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Nicholas Goyard answers the eternal question about foils: "How fast does that thing go?"

35 knots
https://www.facebook.com/nicolasgoyardwindsurfing/posts/2330899280276442

Kit: "I was with the Starboard foil set up with 550 front wing, 95 mast, 95 fuselage and 250 stabilizer 😉
In 7,1"

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Nicholas Goyard answers the eternal question about foils: "How fast does that thing go?"

35 knots https://www.facebook.com/nicolasgoyardwindsurfing/posts/2330899280276442

More details by someone from New Caledonia (blame Google for the translation from French)

" and in addition we have a group of New Caledonian fans on the site is motivating! I have 3 sessions more than 29.90 knots on 2s but impossible to type the 30 still DiabloDiabloDiablo and a fortnight above 28.5. A few V500 at over 28 knots, on my spot very irregular is not bad! I want to point out that above 20-22 knots of wind I put away the foil I feel too old to take risks, as long as I'm in control in 6.3 basically, and that's what I appreciate on the NP F4 this ability to go very fast without forcing. I can tell you that when Nico farted the 35 knots I sailed in 4.2 wave board with cleat (30-35 knots of wind), and he in 7.1 Vapor !!! I would not have set foot on a foil that day! Huge respect for his level and his courage too, he takes sacred boxes sometimes and at these speeds ShokShokShok is broken, but fortunately that stuff for now, the animal is solid!"

Source: https://www.windsurfing33.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=42&t=115314&p=826723

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New F4 unwrapped and reviewed: https://marseille.glissattitude.com/blog/windfoil-presentation-test-f-4-2019.html

French content - use Chrome/Chromium google translate if necessary

Aluminum fuselages 99 and 119cm

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Interesting thread on Seabreeze. A guy is converting older boards, including longboards to foil. It is linked on the right hand side of the WSA* home page, but may not get much attention there.

https://www.seabreeze.com.au/forums/Windsurfing/General/Old-meets-new?page=-2?src=rss#2316983

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kRaZy kids Shok

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Pics of the new Severne Hyperglide. Dave Ezzy isn't wrong about more area under the boom, but this shows how to do it in a way that (to me) makes more aerodynamic sense.
https://www.windsurfing33.com/forum/viewtopic.php?p=827706#p827706

Note the 530 mast length for a 9.0. Shok Looks like my old formula sails may not be worth as much but the masts certainly will. 520/530 masts available for cheap. Lol

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Tiesda You, THE guy at Starboard

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Oz. Foil similar to my Starboard but with optional 95cm fuse

Bermuda. First couple of minutes are pretty cool. Dodging coral heads and blitzing by some Optis.

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New board by Pella Lol (from here)

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Sam Ross's top 5 tips

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There is no off season.

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That looks so amazing and when I'm about to pull out my wallet I realize we don't have those swells here. Tried to play on the small swell the other day but I couldn't slow down enough plus not enough swell to really feel it. I'm going to keep trying, though. It's interesting how boards tend to get tuned for their locales: Tillo for Biscayne Bay and his for Lake Erie.

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The new Fanatic Stingray looks interesting.

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Mr. US-1111. The last part of his post is spot on...



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Here’s part of a video that I put together doing some wind-foiling in Kailua. If anyone tells you it is too difficult or hard to learn, don’t listen. If they tell you that you need a race foil, super wide board or high performance race sail, don’t listen. Here I am riding the Hover 122 with Thrust foil and 90cm mast. My sail is a 5.7 meter Lift... three and a half batten soft sail that anyone can rig in about a minute. Wind is 10-15 knots... not really enough to get planing on normal windsurf gear, but enough to kite foil on a 9 or ride a twin tip with a 14-16 meter. And I am out windsurfing, flying around and having a blast!! This is for all those people that “used to windsurf” but got tired of waiting for wind. This will bring the fun of just riding the wind back to you. If you are good enough to get into the footstraps and occasionally make your jibes, you are good enough to ride this foil gear. I meet people all over the world that tell me that they used to windsurf but stopped because the sport passed them by, the gear got too small and too complicated and they needed too much wind to have fun.... spending too much time waiting and chasing wind and not enough time actually windsurfing... so they moved on. No, this is not as exciting as doing back loops or hitting the lip at Hookipa. But I have been windsurfing at the highest level through the entire evolution of our sport for over forty years, and I love this. So will you. Just windsurfing back and forth, reading the water, gliding with almost no resistance, going really fast with a small and simple sail... it really is incredibly fun. And yes, you do “feel” the water. If I look away from the front of the board for more than a few seconds, I drop off the foil. You are constantly making little adjustments,shifting your weight, sheeting in and out etc. you are not “disconnected” as some people have questioned.... this is real windsurfing. But you can do it and have fun in “normal conditions”... flat water and average winds that you can find pretty much anywhere. I really feel this can bring windsurfing back to a lot of people. I hope I’m right. See you on the water.... Aloha, Robby

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The board for people who can't figure out what they want. WindSUP with daggerboard and foil-ready

https://www.exocet-original.com/en/windsup-10.php

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Along with Bic, AHD, another brand that's been relatively quiet for a few years has a new foilboard. In fairness, they were at the front of the foil movement but struggled to make it affordable and accessible.

But don't feel like you need a new board to get started. The Bic 133 and 148 can be picked up used pretty cheap and make decent intro boards
"Monteynard has plenty of foilers with Zeeko and Bic 133 or 148, and they fly great, after of course there is better gear, but ..."
https://www.windsurfing33.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=42&t=90702&p=830109#p830109

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Dorrian van Rijsselberghe, Kiran Badloe and Aaron McIntosh talk windfoils.

Edit: check out the nose of the board around 15:00. Apparently, Gene, Foildood and me aren't the only ones going over the front. Biggrin

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Shok To his credit, he did not let go of the boom. Biggrin

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I really do not know what happened here 🤷🏽‍♂️ all I know I was foiling and it was very windy 🤠.
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