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Big guys foiling setup

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Created by FoS Two weeks ago, 2 Sep 2019
FoS
TAS, 1629 posts
10 Sep 2019 10:47AM
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www.thekiteboarder.com/2019/05/umbrella-foiling/

Puetz
NT, 2137 posts
12 Sep 2019 12:37PM
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hey FoS,

how'd go on your new foil?

Robbie

FoS
TAS, 1629 posts
13 Sep 2019 6:34AM
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The duotone arrived lastnight. By the time i put it together there was 30 min to sunset and yhe wind was pretty light.

Hopefully i can get a go this arvo after work

Puetz
NT, 2137 posts
Tuesday , 17 Sep 2019 9:51AM
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FoS said..
The duotone arrived lastnight. By the time i put it together there was 30 min to sunset and yhe wind was pretty light.

Hopefully i can get a go this arvo after work


... hey FoS,

did the wind/conditions play ball for you, any luck on testing your new foil?

Cheers,

Robbie

FoS
TAS, 1629 posts
Wednesday , 18 Sep 2019 12:28PM
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Puetz said..

FoS said..
The duotone arrived lastnight. By the time i put it together there was 30 min to sunset and yhe wind was pretty light.

Hopefully i can get a go this arvo after work



... hey FoS,

did the wind/conditions play ball for you, any luck on testing your new foil?

Cheers,

Robbie


So I got out yesterday - not really Ideal conditions a bit light and gusty but ...

I really feel like I'm starting again. The double agents lift is so small that it was fairly easy to manage.
While on the duotone Surf wing, i've placed my back foot about 4 inches in front of the mast to stop porpoising.

Out of 2 hour session I probably got 10 minutes glide.
And the forecast down here is flat out northerlies or nothing for the next week, so we'll see how we go.

Puetz
NT, 2137 posts
Thursday , 19 Sep 2019 10:36AM
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Puetz said..


FoS said..
The duotone arrived lastnight. By the time i put it together there was 30 min to sunset and yhe wind was pretty light.

Hopefully i can get a go this arvo after work




... hey FoS,

did the wind/conditions play ball for you, any luck on testing your new foil?

Cheers,

Robbie



So I got out yesterday - not really Ideal conditions a bit light and gusty but ...

I really feel like I'm starting again. The double agents lift is so small that it was fairly easy to manage.
While on the duotone Surf wing, i've placed my back foot about 4 inches in front of the mast to stop porpoising.

Out of 2 hour session I probably got 10 minutes glide.
And the forecast down here is flat out northerlies or nothing for the next week, so we'll see how we go.


... yeah it's the downside to having high performance equipment, they tend not to be the easiest to initially learn on,,,,,, but you will definitely be grateful for that performance when you get used to it. I'm starting to really appreciate how good the Spirit Carve is now and have mucho fun on it.

Hang in there, it might feel like it takes a bit of time but well worth it in the end,,,, guaranteed!!

Cheers for now,

Robbie :)

eppo
WA, 7263 posts
Thursday , 19 Sep 2019 2:13PM
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by the looks of your avatar picture you never got started in the first place....

just jokes. It will click, won't take as long as learning to foil the first time. Went through a horrid time just moving from the estuary to the ocean with waves...then prone foil on a surfboard, Then onto the SUP - different again. All good man, enjoy the crashes .

Puetz
NT, 2137 posts
Friday , 20 Sep 2019 7:57AM
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FoS said..


Puetz said..



FoS said..
The duotone arrived lastnight. By the time i put it together there was 30 min to sunset and yhe wind was pretty light.

Hopefully i can get a go this arvo after work





... hey FoS,

did the wind/conditions play ball for you, any luck on testing your new foil?

Cheers,

Robbie




So I got out yesterday - not really Ideal conditions a bit light and gusty but ...

I really feel like I'm starting again. The double agents lift is so small that it was fairly easy to manage.
While on the duotone Surf wing, i've placed my back foot about 4 inches in front of the mast to stop porpoising.

Out of 2 hour session I probably got 10 minutes glide.
And the forecast down here is flat out northerlies or nothing for the next week, so we'll see how we go.



