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by ronnie
Thu Jun 20, 2019 9:25 am
Forum: Foiling
Topic: 4in1 sup/windfoil/surfoil/windsurf
Replies: 41
Views: 2013

Re: 4in1 sup/windfoil/surfoil/windsurf

I used a wedge to align the foil so that it was not angled down into the water when I was trying to get the board moving forward fast enough to get the foil to lift. eg. on my Fanatic Gecko 112, I found the area of the underside of the board that I thought was the main area used to get the board pla...
by ronnie
Wed Jun 19, 2019 2:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Foiling freestyle.
Replies: 1
Views: 98

Re: Foiling freestyle.

There is stuff happening that we don't hear much about. The miniature world of windfoiling. 2.8m sail, 127cm long 45 litre board...

by ronnie
Tue Jun 18, 2019 3:25 pm
Forum: Foiling
Topic: Foiling stance - rig geometry... Advice pls
Replies: 19
Views: 183

Re: Foiling stance - rig geometry... Advice pls

This is an Australian Naish distributor windfoiling the Hover 122 and Thrust WS windfoil foil. He is 6' 2" and 95kg. It might give a starting point for where to put the mastbase and the footstraps? Carrying an allen key and moving the foil from the back of the track gradually forward until it feels ...
by ronnie
Tue Jun 18, 2019 8:03 am
Forum: Foiling
Topic: Foiling stance - rig geometry... Advice pls
Replies: 19
Views: 183

Re: Foiling stance - rig geometry... Advice pls

I bought Gaastra adjustable lines 24" to 28" and found they had the ideal range for me. With the 6.3m sail, I used 28" and with the 4.5m I used 24". I have been using boards 103L to 112L and foils 910 to 1612 sq cm. I tend to be foiling with an upright stance, so the size/height of the sail is a maj...
by ronnie
Wed Jun 12, 2019 12:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Le Defiwind 2019
Replies: 6
Views: 177

Re: Le Defiwind 2019

by ronnie
Wed Jun 12, 2019 11:10 am
Forum: Foiling
Topic: What kit are you flying on?
Replies: 61
Views: 1937

Re: What kit are you flying on?

For the 105 70cm Foil board JP recommend <5.5m in sail size with an upper limit of 6.0m, so those sail sizes would tend to be associated with a different type or size of foil than the sails associated with freerace foils and wider boards. JP recommend <6m and max 6.7m for the 120x78cm. It does seem ...
by ronnie
Mon Jun 10, 2019 9:29 pm
Forum: Foiling
Topic: What kit are you flying on?
Replies: 61
Views: 1937

Re: What kit are you flying on?

Deleted - accidentally quoted myself from Page 2 instead of editing.
by ronnie
Wed Jun 05, 2019 4:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: ‘Drive’
Replies: 31
Views: 645

Re: ‘Drive’

I think it can be used in a number of meanings for windsurfing. Drive from a sail, drive from a board, drive from a fin, or other ways. Last time I used the word drive was: Update 2nd June. Tried the 105 with the weed fin and a 5.9m IQ. Positioned the sail at the middle of the track. For slogging, I...
by ronnie
Wed Jun 05, 2019 12:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Le Defiwind 2019
Replies: 6
Views: 177

Re: Le Defiwind 2019

Ben Proffitt's hour long walkaround. An Idiot's Guide to the Defi Wind is promised.