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scottnorby

Since 23 Sep 2005
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Cascadia - Seattle - Encinitas
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PostFri Jan 03, 20 3:18 pm    Winging it Reply with quote

Some guys are getting on it up north.
Heres Sean Rueland on his 5th day attempting
Flatter water makes all the difference
Seems like its more fit for the Puget Sound, than the Gorge, in winter
Bit warmer up here
52 degrees today
Warm front brought wind
30 plus
Seans on a 5 meter wing and a
Spacestick (cush tech skinned) wingsurf board

How many wingers in the Gorge now?

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https://youtu.be/juO3M9Oij_Y

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Wind Slither

Since 04 Mar 2005
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PostMon Feb 17, 20 11:36 am     Reply with quote

I'm definitely wing curious. Wondering if it would work with the 8' foil SUP I already own. I've kited with it and I felt like it took a decent amount of pull to get up on foil.

Is there anything special about the SUP foils people use with wings?

Is there a minimum amount of wind you need? Would it work at Sauvie with 15-20pmh?

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Sella

Since 21 Apr 2007
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PostMon Feb 17, 20 12:32 pm     Reply with quote

Slither, call TJ @ Big Winds. He's a wealth of information when it comes to SUP foiling and wing potential. (541) 386-6086

https://bigwinds.com/blogs/sup-blog/downwind-sup-foiling-with-tj

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juandesooka

Since 21 Jan 2014
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PostTue Feb 18, 20 10:45 am     Reply with quote

Wind Slither wrote:
I'm definitely wing curious. Wondering if it would work with the 8' foil SUP I already own. I've kited with it and I felt like it took a decent amount of pull to get up on foil.

Is there anything special about the SUP foils people use with wings?

Is there a minimum amount of wind you need? Would it work at Sauvie with 15-20pmh?


Relative wing-a-ma-jib newbie, but a few notes from initial attempts:

-- larger sup foil will be easier for learning. One of the surprises was attempting to stand on a small sup foil in 2' wind chop is a big challenge...because you would normally never attempt to use a sup foil in more than 5kts.

-- takes more wind than anticipated. A Gong 5m below 15kt was a struggle. Then at 20kt+ it was easy. The challenge is enough power to get the board "unstuck". I have a Gong 7m now, hoping to chase the 10kt threshold, we'll see this spring

-- when underpowered it's quite hard on the arms. Once up on foil, it's nearly effortless.

-- the wing's pull is more up than forward, don't hold it like it's a windsurfer, you'll dip the wing tip

-- you need to be able to foil with either foot forward so you can get back, until you learn to ride toeside (which affects surf/sup foilers more than most kite foilers, who usually switch foot)

-- initial attempts will need lots of downwind area, yay walk of shame again Smile

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