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eppo
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9 Nov 2021 6:46AM
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Windgenuity said..
A very interesting thing also to do (any maybe we should should start posting this also) is the actual linear distance (i.e. the actual VMG).

Racing aside, when you're on a smaller foil, you're likely also zigging and zagging a lot more, so although your GPS says you're going fast, your coarse is long also, and your actual time over straight line distance may not necessarily be faster.

When I heard Greg talk about average speed in the 20's, I can average speeds in my 20's on my 2140HA. What I found really interesting was grabbing data from running my 2140HA, 1400HA and my 2140HA and working out the average speed over linear distance. This changes things up a lot. The seeming big advantage to use the smaller foils was lessened.

Being a larger foiler, I can make a big foil go much quicker than a smaller rider. But also being a larger rider I need a big foil to get going. The weigh offs are becoming more and more convincing to keep big on my foil. For sure, on a nuking day in the ocean, a smaller foil 100% will be the key, but majority of runs I find myself looking for power not shedding it.

Also taking into account the "cardio to distance/time" efficiency model, it is important to have something efficient that is sustainable. The above discussions on fitness and ability are correct, it makes a huge difference. On my 2140HA I am not maintaining a relatively low HR and have energy to burn when needed. ON the smaller foils, you are using more in my case anyway.

SO my point! I think I am going to continue to work on being more efficient on larger foils, but also keep comparing this to smaller foils. Ideally I'd love to be efficient on a smaller foil and then have the ability to go like lighting when the opportunity arrises.

Such a cool balancing act. Loving it more and more.

Ride safe,

JB




JB your onto something I think. I did my best ever DW foil run on Saturday using the Axis 1300, on WA's best stretch of bumps ( The first half of the KOTC course)My first time doing such a long run with no touch downs. At times I was just standing there gliding for minutes. I have never foiled a run with so little effort and my HR was in cruise mode. I have tried smaller wings but I find I have to work too hard to keep them them going where as the 1300 just does not stop and you can just cruise and do sweeping turns when needed. For reference Conditions were 15-18knts with the wind at your back with waist to head high bumps. I weigh 83kegs wet. as the pics show I was doing a few turns but mainly just going straight . The runs was 13.74kms and i averaged 17.8km's and had a max of 24km's/hr. I'm heading into my first full season on DW Sup foiling so I'm hoping to get faster.







Heard from shaun you had an epic run - well done mate. Jealous !! We winged the same run twice on Sunday on HA wings and each time discussed your run the day before. Youve inspired us!

Bender
WA, 2202 posts
9 Nov 2021 7:19AM
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Bender said..



Windgenuity said..
A very interesting thing also to do (any maybe we should should start posting this also) is the actual linear distance (i.e. the actual VMG).

Racing aside, when you're on a smaller foil, you're likely also zigging and zagging a lot more, so although your GPS says you're going fast, your coarse is long also, and your actual time over straight line distance may not necessarily be faster.

When I heard Greg talk about average speed in the 20's, I can average speeds in my 20's on my 2140HA. What I found really interesting was grabbing data from running my 2140HA, 1400HA and my 2140HA and working out the average speed over linear distance. This changes things up a lot. The seeming big advantage to use the smaller foils was lessened.

Being a larger foiler, I can make a big foil go much quicker than a smaller rider. But also being a larger rider I need a big foil to get going. The weigh offs are becoming more and more convincing to keep big on my foil. For sure, on a nuking day in the ocean, a smaller foil 100% will be the key, but majority of runs I find myself looking for power not shedding it.

Also taking into account the "cardio to distance/time" efficiency model, it is important to have something efficient that is sustainable. The above discussions on fitness and ability are correct, it makes a huge difference. On my 2140HA I am not maintaining a relatively low HR and have energy to burn when needed. ON the smaller foils, you are using more in my case anyway.

SO my point! I think I am going to continue to work on being more efficient on larger foils, but also keep comparing this to smaller foils. Ideally I'd love to be efficient on a smaller foil and then have the ability to go like lighting when the opportunity arrises.

Such a cool balancing act. Loving it more and more.

