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Drone footage downwinding, Dutchies West Oz

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Created by azymuth A week ago, 12 Mar 2019
azymuth
WA, 566 posts
12 Mar 2019 10:49AM
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Big thanks to Thomas Hofman for the drone wizardry

Best at 1080 resolution if you have a fast connection.



Dutchies West Oz, SSW 18 knots, small windswell - taken on Dec 18, 2018.

Music - Chris Standring, Piece of Cake

Slingshot Wizard 105, Slingshot Hover Glide with Time Code 68 wing, Simmer Blacktip 4.5

KDog
40 posts
12 Mar 2019 11:58AM
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Nice really gives me an idea of what downwinding is all about.

Bender
WA, 2042 posts
12 Mar 2019 1:47PM
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Unreal JJ I will be tying to do the same soon. It looks like so much fun. Just getting a board modified, then the learning curve starts!!

Wayne
WA, 116 posts
12 Mar 2019 3:37PM
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Awesome footage guys

BSN101
WA, 1520 posts
12 Mar 2019 4:13PM
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And getting back is a breeze on the foil? Very cool.

remery
WA, 346 posts
12 Mar 2019 4:20PM
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Ok, so that looks extremely cool.

lao shi
WA, 1190 posts
12 Mar 2019 4:23PM
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Nice! Stehsegler is a drone master!
Very smooth Azymuth!
Crazy thing is it gets even more fun the windier it gets! Just need a small enough sail!

PatK
15 posts
12 Mar 2019 4:27PM
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Awesome azymuth, one of the best foiling vids i have seen

elmo
WA, 7855 posts
12 Mar 2019 4:29PM
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Awesome vid JJ, can understand the addiction

Amazed by the flying fish flying right next to your board between 3.10 and 3.21

DukeSilver
WA, 242 posts
12 Mar 2019 4:31PM
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Really enjoyed that. Nice riding. Windfoiling almost makes me want to get back into windsurfing.

azymuth
WA, 566 posts
12 Mar 2019 4:41PM
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Cheers all

Ben with your SUP downwinding skills it won't take you long. You're welcome to join us - Jesper, Simon, Peter, Lao, Mark and Jonah.
Plenty of space out the back for all.

Elmo - definitely more flying fish visible when foiling

Amazing drone skills by Thomas - cut very little from the raw one-take footage

2keen
WA, 29 posts
12 Mar 2019 7:35PM
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Awesome downwind sailing JJ
Drone footage is great
Think you were sailing conservatively that day, would have liked a bit more of this action!!


CoreAS
50 posts
12 Mar 2019 8:25PM
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Great video! Very nice smooth carves.

Thats my my kind of foiling right there, and just slight jealous of your local conditions, ha! ;)

Windbot
49 posts
13 Mar 2019 1:01AM
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Beautiful video, thanks for posting!

snides8
WA, 1555 posts
13 Mar 2019 6:16AM
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Awesome stuff JJ might have to twist Jespers arm to try that gear!!
looks like great fun!
great vid
great drone work as well!

azymuth
WA, 566 posts
13 Mar 2019 8:35AM
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Cheers Steve - Jesper has a demo Slingshot foil for anyone interested.

CoreAS - you're welcome to join us next summer - blows enough to foil (and more) pretty much every day from November to March

Adam555
WA, 99 posts
13 Mar 2019 8:52PM
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JJ awesome stuff ! ... already spoken with Jesper re trying the gear !

Farang
28 posts
14 Mar 2019 5:43AM
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Nice foiling - and 2nd time in the history that I didn?t need to mute music while watching windsurfing video

snides8
WA, 1555 posts
14 Mar 2019 6:59AM
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azymuth said..
Cheers Steve - Jesper has a demo Slingshot foil for anyone interested.

CoreAS - you're welcome to join us next summer - blows enough to foil (and more) pretty much every day from November to March


Actually got to try the gear last night
as it turns out! Jesper was at the local
so he let me have a whirl.
Although I had to contend with about 70 twilight yachts steaming past and super gusty 20 plus knots it was great fun.
I found the foil and board combo super stable and very slow.
I was amazed at how slow you could go and still remain in flight mode the
wings have awesome lift.
When I say slow I am comparing to the starboard race set.
I actually think the speed of the slingshot is a very good thing I can see it should match ocean swell speeds perfectly and Also allow for cranking turns that won't spit you off.