... yeah it's the downside to having high performance equipment, they tend not to be the easiest to initially learn on,,,,,, but you will definitely be grateful for that performance when you get used to it. I'm starting to really appreciate how good the Spirit Carve is now and have mucho fun on it.

Hang in there, it might feel like it takes a bit of time but well worth it in the end,,,, guaranteed!!

Cheers for now,

Robbie :)


... forgot to ask FoS,,,,, do you have access to a smaller front wing,,,, or just the Surf (1250cm2 wing)?

FoS
TAS, 1629 posts
Friday , 20 Sep 2019 12:55PM
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Puetz said..


FoS said..



Puetz said..




FoS said..
The duotone arrived lastnight. By the time i put it together there was 30 min to sunset and yhe wind was pretty light.

Hopefully i can get a go this arvo after work






... hey FoS,

did the wind/conditions play ball for you, any luck on testing your new foil?

Cheers,

Robbie





So I got out yesterday - not really Ideal conditions a bit light and gusty but ...

I really feel like I'm starting again. The double agents lift is so small that it was fairly easy to manage.
While on the duotone Surf wing, i've placed my back foot about 4 inches in front of the mast to stop porpoising.

Out of 2 hour session I probably got 10 minutes glide.
And the forecast down here is flat out northerlies or nothing for the next week, so we'll see how we go.




... yeah it's the downside to having high performance equipment, they tend not to be the easiest to initially learn on,,,,,, but you will definitely be grateful for that performance when you get used to it. I'm starting to really appreciate how good the Spirit Carve is now and have mucho fun on it.

Hang in there, it might feel like it takes a bit of time but well worth it in the end,,,, guaranteed!!

Cheers for now,

Robbie :)



... forgot to ask FoS,,,,, do you have access to a smaller front wing,,,, or just the Surf (1250cm2 wing)?


Just the surf, I umm'ed and arrr;ed around this or the next one down.

Puetz
NT, 2137 posts
Friday , 20 Sep 2019 2:46PM
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Puetz said..


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FoS said..




Puetz said..





FoS said..
The duotone arrived lastnight. By the time i put it together there was 30 min to sunset and yhe wind was pretty light.

Hopefully i can get a go this arvo after work







... hey FoS,

did the wind/conditions play ball for you, any luck on testing your new foil?

Cheers,

Robbie






So I got out yesterday - not really Ideal conditions a bit light and gusty but ...

I really feel like I'm starting again. The double agents lift is so small that it was fairly easy to manage.
While on the duotone Surf wing, i've placed my back foot about 4 inches in front of the mast to stop porpoising.

Out of 2 hour session I probably got 10 minutes glide.
And the forecast down here is flat out northerlies or nothing for the next week, so we'll see how we go.





... yeah it's the downside to having high performance equipment, they tend not to be the easiest to initially learn on,,,,,, but you will definitely be grateful for that performance when you get used to it. I'm starting to really appreciate how good the Spirit Carve is now and have mucho fun on it.

Hang in there, it might feel like it takes a bit of time but well worth it in the end,,,, guaranteed!!

Cheers for now,

Robbie :)




... forgot to ask FoS,,,,, do you have access to a smaller front wing,,,, or just the Surf (1250cm2 wing)?



Just the surf, I umm'ed and arrr;ed around this or the next one down.


... ahhh ok, cool. Reason I asked is that it is easier, initially anyway, to use a smaller front wing even when guys like us are in the Clydesdale class. Of course later the big wing is better.

Any crew around you that can lend you a smaller wing for a weekend?? I reckon a few sessions on a smaller one will help, then go back to your big one.

Oh and use your normal size kite, same as if you were on your TT or surfboard. Guaranteed you'll be on smaller kites later on but for now, use ya normal size kite. Apart from the power may be a bit much, the counter to that is having a familiar feeling kite in your hands lets you concentrate a bit more on handling the foil and not a different feeling kite. I started on my 17m Juice and once I got used to the foil I swapped to my 14m and with even more experience under my belt, I'm on my 9m,,,, yes,,, in the same winds I'd usually be on my 17m,,,,, crazy to think hey!

Anyway, keep at it, its sooo worth it.

Cheers,

Robbie :)






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