Ride safe,

JB





JB your onto something I think. I did my best ever DW foil run on Saturday using the Axis 1300, on WA's best stretch of bumps ( The first half of the KOTC course)My first time doing such a long run with no touch downs. At times I was just standing there gliding for minutes. I have never foiled a run with so little effort and my HR was in cruise mode. I have tried smaller wings but I find I have to work too hard to keep them them going where as the 1300 just does not stop and you can just cruise and do sweeping turns when needed. For reference Conditions were 15-18knts with the wind at your back with waist to head high bumps. I weigh 83kegs wet. as the pics show I was doing a few turns but mainly just going straight . The runs was 13.74kms and i averaged 17.8km's and had a max of 24km's/hr. I'm heading into my first full season on DW Sup foiling so I'm hoping to get faster.







Heard from shaun you had an epic run - well done mate. Jealous !! We winged the same run twice on Sunday on HA wings and each time discussed your run the day before. Youve inspired us!


Nice one Eppo, have you tried sup foiling DW yet? I reckon its heaps better/more fun than Ding DW'ing for sure!!

Windgenuity
NSW, 497 posts
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11 Nov 2021 11:13AM
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Quick run this morning before work. Winged upwind from Mona Vale Basin to Makaha, sat down and packed my wing away then did a DW run back.

Conditions were lighter than I was expecting but still fun. Wind South around 15kn with a NE swell about 1.5m (made it a bit tricky).

Riding new custom board 6'6" x 26" @130L, Jet 2140HA/280HA on 80cm Fuselage on C100/75cm mast shimmed at the base by 4 degrees.

Here's the full journey including setup, upwind, packdown and DW.


The full DW run including the unfortunate drops. The opposing swell definitely made it a challenge, and the spot I dropped is a spot I drop nearly every time, some weird stuff goes on there!

This is the extract of the good bit (before dropping).

And for some who like to see my upwind stats, this is just the upwind. Using the Naish WIngsurfer 5.3m.


using the Wing makes a pre-work run easy! 7 km+ Dw'er done in 1:13:50.

Ride safe,

JB

eppo
WA, 8729 posts
11 Nov 2021 9:33AM
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eppo said..



Bender said..





Windgenuity said..
A very interesting thing also to do (any maybe we should should start posting this also) is the actual linear distance (i.e. the actual VMG).

Racing aside, when you're on a smaller foil, you're likely also zigging and zagging a lot more, so although your GPS says you're going fast, your coarse is long also, and your actual time over straight line distance may not necessarily be faster.

When I heard Greg talk about average speed in the 20's, I can average speeds in my 20's on my 2140HA. What I found really interesting was grabbing data from running my 2140HA, 1400HA and my 2140HA and working out the average speed over linear distance. This changes things up a lot. The seeming big advantage to use the smaller foils was lessened.

Being a larger foiler, I can make a big foil go much quicker than a smaller rider. But also being a larger rider I need a big foil to get going. The weigh offs are becoming more and more convincing to keep big on my foil. For sure, on a nuking day in the ocean, a smaller foil 100% will be the key, but majority of runs I find myself looking for power not shedding it.

Also taking into account the "cardio to distance/time" efficiency model, it is important to have something efficient that is sustainable. The above discussions on fitness and ability are correct, it makes a huge difference. On my 2140HA I am not maintaining a relatively low HR and have energy to burn when needed. ON the smaller foils, you are using more in my case anyway.

SO my point! I think I am going to continue to work on being more efficient on larger foils, but also keep comparing this to smaller foils. Ideally I'd love to be efficient on a smaller foil and then have the ability to go like lighting when the opportunity arrises.

Such a cool balancing act. Loving it more and more.

Ride safe,

JB







JB your onto something I think. I did my best ever DW foil run on Saturday using the Axis 1300, on WA's best stretch of bumps ( The first half of the KOTC course)My first time doing such a long run with no touch downs. At times I was just standing there gliding for minutes. I have never foiled a run with so little effort and my HR was in cruise mode. I have tried smaller wings but I find I have to work too hard to keep them them going where as the 1300 just does not stop and you can just cruise and do sweeping turns when needed. For reference Conditions were 15-18knts with the wind at your back with waist to head high bumps. I weigh 83kegs wet. as the pics show I was doing a few turns but mainly just going straight . The runs was 13.74kms and i averaged 17.8km's and had a max of 24km's/hr. I'm heading into my first full season on DW Sup foiling so I'm hoping to get faster.









Heard from shaun you had an epic run - well done mate. Jealous !! We winged the same run twice on Sunday on HA wings and each time discussed your run the day before. Youve inspired us!




Nice one Eppo, have you tried sup foiling DW yet? I reckon its heaps better/more fun than Ding DW'ing for sure!!



