PART 1 – Idiot’s Guide To… Foiling!!

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PART 1 – Idiot’s Guide To… Foiling!!

Love his enthusiasm. I know everyone is tired of hearing it from Chris, Rhett and me - add his voice to the pile.

He's using the well-regarded AFS wind 85 I believe. Available from wind-nc.com and sailworks.com
source: https://windsurfing.tv/video/part-1-idiots-guide-to-foiling/

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Ben Proffitt has really done a lot to build up windsurfing.
A lot of his videos are great... and funny

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At last a windsurfing video that doesn't start with loading the car, driving it to the beach, stopping for lunch, getting a girls phone numbers, going to the beach, buying a hot dog, rigging the sail..........then ending all of the above done in reverse.

Welcome to Atlanta, where windsport dreams come true.

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He said it was blowing 15kts? Didn’t look like it (but he did seem to waterstart a 5.2). I’ll admit, that looked like a lot of fun.

Geez, if I just had ONE other person to sail with over here, I would probably jump in...

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nitro wrote:

He said it was blowing 15kts? Didn’t look like it (but he did seem to waterstart a 5.2). I’ll admit, that looked like a lot of fun.

Geez, if I just had ONE other person to sail with over here, I would probably jump in...

I'm wondering if that's the harbor where they do a lot of speed runs because it's flat and behind a jetty. If he waterstarted a 5.2, he had plenty of wind.

So, you are inviting us over to sail with you?

Edit: Yes, that's West Kirby (says at the beginning of the video)

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part 2. Credit to the man; he's not afraid of getting wet. A good lesson for newbies: even ex-pros get wet learning something new.

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So, a day to learn to foil. A day to learn a foiling jibe. Is that typical? Biggrin

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So, a day to learn to foil. A day to learn a foiling jibe. Is that typical? Biggrin

Uh... sure? Biggrin

Ben Profitt day = 180 * (webguy day)

He's a lot more willing to crash than I am, though.

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Yeah, pro windsurfer, easy to ride foil, don't care about breaking anything, steady wind, prolly an expert coach right off camera...sure- 2 days ought to be plenty.

The footwork tip– pretty inspiring. Now for some wind Shok

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Yeah, pro windsurfer, easy to ride foil, don't care about breaking anything, steady wind, prolly an expert coach right off camera...sure- 2 days ought to be plenty.

The footwork tip– pretty inspiring. Now for some wind Shok

There was for about an hour this morning. 12-18 sweetness at Vanns. Even the guys cleaning up the park were impressed (but not with my jibes). The *board takes a bit more wind to get going but dang does it motor along.

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Cool!
Here's the Day 3 video

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Day four when you are bored and have nothing else to do.

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For those worried about getting flayed by a foil

"We actually designed curved wingtips into all the 2019 Slingshot foils so they will not puncture you if you fall on the tip of a front wing or stabilizer, that makes a huge difference for my confidence."

https://www.windfoilzone.com/single-post/INTERVIEW-WITH-WYATT-MILLER-OF-SLINGSHOT

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Peter Hart's next article: https://www.windsurf.co.uk/peter-hart-masterclass-foil-tuning/ if you missed it on the blog feed

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“ Nick Dempsey – “Having not been on a windsurf board for 18 months and with no desire to ever go near one again, I now find myself looking out the window at the trees, checking the forecast and getting excited about a half day gap in my diary! I’ve fallen in love with the sport again. That’s what foiling has done for me”

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