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by Farnorthsurfer
Wed Oct 16, 2019 8:25 pm
Forum: Foiling
Topic: What kit are you flying on?
Replies: 137
Views: 4505

Re: What kit are you flying on?

I used an Axis similar to the one in the photo to windfoil in New Zealand. It was easily the most stable foil I have used to date more so than the Slingshot Infinity 84. Longer fuselage than my Surf SUP and quite a big front wing, it was a surf design I think. Although to be fair it was on Lake Pupu...
by Farnorthsurfer
Mon Oct 14, 2019 9:27 pm
Forum: Foiling
Topic: What kit are you flying on?
Replies: 137
Views: 4505

Re: What kit are you flying on?

Sure you are right about the V on a windsurfer but the foil is acting as a wing and is ‘flying’ in the same medium top and bottom. The windsurfer is balancing on that V and if you steer one side or the other it transfers grip to the rail edge. I would quite like to have a go at a homemade foil, one ...
by Farnorthsurfer
Mon Oct 14, 2019 7:44 pm
Forum: Foiling
Topic: What kit are you flying on?
Replies: 137
Views: 4505

Re: What kit are you flying on?

the whole foil has a slightly upturned shape (like an upturned vee shape). The upturned V should have natural stability, as the foil rolls the ‘wing’ moving down will produce more lift due to its angle of attack changing and also it is level which means more lift then the opposing wing which is on ...
by Farnorthsurfer
Mon Oct 14, 2019 7:31 pm
Forum: Foiling
Topic: What kit are you flying on?
Replies: 137
Views: 4505

Re: What kit are you flying on?

Yes, 120lts and 95kg is a tough combo in real world conditions, the 130 Hypernut is OK for me at about the same weight as you but even that in even a slight wind results in a shorter session than I would like. Would love to crack foil surf but think it will have to wait until next year when I can mu...
by Farnorthsurfer
Mon Oct 14, 2019 7:22 pm
Forum: Foiling
Topic: The Right Attitude
Replies: 5
Views: 164

Re: The Right Attitude

:) Mast foot was slightly forward of the middle. I tried to move it at one point but had it too tight to get at while swimming. I think there may have been some old fashioned windsurf survival tactics in operation as I was too outboard and back in the gusts which were quite strong. Getting the hang ...
by Farnorthsurfer
Mon Oct 14, 2019 10:11 am
Forum: Foiling
Topic: The Right Attitude
Replies: 5
Views: 164

The Right Attitude

Good day foiling on Saturday, mostly with the JP135 and AFS W85 in pretty strong onshore wind. Was using a NP Atlas 5.0m which was too much a lot of the time. A friend on the beach took quite a few photos of me stumbling up and down the reach. When I looked back at them later I could see the the nos...
by Farnorthsurfer
Mon Oct 14, 2019 10:05 am
Forum: Foiling
Topic: What kit are you flying on?
Replies: 137
Views: 4505

Re: What kit are you flying on?

Tried a diy 43cm tail wing on my Naish foil today with a 10cm fuselage extension. The hope was it would increase the stability of the foil. Particularly fore aft stability. The wing worked but I'm not really sure it did increase stability. Will have to try it again in less wind (maxed on 4.5 today)...
by Farnorthsurfer
Sat Sep 21, 2019 9:35 pm
Forum: Foiling
Topic: What kit are you flying on?
Replies: 137
Views: 4505

Re: What kit are you flying on?

Hi Wully Which inserts? The foil presumably? I have stripped the Slingshot spacer that sits in the wing once before on the newer design. Couldn’t get a reasonable price spare in the UK they were like £25. So I bought older style ones from the USA. Bought 4 for less than £20. Actually before they arr...
by Farnorthsurfer
Thu Sep 19, 2019 8:19 pm
Forum: Equipment
Topic: Mast, mast, mast!
Replies: 33
Views: 1337

Re: Mast, mast, mast!

A hugely complicated subject which can easily disappear down a rabbit hole. Personally I am not that good a sailor so value consistency over complexity. Sticking to the same sail maker and mast manufacturer on the whole I think gives me that consistency in feel and performance. Quite happy to acknow...
by Farnorthsurfer
Thu Sep 19, 2019 8:06 pm
Forum: Foiling
Topic: What kit are you flying on?
Replies: 137
Views: 4505

Re: What kit are you flying on?

Got mine in the 1st position aft of the wing, works well here on the Hypernut either in Tuttle or US boxes. For windfoiling. Used same position for SUP Foil surfing. Have tried the 2nd aft position (wing further forward) on the JP Foil 135 but didn’t work as well. Can’t seem to post a photo from the...