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2nd time wind foiling

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Created by Bluedog76 A week ago, 8 Jul 2019
Bluedog76
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8 Jul 2019 6:53AM
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This was my second time out wind foiling. Super gusty 5-15 knots on Lake Lopez in California; starting to get the hang of it but still had plenty of great stacks. I felt like my flight control, particularly in gusts was a lot better by the end of this session. I'm on a Slingshot H2 foil with a 35.5" mast, 2010 Starboard iSonic 121 with a 5.7 NP Wizard. Love the perspective the rylo 360 degree camera gives you!

Interested to know what people think the lightest wind I could get this board up and foiling and how much a fanatic light wind would lower the foiling threshold.

CoreAS
62 posts
8 Jul 2019 7:08AM
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Your boom looks too low and that will create downward pressure on your board which then creates the dolphin leaps up and down. Try raising up the boom 3".

Using a slalom board the back straps are too far out on the rail for the SS foil. We all use the SS with 68, 76 or 84 wings and the foil prefers your weight (especially back foot) more over the foil. When you lifted up with your back foot out the strap and in the middle is the perfect place.

A foil dedicated board like the SS wizard is the perfect match for the foil. The H2 wing is very similar to the 2019 time code 68. If you have the chance to try the infinity 76 or 84 it changes everything.

Bluedog76
239 posts
8 Jul 2019 7:18AM
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Thanks CoreAS...when I first went had I had my boom way to low and moved it up but looks like I should go higher still. I didn't bother putting my back foot in the rear strap in fear of nasty landings but noticed the difference when I moved it to the middle.

I'll take a look at the other wings:)

sambucabarnes
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8 Jul 2019 3:52PM
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From my understanding with the slingshot foil combined with a fanatic light wind would probably perform worse in light with than the isonic you are you on. As mentioned above the slingshot foil wants a narrow tailed board. And has great low wind performance with smaller sails.
The fanatic light wind is a great foiling board when combined with high aspect wings like the starboard 800. And the low wind performance of this set up is great. A chap I sail with is 95kg and gets up in sub 10knots with a 9.0m with this set up.

thedoor
36 posts
8 Jul 2019 10:17PM
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Bluedog76 said..
This was my second time out wind foiling. Super gusty 5-15 knots on Lake Lopez in California; starting to get the hang of it but still had plenty of great stacks. I felt like my flight control, particularly in gusts was a lot better by the end of this session. I'm on a Slingshot H2 foil with a 35.5" mast, 2010 Starboard iSonic 121 with a 5.7 NP Wizard. Love the perspective the rylo 360 degree camera gives you!

Interested to know what people think the lightest wind I could get this board up and foiling and how much a fanatic light wind would lower the foiling threshold.



Sick vid. How do you get that clew shot?

PatK
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9 Jul 2019 12:07AM
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thedoor said..Sick vid. How do you get that clew shot?



Search for "invisible selfie stick"

Bluedog76
239 posts
9 Jul 2019 12:38AM
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I found a camera called a Rylo. It's a simple 360 degree camera but the software edits out the selfie stick (which I have duct taped to the boom). You can also chose to track yourself or pan around when you edit the video.

Windbot
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9 Jul 2019 2:27AM
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That footage is great, nice job. For the record I started last year on pretty much the exact same board and foil combo. At 180lbs, it seemed that 12mph average wind speed was about where the fun consistently began. Going to a 84cm Infinity didn't add as much as expected to the bottom end, but makes it way easier to glide through lulls. I've since gone down to a Wizard 125L, I've only had it out a couple times, it feels a bit slower to takeoff as it plows through the water more, but once in the air it feels amazing.

IndecentExposur
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9 Jul 2019 7:37AM
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Wow. Cool vid. Good shots. I agree with those above, higher boom. Keep you foot in the middle. Also, for more stable flight (pitch). Lock out the rear leg/heel. It helps to have fewer variables keeping pitch. Use your hips/front leg for smaller adjustments. You are well on your way!

IndecentExposur
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9 Jul 2019 7:37AM
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Wow. Cool vid. Good shots. I agree with those above, higher boom. Keep you foot in the middle. Also, for more stable flight (pitch). Lock out the rear leg/heel. It helps to have fewer variables keeping pitch. Use your hips/front leg for smaller adjustments. You are well on your way!

thedoor
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9 Jul 2019 2:54PM
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thedoor said..Sick vid. How do you get that clew shot?




Search for "invisible selfie stick"


Cheers

LeeD
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13 Jul 2019 7:21AM
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Did you meet asian Mike?

PatK
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13 Jul 2019 3:25PM
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thedoor said..

PatK said..


thedoor said..Sick vid. How do you get that clew shot?





Search for "invisible selfie stick"



Cheers


Did you get it?

thedoor
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14 Jul 2019 2:29AM
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thedoor said..


PatK said..



thedoor said..Sick vid. How do you get that clew shot?






Search for "invisible selfie stick"




Cheers



Did you get it?


Does it work with a gopro?

PatK
37 posts
14 Jul 2019 11:02PM
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As i understand its an effect of the 360cameras. The stick disappears in the dead angle imho.
So no, not by the gopro

MagicRide
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15 Jul 2019 12:25AM
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Bluedog76 said..
This was my second time out wind foiling. Super gusty 5-15 knots on Lake Lopez in California; starting to get the hang of it but still had plenty of great stacks. I felt like my flight control, particularly in gusts was a lot better by the end of this session. I'm on a Slingshot H2 foil with a 35.5" mast, 2010 Starboard iSonic 121 with a 5.7 NP Wizard. Love the perspective the rylo 360 degree camera gives you!

