Foiling - Carving on the flat

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Foiling - Carving on the flat

Great video from Oz showing why, even on what looks like flat water, you can have a nice small sail carve session. He says wind 10-12 kts. Looks like at least 12-15 mph to me. (Randy rightly calls me out below) Windfoilers are as notorious for understating conditions as shortboarders are for overstating it.

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webguy wrote:

Great video from Oz showing why, even on what looks like flat water, you can have a nice small sail carve session. He says wind 10-12 kts. Looks like at least 12-15 mph to me. Windfoilers are as notorious for understating conditions as shortboarders are for overstating it.

Is the difference between 11.5-13.8 mph and 12-15 that obvious?

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Randy wrote:
webguy wrote:

Great video from Oz showing why, even on what looks like flat water, you can have a nice small sail carve session. He says wind 10-12 kts. Looks like at least 12-15 mph to me. Windfoilers are as notorious for understating conditions as shortboarders are for overstating it.

Is the difference between 11.5-13.8 mph and 12-15 that obvious?

Ya got me there. I guess I didn't do the conversions properly in my head. Still feels like he's understating the wind a bit.

OTOH, we saw Gene hold up his windmeter the other day at VP and confidently say, "4.8" so some of us can feel those decimal places.

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