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Wind wing booms

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Created by Fitzsup 8 months ago, 1 Dec 2019
Windgenuity
NSW, 354 posts
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6 Dec 2019 12:47PM
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hilly said..

Seajuice said..


Windgenuity said..



Seajuice said..




Windgenuity said..
Here's a couple of screen grabs from an awesome DW'er I did a few weeks back. This wind is nuking (well over 30kn gusts into the 40's). Swells was pumping also. It's times like this that the behaviour of your wing is very important.

First shot is riding toeside free-winging at considerable speed.
Second shot is smoking on a swell in full free-wing - Wing just sitting there being good

In these conditions a wing dancing around like a wild cat is not an option! yYou have enough on as it is riding over 30km/h and taking huge drops.





Ride safe,

Regards,

JB






Your mad! There is no way I would go out in that! I haven't even got enough hair on my head as it is!





It was incredibly fun. So fun in fact, that I went back and did it again straight after. Wish I did a 3rd run now in hind sight. It is hard to see, but I was wearing floatation, a Helmet and leashes .

JB



Well done. Good to hear you thought safety in that.



Safer than kitesurfing in that wind which lots do, including myself. You would not like to watch this coast with hundreds of kiters downwinding with no safety gear every day. Yes, they go out deep, lots are close to shore, however. Not condoning a lack of safety gear just pointing out it is not unusual. Pretty big floaty devices you are tethered to. Make sure you have the ability to swim in no matter where you go.


we went out about 3km before starting - didn't see any kites out there .

I often Wing about 3-5km offshore, I like racing the offshore yachts and getting out in the real swells and wind.

Here's a typical afternoon run after work were I tack up wind then DW back in a NE'er. These tacks are a little over 3km offshore.


I guess another factor is I am usually on my own on these runs, so I choose floatation and protection, plus I always have my Apple Watch with Cell as my back up.

Always an advocate for safety, when shyte goes wrong, it often goes very wrong.

Ride safe,

JB

hilly
WA, 5479 posts
6 Dec 2019 10:04AM
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Windgenuity said.. when shyte goes wrong, it often goes very wrong.

Ride safe,

JB



Agree. My point was that I feel way more comfortable on my wing than my kite. Kites are another level of shyte going wrong. The wind drops no probs just paddle in on your sup, compared to self-rescue with kite, bar/lines and tiny board. Even a slight offshore makes swimming in with kite, bar and lines problematic, done that from about a k out. Not fun.
Winged offshore winds the other day which I would not do on a kite.

kobo
NSW, 290 posts
6 Dec 2019 5:24PM
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Do you find the swell appears to be moving faster further out to sea? or is it just my imagination

colas
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6 Dec 2019 4:03PM
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kobo said..
Do you find the swell appears to be moving faster further out to sea?



Yes it does. It begins to be slowed down at depths less than 20 times the wave length (aka 2 to 3 km depths).
Although it is noticeable (human senses roughly only perceive changes of more than 5%) for less than 50m depth for 10s period swells.

You can compute the swell speed ("Phase velocity") with the following online calculator:
planetcalc.com/4406/

kobo
NSW, 290 posts
7 Dec 2019 6:20AM
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Thanks Colas , interesting ...I certainly feels faster downwinding 3-5 k offshore than it does in closer.

Francone
WA, 229 posts
7 Jul 2020 8:10AM
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Piros said..
The boom is so strong you'll never bend it .



No question about the advantages of the Duotone boom.
You say it won't bend. It probably won't in the hands of an experienced sailor, but it may happen in the hands of a novice, if he /she happens to fall on it or if it hits the board. If this happens, it will offset all the other advantages, because of the replacement cost and possibly because of safety issues as well,

In fact, my local dealer had a demo on special some time ago precisely because of a bent boom... When I asked him, he told me that they used it on snow last winter and somebody fell on it( or the wing hit something hard on the terrain. This is why I desisted...
As much keen to buy Duotone as I was before, I now wonder whether I shouldn't buy Slingshot or other no-boom brands..
The only question I have is whether a 4.25 m wing will have sufficient power to pull a 12 ft WindSup in light winds.(I will not be using a foil).

Francone

Alysum
NSW, 517 posts
7 Jul 2020 11:16AM
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Has the Echo solved the swinging problem when depowered ?

Piros
QLD, 5952 posts
7 Jul 2020 2:13PM
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Alysum said..
Has the Echo solved the swinging problem when depowered ?


Yes 100%

DWF
221 posts
7 Jul 2020 10:26PM
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The boom stiffness with this upgrade.....stiffer than the old boom. Stiffer than the new boom in the short body. A hair less stiff than the new boom in the long body.

Dealers should be screaming for this upgrade from the factory ;D ;D



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