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by windmaker
Sun Aug 09, 2020 6:45 am
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: Marginal wind tacking and big kite handling
Replies: 3
Views: 293

Re: Marginal wind tacking and big kite handling

To bo honest in 16 years of kite foiling I have never used a 15m kite... My light wind set up is a 10m Halo foil kite on 17m lines with a 530cm2 front race wing, I weigh 66kg. If there is enough wind to waterstart without looping the kite I can do foiling tacks without touching the water and looping...
by windmaker
Sat Aug 08, 2020 9:09 am
Forum: Wingsurfing
Topic: Sinker Kneestart for Low Volume Boards
Replies: 15
Views: 940

Re: Sinker Kneestart for Low Volume Boards

Just got myself a F-One Rocket wing 5'4'' to replace my old 5'4'' wingboard and the first 2 things I noticed was : 1) Super light (4.5kg/ 75l) 2) The mast tracks are further forward than on my older board. This translates to a more centered stance and less swing weight in the front. It is much more ...
by windmaker
Fri Aug 07, 2020 10:52 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: First impression of Gong M Pro
Replies: 195
Views: 15856

Re: First impression of Gong M Pro

Thanks for the feed back. Those Moses reference numbers are anoying as they meen nothing to persons unfamiliar with theirv products. Why can't they use surface area like everybody else?
by windmaker
Thu Aug 06, 2020 10:48 am
Forum: Wingsurfing
Topic: I'm not convinced (but want to be)
Replies: 20
Views: 1172

Re: I'm not convinced (but want to be)

Not for me - it is definitely an awesome fun wind sport, and I love playing around even if flat or small chop, riding holding the wind in your bare hands (great feel, so much more natural) and carving and practicing transitions and everything. No way it is a way to transport to waves only, for me. ...
by windmaker
Thu Aug 06, 2020 6:22 am
Forum: Wingsurfing
Topic: 6 and 4 m2 ?
Replies: 11
Views: 387

Re: 6 and 4 m2 ?

I believe it should work. I use 4.2 and 2.8 so 1.6m gap but wings are smaller so percentage wise close to 6 and 4m. The big deal with wingfoil is getting up and going so a 6m can be essential in light wind. Once flying in light wind, wing size becomes less important. At 66kg I need about 12k with a ...
by windmaker
Sun Aug 02, 2020 6:25 am
Forum: Wingsurfing
Topic: Belt/Waist leash highly recommended!
Replies: 23
Views: 1266

Re: Belt/Waist leash highly recommended!

Hi Peter, Which Gong wings are you using? Mast length? I'm considering giving this a try. 78 kg dry. Was thinking Gong Pro XL, surf 40 cm stab. 70-80 mast ( I have already 90 and 100cm carbon masts and surf 40 stab Have not figured out board. Might make one, as have a 7-2 sup already shaped. And al...
by windmaker
Sat Aug 01, 2020 7:09 am
Forum: Wingsurfing
Topic: 3 ways to tack with a Wingfoil
Replies: 10
Views: 508

Re: 3 ways to tack with a Wingfoil

What I've noticed, and see all over again in the video, and what I try everyone I see that is learning, is that you have to concentrate on riding the board with your body, and ignore the wing, and don't use it for balance. Sweet video, reinforces a lot! Exactly, concentrate on riding the board and ...
by windmaker
Sat Aug 01, 2020 6:33 am
Forum: Wingsurfing
Topic: 3 ways to tack with a Wingfoil
Replies: 10
Views: 508

Re: 3 ways to tack with a Wingfoil

Indeed, the "real" tack. Although some switch their feet while passing wing overhead, right? Instead of before or after. 8) Peter If you are doing a heel tack and passing from switch to regular stance changing the feet while tacking feels more natural than sailing away switch. It comes naturally.
by windmaker
Tue Jul 28, 2020 10:33 am
Forum: Wingsurfing
Topic: Belt/Waist leash highly recommended!
Replies: 23
Views: 1266

Re: Belt/Waist leash highly recommended!

I have to try this. Are you using a coil leash, or a line? Oh, sorry, I saw in your video you are using a line/bungee leash :thumb: 8) Peter One big advantage of using a waist leash for the wing is that with free hands it makes paddling through the surf with the wing in tow to get out easier.
by windmaker
Tue Jul 28, 2020 6:10 am
Forum: Wingsurfing
Topic: Belt/Waist leash highly recommended!
Replies: 23
Views: 1266

Re: Belt leash highly recommended!

Yep, I use a waist leash... but for the wing. It's the only way if you want to do wing pass tacks. How much longer does the leash need to be, when using a waist leash instead of wrist, for the wing? A small meter / 3 feet maybe, or? Have a hard time seeing how you make normal jibes without it getti...

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