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Windsurfing Foiling 2018

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Created by TASSIEROCKS > 9 months ago, 30 Apr 2017
westozwind
WA, 1283 posts
23 May 2017 11:18AM
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SlingshotAust said..
There is a Free comprehensive Windsurf Foil Academy video series available here

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


I thought you said Windsurfing had been cancelled.




7-Nation Aust
QLD, 112 posts
23 May 2017 3:05PM
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Yeh because as said with the new Wind Foils, all of our design team are spending more time Wind-Foiling than Wind-Surfing.

Don't get so offended mate.

Chris 249
NSW, 1889 posts
23 May 2017 10:25PM
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sofiamullen said..
Yeah!! Will foiling take on or not?



Foils have been in dinghies for longer than they have been in windsurfers, and so far the actual take-up is pretty tiny apart from around Sydney and in the south of England. There's about 20-40 active foiling dinghy sailors in Germany, the same number in Switzerland, probably not many more in the USA, not many in France.

I quite enjoyed the little foiling I did and the boats are fantastic, but the hype is enormously greater than the take-up. It's interesting to see that almost none of the sailing journalists and pundits who are screeching "foiling is the future" have actually gone out and bought a boat for themselves. That seems to say a lot.

Obviously foiling is here to stay, but it could be like FW or skiff sailing - something that's really cool and fun but just a minority interest.

R1DER
WA, 1211 posts
23 May 2017 9:48PM
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SlingshotAust said..
Yeh because as said with the new Wind Foils, all of our design team are spending more time Wind-Foiling than Wind-Surfing.

Don't get so offended mate.


Err maybe you should re read your own post, pot calling the kettle black hey?
He didnt come across as offended to me.

JB
NSW, 2013 posts
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3 Jun 2017 9:36PM
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Today I got to try Wind Foiling. And can I say - WOW. SO much fun. I can't wait for session #2.

The conditions.
Wind - SW. 6 - 13kts
Location - Pittwater, Palm Beach, NSW
Foil - Naish Malolo
Board - Naish Raptor V116 (M).
Rider Weight - 95kg

Firstly, there is no way I would have been planing on any sailboard in these conditions. It wasn't the greatest wind, and was very gusty, but I managed to get a few decent glides. Here is the footage I edited for Instagram (short edit).



Ride safe,

JB

bhc
VIC, 116 posts
4 Jun 2017 12:44AM
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What size of sail were you using?

BSN101
WA, 1735 posts
4 Jun 2017 12:02AM
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How long were you out and no probs not using the harness for the session

JB
NSW, 2013 posts
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4 Jun 2017 6:30PM
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Sail was the Naish Chopper XL.

I was sailing for about 2 - 2.5hrs with no harness.

Crazy fun.

Ride safe,

JB

greenleader
QLD, 5220 posts
4 Jun 2017 9:50PM
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The sound of silence today first attempt since september...way cool with a dedicated affordable windsurf foil

TASSIEROCKS
TAS, 1640 posts
8 Jun 2017 2:49AM
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JB said..
Sail was the Naish Chopper XL.

I was sailing for about 2 - 2.5hrs with no harness.

Crazy fun.

Ride safe,

JB


Nice going JB

I am looking forward to the new toys.


keep posting your progress

Cheers Russ

Stev0
395 posts
8 Jun 2017 4:46AM
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Sunova make windsurfing boards for foiling!?

seanhogan
3082 posts
8 Jun 2017 6:00AM
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looks like it !


greenleader
QLD, 5220 posts
9 Jun 2017 9:57PM
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Stev0 said..
Sunova make windsurfing boards for foiling!?


Shhhh

RAL INN
VIC, 2764 posts
10 Jun 2017 8:10PM
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The long one is 215cm long

jimbob SA
SA, 929 posts
10 Jun 2017 9:20PM
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www.windsurf.co.uk/robby-naish-light-wind-foiling-explained/

warwickl
NSW, 1252 posts
10 Jun 2017 10:08PM
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For me this with kite foiling and higher wind kite surfing tops it off.
Super keen to progress in both with fast upgrading of gear.

