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Windfoil downwinding ocean swells

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Created by azymuth 3 months ago, 30 Jan 2019
azymuth
WA, 605 posts
10 Feb 2019 11:20AM
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CoreAS - thanks for the info re. the Infinity 84 wing

I think I'll try an 84 for our light wind months coming up - makes sense to me in 8-12 knots to go the big wing and hopefully keep max sail size down to a 6.2m wavesail.
I've tried riding swells with a 7m sail and the 76 wing - it kind of works but feels heavy and draggy in the turns.

CoreAS
60 posts
24 Feb 2019 9:42PM
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Closest we get here that resembles any kind of swell, it's more voodoo chop as we have waves coming from different directions.

However thanks to some of you guys equipment reviews I got the slingshot wizard 125 and the time code 68 wing specifically for these types of conditions.

I had just broke the wrapper the day before so still need to adjust a few things but the foil wing behaved beautifully. It never breached or acted weird, just a nice smooth, controllable ride that turner and went downwind at ease. Loved the board, I was bit worried about the length at first (being heavy guy) but the volume distribution is spot on.


CAN17
216 posts
25 Feb 2019 2:24AM
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Nice sailing Coreas. Glad to see you trying different wings. We finally have someone to compair the jp 135 and wizard 125 now

Here is a good forum thread i came across talking about a few different slingshot Wings.
www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=web&rct=j&url=http://www.iwindsurf.com/forums/viewtopic.php%3Fp%3D326914&ved=2ahUKEwjHqO-G8tTgAhVP_oMKHQqzAiEQFjAFegQIBhAB&usg=AOvVaw1X6ILFM21o08tbVcbOKeJu

I am seriously considering jumping on the foil works foil from windance. Just so I can try the infinity 84 wing

CoreAS
60 posts
25 Feb 2019 3:00AM
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CAN17 said..
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Nice sailing Coreas. Glad to see you trying different wings. We finally have someone to compair the jp 135 and wizard 125 now

Here is a good forum thread i came across talking about a few different slingshot Wings.
www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=web&rct=j&url=http://www.iwindsurf.com/forums/viewtopic.php%3Fp%3D326914&ved=2ahUKEwjHqO-G8tTgAhVP_oMKHQqzAiEQFjAFegQIBhAB&usg=AOvVaw1X6ILFM21o08tbVcbOKeJu

I am seriously considering jumping on the foil works foil from windance. Just so I can try the infinity 84 wing



To be honest, I would normally like to have a first time ride on a new board and foil wing in less "trying" conditions, ha!
but figured I would give it a go.

The wind was coming in sets...30+ gusts, then huge holes of no wind, so I was a little nervous at first. I had no time to experiment how it would uphaul if I got myself in that situation? so for the first hour I made sure to jibe in a good puff and if I messed up, I could water start (which it did very well).

After a few runs the board felt super light underfoot and the 68 wing had plenty of lift. Later that day I did mess up a jibe and hit a wind hole, and even though I was in voodoo chop hell, I had no problems uphauling...(I weigh around 205 lbs/92 kilos with wetsuit & gear).

Even when schlogging in the holes, I kept my weight away from the nose of the board it was stable and soon gave me the confidence that if the wind shuts off completely that I could plod home with no worries. The gusts was way to strong for my JP 135, I contemplated it when first rigging up but decided to go all in using the SS wizard 125, and I am glad I did.

The infinity 84 is a game changer, by far the easiest foil I have used in light winds and takes you to next level. Thanks for the link by the way, lots of interesting info in that thread, great stuff.

CAN17
216 posts
25 Feb 2019 4:13AM
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CoreAS said..

