More FOLI content

115 posts / 0 new
Last post
Randy's picture
Randy
Online
Joined: 05/05/2002 - 10:38
Posts: 3052
Re: More FOLI content

There is no off season.

1 Like
webguy's picture
webguy
Offline
Joined: 12/31/2000 - 22:01
Posts: 8874
Re: More FOLI content

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.

0 Like
moredownhaul
Offline
Joined: 05/10/2007 - 07:28
Posts: 547
Re: More FOLI content

The new Fanatic Stingray looks interesting.

1 Like
webguy's picture
webguy
Offline
Joined: 12/31/2000 - 22:01
Posts: 8874
Re: More FOLI content
0 Like
webguy's picture
webguy
Offline
Joined: 12/31/2000 - 22:01
Posts: 8874
Re: More FOLI content

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



View this post on Instagram


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

A post shared by Robby Naish (@robbynaishus1111) on

0 Like
webguy's picture
webguy
Offline
Joined: 12/31/2000 - 22:01
Posts: 8874
Re: More FOLI content

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

IMAGE(<a href="https://www.exocet-original.com/images/product/illustration-sup/windsup-10.jpg" rel="nofollow">https://www.exocet-original.com/images/product/illustration-sup/windsup-10.jpg</a>)

0 Like
webguy's picture
webguy
Offline
Joined: 12/31/2000 - 22:01
Posts: 8874
Re: More FOLI content

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

0 Like
webguy's picture
webguy
Offline
Joined: 12/31/2000 - 22:01
Posts: 8874
Re: More FOLI content

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

1 Like
moredownhaul
Offline
Joined: 05/10/2007 - 07:28
Posts: 547
Re: More FOLI content

0 Like
webguy's picture
webguy
Offline
Joined: 12/31/2000 - 22:01
Posts: 8874
Re: More FOLI content

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

Quote:

I really do not know what happened here 🤷🏽‍♂️ all I know I was foiling and it was very windy 🤠.
https://www.instagram.com/p/Bud-w_vHrTF/

IMAGE(<a href="https://scontent-mrs1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/53469087_1022466521296828_6986156068090937344_n.jpg?_nc_cat=105&_nc_ht=scontent-mrs1-1.xx&oh=06b9f10a64073e316c1b4bceaf99d7a1&oe=5CDEDF78" rel="nofollow">https://scontent-mrs1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/53469087_1022466521296828_6986156068090937344_n.jpg?_nc_cat=105&_nc_ht=scontent-mrs1-1.xx&oh=06b9f10a64073e316c1b4bceaf99d7a1&oe=5CDEDF78</a>)

0 Like
webguy's picture
webguy
Offline
Joined: 12/31/2000 - 22:01
Posts: 8874
Re: More FOLI content

More fun and games. (In fairness, most of these guys look pretty powered up. It's not always this bad... Shok ) Interesting how Yackety Sax transcends languages.

Apparently some of these shots look like outtakes from this session. Testing of a new Phantom 5.0 windfoil sail which is getting good reviews.

0 Like
webguy's picture
webguy
Offline
Joined: 12/31/2000 - 22:01
Posts: 8874
Re: More FOLI content

A little more background on the second video above. Part of the purpose of the video was to test the Phantom Iris windfoil sail. The other, was to test the board which is a 75 l. modified RRD kiteboard. I've seen another video of them sailing the board and when they uphaul the board, the water goes almost up to the sailor's knees Shok . But, they really like how the board behaves in the air.

IMAGE(<a href="https://i.servimg.com/u/f47/17/75/28/67/jean10.jpg" rel="nofollow">https://i.servimg.com/u/f47/17/75/28/67/jean10.jpg</a>)

So why go through all this? Well, with the Iris, this board with almost 3m less sail keeps up with a regular foilboard with a 7.8 conventional race sail. Interesting experiment

Quote:

For now we're not going faster, but we're going at the same speed with a lot less canvas ... On the video below, Jean Floch is in RF 81 / SCR 7.8 / F4 "small wing", Matt in KRapida / Iris 5.0 X / Noe-Sword, 2.8m ² and 60 l of difference for a comparable performance!

0 Like
webguy's picture
webguy
Offline
Joined: 12/31/2000 - 22:01
Posts: 8874
Re: More FOLI content

Bonaire. Stinkin' kids...

0 Like
webguy's picture
webguy
Offline
Joined: 12/31/2000 - 22:01
Posts: 8874
Re: More FOLI content

Oz.

