100% the waist leash’s work really well winging.In my brief winging experience less drag the better much more critical than kitefoiling or supfoiling,I use a Axis waist leash with old dakine slider hook on Velcro webbing works well for time being until sine company comes out with a nice winging leash/harness hook as you don’t need a harness like a kiting harness way overkill winging light is king IMO and minimal drag! Looks like nice set up Peter that takoon board your in your way,bottom handle really helps winging getting out in swell way to go!Peter_Frank wrote: ↑Sat Jul 25, 2020 12:15 amI got my new wingfoil board from Takoon today (a 90 litre Comet 5'4), and also got their belt coil leash.
Maaaaan, I will NEVER use a foot leash anymore.
No more stepping on the leash, no more getting it stuck beetween your toes
Yes, using a normal footleash, one can with experience easily get it free under the foot - but I also somehow get the leash trapped between my toes on occasion - aaaargh, bugger, and I can not get free without stopping
With the belt coil leash there is no dangling under the board or noise when hitting chop (or the board) - silent
Have only been out this very first day (5-6 hours), but have found no disadvantages whatsoever (maybe you look like a monkey with a curly tail? If so, I can live with that..) , so can only recommend this type of leash.
Dont know who make belt leashes, asssume there must be some, and many more to come now
Maybe some can list the manufacturers of these?
Another plus is you can easily attach/detach leash with one hand when you stand on the beach with wing in the other hand, not always possible to do with a foot leash.
TomW wrote: ↑Sun Jul 26, 2020 10:45 pmHi 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 all the materials on hand. I've read I should have 100L.
What wing size should I start with 5m2?
I read on gong site, I can stick with my 90 and 100cm mast. I should get pro xl and 45cm surf stab, ( can I get away with 40cm surf I already have ?)
Was thinking about getting 5-3 Hipe inflatable (110L) or Flint 5-8 ( 110L).
What do you think?
Added 30cm to the original leash. "Normal" Jibing is no problem at all.Peter_Frank wrote: ↑Sat Jul 25, 2020 9:55 am
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 getting in the way when swinging the wing around, but maybe one has to try, if you say it works overall
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