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Wing Foil Board Sizes

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Created by FoilChris 2 months ago, 23 May 2022
FoilChris
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23 May 2022 12:16PM
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Hi there!
I'm new to Seabreeze.
Been doing a little bit of winging but want to get a feel for what sizes would best suit me for when I buy one.
Generally foiling in around 15-20knots, got me a 4m wing and 6m wing but stuck on board choices.

I hear Fanatic are popular, KT look cool but haven't heard much about them how about Starboard? Armstrong?

I am around 90kg. What dimensions do you think would suit me best? What is popular at the moment? Do I go wide and short, long and skinny...

Cheers!

paul.j
QLD, 3215 posts
23 May 2022 2:51PM
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FoilChris said..
Hi there!
I'm new to Seabreeze.
Been doing a little bit of winging but want to get a feel for what sizes would best suit me for when I buy one.
Generally foiling in around 15-20knots, got me a 4m wing and 6m wing but stuck on board choices.

I hear Fanatic are popular, KT look cool but haven't heard much about them how about Starboard? Armstrong?

I am around 90kg. What dimensions do you think would suit me best? What is popular at the moment? Do I go wide and short, long and skinny...

Cheers!


Heaps of wing boards on the market these days, light and strong is always a good start as well! If its just a wing board and you want a floater then these might also suit www.oneoceansportsaustralia.com/shop/wind-wing-boards
Also have the options with boxes back or boxes forward now as well depending on what foil you have. I am a little biased as I own ONE but if you want the lightest and strongest then they are worth checking out.

Ju_foil
NSW, 66 posts
23 May 2022 7:59PM
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Whats your background and where will you wing? Waves? What foil? Gofoil and Axis tend to be towards the back of the board whereas Lift or Armstrong are further forward and you will find some boards won't have adequate adjustment for one or the other.

When starting out 130 litres might make it easier for you but after a few months you will likely want something smaller. That said some people like riding a big board guess it depends on your style.

To your point long/narrow=easier to take off in marginal conditions. Short / wide might help you tighten up your turns a bit.

I have an Amos Peregrine, super happy with it, but this is not necessarily the best to learn on.

Whatever you do, get one with a handle in the bottom if you can, makes it heaps easier to carry.

FoilChris
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24 May 2022 9:43AM
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paul.j said..

FoilChris said..
Hi there!
I'm new to Seabreeze.
Been doing a little bit of winging but want to get a feel for what sizes would best suit me for when I buy one.
Generally foiling in around 15-20knots, got me a 4m wing and 6m wing but stuck on board choices.

I hear Fanatic are popular, KT look cool but haven't heard much about them how about Starboard? Armstrong?

I am around 90kg. What dimensions do you think would suit me best? What is popular at the moment? Do I go wide and short, long and skinny...

Cheers!



Heaps of wing boards on the market these days, light and strong is always a good start as well! If its just a wing board and you want a floater then these might also suit www.oneoceansportsaustralia.com/shop/wind-wing-boards
Also have the options with boxes back or boxes forward now as well depending on what foil you have. I am a little biased as I own ONE but if you want the lightest and strongest then they are worth checking out.


Cheers Paul will check out One as well

FoilChris
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24 May 2022 9:49AM
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Ju_foil said..
Whats your background and where will you wing? Waves? What foil? Gofoil and Axis tend to be towards the back of the board whereas Lift or Armstrong are further forward and you will find some boards won't have adequate adjustment for one or the other.

When starting out 130 litres might make it easier for you but after a few months you will likely want something smaller. That said some people like riding a big board guess it depends on your style.

To your point long/narrow=easier to take off in marginal conditions. Short / wide might help you tighten up your turns a bit.

I have an Amos Peregrine, super happy with it, but this is not necessarily the best to learn on.

Whatever you do, get one with a handle in the bottom if you can, makes it heaps easier to carry.


Very interesting for foil positions, I had my eye on an Armstrong HA series so good to know with box position.

I managed to try a few different boards, tried a Starboard Wingboard the other day and I think that was about 90-100L or so. Tough but I think it'll be good to progress with. Im wondering if I should go longer/narrower as the Wingboard is more short/fat (felt good but wanted to see what everyone else thinks)

I'll be mainly foiling in flat water or theres a couple river mouths nearby I could foil at, there are some locals out there most days. otherwise 70% foiling in flat for me!

What dimensions is your Amos? Would you want it skinnier you think?



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