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by lucas » Tue Sep 10, 2019 6:54 am

I'm out of commission for another 6 weeks waiting for a broken hand to heal and and am beyond gutted as my stoke for foiling is on. I just tried foiling and used the air rush V2 at the spit with descent luck but am thinking about picking up the F1 kite foil with the H4 wing
https://boardsports.ca/2019-slingshot-h ... e-foil.htm

and put it on a dwarf craft

Seems like a decent price? Thoughts? Thanks
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by JonathanP » Wed Sep 11, 2019 7:16 am

lucas wrote:I'm out of commission for another 6 weeks waiting for a broken hand to heal and and am beyond gutted as my stoke for foiling is on. I just tried foiling and used the air rush V2 at the spit with descent luck but am thinking about picking up the F1 kite foil with the H4 wing
https://boardsports.ca/2019-slingshot-h ... e-foil.htm

and put it on a dwarf craft

Seems like a decent price? Thoughts? Thanks



I haven't done any kite foiling, but just started using the slingshot infinity 76 wing for windsurfing and it's awesome. Super efficient and a pretty good combination of stability and maneuverability. Can really feel the Squamish chop though not too bad once you get used to it. Construction seems really solid except I broke two bolts connecting the mast to the fuselage trying to surf it in ocean waves.
That price seems pretty good, but they have had some sales on board/foil combos for surfing and windsurfing, maybe try talking to a dealer if your interested in a package deal!
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by telus022420 » Thu Sep 12, 2019 8:53 pm

Slingshot Freestyle Foilboards.

https://youtu.be/TBc85CWCdQo
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by telus022420 » Wed Sep 18, 2019 3:09 pm

Sailworks crew foiling Bump & Jump.

Observation: Interesting hull shape for the Roberts board @ 2:17. Pronounced V, no cutout. Set the playback speed at .25 to see it.


https://youtu.be/4FvGB-fQnx0
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by shmish » Wed Sep 18, 2019 7:45 pm

telus022420 wrote:Sailworks crew foiling Bump & Jump.

Observation: Interesting hull shape for the Robers board @ 2:17. Pronounced V, no cutout. Set the playback speed at .25 to see it.


https://youtu.be/4FvGB-fQnx0


I spoke with Rob about this and I don't want to misquote him, but I believe that the idea with that design is to give the nose some shape so that it acts a bit like wing and produces some lift while in the air (lift pointing down I think?).
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by JonathanP » Thu Sep 19, 2019 7:38 pm

telus022420 wrote:Sailworks crew foiling Bump & Jump.

Observation: Interesting hull shape for the Robers board @ 2:17. Pronounced V, no cutout. Set the playback speed at .25 to see it.


https://youtu.be/4FvGB-fQnx0


That's what I'm talking about! The foil is so fun for slalom turns, doesn't loose any speed and such a wide range of directions you can go. It feels even more agile turning than my 20L surfboard, but riding a 120L+ board with 5m sail! Somehow handles gusts without any issues even just cruising out of the footstraps through Squamish chop.
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