Nah not yet . more gear to bloody buy. I'm still honing in the best board setup at the moment. One thing at a time. but yeh, those that do both say the DW supping rules all so I believe them !

.. hey JB, this wing upwind, pack up thing., sup DW..


Do you still have a paddle with you? Soz I'm late to the party here. If so it is attached I presume to the wing or the board ??

Windgenuity
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11 Nov 2021 1:49PM
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eppo said..

Bender said..



eppo said..




Bender said..






Windgenuity said..
A very interesting thing also to do (any maybe we should should start posting this also) is the actual linear distance (i.e. the actual VMG).

Racing aside, when you're on a smaller foil, you're likely also zigging and zagging a lot more, so although your GPS says you're going fast, your coarse is long also, and your actual time over straight line distance may not necessarily be faster.

When I heard Greg talk about average speed in the 20's, I can average speeds in my 20's on my 2140HA. What I found really interesting was grabbing data from running my 2140HA, 1400HA and my 2140HA and working out the average speed over linear distance. This changes things up a lot. The seeming big advantage to use the smaller foils was lessened.

Being a larger foiler, I can make a big foil go much quicker than a smaller rider. But also being a larger rider I need a big foil to get going. The weigh offs are becoming more and more convincing to keep big on my foil. For sure, on a nuking day in the ocean, a smaller foil 100% will be the key, but majority of runs I find myself looking for power not shedding it.

Also taking into account the "cardio to distance/time" efficiency model, it is important to have something efficient that is sustainable. The above discussions on fitness and ability are correct, it makes a huge difference. On my 2140HA I am not maintaining a relatively low HR and have energy to burn when needed. ON the smaller foils, you are using more in my case anyway.

SO my point! I think I am going to continue to work on being more efficient on larger foils, but also keep comparing this to smaller foils. Ideally I'd love to be efficient on a smaller foil and then have the ability to go like lighting when the opportunity arrises.

Such a cool balancing act. Loving it more and more.

Ride safe,

JB








JB your onto something I think. I did my best ever DW foil run on Saturday using the Axis 1300, on WA's best stretch of bumps ( The first half of the KOTC course)My first time doing such a long run with no touch downs. At times I was just standing there gliding for minutes. I have never foiled a run with so little effort and my HR was in cruise mode. I have tried smaller wings but I find I have to work too hard to keep them them going where as the 1300 just does not stop and you can just cruise and do sweeping turns when needed. For reference Conditions were 15-18knts with the wind at your back with waist to head high bumps. I weigh 83kegs wet. as the pics show I was doing a few turns but mainly just going straight . The runs was 13.74kms and i averaged 17.8km's and had a max of 24km's/hr. I'm heading into my first full season on DW Sup foiling so I'm hoping to get faster.










Heard from shaun you had an epic run - well done mate. Jealous !! We winged the same run twice on Sunday on HA wings and each time discussed your run the day before. Youve inspired us!





Nice one Eppo, have you tried sup foiling DW yet? I reckon its heaps better/more fun than Ding DW'ing for sure!!




Nah not yet . more gear to bloody buy. I'm still honing in the best board setup at the moment. One thing at a time. but yeh, those that do both say the DW supping rules all so I believe them !

.. hey JB, this wing upwind, pack up thing., sup DW..


Do you still have a paddle with you? Soz I'm late to the party here. If so it is attached I presume to the wing or the board ??


Yes, I put my paddle onto my wing. Naish have little velcro straps that sinch it tightly to the handles in 3 places - rock solid. Then when I am packing down my wing, I take it off the paddle and use the coil leash to wrap around my paddle shaft and let me paddle just float behind me while I get organised. Key thing is take your time, relax, try get as much water out off your wing as possible and pack "neatly" into your bag. Unfortunately I fell in before getting up, and soaked everything, adding probably another 10kg to my rider weight! But good paddle up practice.

regards,

JB

JB
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15 Nov 2021 10:11AM
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HAd a fun Bay Downwinder on Saturday morning. The tide was going the wrong way so the bumps were small, but there was some wind that helped. This is my first go at a re-inflate whilst out on the water. Next step is to do it while on foil .

Conditions, NW Wind -20-25kn. Zero Seas (Bay offshore run).
Gear Riding a custom 6'6" x 26" 130L board, Jet 2140HA/310HA on 80cm Fuselage and C100/75cm Mast

Enjoy,



Ride safe.

