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Starting to enjoy this foiling sport

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Created by Belly25 31 days ago, 18 Jan 2019
Belly25
NSW, 72 posts
18 Jan 2019 11:42AM
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My first attempt at a foiling movie. And yes that is pool noodle stuck on the front of my board.

remery
WA, 325 posts
18 Jan 2019 1:18PM
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I like it. I'm on the same gear so was interested at looking at your mast and strap positions. I'm thinking of moving my rear straps back a couple of holes so I can fly with my foot in front of the straps. I'm getting more comfortable but still have a way to go. You're heaps better at tacking than me!

fanatic02
NSW, 282 posts
18 Jan 2019 7:46PM
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Nice clip Tony . You are doing well on the foil mate .

Boston!
NSW, 39 posts
18 Jan 2019 9:11PM
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Nice vid Tone. That tune is perfect for foiling!

jusavina
QLD, 1162 posts
18 Jan 2019 10:45PM
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Does the pool noodle work at protecting your board? ThatsT actually not a bad idea...

(Asking for a mate who does some catapults when it's windy)

mm7
11 posts
19 Jan 2019 9:40AM
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jusavina said..
Does the pool noodle work at protecting your board? ThatsT actually not a bad idea...

(Asking for a mate who does some catapults when it's windy)


In my experience noodles will be washed out with first serious dive. They are polyethylene, this stuff has 0 adhesion.
Unless you wrap them with belts that are screwed to board.

I've ended up with laminating around bow with kevlar. This really helps.

Belly25
NSW, 72 posts
19 Jan 2019 6:51PM
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mm7 said..

jusavina said..
Does the pool noodle work at protecting your board? ThatsT actually not a bad idea...

(Asking for a mate who does some catapults when it's windy)



In my experience noodles will be washed out with first serious dive. They are polyethylene, this stuff has 0 adhesion.
Unless you wrap them with belts that are screwed to board.

I've ended up with laminating around bow with kevlar. This really helps.


The pool noodle was a quick fix initially as I bought the board new (very rare for me to buy new). After the first go I realised that learning to foil is much like learning to windsurf.... over the hangers again and again.
Surprisingly the pool noodle works great. I tested it on an old board first, $3 pool noodle and a some hot glue, perfect. It's lasted 10-12 learning sessions so far and still feels solid. To get it off I just re-heated the glue. It doesn't seem to leave any marks either.
I now have a Fez's Knob so I'm thinking about give the noodle the flick.

WhiteofHeart
65 posts
19 Jan 2019 6:24PM
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Looking good! So cool more people are picking up this aspect of the sport ;). I never believed in the poodle noodle, a friend of mine said the material was too soft and doesn't slow the impact at all, but maybe that's a brand thing (some might be harder than others?) i think I'm gonna try aswell when my new boards get in ;). I almost never crash, only when I'm really tired at the end of the day and a little distracted hahaha, but when I do 10/10 my nose is cracked..

I really want to try the naish combo once! I surfed with 8 different foils up until now, but never the Naish, the brand isn't that big in the Netherlands.

mm7
11 posts
19 Jan 2019 10:30PM
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Belly25 said..


The pool noodle was a quick fix initially as I bought the board new (very rare for me to buy new). After the first go I realised that learning to foil is much like learning to windsurf.... over the hangers again and again.
Surprisingly the pool noodle works great. I tested it on an old board first, $3 pool noodle and a some hot glue, perfect. It's lasted 10-12 learning sessions so far and still feels solid. To get it off I just re-heated the glue. It doesn't seem to leave any marks either.
I now have a Fez's Knob so I'm thinking about give the noodle the flick.


I did not try hot glue. Good idea! I tried tough velcro that sticks to rough surfaces (from Home Depot). It was super sticky. But still noodles came off.



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