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Windsurfing Foiling 2018

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Created by TASSIEROCKS > 9 months ago, 30 Apr 2017
bhc
VIC, 108 posts
2 May 2017 6:09PM
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seanhogan said..

sboardcrazy said..
So how hard is it to learn?



that's Julien Ventalon (french aussie) on his first hour of foiling yesterday.....
with the correct coaching and the right gear you're flying on your first day.






Anyone who takes longer than a couple of days to learn to fly will now feel "special" :)...I still am quite interested in Windfoiling and going thru the budget approval cycle with the boss.

TASSIEROCKS
TAS, 1638 posts
2 May 2017 7:04PM
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The level of STOKE about foils on windsurfers is off the charts
Bring on the new toys and lets get the rules of Foil Club established
Never talk to your Wife or Hubby about Foil Club
We are not spending money we are just investing in the future
We are just keen to stay fit and healthy

Thanks to everyone that has posted, keep it up and keep the windsurfing foil news coming.

Cheers Russ




Imax1
VIC, 2119 posts
4 May 2017 9:38PM
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TASSIEROCKS said..
The level of STOKE about foils on windsurfers is off the charts
Bring on the new toys and lets get the rules of Foil Club established
Never talk to your Wife or Hubby about Foil Club
We are not spending money we are just investing in the future
We are just keen to stay fit and healthy

Thanks to everyone that has posted, keep it up and keep the windsurfing foil news coming.

Cheers Russ






Ok TASSIE give me the real fungshwey , be honest , .... is foiling better than than skimming ? I could be spending a lot of money and a marriage , it's on your head , is it worth it ?

TASSIEROCKS
TAS, 1638 posts
5 May 2017 5:50PM
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twitter.com/pwaworldtour/status/860311692965625856

foils on the PWA

Al Planet
TAS, 1410 posts
5 May 2017 6:01PM
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Foiling is the future .....for cats.


legless
WA, 796 posts
6 May 2017 8:15AM
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F2 has a foil for it Vegas Twin fin.






azuli
QLD, 172 posts
6 May 2017 10:27AM
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Interesting combination of WindSUP and Foil:

TASSIEROCKS
TAS, 1638 posts
6 May 2017 3:03PM
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YES YES YES NAISH
Developed with Robby Naish and our team of talented designers and engineers, Naish takes flight with the 2018 Windsurfing Foil Collection. Coming soon, Naish introduces a revolutionary foil, boards and a brand new sail fully dedicated to get you flying above the water-even in the faintest of winds. All products in the collection are designed to be easily accessible to all windsurfers, not just dedicated slalom or pro sailors. Turn light wind days into limitless freedom as each piece in the set works to get you up and foiling in a snap-even when no one else can. This is windsurfing like you've never experienced it before. This collection is coming soon to a dealer near you. Follow our facebook, instagram and check in with your local dealer for the latest developments.

So looking forward to mine

AUS 814
NSW, 258 posts
6 May 2017 4:35PM
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Excited to see the Naish foil board combo.will be interesting how they compare price wise to the Manta,Horoue and ADH boards.Would lucky to have been 10kmots in the vid and fully powered up with a 5.7

Foghorn
WA, 217 posts
6 May 2017 7:08PM
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Didn't Rush Randle ride those things on the 90s.

RAL INN
VIC, 2753 posts
7 May 2017 11:10AM
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Foghorn said..
Didn't Rush Randle ride those things on the 90s.


No Rush had a much more modern design.

RAL INN
VIC, 2753 posts
7 May 2017 11:14AM
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Some pics of the new Zeeko windfoil board.
115L 78cm wide 215cm long. Can use Tuttle or plate mount foils. With plate mount you can tune foil balance.




TASSIEROCKS
TAS, 1638 posts
10 May 2017 7:14PM
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Those sails on the Naish product look simple in layout and bagged out for power. Short harness lines look like the go.

AUS1111
WA, 3330 posts
10 May 2017 5:22PM
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This has probably been asked before, but how fast do these things go?

TASSIEROCKS
TAS, 1638 posts
10 May 2017 7:37PM
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not sure

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AUS1111 said..
This has probably been asked before, but how fast do these things go?


25 knots

I think it is more about enjoying long glides in light wind.

Roo
640 posts
10 May 2017 11:11PM
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AUS1111 said..
This has probably been asked before, but how fast do these things go?


Around 30 knots seems to be the peak at the moment. This is with a smaller wing, the larger ones are better for lightwind.

seanhogan
3059 posts
11 May 2017 5:25AM
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starboardfoils.com/

westozwind
WA, 1276 posts
11 May 2017 8:10AM
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So what are kite brands (who have bashed windsurfing for years) now suddenly jumping on the windfoil band wagon. What works for kite foiling does not directly transfer to windfoiling. Lack of skilled testing teams will mean sub standard products. There is a desire to make a quick buck. I'll stick to reputable brands thanks.

AUS1111
WA, 3330 posts
11 May 2017 12:58PM
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Roo said..
Around 30 knots seems to be the peak at the moment. This is with a smaller wing, the larger ones are better for lightwind.


How about a prediction for, say five years time??

sboardcrazy
NSW, 6656 posts
11 May 2017 3:27PM
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sboardcrazy said..
How hard is it to learn? You wouldn't want to stuff up and run it aground!


I just found Roos great writeup..

TASSIEROCKS
TAS, 1638 posts
12 May 2017 7:47PM
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AUS1111 said..

Roo said..
Around 30 knots seems to be the peak at the moment. This is with a smaller wing, the larger ones are better for lightwind.



How about a prediction for, say five years time??


55 Knots

in rough water

gavnwend
NSW, 1016 posts
12 May 2017 8:00PM
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Do they track up wind ok or just good for back & forth reaching.getting interested.

TASSIEROCKS
TAS, 1638 posts
13 May 2017 6:51AM
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cheers Russ

geared4knots
TAS, 2507 posts
13 May 2017 7:56AM
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So the first video from Naish shows the Hover Windsurf, second shows the Hover crossover SUP/Windsurf.
The SUP/Windsurf ( above), looks good as it can be used as a conventional wave sup, foil sup and wind foil!

TASSIEROCKS
TAS, 1638 posts
13 May 2017 11:30AM
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geared4knots said..
So the first video from Naish shows the Hover Windsurf, second shows the Hover crossover SUP/Windsurf.
The SUP/Windsurf ( above), looks good as it can be used as a conventional wave sup, foil sup and wind foil!


That is everything in one I am going for the Hover windsurf but I think the crossover would be best for most.

Cheers Russ

TASSIEROCKS
TAS, 1638 posts
15 May 2017 1:30PM
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Thanks Sean
It will be good for the PWA to be able to hold the light wind events with foils and get results and keep windsurfing for the windy days over 15 knots where it looks like fun rather than a light wind yacht race.

Foils do look heaps of fun racing in 15 knots and under

sofiamullen
5 posts
18 May 2017 6:29PM
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Yeah!! Will foiling take on or not?

TASSIEROCKS
TAS, 1638 posts
22 May 2017 6:13PM
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sofiamullen said..
Yeah!! Will foiling take on or not?


Sure will so many are planning to purchase foils as a part of 2018

7-Nation Aust
QLD, 111 posts
23 May 2017 1:03PM
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There is a Free comprehensive Windsurf Foil Academy video series available here

www.foil-academy.com/courses/wind-foil-academy



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