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Short foilboards in cars

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Created by CAN17 26 days ago, 18 Oct 2019
CAN17
284 posts
18 Oct 2019 6:03AM
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Boards seem to be getting shorter and shorter. I think foiling is really revolutionizing the spot, in the sense you dont need a big van and 10 sails to enjoy the wind. A board like the slingshot Wizard 105(5'10") or RRD pocket rocket and say a 4m & 5m sail could give you a lot of range like 12-25kts for a compatent foiler. I think this is giving people who drive small vehicles a chance to fit similar short foil boards in a car. I drive a mid-sized sedan and measured the other day for curiosity and it would fit the 5'10" wizard with the front seat manipulated. And a couple of small sails ,mast and boom dont take up much space(keeping vision safety on the road in mind).
Interested to hear or see what vehicles you fit your short foil boards in. Of course the wizard 103 could basically fit in any car

Ps, sorry for only mentioning slingshot and RRD. I'm sure there are other short foil boards out there I just don't know about(please share).

RAL INN
VIC, 2770 posts
18 Oct 2019 9:09AM
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Now we need 3 piece masts

normster
NSW, 186 posts
18 Oct 2019 3:46PM
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with the quality of inflatables improving - may suit free ride foiling ?

SA_AL
60 posts
18 Oct 2019 2:11PM
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RAL INN said..
Now we need 3 piece masts


RRD is making this already



likefoil
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18 Oct 2019 3:04PM
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normster said..
with the quality of inflatables improving - may suit free ride foiling ?


it's getting closer :-)
www.flashfoilz.com/

pcw
11 posts
18 Oct 2019 4:03PM
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A starboard foil 177 fits in my Prius plus 8m rig. But no room left for passengers. Should be no problem with the wizard and pocket rocket.

CAN17
284 posts
18 Oct 2019 9:39PM
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normster said..
with the quality of inflatables improving - may suit free ride foiling ?


I don't know some inflatables are still pretty big even when uninflated




antonmik
34 posts
18 Oct 2019 9:50PM
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Very good idea. I do not understand why manufacturers do not make such boards?



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www.mantafoils.com/e-shop/170-Inflatable-SUP-Windfoil-board-p99470283

www.tiki-factory.com/boutique/planche-foil-gonflable/planche-airfoil-230.html

SA_AL
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23 Oct 2019 6:24AM
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antonmik said..
Very good idea. I do not understand why manufacturers do not make such boards?


There is another inflatable board that looks very sleek. I wonder if anyone tried this board already?
www.duo-boards.com/duo-wind/



SA_AL
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23 Oct 2019 9:35AM
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SALKAN said..

antonmik said..
Very good idea. I do not understand why manufacturers do not make such boards?



There is another inflatable board that looks very sleek. I wonder if anyone tried this board already?
www.duo-boards.com/duo-wind/




This link shows a very brief foiling toward the end.

Grantmac
27 posts
24 Oct 2019 1:09AM
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I'd be interested in the Duo Windsup if they did it with straps and foil tracks.
They claimed to be releasing new shapes in the spring but crickets on their FB page unfortunately.

dejavu
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Thursday , 7 Nov 2019 8:24AM
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SA_AL said..


RAL INN said..
Now we need 3 piece masts




RRD is making this already




RRD has an entire package including a board as noted above. It all goes in your car.



Slingshot also has the Wizard 103 and the new free style boards. These boards can be as short as 5 1/2 feet long. Lots of vehicles will accommodate them.

nimo1972
30 posts
Thursday , 7 Nov 2019 3:59PM
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My wizard 125 fits in my car and I have just ordered the rrd compact free foil rigs. 4.0 5.0 and 5.8. No need for a van anymore ! that will save me a fortune

Windbot
101 posts
Friday , 8 Nov 2019 2:06AM
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I am loving everything about the short boards. I've got a 6'6" and it stores so well! The other great thing is I've realized that despite having a four sail quiver, I only need two, the other two are overkill. This would have been my dream 20 years ago!

LeeD
869 posts
Friday , 8 Nov 2019 2:42AM
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2 sails during the meat of the season, one for the offseason, and one for the rare nuclear days.
Lots of slappers carry TWO sails.

LeeD
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Friday , 8 Nov 2019 2:47AM
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My old Honda Civic Hatchbacks easily holds inside, my 8'9" slalom board, my 8'2" wave board, 2 booms, 3 masts, and 4 sails.
Plus room for a passenger behind the driver.
What? You guys ride scooters?

LeeD
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Friday , 8 Nov 2019 4:22AM
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Commit to your sport.
When I was racing motocross...badly... I drove a sedan to work, but owned several Van's to transport the bikes.
Surfing, always had a reliable rat car that could handle 1,000 mile trips.
Skiing/snowboarding, always owned reliable cars that drove 190 miles up to the snow and that many back.
Spend your money on your sport.
You don't see Antoine or Robby driving compact cars to windsurf.

