Weather Talk For BC no matter what you ride

Windfoiling Jericho

Windsurfing shop talk

by Slappy » Wed May 01, 2019 1:08 pm

Chuck wrote:I've had a chance to do both, but have yet to be led down the garden path on either route in terms of purchasing gear.


Might want to consider a foil SUP and wing as another option that helps get around our shitty launch options in the summer.

Personally I'd rather take a 8m Peak 4 on short lines and water launch it (if I had a SUP for my foil).

That way you still get the foil SUP to surf with and could even do a crossover board that you could ride without the foil. And it would only be 7 feet long so it could be stored upright against a wall.

I'm very happy with my NP Glide Surf foil, very cost effective and versatile.
User avatar
Slappy
 
Posts: 1188
Joined: Sat Nov 02, 2013 8:31 am

by grantmac » Thu May 02, 2019 11:11 am

I'd like to try the Glyde windfoil. Especially if power boxes can hold up in the long term that opens up a lot of multi-purpose boards with a potential to reduce quiver sizes.
grantmac
 
Posts: 256
Joined: Tue Mar 21, 2017 11:53 pm

by john m » Thu May 02, 2019 1:10 pm

Does anyone ever use the A position on their Slingshot windfoil :?:
john m
 
Posts: 37
Joined: Fri Nov 15, 2013 8:51 pm

by adam2 » Thu May 02, 2019 1:30 pm

john m wrote:Does anyone ever use the A position on their Slingshot windfoil :?:


Hi John, is that the position where the fuse joins through the wing itself? I keep hearing these A,B,C positions mentioned in forum discussions, but have never seen them defined. I run my wings in the middle of the three positions, so B I guess, but often moumt the entire foil assembly far forward on the PowerPlate.
adam2
 
Posts: 159
Joined: Thu Nov 20, 2014 3:01 pm

by john m » Thu May 02, 2019 1:34 pm

Yes A is with the mast through the front wing like on a kitefoil. I use the middle B position as well.
john m
 
Posts: 37
Joined: Fri Nov 15, 2013 8:51 pm

by adam2 » Thu May 02, 2019 1:43 pm

Ah okay, I've only kitefoiled with the H2 wing in that position. Are you thinking of moving it to A to reduce your 76's lift in higher winds?
adam2
 
Posts: 159
Joined: Thu Nov 20, 2014 3:01 pm

by john m » Thu May 02, 2019 2:05 pm

Yes that's it, I have the mast base all the way forward and foil all the way back. But I was still foiling out. I was able to water start so probably too big of a sail.
john m
 
Posts: 37
Joined: Fri Nov 15, 2013 8:51 pm

by grantmac » Thu May 02, 2019 9:02 pm

I run the wing full forward, but I'm using the H2 on a non foil specific board.
grantmac
 
Posts: 256
Joined: Tue Mar 21, 2017 11:53 pm

by john m » Fri May 03, 2019 8:04 am

Thanks Grant have you used the m10 threaded inserts for the tuttle head? I would need longer bolts for my other board .
john m
 
Posts: 37
Joined: Fri Nov 15, 2013 8:51 pm

by grantmac » Fri May 03, 2019 9:46 am

I tried and broke the inserts. They are titanium which is strong but brittle. I definitely wouldn't use them to extend the reach of your screws, that's what I tried and ended up losing the foil. Fortunately in a place I could find it again.

The m10 threads ended up quite damaged so I machined the tuttle head to take standard 13mm inserts.
grantmac
 
Posts: 256
Joined: Tue Mar 21, 2017 11:53 pm

PreviousNext

Return to Windsurfing