JB

JB
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19 Nov 2021 2:08PM
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Another De-flate DW'er.

This time back in the ocean. This was my longest one without a paddle with me. And of coarse, Murphy's law, I dropped on the first setup! But nit was good to see how long it will take out in the open ocean. I was a fair way offshore. 0:04:30 total from coming off the foil the re-inflate once to realise I didn't lock the one way valve, to a second inflate, then up on foil. Not bad!

Conditions - NE 15kn. Wind swell ENE 1m, Ground Swell SE 1.5m.

Riding - Custom 6'6" x 26" @130L and Naish Jet 2140HA/310HA on 80cm Fuselage and C100/75cm mast. No shims.

Music - Scissor sisters - Ooh.

A few extra stats below as usual.



This is the full journey.

This is just the good DW bit.

This is the upwind extracted.

This is how long it took to re-inflate (twice) when I came off foil right at the beginning. I was too excited and went too early!

This shows how quickly I came off foil. I had literally just turned down wind and pulled the bung! Top tip, ride a little bit and get in the groove first!


Enjoy,

Ride safe,

JB

randomfoiler
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20 Nov 2021 6:11AM
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frenchfoiler said..
Day 1 : 12 to 15 nd, 5ft 15sec swell

18km run
17 racers

www.facebook.com/watch/?ref=search&v=4666902073340530&external_log_id=853e528e-9d16-455d-a893-73f574e6864d&q=xtrem%20gliss%20festival

Sup foil dw racing has nothing to do with "free dw", especially is this light conditions, the best guys (young guys, not me...) hammered chasing front bumps.


which board is that takuma tk??

baldy123
WA, 213 posts
29 Nov 2021 11:10PM
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I recently test rode the new GoFoil GT2200 on the sup downwind. The things is an absolute joy to ride. Easy controlled lift, pumps and will slow down to a snails pace without dropping. If you are struggling to downwind at 85kg+ I'd recommend you try one of these new gen wings. Comparison to 1850 below for size.

Gashed
NSW, 51 posts
30 Nov 2021 11:45AM
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Nice Baldy! which tail and what length mast are you using ( or would like to use?)
Cheers

baldy123
WA, 213 posts
30 Nov 2021 1:27PM
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Using GT2200 + Long fixed tail (FTL14) - on a 29" demo mast currently.
I would prefer a 32" Mast so I can wing with the setup.

Bender
WA, 2202 posts
30 Nov 2021 2:21PM
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I recently test rode the new GoFoil GT2200 on the sup downwind. The things is an absolute joy to ride. Easy controlled lift, pumps and will slow down to a snails pace without dropping. If you are struggling to downwind at 85kg+ I'd recommend you try one of these new gen wings. Comparison to 1850 below for size.


Nice one so are you sup foiling the KOTC or dinging it?

baldy123
WA, 213 posts
30 Nov 2021 10:09PM
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baldy123 said..
I recently test rode the new GoFoil GT2200 on the sup downwind. The things is an absolute joy to ride. Easy controlled lift, pumps and will slow down to a snails pace without dropping. If you are struggling to downwind at 85kg+ I'd recommend you try one of these new gen wings. Comparison to 1850 below for size.



Nice one so are you sup foiling the KOTC or dinging it?


I'm Sup Foiling, more fun IMO and a better challenge. Wing ding drag racing over 25km gets a bit boring. It is a paddle race after all. Fingers crossed for good bumps and wind this weekend. Today was epic! I'll be down tomorrow arvo for a 1/2 cut warm up run.

Bender
WA, 2202 posts
1 Dec 2021 6:58AM
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Sweet see you there

frenchfoiler
360 posts
7 Dec 2021 3:22AM
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Any report regarding the KOTC, looks like the conditions were good for foiling.

paul.j
QLD, 3166 posts
7 Dec 2021 2:04PM
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I have been doing a few basic tips on foiling over the last few weeks and the first two are based around downwind.
Here are the first two and if you want to see more as I post them head over to the ONE ocean sports Facebook or Instagram as I usually post them there first.



baldy123
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7 Dec 2021 9:32PM
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Any report regarding the KOTC, looks like the conditions were good for foiling.



Perfect conditions for King of the Cut last weekend. Warm and windy.
We had a total of 7 entrants in the Sup Foiling division. The most entrants to date. The last two years have been really difficult with all the international and interstate borders closed to attract many visitors. Scotty McCluskey came over to represent South Australia!

