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DIY CAD ultra-concave wave twintips 1500 and 130mm with my own fin designs. Easy upwind, awesome carving. Switch Nitro 10m V7, Naish 5.3m Wing. Now focussing on Wingsurfing to rise to a new challenge. Building my own foils from my CAD design and 3D prints, built a CNC machine last year and now cutting designs with CNC as well as 3D printing.
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Why behind a boat scottnorby?
Isn't it easier to have your own control with the wing to speed up and slow down?
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If you know how to kitefoil you are fine
.....but yeah behind a boat is a much faster way to get a lot of time on the foil----without any concern for messing around with a wing and looking for wind etc.
Im not saying you can't....because you can learn to Wing even without prior foil experience.
Im just a believer that time on the foil/board comes much easier and faster with even a small boat
Also you can learn to rely on the energy of the boat wake if your boat makes a wake
You can even ride the wake of a boston whaler--- no wakesurf boat needed
When you get on foil with a wing.... and go thru waves or swells--- you will feel the energy better if youve ridden the wake of a boat
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I had no foiling background at all, just windsurfing and strapless kiting. Just committed myself. First 6 sessions tough as I was in chop, then started to get very short flights and each time I went out flights got longer. Took about 8 sessions, I’m on session 14 now, crash when I try and turn or I go too fast but that’ll improve soon too. It’s physically very demanding in the early stages so if ur unfit or overweight it might take u more sessions as you will burn out quickly to start with. Very addictive too, especially blasting fast in 12 knots when I wouldn’t have even looked to bother kiting.
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