If you want to learn to foil it's a very
good option and one that means you don't have to upgrade to anything else after you have mastered it unlike taking the race gear route.
Looking forward to grabbing another go when the conditions are better

Aus501 Boz
WA, 20 posts
14 Mar 2019 11:36AM
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Nice one JJ, some great footage and excellent foiling, a true inspiration to those looking to get into the sport. No doubt you are a pioneer of down wind foiling at our local.

stehsegler
WA, 2944 posts
14 Mar 2019 1:12PM
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Aus501 Boz said..
No doubt you are a pioneer of down wind foiling at our local.


You should see the angle he gets going upwind... it's unbelievable to steep to the wind foils can go.

Adam555
WA, 99 posts
14 Mar 2019 1:30PM
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snides8 said..

azymuth said..
Cheers Steve - Jesper has a demo Slingshot foil for anyone interested.

CoreAS - you're welcome to join us next summer - blows enough to foil (and more) pretty much every day from November to March



Actually got to try the gear last night
as it turns out! Jesper was at the local
so he let me have a whirl.
Although I had to contend with about 70 twilight yachts steaming past and super gusty 20 plus knots it was great fun.
I found the foil and board combo super stable and very slow.
I was amazed at how slow you could go and still remain in flight mode the
wings have awesome lift.
When I say slow I am comparing to the starboard race set.
I actually think the speed of the slingshot is a very good thing I can see it should match ocean swell speeds perfectly and Also allow for cranking turns that won't spit you off.

If you want to learn to foil it's a very
good option and one that means you don't have to upgrade to anything else after you have mastered it unlike taking the race gear route.
Looking forward to grabbing another go when the conditions are better


Steve - what size sail were you on yesterday with the slingshot combo as was quite windy there at times Thanks Adam

snides8
WA, 1555 posts
14 Mar 2019 2:03PM
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Adam555 said..

snides8 said..


azymuth said..
Cheers Steve - Jesper has a demo Slingshot foil for anyone interested.

CoreAS - you're welcome to join us next summer - blows enough to foil (and more) pretty much every day from November to March




Actually got to try the gear last night
as it turns out! Jesper was at the local
so he let me have a whirl.
Although I had to contend with about 70 twilight yachts steaming past and super gusty 20 plus knots it was great fun.
I found the foil and board combo super stable and very slow.
I was amazed at how slow you could go and still remain in flight mode the
wings have awesome lift.
When I say slow I am comparing to the starboard race set.
I actually think the speed of the slingshot is a very good thing I can see it should match ocean swell speeds perfectly and Also allow for cranking turns that won't spit you off.

If you want to learn to foil it's a very
good option and one that means you don't have to upgrade to anything else after you have mastered it unlike taking the race gear route.
Looking forward to grabbing another go when the conditions are better



Steve - what size sail were you on yesterday with the slingshot combo as was quite windy there at times Thanks Adam


5.3 combat

Aus501 Boz
WA, 20 posts
14 Mar 2019 4:45PM
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stehsegler said..

Aus501 Boz said..
No doubt you are a pioneer of down wind foiling at our local.



You should see the angle he gets going upwind... it's unbelievable to steep to the wind foils can go.


Yep, tryed to match JJ a couple times down and upwind, no chance on a slalom board??Personally I think JJ has captured the essence of what foiling is all about, cruising the big blue and not restricted of where you can go apart from depth. Hats off to the man but don't tell him that??

BSN101
WA, 1520 posts
14 Mar 2019 5:41PM
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flying fish at 3:18. so quiet, great session

azymuth
WA, 566 posts
14 Mar 2019 8:22PM
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0 Aus501 Boz said..

Yep, tryed to match JJ a couple times down and upwind, no chance on a slalom board??Personally I think JJ has captured the essence of what foiling is all about, cruising the big blue and not restricted of where you can go apart from depth. Hats off to the man but don't tell him that??