Quote:

Dutchies West Oz, SSW 18 knots, small windswell

Slingshot Wizard 105, Slingshot Hover Glide with Time Code 68 wing, Simmer Blacktip 4.5

seen: https://www.seabreeze.com.au/forums/Windsurfing/Foiling/Drone-footage-downwinding--Dutchies-West-Oz#2339519

0 Like
FoilDodo's picture
FoilDodo
Online
Joined: 03/19/2008 - 23:50
Posts: 1848
Re: More FOLI content
0 Like
webguy's picture
webguy
Offline
Joined: 12/31/2000 - 22:01
Posts: 8874
Re: More FOLI content
FoilDodo wrote:

Goodhttps://www.yachtingnz.org.nz/news/foiling-helps-lift-windsurfing-new-level

Super read, Chris.

Quote:

"The big difference now is that the skill required to go windfoiling is minimal," says McIntosh, who first learned to windsurf on Lake Rotorua in 1979. "Eli Liefting [who is a 29er sailor] had done three hours of windsurfing and I sent him out on a normal board and 20 knots of wind and got him foiling after three hours. Normally you need about 10 hours on a windsurfer to get going."

This is huge. A big boost to other sailing classes like the Laser is the ability for a skilled sailor to come into the class and quickly become competitive. This will be a huge boost in places like SF, Miami and other sailing hotbeds. Plus, this was always windsurfing's weakness - the time it took to get to the planing stage which required harness, footstraps; and managing the power.

0 Like
webguy's picture
webguy
Offline
Joined: 12/31/2000 - 22:01
Posts: 8874
Re: More FOLI content

When you decided you want a different wave and foil over to it

0 Like
webguy's picture
webguy
Offline
Joined: 12/31/2000 - 22:01
Posts: 8874
Re: More FOLI content

The sucky part of being a sponsored rider: testing boards in rain and 36 degrees. The suckiest part: the board didn't even work well. This JP150 version, "Starship", will not be for sale this year. NSFW (a couple of f-bombs)

0 Like
moredownhaul
Offline
Joined: 05/10/2007 - 07:28
Posts: 547
Re: More FOLI content

This is about how my foiling runs feel like they would look like.

0 Like
Randy's picture
Randy
Online
Joined: 05/05/2002 - 10:38
Posts: 3052
Re: More FOLI content

I'm not sure if this has been posted already, but it is pretty cool. Seems like Duotone is getting into the kite wing biz.

There is no off season.

0 Like
webguy's picture
webguy
Offline
Joined: 12/31/2000 - 22:01
Posts: 8874
Re: More FOLI content

Posted already? Pub date was yesterday. Lol This is Atlanta, the backwater of all things wind-related. For example, my Aunt Bessie says two brothers from Ohio are up to shenanigans on the Outer Banks at a place called Catty Hawk (sp?) with a cycle motor attached to a kite.

Seriously, though - bad google translate

Quote:

This is a series of photos published on Facebook last Sunday evening (see our Facebook post of March 17, 2019) , followed the day after a video camera embedded kitesurfer French Sebastien Garat (see our Facebook post of March 18, 2019) , that definitely tickled our curiosity, until this video made by the Freeride Attitude team , the store located in Fréjus in the Var ...
On the occasion of its international dealer meeting which is currently taking place in Tenerife in the Canaries, the brand Duotone , and in particular the entity Duotone Kiteboarding , has indeed benefited to present this amazing concept answering (a priori) the name of wing foil.If the idea is not new in reference to the experiments of recent years of Tony Logosz, the boss of the brand Slingshot (see our news of November 16, 2015) or the most recent Flash Austin (see our news of 26 March 2018) , not to mention also the developments made in the 80s, it is clear that the idea has since made its way ...
It's Sky Solbach , in charge of development at Duotone Kiteboarding and Fanatic Foil, which works on this concept of wing for several months already, an idea developed at first to optimize the downwind in foil surf but which, over the weeks, was also showneffective up wind!
Halfway between windsurfing and kitesurfing, this concept of wing seems to find all its meaning today in parallel with the advent of foil with a development that is far from being an umpteenth concept since a commercialization of this wing could take place from the month of June 2019!
https://www.windsurfjournal.com/article,news,le-concept-wing-foil-par-duotone,7488

0 Like
webguy's picture
webguy
Offline
Joined: 12/31/2000 - 22:01
Posts: 8874
Re: More FOLI content
0 Like
Randy's picture
Randy
Online
Joined: 05/05/2002 - 10:38
Posts: 3052
Re: More FOLI content

Believe it or not, I thought of that too. I just thought a.) it would not work and b.) even look more stupider than the usual stuff I do. But then - I'm not Kai Lenny. Everything works for him and he never looks stupid.

There is no off season.

0 Like
Randy's picture
Randy
Online
Joined: 05/05/2002 - 10:38
Posts: 3052
Re: More FOLI content

This video is supposed be about this guy testing this prototype foil board. Seems strange they would have such nice graphics and paint job on a proto. OTOH why would he make this up?

There is no off season.

0 Like