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Learning to foil

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Created by martyj4 7 months ago, 25 Sep 2017
geared4knots
TAS, 2331 posts
14 Nov 2017 7:29AM
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Anyone thinking of converting, thats size board of Justins is perfect.
The width to volume is what you want- 75 to 85cm 120-140 litres.
I noticed a perfect Isonic at Windsurfing Perth for $450!- you could have the box modded in Perth and delivered to Tassie for under $1000.

geared4knots
TAS, 2331 posts
15 Nov 2017 8:23PM
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These things are so efficient!
today 4.8 Severne s1 wave sail in 12 knots, should of used the 5.2 but it worked!
Slingshot wizard 125. with slingshot F1 Foil - flight school 24 inch mast.









martyj4
148 posts
20 Nov 2017 4:06AM
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Foiled yesterday arvo at Nutgrove. This time, move the foil mast to almost fully forward in the fin box. Worked really well for pumping the board and sail. You could put your foot into the front strap much easier. I'm thinking in marginal conditions, it would be ideal.
Also, if you can't get the board to plane or fly and you think it REALLY should, check the foil for weed. It goes much better without.

FoS
TAS, 1558 posts
22 Nov 2017 8:38PM
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I think this belongs here

geared4knots
TAS, 2331 posts
12 Dec 2017 9:20AM
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Three foils, all entry level.








martyj4
148 posts
8 Jan 2018 8:05AM
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Got to try Justins Slingshot the other day. Compared to the Naish, I'd say the Shot wants to get up and going a little earlier. It feels like the gliding threshold for it might be a few knots less (maybe 1 or 2). I also found it very responsive, but that was probably excentuated by the width of the board the slingshot foil was attached to (I think 83cm wide) and the footstraps were right on the rails. The Nasih straps are inboards a lot more, and it feels a lot easier to control. But the Slingshot also wanted to point up wind a lot higher than what the Naish could. So I think the Slingshot might be a little more difficult to learn on (only a bit) but may have a bit more potential for more advanced sailors.
Also we had a try at some full gliding gybes. Not easy. At the moment, I think the key is to commit to the turn and try and keep everything as steady and as smooth as possible. I kept falling off with the sail flick. I think the flick opf the sail caused me to change my balance and foot steering pressure, and the board reacted a lot more than a conventional board would, and then the board throws me off.

geared4knots
TAS, 2331 posts
16 Jan 2018 2:32PM
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Look at this young guy go,
11 years old Hobart Local and foiling on east coast of Tassie last week.



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