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Wing Foiling on a negative volume

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Created by Filow 25 days ago, 11 May 2020
Jedibrad
NSW, 509 posts
15 May 2020 8:25PM
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willow75 said..
Hey Jedibrad, once you try the lower volume its very hard to go back to foiling what feels like a bus! :) and the -10L boards are still very paddleable, even the 33L I use is paddleable - although yes, definitely not as fun getting home when the wind dies.. Great surf paddle training :)





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willow75 said..
Hey Jedibrad, once you try the lower volume its very hard to go back to foiling what feels like a bus! :) and the -10L boards are still very paddleable, even the 33L I use is paddleable - although yes, definitely not as fun getting home when the wind dies.. Great surf paddle training :)




Mmmm got a visit from a medium size hammerhead today. It swam beside me and sussed the foil then left. I was glad I was on the sup ??

bigtone667
NSW, 1199 posts
15 May 2020 9:36PM
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Jedibrad said..

willow75 said..
Hey Jedibrad, once you try the lower volume its very hard to go back to foiling what feels like a bus! :) and the -10L boards are still very paddleable, even the 33L I use is paddleable - although yes, definitely not as fun getting home when the wind dies.. Great surf paddle training :)







willow75 said..
Hey Jedibrad, once you try the lower volume its very hard to go back to foiling what feels like a bus! :) and the -10L boards are still very paddleable, even the 33L I use is paddleable - although yes, definitely not as fun getting home when the wind dies.. Great surf paddle training :)





Mmmm got a visit from a medium size hammerhead today. It swam beside me and sussed the foil then left. I was glad I was on the sup ??


Probably thought "nice head, nice tail, but what a god aweful skinny body"....

I used to sneak up on the little black babies ones all the time at Umina, my only thought was where is Mum.

Filow
157 posts
18 May 2020 4:25AM
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Any other opinion on this topic ?

emmafoils
152 posts
18 May 2020 6:06AM
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I am also a beginner (about a dozen sessions) and recently went from a +40 L board to a +20 and found it quite a bit more difficult to do a kneeling start during lulls. Lots more falling off the board for sure. No problem during gusts. Much more fun when foiling. I am ultimately going to settle on around +5 L. I feel I will lose low end if I go negative. It all depends on the wind quality at your location.

Filow
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18 May 2020 3:33PM
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emmafoils said..
I am also a beginner (about a dozen sessions) and recently went from a +40 L board to a +20 and found it quite a bit more difficult to do a kneeling start during lulls. Lots more falling off the board for sure. No problem during gusts. Much more fun when foiling. I am ultimately going to settle on around +5 L. I feel I will lose low end if I go negative. It all depends on the wind quality at your location.


Thanks !

Dspace
28 posts
19 May 2020 9:05AM
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I'm 78 kg. First board was 5'8" Blue Planet Carver at 114 L (+36) and 8.4 kg. Current board is a full Innegra 5'1" FoilSurfMachine wing board at 90 L (+12) and 5.7kg (no straps or inserts). I think a Fanatic Sky Wing 5'0" is 75 L and weighs in at 6.6 kg (with straps and inserts). I'm happy right where I'm at,........hopefully for at least another year!

bigtone667
NSW, 1199 posts
19 May 2020 5:35PM
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Dspace said..
I'm 78 kg. First board was 5'8" Blue Planet Carver at 114 L (+36) and 8.4 kg. Current board is a full Innegra 5'1" FoilSurfMachine wing board at 90 L (+12) and 5.7kg (no straps or inserts). I think a Fanatic Sky Wing 5'0" is 75 L and weighs in at 6.6 kg (with straps and inserts). I'm happy right where I'm at,........hopefully for at least another year!


Did you notice an improvement when you moved to the small board? Swing weight/Carving etc etc

Dspace
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20 May 2020 7:00AM
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bigtone667 said..


Dspace said..
I'm 78 kg. First board was 5'8" Blue Planet Carver at 114 L (+36) and 8.4 kg. Current board is a full Innegra 5'1" FoilSurfMachine wing board at 90 L (+12) and 5.7kg (no straps or inserts). I think a Fanatic Sky Wing 5'0" is 75 L and weighs in at 6.6 kg (with straps and inserts). I'm happy right where I'm at,........hopefully for at least another year!




Did you notice an improvement when you moved to the small board? Swing weight/Carving etc etc


Yes, definitely. You wouldn't think 2.7 kg and 7 inches would make a noticeable difference but it did. Also, it's not just the spec numbers. I like the rail design on the newer board better. The rails have more volume by incorporating a more shallow bevel. The board looks a little more boxy but it just works better. A drop of 24 liters and it was just as easy to knee start. That being said, I'm in no rush to downsize again anytime soon. Wood rather keep improving my skills first

MidAtlanticFoil
67 posts
20 May 2020 8:59AM
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I'm basically I'm the same boat. Went from +40L to +10L (both FSM boards) and the 5'1" is perfect. I will likely part ways with the +40l if I can learn to SuP paddle a small board.



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