TASSIEROCKS
TAS, 1640 posts
11 Jun 2017 7:14AM
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jimbob SA said..
www.windsurf.co.uk/robby-naish-light-wind-foiling-explained/



How cool is that!!

Robby that looks so much fun.

MalJ
QLD, 182 posts
11 Jun 2017 10:27AM
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Thought this video may be of interest

Gorgo
VIC, 4271 posts
11 Jun 2017 4:41PM
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It would be interesting to see how low you can go with light wind windfoiling. The problem with light wind kite foiling is that if you crash your kite you are swimming in. Chasing extreme light wind can mean mega expensive foil kites that get water logged if they stay too long on the water.

A floatable, uphaulable windfoil would let you wait out lulls or chug back into shore.

warwickl
NSW, 1252 posts
11 Jun 2017 5:22PM
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Gorgo
Sgree, Its now what makes kitesurfing and windsurfing for the first time an excellent mix to have.
Plus for the non perfectionists convert a SUP to fill the windfoil quiver - just what I am doing.
Foiling is bring all these once oposing disciplines together so just need a bit more room.

jimbob SA
SA, 929 posts
11 Jun 2017 6:24PM
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TASSIEROCKS said..

jimbob SA said..
www.windsurf.co.uk/robby-naish-light-wind-foiling-explained/




How cool is that!!

Robby that looks so much fun.


Mmm thinking about it ??

jimbob SA
SA, 929 posts
11 Jun 2017 6:24PM
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TASSIEROCKS said..

jimbob SA said..
www.windsurf.co.uk/robby-naish-light-wind-foiling-explained/




How cool is that!!

Robby that looks so much fun.


Mmm thinking about it ??

mineral1
WA, 4472 posts
11 Jun 2017 7:34PM
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jimbob SA said..

TASSIEROCKS said..


jimbob SA said..
www.windsurf.co.uk/robby-naish-light-wind-foiling-explained/





How cool is that!!

Robby that looks so much fun.



Mmm thinking about it ??


James, wonder how they go with weed like you have, or is this just Ocean and no weed type sailing?

Lindz1510
WA, 60 posts
11 Jun 2017 10:49PM
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No need to wonder about that...it's not gonna handle weed :)

TASSIEROCKS
TAS, 1640 posts
12 Jun 2017 7:36AM
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TASSIEROCKS
TAS, 1640 posts
12 Jun 2017 7:36AM
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Yves
WA, 128 posts
12 Jun 2017 9:54PM
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How deep/long is the NP RS:Flight AL mast?

jimbob SA
SA, 929 posts
12 Jun 2017 11:27PM
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mineral1 said..

jimbob SA said..


TASSIEROCKS said..



jimbob SA said..
www.windsurf.co.uk/robby-naish-light-wind-foiling-explained/






How cool is that!!

Robby that looks so much fun.




Mmm thinking about it ??



James, wonder how they go with weed like you have, or is this just Ocean and no weed type sailing?


LG will have full weed next summer and the bay in Beachport normally has a lot of floating weed so looking at Southend over side of bay.

windsurftom
NSW, 256 posts
13 Jun 2017 10:51PM
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Yves said..
How deep/long is the NP RS:Flight AL mast?



85cm

The are about4.6kg.

Apparently they are quite fast, but they look like they may be designed for bigger sails - ?7.8m

It would be good if they put in a sail range,

I am interested in the ones designed for smaller sails - robby was on a 4.7 in that video!

TASSIEROCKS
TAS, 1640 posts
15 Jun 2017 9:50AM
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windsurftom said..


Yves said..
How deep/long is the NP RS:Flight AL mast?





85cm

The are about4.6kg.

Apparently they are quite fast, but they look like they may be designed for bigger sails - ?7.8m

It would be good if they put in a sail range,

I am interested in the ones designed for smaller sails - robby was on a 4.7 in that video!



Me to I think both styles will be fun, but in light wind I am so looking forward to smaller sails.

Regards Russ



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