Windbot
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Friday , 8 Nov 2019 8:29AM
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LeeD said..
Commit to your sport.
When I was racing motocross...badly... I drove a sedan to work, but owned several Van's to transport the bikes.
Surfing, always had a reliable rat car that could handle 1,000 mile trips.
Skiing/snowboarding, always owned reliable cars that drove 190 miles up to the snow and that many back.
Spend your money on your sport.
You don't see Antoine or Robby driving compact cars to windsurf.


Yup decades ago i drove a giant vehicle full of sails and boards to the beach. I got skunked more then than I do now. I can't say I miss I miss it much at all.

Ian K
WA, 2987 posts
Friday , 8 Nov 2019 9:30AM
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LeeD said..
Commit to your sport.
When I was racing motocross...badly... I drove a sedan to work, but owned several Van's to transport the bikes.
Surfing, always had a reliable rat car that could handle 1,000 mile trips.
Skiing/snowboarding, always owned reliable cars that drove 190 miles up to the snow and that many back.
Spend your money on your sport.
You don't see Antoine or Robby driving compact cars to windsurf.





Yup decades ago i drove a giant vehicle full of sails and boards to the beach. I got skunked more then than I do now. I can't say I miss I miss it much at all.




So can we now say foiling is the "greener" option? At this stage you only need one board and can downsize to a more economical vehicle. And then you don't need to travel long distances for more wind, bigger waves or flatter water. Win, win. Greta will approve.

(I'd hate to think how many tonnes of Co2 are floating up there in the atmosphere due to my past windsurfing excursions. Just one tankful produces about 150 kg of CO2. It stays up there for a hundred years or so doesn't it?)

nimo1972
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Friday , 8 Nov 2019 3:20PM
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LeeD said..
Commit to your sport.
When I was racing motocross...badly... I drove a sedan to work, but owned several Van's to transport the bikes.
Surfing, always had a reliable rat car that could handle 1,000 mile trips.
Skiing/snowboarding, always owned reliable cars that drove 190 miles up to the snow and that many back.
Spend your money on your sport.
You don't see Antoine or Robby driving compact cars to windsurf.


I have also owned many vehicles purely for my sports. Mountain biking , windsurfing and surfing. But the reality is I don't need to. I am a windsurfer, have been since 1986. But I am also a dad, a guy who goes to work and someone who has an interest in reducing the pollution I contribute. The exciting thing for me is not NEEDING a van anymore.
I don't really care what cars Antoine and Robby drive.......

WhiteofHeart
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Friday , 8 Nov 2019 10:45PM
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Grantmac said..
I'd be interested in the Duo Windsup if they did it with straps and foil tracks.
They claimed to be releasing new shapes in the spring but crickets on their FB page unfortunately.


Its nowhere near spring in Italy, so that might be why there's no news ??. I tried the duo, like them more for foiling than for freeriding due to the deckshape under the heels, quite flat. The shorter one is a nice board combined with the more front foot powered foils. (We use it with a manta with maximum tilt on the stabilizer)

Still doesnt compare to a hardboard tho. Way stiffer, making the pumping way more direct and therefore way earlier to plane.

Grantmac
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Saturday , 9 Nov 2019 12:53AM
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WhiteofHeart said..

Grantmac said..
I'd be interested in the Duo Windsup if they did it with straps and foil tracks.
They claimed to be releasing new shapes in the spring but crickets on their FB page unfortunately.



Its nowhere near spring in Italy, so that might be why there's no news ??. I tried the duo, like them more for foiling than for freeriding due to the deckshape under the heels, quite flat. The shorter one is a nice board combined with the more front foot powered foils. (We use it with a manta with maximum tilt on the stabilizer)

Still doesnt compare to a hardboard tho. Way stiffer, making the pumping way more direct and therefore way earlier to plane.


This was last spring, so over 8 months ago. I like the concept but none of the shapes really appeal to me.
With foil boards getting so much shorter it makes less and less sense to have them partially inflatable.

Windbot
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Saturday , 9 Nov 2019 1:21AM
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Grantmac said..

WhiteofHeart said..


Grantmac said..
I'd be interested in the Duo Windsup if they did it with straps and foil tracks.
They claimed to be releasing new shapes in the spring but crickets on their FB page unfortunately.




Its nowhere near spring in Italy, so that might be why there's no news ??. I tried the duo, like them more for foiling than for freeriding due to the deckshape under the heels, quite flat. The shorter one is a nice board combined with the more front foot powered foils. (We use it with a manta with maximum tilt on the stabilizer)

Still doesnt compare to a hardboard tho. Way stiffer, making the pumping way more direct and therefore way earlier to plane.



This was last spring, so over 8 months ago. I like the concept but none of the shapes really appeal to me.
With foil boards getting so much shorter it makes less and less sense to have them partially inflatable.


I agree with you Grant, if windfoil boards were 8' long I'd see this making more sense. I basically assemble my foil each time I sail, so not having to inflate a board is one of the nice things about windfoiling for me, I've done my life's share of inflating with kiting and SUPing.



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