1st Marcus Tardrew took out the win with a time of around 1hr:11mins. Riding Axis ART999.
2nd Scotty McCluskey - riding GoFoil NL220
3rd Jon Donisi - riding Takuma 1210

We unfortunately had two gear failures in the SUP foiling fleet. One broken paddle and one lost a bolt in his rear stab.
Lessons learnt for next year! Check your gear and make sure it is foiling tough!

The wing ding fleet had a great mix of ladies and gents, a lot of stoke on the water.

There is a highlight video up on the King of the Cut Facebook site.

Hopefully next year we can see the SUP Foiler fleet grow in size as people progress from wingding. I think with the new foil gear and board designs it is getting easier and easier to get up and foiling in the ocean under paddle power.

paul.j
QLD, 3166 posts
8 Dec 2021 8:16AM
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you can see the Vid of the KOTC here www.facebook.com/Kingofthecut.Perth.Australia/videos/587286785897346 Lets all hope we can get over to this race next year!!

PeterP
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8 Dec 2021 1:51PM
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paul.j said..
I have been doing a few basic tips on foiling over the last few weeks and the first two are based around downwind.
Here are the first two and if you want to see more as I post them head over to the ONE ocean sports Facebook or Instagram as I usually post them there first.





Thanks for the tips - riding high on bump and high on mast are probably the two things that has helped me progress the most.

I'd like to add, that keeping your head up and looking ahead is crucial in this respect. I used to try and gauge my ride-height by looking down in front of board to visually ascertain if I was high or low.

I found that looking up and ahead, you start sensing your ride height, more by feel. and sensation of speed. It also allows you to plan your path much better. Apparently, moto-cross/enduro motorbike riders are taught the same thing, don't focus on the hole in front of your wheel, but rather look up and ahead.

frenchfoiler
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8 Dec 2021 4:12PM
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baldy123 said..

frenchfoiler said..
Any report regarding the KOTC, looks like the conditions were good for foiling.




Perfect conditions for King of the Cut last weekend. Warm and windy.
We had a total of 7 entrants in the Sup Foiling division. The most entrants to date. The last two years have been really difficult with all the international and interstate borders closed to attract many visitors. Scotty McCluskey came over to represent South Australia!

1st Marcus Tardrew took out the win with a time of around 1hr:11mins. Riding Axis ART999.
2nd Scotty McCluskey - riding GoFoil NL220
3rd Jon Donisi - riding Takuma 1210

We unfortunately had two gear failures in the SUP foiling fleet. One broken paddle and one lost a bolt in his rear stab.
Lessons learnt for next year! Check your gear and make sure it is foiling tough!

The wing ding fleet had a great mix of ladies and gents, a lot of stoke on the water.

There is a highlight video up on the King of the Cut Facebook site.

Hopefully next year we can see the SUP Foiler fleet grow in size as people progress from wingding. I think with the new foil gear and board designs it is getting easier and easier to get up and foiling in the ocean under paddle power.


What about the start ? Did you have to paddle for a long time on the flat, or were you able to start in the bumps ?

Reeedie
WA, 3 posts
8 Dec 2021 6:07PM
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frenchfoiler said..


baldy123 said..



frenchfoiler said..
Any report regarding the KOTC, looks like the conditions were good for foiling.






Perfect conditions for King of the Cut last weekend. Warm and windy.
We had a total of 7 entrants in the Sup Foiling division. The most entrants to date. The last two years have been really difficult with all the international and interstate borders closed to attract many visitors. Scotty McCluskey came over to represent South Australia!

1st Marcus Tardrew took out the win with a time of around 1hr:11mins. Riding Axis ART999.
2nd Scotty McCluskey - riding GoFoil NL220
3rd Jon Donisi - riding Takuma 1210

We unfortunately had two gear failures in the SUP foiling fleet. One broken paddle and one lost a bolt in his rear stab.
Lessons learnt for next year! Check your gear and make sure it is foiling tough!

The wing ding fleet had a great mix of ladies and gents, a lot of stoke on the water.

There is a highlight video up on the King of the Cut Facebook site.

Hopefully next year we can see the SUP Foiler fleet grow in size as people progress from wingding. I think with the new foil gear and board designs it is getting easier and easier to get up and foiling in the ocean under paddle power.




What about the start ? Did you have to paddle for a long time on the flat, or were you able to start in the bumps ?



