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The General
05-12-2017, 10:44 AM
I have surfed for a couple of seasons now. Is it too soon to try the Wakefoil?


https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=3&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0ahUKEwj554Sfy-rTAhXEDSwKHdPyCEcQtwIIXjAC&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.youtube.com%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DfL ulOrM7pOg&usg=AFQjCNEXbDJxoDBhMtxmUJxgtW2VZrRxKg

trayson
05-12-2017, 01:25 PM
I have surfed for a couple of seasons now. Is it too soon to try the Wakefoil?


https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=3&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0ahUKEwj554Sfy-rTAhXEDSwKHdPyCEcQtwIIXjAC&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.youtube.com%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DfL ulOrM7pOg&usg=AFQjCNEXbDJxoDBhMtxmUJxgtW2VZrRxKg

I don't think it's "too soon".

So the insight I've gotten is that you don't need to go fast, like 15mph and you don't need to bother with ballast. Do it on a full length line. I guess it's a little counter-intuitive because we're used to varying the pressure on our rear foot, and this is better done with slight variations on the front foot.

I don't know anyone other than the guys at the boat dealer and the Slingshot rep that have actually done it though... I'm the only person I know that owns one (aside from our orthopedic knee specialist that's a kiteboarder and does foil kite boarding)

I've been waiting for a little bit warmer weather/water before I give it a try, but I'm looking forward to it. I've heard it takes a bit to get the hang of it and that you crash a LOT, but I'll let you know...

http://i1070.photobucket.com/albums/u492/traysonh/Moomba%20XLV/Screenshot_2016-12-27-15-09-36_zpsvmjcoize.png

The General
05-12-2017, 01:57 PM
Is that a wakefoil setup for $699.00? Thanks for the input. I'm gonna pull the trigger but still looking for a less expensive set up. The Slingshot is 1699.00 plus shipping. I'm also from Canada so its 40% more due to the exchange.

trayson
05-12-2017, 02:19 PM
Is that a wakefoil setup for $699.00? Thanks for the input. I'm gonna pull the trigger but still looking for a less expensive set up. The Slingshot is 1699.00 plus shipping. I'm also from Canada so its 40% more due to the exchange.

It WAS a setup for that price, until I bought it on ebay!!!!!!!!!!! LOL!!!!!!!

The one I got is the entry level liquid force foil fish. If I remember right, it retails for around $1,100. It doesn't have the adjustable mast length like the slingshot, but it's their entry level board/foil setup. I'm sure it'll be plenty for me.

The General
05-12-2017, 02:24 PM
Awesome lol Ill keep looking I guess. Can't wait to see it in use.

trayson
05-12-2017, 02:34 PM
Awesome lol Ill keep looking I guess. Can't wait to see it in use.

If you ever make it down to the Portland/Vancouver area, you can give it a try! (plus, slingshot sports is about an hour away, so it'd be fun to zip over there and talk to those guys.)

The General
05-12-2017, 02:43 PM
thanks for the offer, I appreciate that. I don't think I'll haul the boat quite that far though. I do have a trip planned to Coeur d'Alene, Idaho this summer though so I may have one shipped to a dealer in that area.

trayson
05-12-2017, 03:03 PM
thanks for the offer, I appreciate that. I don't think I'll haul the boat quite that far though. I do have a trip planned to Coeur d'Alene, Idaho this summer though so I may have one shipped to a dealer in that area.

I wouldn't expect you to bring your boat, LOL. I'd be happy to take ya out on mine. :-)

That's a good plan. If you buy from Slingshot themselves, you can probably avoid paying sales tax, as they are from Oregon which has no state sales tax. But their setup is a lot more expensive than the Liquid Force ones...

trayson
05-22-2017, 11:44 AM
Oh hello...

http://i1070.photobucket.com/albums/u492/traysonh/Moomba%20XLV/IMG951417_zps2hi0krjr.jpg

5:00
05-22-2017, 03:47 PM
I have a sky ski which is different from this above the waterline. These things seem to have a mind of their own. The best advice I received was to look at a point eye level and at the center of the boat. Your body will follow the motion of your eyes. I tested the theory and it is true. That really made a difference for me and keeping low while learning.

trayson
05-22-2017, 03:53 PM
I have a sky ski which is different from this above the waterline. These things seem to have a mind of their own. The best advice I received was to look at a point eye level and at the center of the boat. Your body will follow the motion of your eyes. I tested the theory and it is true. That really made a difference for me and keeping low while learning.

I know when I was on a sit-ski on the snow, it was difficult to translate the normal motion a person would do on snowskis of pressure on the heels vs toes to forward/back pressure sitting in a chair. With the foil board, being able to use the front/rear legs to translate the forward/back pressure on the board seemed a LOT more natural to me. I guess I like being a sideways rider!

I'm hoping to get out on it tonight, so I'll report back!

5:00
05-22-2017, 04:07 PM
Let us know for sure.

