wind cross onshore wave riding?

I am 95kg so for marginal winds it has to be the witchcraft custom 110.
by Sailrepair
Tue Mar 05, 2019 12:22 pm
Forum: Equipment
Topic: Boards I've owned..
Replies: 23
Views: 498

Re: Boards I've owned..

I am not sure I can remember them all but here goes. Sailboard caribe (terrible) Windsurfer rocket (great fun despite its mast foot popping out at will and its fins dropping off) Chapter 270 (1 hr repair time required for each hour used) Island style custom quad Circle one 360 New Waves Custom 280 N...
by Sailrepair
Fri Mar 01, 2019 7:54 pm
Forum: Foiling
Topic: How to land
Replies: 4
Views: 108

Re: How to land

If the above wasn't really the info you were looking for then - Launching off hard surfaces Take foil board to the water edge Place it upside down and into the wind. You should find that the weight of the board is taken by the footstraps and the nose held off the concrete by your mast foot. Bring th...
by Sailrepair
Fri Mar 01, 2019 6:52 pm
Forum: Foiling
Topic: How to land
Replies: 4
Views: 108

Re: How to land

In front of my house is a sea wall with a slipway on it. But the slipway goes sideways down the wall ie parallel with the wall. At high tide it is good as it is straight into deep water. At low tide there is a stony beach. At high tide I can sail right up to the edge of the slipway then jump forward...
by Sailrepair
Thu Feb 28, 2019 10:30 pm
Forum: Foiling
Topic: Foiling for oldies
Replies: 25
Views: 792

Re: Foiling for oldies

rather than think "should the foil be lifting me or not" consider it more of a mission to get the board going at about 5 or 6 kts. Once you have it up to that sort of speed then you can think about being upright over the board, weighting your back foot etc etc. Just concentrate on getting that water...
by Sailrepair
Tue Feb 26, 2019 7:39 am
Forum: Foiling
Topic: What kit are you flying on?
Replies: 39
Views: 1074

Re: What kit are you flying on?

Hi Wully

No it is a severne turbo.
by Sailrepair
Mon Feb 25, 2019 4:41 pm
Forum: Foiling
Topic: What kit are you flying on?
Replies: 39
Views: 1074

Re: What kit are you flying on?

I made a video of my latest board - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WxQ5nD37aSg&t=102s
by Sailrepair
Mon Feb 25, 2019 4:40 pm
Forum: Foiling
Topic: 4in1 sup/windfoil/surfoil/windsurf
Replies: 24
Views: 848

Re: 4in1 sup/windfoil/surfoil/windsurf

I have not been out on mine yet. I don't really want to put my normal foil on it so I am waiting for a AFS surf foil to try it with. If you haven't waved supped much before I am not surprised you found it hard. It doesn't take much chop to make life hard. I have to admit to finding sup surfing very ...
by Sailrepair
Sat Feb 23, 2019 9:34 am
Forum: Equipment
Topic: Boards I've owned..
Replies: 23
Views: 498

Re: Boards I've owned..

that is 36 boards in 38 years so roughly a board a year. And if you spent a average of £750 per board would mean you had spent £27,000 on boards. is that a lot? I don't know, While I doubt a golfer would have spent that much on golf clubs over the same time they probably would have spent a lot more ...