CAN17 said..
^^^
Nice sailing Coreas. Glad to see you trying different wings. We finally have someone to compair the jp 135 and wizard 125 now

Here is a good forum thread i came across talking about a few different slingshot Wings.
www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=web&rct=j&url=http://www.iwindsurf.com/forums/viewtopic.php%3Fp%3D326914&ved=2ahUKEwjHqO-G8tTgAhVP_oMKHQqzAiEQFjAFegQIBhAB&usg=AOvVaw1X6ILFM21o08tbVcbOKeJu

I am seriously considering jumping on the foil works foil from windance. Just so I can try the infinity 84 wing




To be honest, I would normally like to have a first time ride on a new board and foil wing in less "trying" conditions, ha!
but figured I would give it a go.

The wind was coming in sets...30+ gusts, then huge holes of no wind, so I was a little nervous at first. I had no time to experiment how it would uphaul if I got myself in that situation? so for the first hour I made sure to jibe in a good puff and if I messed up, I could water start (which it did very well).

After a few runs the board felt super light underfoot and the 68 wing had plenty of lift. Later that day I did mess up a jibe and hit a wind hole, and even though I was in voodoo chop hell, I had no problems uphauling...(I weigh around 205 lbs/92 kilos with wetsuit & gear).

Even when schlogging in the holes, I kept my weight away from the nose of the board it was stable and soon gave me the confidence that if the wind shuts off completely that I could plod home with no worries. The gusts was way to strong for my JP 135, I contemplated it when first rigging up but decided to go all in using the SS wizard 125, and I am glad I did.

The infinity 84 is a game changer, by far the easiest foil I have used in light winds and takes you to next level. Thanks for the link by the way, lots of interesting info in that thread, great stuff.


Found some more praise for the 84...will try to find some negatives about this wing, but might be difficult
www.iwindsurf.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=33567&postdays=0&postorder=asc&start=10&sid=75cd5a7cf2bb0a861e72ee5723e261a6

There's some good inspiration for the older guys enjoying foiling too at almost 70 years young!

check out page three. The guy has a suction handle attached to the bottom of his board. Maybe one negative is the 84 is a bit of a struggle to carry to the beach in some locations...but this solves that!

Windbot
73 posts
25 Feb 2019 10:05AM
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Having hoofed my board to the water with an h2 and an 84cm, the weight difference is negligible when carrying them. The Infinity, like all 2019 Slingy wings, uses a lighter construction than the previous year's blue wings. It's the mast and fuselage that are particularly heavy with these setups imho.

CAN17
216 posts
12 Mar 2019 6:20AM
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Still no wind at the moment but Sunday and next week looking good.

Here is the 84 infinity against the 2018 wing. I also have the larger rear wing (48) if that doesn't get you flying , I'm not sure what else will. Ha!




CoreAS, have you tested the 48 cm rear wing?
I wounder if the 48 with the 76 gives up much to the 84 with the 42 in light wind.
I thinking of going for the '19 set up w/76 but woundering if I should jump on the 48 right away instead of the 42?

I have heard its a lot thicker...so I would be interested if the extra lift it offers is worth the added weight or if it's slower.

CoreAS
60 posts
12 Mar 2019 10:27AM
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CAN17 said..

CoreAS said..
Still no wind at the moment but Sunday and next week looking good.

Here is the 84 infinity against the 2018 wing. I also have the larger rear wing (48) if that doesn't get you flying , I'm not sure what else will. Ha!




CoreAS, have you tested the 48 cm rear wing?
I wounder if the 48 with the 76 gives up much to the 84 with the 42 in light wind.
I thinking of going for the '19 set up w/76 but woundering if I should jump on the 48 right away instead of the 42?

I have heard its a lot thicker...so I would be interested if the extra lift it offers is worth the added weight or if it's slower.


I have used the 48 rear wing only one time and I'm not sure that I can give a review on it quite yet as I like to test wings (front and rear) in multiple conditions.

I can can tell you the standard 42 rear works with everything very, very well from the 84 to 68. where we foil the wind can drop or pick up in an instant! so spending time constantly tickering and swapping things around can cost you a session... if I had to decide on one set up it would be the 76/42.



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