What kit are you flying on?

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Re: What kit are you flying on?

Post by rod » Sun Jul 07, 2019 9:04 am

I think 2m will seem long in a couple of years.

There is definitely potential for boards to get much thicker, so reducing plan shape but retaining volume to uphaul.
For small sails I'm.not convinced they need to be that wide either.

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Re: What kit are you flying on?

Post by nimo » Sun Jul 07, 2019 9:36 am

I agree Rod, have a look at the 2020 slingshot freestyle board. single back footstrap and a pintail.......

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Re: What kit are you flying on?

Post by ronnie » Sun Jul 07, 2019 11:51 am

nimo wrote:
Sun Jul 07, 2019 8:39 am
moving to a shorter board is a huge step forward. As soon as I moved from my RRD H fire to the wizard the shorter length makes it possible to pump the foil from the foot strap position which means you need even less sail power than before to keep foiling. I am toying with the idea of getting a knackered big board and cutting it down to the shortest possible length to see how short is too short. exciting times!!!
Too short seems to be anything under 127cm long. This board is 45 litres.


For uphauling, it seems that around 5' long is where a few different manufacturers have got to. Horue, RRD, Slingshot.

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Re: What kit are you flying on?

Post by nimo » Sun Jul 07, 2019 12:37 pm

look at that! I need to make something like that!

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Re: What kit are you flying on?

Post by rod » Sun Jul 07, 2019 1:13 pm

The Slingshot freestyle 115 looks incredible. 188cm x 73cm.

That wouldn't be enough for me to uphaul though.
Yesterday was super light (basically zero wind) in the lulls and very choppy (s Wales tides) and uphauling in those conditions is quite tricky. My new 131L is a lot easier than the Hover 122.
If you are under 90kg 120L is probably ok.

Steve and I were going in the gusts and foiling through some lulls. No one else was going (quite a few 120-130 boards with 7.5-8m trying).

The light wind ability seems to come from the foil rather than the board size.
I was using the monster Naish XL thrust wing (85cm x 1700cm sq) and this is what makes you fly I could have been on a barn door as long as it floated me.

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Re: What kit are you flying on?

Post by rod » Sun Jul 07, 2019 1:17 pm


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Re: What kit are you flying on?

Post by JB:) » Mon Jul 08, 2019 11:51 am

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Ooooo. I was about to make myself a new freestyle board... I was going to go mainstream, but these look compelling!

Any one got anymore info? I liked the look of the Wizards, but for actual non foiling freestyle they would be useless.

Not sure about offset straps though.

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Re: What kit are you flying on?

Post by nimo » Mon Jul 08, 2019 12:49 pm

from the words in the brochure this is still a "foil only " board. I would be surprised if it sailed with a fin at that length?

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Re: What kit are you flying on?

Post by rod » Mon Jul 08, 2019 2:47 pm

Interesting they have made it a 'freestyle' board plan shape. The plan shape of the board seems largely irrelevant once on the foil.

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Re: What kit are you flying on?

Post by nimo » Mon Jul 08, 2019 3:00 pm

Yes, me too. As a foil only board I am surprised by the pintail. I like it though..... 8-)

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