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by OzBungy
Wed Nov 27, 2019 11:44 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Anyone tried foiling with a wing?
Replies: 99
Views: 7201

Re: Anyone tried foiling with a wing?

... My thoughts too, so dont understand why Oz says it seems easier - we need some details :roll: 8) Peter I don't really know. I was out riding a few hundred metres away in 30+ knot winds. My best guess is they just walked out through the shore break until they got past the breaking waves. Without...
by OzBungy
Wed Nov 27, 2019 5:12 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Anyone tried foiling with a wing?
Replies: 99
Views: 7201

Re: Anyone tried foiling with a wing?

Our local crew got out last night in 30+ knots. They were finally up and powered and riding on the foil and looked to be having fun. At worst it looked like windsurfing, except it was easier to get off the beach. Just walk and paddle out then get up and go. I was kitefoiliong and had a mega struggle...
by OzBungy
Tue Nov 26, 2019 1:07 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Anyone tried foiling with a wing?
Replies: 99
Views: 7201

Re: Anyone tried foiling with a wing?

Our local guys have been making their own huge wings, and are using SUP foil boards or have taken to making their own SUP foil specific boards. Short, lots of volume, a step in from the tail to eliminate "sticking". Some of these guys are pretty serious "watermen" and they have a pretty good idea of...
by OzBungy
Mon Nov 25, 2019 12:44 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Anyone tried foiling with a wing?
Replies: 99
Views: 7201

Re: Anyone tried foiling with a wing?

I have been watching the local wing surfing crew learning how to ride. I have once seen a wing surfer get up and foil and it looked pretty good. I believe that there is a niche for these things. Most of the time they just slog along on the surface. The other day I saw the cutest scene. In the distan...
by OzBungy
Mon Nov 25, 2019 12:40 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Would you buy a very sharp wing?
Replies: 11
Views: 655

Re: Would you buy a very sharp wing?

I am in two minds about this. If the foil was super high performance and I believed that then I might buy it. I would sand most of the razor sharp edges off before using it. But, the foils I have are fantastic for their purpose of freeriding. No sharp edges. Extremely robust and reliable. Beautifull...
by OzBungy
Tue Nov 19, 2019 2:45 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Wing size for wave foiling
Replies: 5
Views: 612

Re: Wing size for wave foiling

I find the opposite to be true. My 1050cm wing is a bit slower and more stable. It handles anything with ease.

My 800cm wing is higher aspect and a bit faster. It tends to race away from me when dropping in to steep waves.
by OzBungy
Sat Nov 16, 2019 7:16 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: source for foil hardware
Replies: 9
Views: 658

Re: source for foil hardware

Ebay. You can buy whatever exists there. Filter for your local area for fast shipment.

I use 304 stainless torx screws. Very impressed with them.
by OzBungy
Fri Nov 15, 2019 9:43 pm
Forum: Special Offers
Topic: Best Foil Covers in the World - Hals
Replies: 6
Views: 755

Re: Best Foil Covers in the World - Hals

Looks great. I don't see anything to protect the fuselage. Do you have a cover for that? I have been making my own board and mast covers by cutting down old surfboard bags. Obviously not as nice as yours. The most useful things I have done are loops on the end for hanging on a hook, handles on the s...
by OzBungy
Thu Nov 14, 2019 5:48 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Hand screw connecting mast to board
Replies: 7
Views: 627

Re: Hand screw connecting mast to board

It doesn't look stainless steel. The plastic knob could come off. It's one more thing for lines to catch on. It's a slim chance but if you're struggling to get your foil untangled from the lines and there's a sticky out bit at the top that would be a pain. It looks ugly and inelegant (Sorry. You ask...
by OzBungy
Thu Oct 31, 2019 1:40 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: kite loop radius for gybe to toe
Replies: 58
Views: 2513

Re: kite loop radius for gybe to toe

I haven't read this thread, because it's too long and probably all wrong. ;-) If you're asking for a recipe for doing a gybe then you're approaching it from the wrong perspective. You have to develop the feel for the movement then do whatever it takes to make it work in the conditions of the moment ...

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