Interested to know what people think the lightest wind I could get this board up and foiling and how much a fanatic light wind would lower the foiling threshold.





When I used to live in California, I went to Lopez Lake once. Unfortunately there wasn't much wind when I was their. But I know it blows their. Did a lot of windsurfing at Ventura beaches, Leo Carrillo, Long Beach and Santa Barbara. Fun times!! Looks like you're having fun, enjoy!

thedoor
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Friday , 19 Jul 2019 1:34AM
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Bluedog76 said..
This was my second time out wind foiling. Super gusty 5-15 knots on Lake Lopez in California; starting to get the hang of it but still had plenty of great stacks. I felt like my flight control, particularly in gusts was a lot better by the end of this session. I'm on a Slingshot H2 foil with a 35.5" mast, 2010 Starboard iSonic 121 with a 5.7 NP Wizard. Love the perspective the rylo 360 degree camera gives you!

Interested to know what people think the lightest wind I could get this board up and foiling and how much a fanatic light wind would lower the foiling threshold.






When I used to live in California, I went to Lopez Lake once. Unfortunately there wasn't much wind when I was their. But I know it blows their. Did a lot of windsurfing at Ventura beaches, Leo Carrillo, Long Beach and Santa Barbara. Fun times!! Looks like you're having fun, enjoy!


Ventura county is the bomb. Never sailed santa barbara but had many a session at C-street, leo carrillo and cabrillo state beach.

Bluedog76
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Saturday , 20 Jul 2019 2:43AM
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MagicRide said..


Bluedog76 said..
This was my second time out wind foiling. Super gusty 5-15 knots on Lake Lopez in California; starting to get the hang of it but still had plenty of great stacks. I felt like my flight control, particularly in gusts was a lot better by the end of this session. I'm on a Slingshot H2 foil with a 35.5" mast, 2010 Starboard iSonic 121 with a 5.7 NP Wizard. Love the perspective the rylo 360 degree camera gives you!

Interested to know what people think the lightest wind I could get this board up and foiling and how much a fanatic light wind would lower the foiling threshold.







When I used to live in California, I went to Lopez Lake once. Unfortunately there wasn't much wind when I was their. But I know it blows their. Did a lot of windsurfing at Ventura beaches, Leo Carrillo, Long Beach and Santa Barbara. Fun times!! Looks like you're having fun, enjoy!



Ventura county is the bomb. Never sailed santa barbara but had many a session at C-street, leo carrillo and cabrillo state beach.


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LeeD said..
Did you meet asian Mike?


Don't think I've met Asian Mike yet...I'll look out for him.

Bluedog76
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Saturday , 20 Jul 2019 2:49AM
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Bluedog76 said..
This was my second time out wind foiling. Super gusty 5-15 knots on Lake Lopez in California; starting to get the hang of it but still had plenty of great stacks. I felt like my flight control, particularly in gusts was a lot better by the end of this session. I'm on a Slingshot H2 foil with a 35.5" mast, 2010 Starboard iSonic 121 with a 5.7 NP Wizard. Love the perspective the rylo 360 degree camera gives you!

Interested to know what people think the lightest wind I could get this board up and foiling and how much a fanatic light wind would lower the foiling threshold.






When I used to live in California, I went to Lopez Lake once. Unfortunately there wasn't much wind when I was their. But I know it blows their. Did a lot of windsurfing at Ventura beaches, Leo Carrillo, Long Beach and Santa Barbara. Fun times!! Looks like you're having fun, enjoy!


I tried out Lake Isabella last weekend. Looks like a great place. It was a little light and gusty the day I was there but I got to meet some of the local dedicated windsurfing crew. Had some nice long runs. A huge bonus is you can park your van right on the waters edge...



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LeeD
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Saturday , 20 Jul 2019 2:52AM
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Did you meet trailer MikeHelms who has a little dirt bike?

Bluedog76
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Saturday , 20 Jul 2019 2:52AM
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thedoor said..


PatK said..



thedoor said..




PatK said..





thedoor said..Sick vid. How do you get that clew shot?








Search for "invisible selfie stick"






Cheers





Did you get it?




Does it work with a gopro?



Won't work with a GoPro because it is the angle and software I think that get rid of the stick. You could still attach a GoPro and angle it back, just the stick will be in the shot. You can see the camera on the end of the red selfie stick. The camera has two lenses, one is facing straight up and one straight down but because each one is 180 degree (together 360) it doesn't matter which way the camera is facing except that the lenses need to be 90 degrees to the stick to not capture it.

thedoor
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Saturday , 20 Jul 2019 12:19PM
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Won't work with a GoPro because it is the angle and software I think that get rid of the stick. You could still attach a GoPro and angle it back, just the stick will be in the shot. You can see the camera on the end of the red selfie stick. The camera has two lenses, one is facing straight up and one straight down but because each one is 180 degree (together 360) it doesn't matter which way the camera is facing except that the lenses need to be 90 degrees to the stick to not capture it.


Very cool. Have you tried on the top of the mast?

MagicRide
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Sunday , 20 Jul 2019 11:19PM
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Bluedog76 said..
This was my second time out wind foiling. Super gusty 5-15 knots on Lake Lopez in California; starting to get the hang of it but still had plenty of great stacks. I felt like my flight control, particularly in gusts was a lot better by the end of this session. I'm on a Slingshot H2 foil with a 35.5" mast, 2010 Starboard iSonic 121 with a 5.7 NP Wizard. Love the perspective the rylo 360 degree camera gives you!

Interested to know what people think the lightest wind I could get this board up and foiling and how much a fanatic light wind would lower the foiling threshold.



I'm in Oregon now. These are my 2 local spots. Klamath Lake and Odell Lake.














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