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Carrying a SUP with foil and wing - any tips?

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Created by nesup A week ago, 7 Sep 2019
nesup
7 posts
7 Sep 2019 7:59PM
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Hi all,

I am 3 sessions in with my wind wing. I think all sessions have been underpowered (or not enough technique!). I drift downwind on each tack. Not by much but enough to be a pain to walk back up wind with all the gear. Are there any good ways to carry it all back? I could do with 3 arms! If I carry the sup and foil as I would normally (one hand on the sup handle, one on the fuselage) I cannot find a comfy position for the wing without it trailing on the ground. Hopefully this stage of not holding ground wont last long but in the meantime, any tips?

Thanks

hilly
WA, 4795 posts
7 Sep 2019 8:13PM
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New wing ding sups have handle in the bottom. I just carry the board and let the wing ding beat itself to death behind me as I walk upwind.

mikesids
25 posts
8 Sep 2019 11:18AM
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In an onshore I have the board upside down , I stand on the left side of the board , drop my right shoulder under the foil wing and stand up , carry the weight of foil wing and board across my shoulder and behind my neck. I hold the base of the mast with my right hand. My left hand is free to hold the flying wing. Surprisingly effective over short distances ( entering / exiting water , bringing everything into car park etc ). Not sure I'd like to walk up the beach for a long distance using this technique though ! Try it and see how you go

juandesooka
258 posts
8 Sep 2019 12:27PM
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What I find works best for sup foils generally: mast on your shoulder, foil wings forward, hunch forward a little and weight of board is on your back.

With wing, reach other hand over shoulder and hold the front handle on wing. The leading edge rests against the board (no sharp bits), the wind holds it up, so no weight.

nesup
7 posts
8 Sep 2019 6:23PM
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Thats great everyone. All sound better than what I have been doing. I'll give it a go next session.



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