Cheers for the comments Boz, you should give foiling another go - one run on the river doesn't cut it dude
I reckon you'll find downwinding a big day on the ocean exciting enough


Snides - glad you got to have a go on the Slingshot. I think you summed up the differences between freeride and race foils well in your post.
Similar to the difference between wave and slalom boards - both have their own purpose.
When it's blowing 25 knots at Dutchies with a big sea running, cranking upwind at 20 knots with the Time Code wing is plenty fast enough - our priority is having fun downwinding - carving turns flying down 2m windswells and living to tell the tale

CoreAS
50 posts
15 Mar 2019 4:09AM
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azymuth said..
Cheers Steve - Jesper has a demo Slingshot foil for anyone interested.

CoreAS - you're welcome to join us next summer - blows enough to foil (and more) pretty much every day from November to March


One day for sure!

Last time I sailed in Australia was 1998 (bet so much has changed since then)... I definitely due a trip back :)

slugger68
WA, 17 posts
Sunday , 17 Mar 2019 7:26PM
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So so cool JJ cant stop watching , ill be heading up for sure

CAN17
183 posts
Tuesday , 19 Mar 2019 7:14AM
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Sweet video. Those conditions are for everyone in the cold.


Those conditions look like the infinity wings really excel in. Has anyone been able to to ride the ss infinity wings on a formula board in light flat 8-10 knots with any success. I know CoreAs has done this on his jp 135. But formula boards are slightly wider in the tail compaired to some foil boards.

Tuesday , 19 Mar 2019 9:56AM
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Hi Can17

I did use the Slingshot Hover Glide with 76wing + 90 mast on a old Starboard Formula board here in the start.
Also in lighter breeze (down to 8-10 kts), - with a 7.8 / 8.6
It worked perfectly fine ( I'm however quite used to formula boards and the outboard positions of straps, from my racing time on those years back).

What I noticed after getting the 2019 Slingshot Wizard boards is following. I use the 125L
This is just to compare the Formula vs the more specific Foil board.

- The Wizard is actually easier to get up and going (takes less effort to get up on the foil)
- Wizard feels like it is having less force on the foil ( less wide and straps more in board), compared to the formula board.
- Wizard works with smaller sails (5.9 or 6.5 is the biggest I use and take me down to 8-10 kts). I'm 83kg
- Wizard feels safer as the straps is more inboard and also the front strap has less angle (compared to a normal windsurf board), so a lot less chance to be caught with you foot in the front strap if you should crash.
- Wizard is a lot more reactive ( shorter length) and have a nice flat deck that helps to control the board.

The only advantage on the formula board was the upwind angle was a little better.
But saying that you will still go really high into the wind on the Wizards with very little effort, even on wave sails.

I enjoyed the time I had on the Formula + the Hover Glide set up, but can easily say that the Wizard is another 'step up' on the fun factor scale :)

CAN17
183 posts
Wednesday , 20 Mar 2019 5:28AM
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Sail Repair WA said..
Hi Can17

I did use the Slingshot Hover Glide with 76wing + 90 mast on a old Starboard Formula board here in the start.
Also in lighter breeze (down to 8-10 kts), - with a 7.8 / 8.6
It worked perfectly fine ( I'm however quite used to formula boards and the outboard positions of straps, from my racing time on those years back).

What I noticed after getting the 2019 Slingshot Wizard boards is following. I use the 125L
This is just to compare the Formula vs the more specific Foil board.

- The Wizard is actually easier to get up and going (takes less effort to get up on the foil)
- Wizard feels like it is having less force on the foil ( less wide and straps more in board), compared to the formula board.
- Wizard works with smaller sails (5.9 or 6.5 is the biggest I use and take me down to 8-10 kts). I'm 83kg
- Wizard feels safer as the straps is more inboard and also the front strap has less angle (compared to a normal windsurf board), so a lot less chance to be caught with you foot in the front strap if you should crash.
- Wizard is a lot more reactive ( shorter length) and have a nice flat deck that helps to control the board.

The only advantage on the formula board was the upwind angle was a little better.
But saying that you will still go really high into the wind on the Wizards with very little effort, even on wave sails.

I enjoyed the time I had on the Formula + the Hover Glide set up, but can easily say that the Wizard is another 'step up' on the fun factor scale :)


Yeah, I don't think I'm going to take the 'next step' up by getting the wizard...but can see it happening once I get sick of my formula. I am however very excited about buying a 19' hover glide/inf 76 and 90cm mast
I think it will be a good step up from my pryde AL!



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