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Re: Monofoil or "riding stabless", setup and riding

Postby Horst Sergio » Sat Sep 07, 2019 1:53 pm

@foilfun:
Looks good :thumb: , just could it be your strut is to much forward or do you stay with back foot in front of back strap? For monofoil I always recommend a pretty wide foot stance not as wide as races but close to.
Not sure if I got the point why you felt that monofoil is better for weed? The only point for me is that you can surface with less chance to fall but the weed I had love my mono as my stabifoil :wink: :( .

@elguapo:
There is a lot of light in monofoiling :wink: just a long way to find it.

And I fully agree with Peter, even that the "drive" is lost for first when monofoiling, but after a long long time it will be back there, the drive to just do what you want thanks to stability of stabi will then be installed in your head.

The tendency to use smaller stabs I also see everywhere.
Just at some point you will prefer to make a final cut and stop to carry around the heavy spiky scorpion tale for the lowering benefit of having the last few cm² of your stabi.
Then it is called monofoiling. :D
I would expect some day in the future better monofoil dedicted wings will make this last cut easier.
But with todays big wings it already started to be much easier then years before.

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Re: Monofoil or "riding stabless", setup and riding

Postby foilfun » Sat Sep 07, 2019 2:20 pm

My LP wing is fairly small, 720, so it needs to be farther forward. When I use my NP surf wing, 1226, I move the mast back. I like the LP mono better because it goes faster and jumps better. Riding with my feet side-by-side is fun on it too. Keeps the adrenaline pumping. 😁

Our weeds tangle around the stabilizer wing. Without one, they almost never collect around the mast. They'll hit the mast but pull themselves off. They almost never pull themselves off the stabilizer.
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Re: Monofoil or "riding stabless", setup and riding

Postby foilfun » Sun Sep 15, 2019 3:32 am

Mono freestyle day. First day adding kiteloops to mono tricks. 😁

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Re: Monofoil or "riding stabless", setup and riding

Postby Horst Sergio » Mon Sep 23, 2019 2:23 pm

foilfun wrote:
Sun Sep 15, 2019 3:32 am
Mono freestyle day. First day adding kiteloops to mono tricks. 😁
Looks very good :thumb:
But does the twintip don't feel to indirect / soft to you? Maybe try something more stiff to see the difference.

And on the end of your fuselage you may add a guidance for the flow which can be also made by wood as it does not see any load, just if you want to eliminate the last percents of drag :wink:

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Re: Monofoil or "riding stabless", setup and riding

Postby foilfun » Mon Sep 23, 2019 11:58 pm

Thanks! I'm still trying different setups to find the one that fits my style. I tried that 115 TT when I first started foiling, but it was too soft for that. It actually works much better with the mono. My first mono was the short Dwarf Craft, but I don't care for floaty boards. However, I am currently using a 115 carbon board with my NP surf mono. For my 720 LP, I've started using the 135 Double Agent. Ultimately, I plan on riding the mono in the waves this winter in South Padre Island. The 135 is very friendly on the water--when needed.

I rode my two-wing LP the other day in some big wind, it seemed so draggy. 🤣

I started to add a point to the end of my foils, but I decided the rounded end would be a little safer. Plenty of other dangerous parts that can't be changed on a foil.
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Re: Monofoil or "riding stabless", setup and riding

Postby Horst Sergio » Tue Sep 24, 2019 9:42 am

Looks like that there is another monofoil collector in the room. :wink: :thumb:
foilfun wrote:
Mon Sep 23, 2019 11:58 pm
... Ultimately, I plan on riding the mono in the waves this winter in South Padre Island.
Go for it. :thumb: After more than 30 years of skateboarding, surfing, snowboarding, etc.

Riding a tiny wind wave down the line for a km just straight the line on a monofoil just stabilized by an unhooked and as tiny as possible drifting kite ... :

Is just the most amazing surf feel I have ever had.
And the best is those small windwaves in 20 knts you even find at my home in central Europe in big lakes or small seas.

Can't wait to see your video: "tandem monofoiling on a wave" :rollgrin:
foilfun wrote:
Mon Sep 23, 2019 11:58 pm
I rode my two-wing LP the other day in some big wind, it seemed so draggy. 🤣
Yes I rarely ride with stabi and if, I use the most tiny existing one with just around 100 cm² or on my wingfoil setup I shim it to nearly no angle of attack.

But whatever I do it always feels wrong and draggy.
But this is an experience you just can do yourself after having started to feel compfortable on a mono, but if you once have had it, you will be out of stabifoiling forever :wink: :D


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