I will not use the gps devices for speed or distance anymore, or gopro, or the woo, I just find they take something away from a great session, I think I call it enjoyment, each to their own, my foiling buddy loves his gps and gopro, only one of us has the woo, I will ask how high his woo claim is, but im sure he cheats sometimes as he inverts his board sometimes at the top of his boost.
we know its fast when you stop breathing and eyes widen and you keep muttering shit shit shit
same for boosting when you get in the extra big ones and look down and can hear the others shouting yeeeharrrr then you know its big.
get a chrono v3 for boosting, awesome explosive lift.
and hear that 633 wing twang clear of the water.
but yes, going huge in 6-8 knots is only "huge"if you compare it to a tip tip boost on light airs, however build up some speed off wind with the foil kite find a little ramp swing in hard and springboard up, and claim it. even small jumps are worth it,
I can cheat of course,
in 5 weeks I will be at flag beach for 6 months.
regulars there will know of the big rolling swell that forms quite often in the outer bay area off flag, running left to right as you look out to sea, 15-20 second wave period gaps, the centre part of the swell peaks to 2-3 mtrs with a smooth face and clean lip, the Ne winds allow perfect runs into the wave faces at the right angle for epic boosting on the foil,
up to now I have only used my 633 being so far out I want to ensure that if the wind drops I can get back (many fail as light winds can just drop dramatically) and up to date I have never had the combination of stronger winds and these special swell days, only had the big swell with around 10-12knts which is really good, seen gunnar on the same swell at the same time as me, only he has been on his wing supfoil and he uses these rollers for foiling long distances on the faces,
these swells allow you to boost silly high and float down to midway between the peaks and then you can just power up again and hit the next peak and keep repeating, unbelievable feeling as the space between the peaks being maybe 16 seconds apart is just magical, and no bubbly white water to deal with as the waves don't break, they just keep rolling down the middle area of the bay for maybe 2km.