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Anybody in Vancouver Downwind SUP Foiling?

When there's absolutely no wind

by Slappy » Mon May 06, 2024 2:13 pm

JonathanP wrote:What foil are you using?


That was on the Axis 1180 with skinny 45 tail. I also own a 1401 and some other tails that I want to try out, but the 1180 + skinny45 is my go to wind setup for light winds.

I would be a bit scared throwing my wing with a sea anchor in Squamish, the river current might actually make it not come downwind at all. I've thought about the anchorman for Spanish Banks though.
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by Slappy » Sat May 11, 2024 1:52 am

Back at it for round 2.
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by Michael » Sat May 11, 2024 10:13 am

Slappy wrote:Back at it for round 2.

Good job Angus, that looks like a lot of work! You were getting close near the end though. Can you move the foil farther back in the track?
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by Slappy » Sun May 12, 2024 10:44 pm

I think I just needed to stop dropping the board as far in front of me. When I move the mast back in the track it also makes where I'm dropping it closer to the dock.
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by cjsknight » Mon May 13, 2024 1:48 pm

Hey Angus - looking good man, that is a super tough spot to learn. I'd suggest joining me for a ladder start session - I haven't been out since January (my homemade board broke) but I've got a new improved homemade board ready to go and keen to try some starts with the APF 1675!

Below are some typical efforts - landing the starts then losing control after 5-10 pumps. Been focused on winging lately but keen to get my pump game up for summer light wind!

https://youtu.be/95OxdbXoAz4

https://www.youtube.com/shorts/rlf_jZxySV4
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by Slappy » Tue May 14, 2024 12:46 am

Looking good Chris! Nice setup you have there too.

It would be great to have some company for dock starts, maybe if you do some afternoon sessions on weekends I could join over there.

I think the dead start style I've been trying to learn is suited to a higher dock and I think I need to switch to the push + 1 step method from now on. I think I could get the dead starts eventually but that push + 1 step on a 45 degree angle from the dock looks so much easier.

This video showcases it nicely even though it's in German:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=plwKIy2QFAg
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