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by Sailrepair
Fri Jul 26, 2019 10:59 am
Forum: Foiling
Topic: Foiling tweaking.
Replies: 20
Views: 488

Re: Foiling tweaking.

There is a difference between 'no tweaking required' and 'no tweaking possible'. Yes, I see your point. On the AFS the wings are interchangeable and you can shim the stab (rear) wing if you want to but they are best left as they are and then set the boards strap positions and mast foot positions to...
by Sailrepair
Thu Jul 25, 2019 7:27 pm
Forum: Foiling
Topic: Foiling tweaking.
Replies: 20
Views: 488

Re: Foiling tweaking.

3. Foiling brings with it a definite necessity to tinker with settings, with a new and more extreme set of variables in the mix (apart from board and sail). I am going to have to disagree with that. Here is what I have owned/used JP foil 135 + NP pink foil - no tweaking required JP foil 135 + AFS 2...
by Sailrepair
Tue Jul 23, 2019 10:05 pm
Forum: Equipment
Topic: Lock boxes for car keys
Replies: 18
Views: 394

Re: Lock boxes for car keys

you have to weigh up how many of the key box things get broken into vs how many people face expensive key replacements for wet keys.
by Sailrepair
Fri Jul 19, 2019 8:22 am
Forum: How Was It For You
Topic: 18 July
Replies: 3
Views: 127

Re: 18 July

I find I can jump from foil gear onto wave kit without any problems but it is not so easy the other way round. I end up standing there thinking "why am I not flying" and then I realise I am in a standard windsurfing stance and I have to tell myself to stand up over the board. Foiling makes me apprec...
by Sailrepair
Thu Jul 18, 2019 9:32 am
Forum: Foiling
Topic: A word on gybing
Replies: 1
Views: 117

A word on gybing

There are now quite a few great videos and interviews of some of the best foilers out there and lots of advice on gybing. Most of it is good advice and valid but a lot of it is specific to that sailors set up. For example you should change your feet last so in effect do the "old school" classic wave...
by Sailrepair
Thu Jul 18, 2019 9:19 am
Forum: Foiling
Topic: Foiling tweaking.
Replies: 20
Views: 488

Re: Foiling tweaking.

I won't say what brand it was but I have seen the dual us boxes fail.

Personally I prefer deep tuttle.
by Sailrepair
Wed Jul 17, 2019 2:23 pm
Forum: Foiling
Topic: the future of rigs for foiling
Replies: 14
Views: 448

Re: the future of rigs for foiling

sailrepair how's your sail working in the summer winds? Hi it is working well. I have just been out on it and it is still rigged for maybe another session later on. It is proving to have a bit of a dual role in that it is a high wind sail for my AHD Thunderbolt 85 with race foil and on that I would...
by Sailrepair
Wed Jul 17, 2019 10:35 am
Forum: Foiling
Topic: the future of rigs for foiling
Replies: 14
Views: 448

Re: the future of rigs for foiling

For pumping you won't be able to get close with a inflatable wing to the performance of a good 100% carbon mast. You might be able to use the upward pull of a wing to some effect but you want your foil to go forwards so it can provide lift rather than trying to pull the foil up by hanging under a wi...
by Sailrepair
Tue Jul 16, 2019 6:39 pm
Forum: Foiling
Topic: the future of rigs for foiling
Replies: 14
Views: 448

Re: the future of rigs for foiling

Light weight sails are good but softness is not necessarily a good thing. But it depends on how you define softness. I guess you mean a sail that easily inflates with the wind, adding extra draft early on and helping power the sail up. Nothing wrong with that especially if you are using a high lift ...
by Sailrepair
Wed Jul 10, 2019 1:46 pm
Forum: Equipment
Topic: Lock boxes for car keys
Replies: 18
Views: 394

Re: Lock boxes for car keys

A lot of people around here use "key safe" type things. Some are bigger than others so make sure you get one big enough. I lock mine to my towbar. Give them a squirt of wd40 once in a while and they last a few years.