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by windsnow40 » Thu May 30, 2019 6:10 pm

Mast track and tuttle box position works fine and have not been changed (I did use it as a foil board before the chop and found the swing weight unwieldy, but otherwise it was fine)
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by adam2 » Tue Jun 11, 2019 12:28 pm

Today looks like a legit after work foil session day due to a good temperature gradient. Last night it blew until sunset I made the mistake of taking a SUP out as the wind meter was reading low due to a bit of south in the direction. Get it if you can!
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by telus022420 » Tue Jun 11, 2019 7:16 pm

All right! First foil session ever at Lacarno. Forgot my harness bar, so arms were getting tired. Had a few flights up to 2 or 3 seconds, 2:30-4:00. Slingshot H2/Gamma, 24" mast, 5.5M Retro. No back straps, front straps are inboard. 5.5m was plenty of power as I was sheeted out all the time.

After a few times uphauling I was able to do deep beach starts and two feet waterstarts.
Even though I was not flying most of the time the foil still lifted the board so I didn't feel the chop at all; I was going much slower though.

Once flying the foil wants to go upwind, heading out.

New Handicap parking on both sides of the Lacarno gravel lot.
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by AlexK » Wed Jun 12, 2019 8:00 am

W8ndsniw 40 I luv the Roberts cutaway. Beautiful job!
What size is that originally?
And r u catching the nose downwind on swells at all with all that rocker removed??
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by Slappy » Wed Jun 12, 2019 10:55 am

adam2 wrote:Today looks like a legit after work foil session day due to a good temperature gradient.


I had a great kite foil session last night from 8:30 - 9:40. One other kite foiler out.

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by filipj » Wed Jun 12, 2019 12:50 pm

First ever foiling session yesterday. Awesome! Managed to get up on the foil for several seconds at a time although probably only lifted 10-20 cm. Amazing lightness in the sail and speed considering the 12-14 knots that were blowing. I was on a 5.6 Hucker, 130L Slingshot Dialer and Naish Thrust. Used a harness, never got into the footstraps. Can't wait until next time! :D
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by windsnow40 » Thu Jun 13, 2019 8:12 am

AlexK, we cut about 2 feet off. There is still a bit of rocker and it will get it's inaugural run in 8 days when i head out to Nitinat.

Despite the wind showing up here on the Island, i am stuck behind a desk for a few days ...

I have been using a Skate 110l freestyle board up to now and it doesn't have a ton of rocker. Any touchdowns with it were more like "plowing through" the chop and out again.

So we shall see ...
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by AlexK » Thu Jun 13, 2019 8:24 am

Super interesting. I figure if it was an 8' 6 then you prob had about 130l volume judging by the wide tail on it.
Surprisingly I asked Rob to make me a foil board that size this spring but he did not want to as he was concerned about touchdowns.
Since then, I talked to Phil at Horue regarding the Femto and he has told me that if there is enough rocker than it is a non issue. I would maybe get a Sling 100 but it doesn't come in deep tuttle so...
Let me know how it goes. I am using a 125 SB Hypersonic which has 76 width and I don't really feel I need any other board to foil on. Other than wanting to take a foot off the nose as well! It is 226 original. Cheers
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by AlexK » Thu Jun 13, 2019 8:28 am

BTW I looked up the guy u used for the nose chop and couldn't find his details online?
Would u be able to pass along?
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by windsnow40 » Thu Jun 13, 2019 4:42 pm

Check out DaveM on bigwavedave.ca

It is killing me that I haven't been able to try it out yet.

I think Rob is super busy - I also asked him to build me something but he is swamped with his projects.

if it works .... there will be a lot of 28 and other Roberts boards being dusted off!
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