No it was a gentleman's agreement. We all paddled out into the bumps and started from there

frenchfoiler
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8 Dec 2021 6:10PM
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Reeedie said..

frenchfoiler said..



baldy123 said..




frenchfoiler said..
Any report regarding the KOTC, looks like the conditions were good for foiling.







Perfect conditions for King of the Cut last weekend. Warm and windy.
We had a total of 7 entrants in the Sup Foiling division. The most entrants to date. The last two years have been really difficult with all the international and interstate borders closed to attract many visitors. Scotty McCluskey came over to represent South Australia!

1st Marcus Tardrew took out the win with a time of around 1hr:11mins. Riding Axis ART999.
2nd Scotty McCluskey - riding GoFoil NL220
3rd Jon Donisi - riding Takuma 1210

We unfortunately had two gear failures in the SUP foiling fleet. One broken paddle and one lost a bolt in his rear stab.
Lessons learnt for next year! Check your gear and make sure it is foiling tough!

The wing ding fleet had a great mix of ladies and gents, a lot of stoke on the water.

There is a highlight video up on the King of the Cut Facebook site.

Hopefully next year we can see the SUP Foiler fleet grow in size as people progress from wingding. I think with the new foil gear and board designs it is getting easier and easier to get up and foiling in the ocean under paddle power.





What about the start ? Did you have to paddle for a long time on the flat, or were you able to start in the bumps ?




No it was a gentleman's agreement. We all paddled out into the bumps and started from there


That is good.

Bender
WA, 2202 posts
8 Dec 2021 8:23PM
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Reeedie said..

frenchfoiler said..



baldy123 said..




frenchfoiler said..
Any report regarding the KOTC, looks like the conditions were good for foiling.







Perfect conditions for King of the Cut last weekend. Warm and windy.
We had a total of 7 entrants in the Sup Foiling division. The most entrants to date. The last two years have been really difficult with all the international and interstate borders closed to attract many visitors. Scotty McCluskey came over to represent South Australia!

1st Marcus Tardrew took out the win with a time of around 1hr:11mins. Riding Axis ART999.
2nd Scotty McCluskey - riding GoFoil NL220
3rd Jon Donisi - riding Takuma 1210

We unfortunately had two gear failures in the SUP foiling fleet. One broken paddle and one lost a bolt in his rear stab.
Lessons learnt for next year! Check your gear and make sure it is foiling tough!

The wing ding fleet had a great mix of ladies and gents, a lot of stoke on the water.

There is a highlight video up on the King of the Cut Facebook site.

Hopefully next year we can see the SUP Foiler fleet grow in size as people progress from wingding. I think with the new foil gear and board designs it is getting easier and easier to get up and foiling in the ocean under paddle power.





What about the start ? Did you have to paddle for a long time on the flat, or were you able to start in the bumps ?




No it was a gentleman's agreement. We all paddled out into the bumps and started from there

We were all gentleman except the bloke with a home made foil assit thingy that just took off

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9 Dec 2021 8:46AM
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Bender said..

Reeedie said..


frenchfoiler said..




baldy123 said..





frenchfoiler said..
Any report regarding the KOTC, looks like the conditions were good for foiling.








Perfect conditions for King of the Cut last weekend. Warm and windy.
We had a total of 7 entrants in the Sup Foiling division. The most entrants to date. The last two years have been really difficult with all the international and interstate borders closed to attract many visitors. Scotty McCluskey came over to represent South Australia!

1st Marcus Tardrew took out the win with a time of around 1hr:11mins. Riding Axis ART999.
2nd Scotty McCluskey - riding GoFoil NL220
3rd Jon Donisi - riding Takuma 1210

We unfortunately had two gear failures in the SUP foiling fleet. One broken paddle and one lost a bolt in his rear stab.
Lessons learnt for next year! Check your gear and make sure it is foiling tough!

The wing ding fleet had a great mix of ladies and gents, a lot of stoke on the water.

There is a highlight video up on the King of the Cut Facebook site.

Hopefully next year we can see the SUP Foiler fleet grow in size as people progress from wingding. I think with the new foil gear and board designs it is getting easier and easier to get up and foiling in the ocean under paddle power.






What about the start ? Did you have to paddle for a long time on the flat, or were you able to start in the bumps ?





