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Sunday after Saturday

If I'm not totally sore, another round at van Pugh.

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Re: Sunday after Saturday

Me too! This afternoon.

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Re: Sunday after Saturday

3pm ETA

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On my way to VP

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Re: Sunday after Saturday

Thanks to Bruce Barrett for the pic.

Hamdi scored today. Gene, Barrett and JB also were there along with Bruce, Carol and me. Big stuff worked better but there were some pretty strong puffs at times. Wind settled in late and got some really nice long rides after the boat traffic cleared.

Why do I windsurf in the dead of winter when nobody else is out and I'm freezing? Oh yeah, because nobody else is out. Aggressive

Edit: AND LANGDON
FML it's always the guy I was texting about the session an hour before I make my post.

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Re: Sunday after Saturday
webguy wrote:

Thanks to Bruce Barrett for the pic.

Hamdi scored today. Gene, Barrett and JB also were there along with Bruce, Carol and me. Big stuff worked better but there were some pretty strong puffs at times. Wind settled in late and got some really nice long rides after the boat traffic cleared.

Why do I windsurf in the dead of winter when nobody else is out and I'm freezing? Oh yeah, because nobody else is out. Aggressive

And Langdon.
Langdon, webguy might forget but I got you buddy! 😂

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Nice photo & fun day for those with 8.0's.

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Re: Sunday after Saturday

So, more a fillet knife than a foil? Has anyone been injured by a foil? Seems like that was a big concern early on.

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Re: Sunday after Saturday
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So, more a fillet knife than a foil? Has anyone been injured by a foil? Seems like that was a big concern early on.

Most injuries I've heard about are from kicking things while trying to waterstart. If you waterstart, just think clearly about what you are doing and not go by instinct. As long as you hold on to the boom, the foil stays on the other side of the board from you. I can't stress this enough, hold on to the boom.

Wingers have fallen on their wings but serious injuries don't seem to be popping up. With a wingfoil, if you start to fall, don't try to save it. Go ahead and bail away from everything. I think I saw that advice early on from Dave Kalama and it still holds true for wing, prone, sup or wake foil.

You can get hurt in the surf by a foil. That's probably the scariest time because the whole kit is being chucked around. Unlike a regular board, you have to be deeper both on entry and exit and that's usually more in the impact zone than a finned board. Timing and discretion are your friends but that's a reason wing foiling is more popular in surf locations - you can use a shorter mast and easier to keep the wing clear of breaking whitewater.

Most production foils aren't razor sharp any more which also helps. Like windsurfing fins, we've gotten away from the notion that for the average user, a sharp trailing edge has any real benefit.

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Re: Sunday after Saturday

Here's one way to get injured winging.

https://www.instagram.com/p/CrETKhdOqod/

What happens in a black hole stays in a black hole.

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Who had the right of way? IIRC from my flying days, "the airplane to the others right has the right of way." 14 CFR 91.113 Right-of-way rules: Except water operations

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Re: Sunday after Saturday

My take: both. (This was on Send it Sunday, too, with Ben begging people to be careful.) The guy who tacks directly into the path of the other guy and the other guy sending it while being too close. I think the jumper didn't account for the downwind drift and thought he could stylishly jump past the guy.

Ben's video isn't cropped and you can see more of what happened. It's at the beginning.

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^The shorebreak issue with foils has kept me from going out in swells on higher wind days. I was not having a good time with the 103cm mast in a little bit more onshore break than I would like.

Also, second worse bleeding injury I've seen was from a foil. Just guy setting up his phantasm carbon setup for second time out with it. Sliced his hand up good and helped him patch it. The carbon trailing edge is sharper than the aluminum I got...

Worst bleeding injury I saw was someone who fell off the back of a fin board during a jibe and sliced open his leg on a weed fin.

Just also remembered there was a pretty fit mid 50s ish guy (ex football player type, muscular, about 6ft) winging around here. He was limping back to his car as I was taking a break. Asked if I could help him with his board, I said sure and got it for him. He said he heard his knee pop during a gentle turn/jibe. Said it was probably from an injury that he pushed too hard a day or so before and should have stayed off of. He drove off on his own but you could see his knee swollen up. Did not look like a minor injury.

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Re: Sunday after Saturday

More pics from Bruce!
Barrett, Hamdi and me.

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