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by Farnorthsurfer
Tue Mar 03, 2020 7:27 pm
Forum: Foiling
Topic: Loser Leashes for Foils
Replies: 27
Views: 688

Re: Loser Leashes for Foils

Definitely found that my bolts will loosen up on the Slingshot which will certainly add to the risk of bolt breakage.
Recommend checking them regularly even during a session occasionally.
I go with the A4 grade bolts but think the A2 would be fine despite the slightly lower spec.
by Farnorthsurfer
Tue Mar 03, 2020 6:30 pm
Forum: Foiling
Topic: Loser Leashes for Foils
Replies: 27
Views: 688

Re: Loser Leashes for Foils

Still have some spare small tubs of tefgel for sale if anyone else is interested?
by Farnorthsurfer
Tue Mar 03, 2020 1:27 pm
Forum: Foiling
Topic: Loser Leashes for Foils
Replies: 27
Views: 688

Re: Loser Leashes for Foils

Have done the same as Rod on my Infinity 84. Swapped out the high load titanium for quality stainless steel. I use this place because the quality is warranted, for a small saving you can go eBay or whatever but there is loads of Chinese hardware with very poor QC. https://www.accu.co.uk/en/ Also wat...
by Farnorthsurfer
Wed Oct 16, 2019 8:25 pm
Forum: Foiling
Topic: What kit are you flying on?
Replies: 137
Views: 6224

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: 6224

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: 6224

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: 6224

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: 211

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: 211

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: 6224

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)...