No it was a gentleman's agreement. We all paddled out into the bumps and started from there


We were all gentleman except the bloke with a home made foil assit thingy that just took off


There's always one! LOL

So was the timing taken from leaving the "official" start line then? I was wondering why the Wing times were so much quicker. I would have picked Marcus smoking the Wings.

Awesome,

JB

Scotty Mac
SA, 1990 posts
9 Dec 2021 11:01PM
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It felt like at least 10 mins before we took off rough guess.

bigmc
NSW, 226 posts
14 Dec 2021 12:54PM
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Sorry to change the direction of the thread but youse guys are all pretty much experts. I am 100kg old and a bit porky. I have big equipement -- Fanatic 6'11" Sky with Naish 2450foil. I just can't balance the board in choppy wind driven conditions. Any tips or is it just time and practice in rough water. I notice all you guys are young and pretty fit. Losing kgs very slowly. Don't know if it is worth struggling on. cheers

Reeedie
WA, 3 posts
14 Dec 2021 10:37AM
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bigmc said..
Sorry to change the direction of the thread but youse guys are all pretty much experts. I am 100kg old and a bit porky. I have big equipement -- Fanatic 6'11" Sky with Naish 2450foil. I just can't balance the board in choppy wind driven conditions. Any tips or is it just time and practice in rough water. I notice all you guys are young and pretty fit. Losing kgs very slowly. Don't know if it is worth struggling on. cheers


Gday, no expert here but thought I could share my experience as whenever I hear someone questioning if they should persist...it makes me twitchy.

im only a little dude 70kg. I started on a 111litre board and the first downwind run I did was entirely on my knees... progression was slow! Really the key was looking for the small wins and learning opportunities in every session. It's the hardest thing I have ever learnt to do but the rewards are incredible!
In regards to progression in balance, some stuff I found helpful was if in the bumps don't try to stand pointing any direction except downwind. Try to do a run where the wind and swell line up in a similar angle, anywhere with significant refraction will be a lot more tricky.
I also spend a fair bit of time paddling the board and foil around in flat water. I looked like a clown but there is just no substitute for time on the board.

keep at it! Find other like minded people of similar ability that are also keen to get into it! It's absolutely worth the struggle.

my current board is now 5'8x22 and 75 litres

good luck!!

paul.j
QLD, 3166 posts
15 Dec 2021 9:32AM
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I did another Tuesday tips which this time we had a pumping SE wind which made it super fun. This one is on foil angles and getting the most out of your foil.
Its the 3rd Vid down in the link attached.

www.oneoceansportsaustralia.com/blog/2021/12/15/tuesday-foil-tips

paul.j
QLD, 3166 posts
15 Dec 2021 9:44AM
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bigmc said..
Sorry to change the direction of the thread but youse guys are all pretty much experts. I am 100kg old and a bit porky. I have big equipement -- Fanatic 6'11" Sky with Naish 2450foil. I just can't balance the board in choppy wind driven conditions. Any tips or is it just time and practice in rough water. I notice all you guys are young and pretty fit. Losing kgs very slowly. Don't know if it is worth struggling on. cheers


Hi Bigmc

I have never been on the fanatic board so hard to comment if that is really helping or not, just from the looks of it I am sure it will work but maybe for DW there is better. The foil is big enough and should have more than enough lift but again i have never been on it so hard to say if for 100kg it will do the job.
What i do suggest is keep working on all the areas that are going to make it easier, work on your balance as you will need to stand up in a rough ocean, if you are having trouble balancing then this will hold you back because to get up DW you need 4 to 10 good strong paddle strokes with and if you are unbalanced then you will not be getting those stokes you need.

Work hard on your skills side, try catching some boat wakes just paddling up into them, this will help alot with timing.

If you feel your gear is holding you back then change it up as I know one thing and that is I do not want any disadvantage's when learning to DW foil and if you are using a heavy board or anything that is making it harder than it needs to be then that sucks.

100kg is always going to be a bit tougher to learn but the still fully doable, you might not get going in 10knots but foresure you can DW foil with the right gear and time put in.

paul.j
QLD, 3166 posts
16 Dec 2021 2:36PM
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More downwind foiling on the Goldy. This time Ben Tardrew who for anyone who does not know is the design guy for us at ONE and Foil Unknown.
Ben is probably one of the fastest downwind foil guys around and having him designing the boards and foils is such a cool thing as I know what he wants and he knows what i want and that is for it to be the best!!

Sorry about my mug in the way for the first few seconds



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