The tough thing about the sky ski is that your body is one with the board. It is like an airplane control surface. Move your hands down, the board goes up. Move your hands left the board goes right. That was tough to learn. At least you don't have to mess with that. Looks like a cool ride.

trayson
05-23-2017, 02:22 AM
Note to all. Do NOT try and learn to foil board on a 36" mast. on the little 15" trainer mast, I got up first pull. No worries at all. even on the 24" mast, a couple pulls and I was up and riding, getting in some foil action.

the 36" mast is hard. I spent TONS of pulls just trying to even get up. Then the best I'd get was a second or two of glide before it bucked me off. It was like trying to tame a wild stallion.

Here's my take on the 36" mast:
http://i1070.photobucket.com/albums/u492/traysonh/Moomba%20XLV/IMG955189_zpscybbg1ah.jpg

jmvotto
05-23-2017, 10:26 AM
LOL looks like modified wakeboarding to me, not surfing at all

5:00
05-23-2017, 10:39 AM
Can you get the shorter T bar? It is really weird when you get up that high off of the water too. Something just doesn't feel right.

The General
05-23-2017, 11:02 AM
[QUOTE=trayson;307101]Note to all. Do NOT try and learn to foil board on a 36" mast. on the little 15" trainer mast, I got up first pull. No worries at all. even on the 24" mast, a couple pulls and I was up and riding, getting in some foil action.

the 36" mast is hard. I spent TONS of pulls just trying to even get up. Then the best I'd get was a second or two of glide before it bucked me off. It was like trying to tame a wild stallion.

what was your speed on this dismount?

trayson
05-23-2017, 11:24 AM
what was your speed on this dismount?

I was keeping the speed slow like we did on Saturday. That's what was advised by the foil manufacturers. So I was probably going about 12mph.

trayson
05-23-2017, 11:26 AM
LOL looks like modified wakeboarding to me, not surfing at all

Well, it's called foil boarding, or Wake foiling. I was told to do it at wake length to learn and at a low speed.

Eventually it's possible to actually do one with a surf wave and ride it without the rope! Don't know if I'll ever get there at this point! haha.

trayson
05-23-2017, 11:27 AM
Can you get the shorter T bar? It is really weird when you get up that high off of the water too. Something just doesn't feel right.

I'm going to look into getting a shorter mast. That I think would make a huge difference.

jmvotto
05-23-2017, 11:38 AM
Well, it's called foil boarding, or Wake foiling. I was told to do it at wake length to learn and at a low speed.

Eventually it's possible to actually do one with a surf wave and ride it without the rope! Don't know if I'll ever get there at this point! haha.

its a surfboard with foil , not a wakeboard with a foil , should try it with bindings...lol

trayson
05-23-2017, 11:42 AM
its a surfboard with foil , not a wakeboard with a foil , should try it with bindings...lol

it's being adapted from Kiteboarding. Liquid Force and Slingshot are both big kite companies in addition to wakeboard and wakesurf. And with the crashes I'm taking, I'm plenty happy not to be strapped into the battle axe...

trayson
05-23-2017, 04:46 PM
So I found a pair of adapters to allow me to use a Slingshot mast on my Liquid Force foil fish. And I bought the set of the 3 slingshot masts in their "flight school" package (15, 24, and 30"). So that will probably make this a bit more attainable. And will certainly help others that try to learn using my gear. So $333 later, I'll have lots of mast height options.

uniwarking
05-24-2017, 04:15 PM
Looking at these... all I see is an accident waiting to happen [emoji15] I've taken a kneeboard and surfboard to the face but that foil could really do some damage.


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The General
05-24-2017, 04:26 PM
[QUOTE=uniwarking;307289]Looking at these... all I see is an accident waiting to happen [emoji15] I've taken a kneeboard and surfboard to the face but that foil could really do some damage.


That's my biggest concern. On the other hand, most things that are fun, have some element of danger lol.

trayson
05-24-2017, 04:36 PM
Looking at these... all I see is an accident waiting to happen [emoji15] I've taken a kneeboard and surfboard to the face but that foil could really do some damage.


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That's my biggest concern. On the other hand, most things that are fun, have some element of danger lol.

Exactly. I mean, I can't think of many activities that I enjoy that don't have a "serious injury or death" disclaimer. I certainly feel a LOT more risk riding my sportbike (even "protected" by full leather/boots/helmet/gloves/backprotector). Yeah, the foil has risk. it's kind of obvious--you're riding on top of a battle axe!

I wouldn't have bought a wake boat if I was concerned about keeping myself from accidents.

If ya think it's too risky, don't do it. I've never been one that would be all that risk adverse in my hobbies. However, the idea of owning my own business and being an entrepreneur scares me to death!

I'll at least make everyone wear helmets. :-)

Dank
08-15-2017, 08:50 PM
I've been wakefoiling all summer long on the slingshot wakefoil.... it's amazing.. incredible. I was riding behind a small i/o boat I had and recently bought a moomba outback. Best part about wakefoiling is it doesn't matter what boat you have. Easily as fun (if not more fun) than wakesurfing!

5:00
08-16-2017, 10:19 AM
This guy built his own electric jet wake foil. There is a whole video series on it complete with downloads for 3D printing files and materials. I would love to build one of these! Now that would be a blast. Imagine how quiet it would be with no boat and you go where you want.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pv-Ol6GXTxQ

trayson
06-04-2018, 02:34 PM
I'll bump this thread to talk some more about foils.

I sold my liquid force foil fish. it was too much 'all or nothing' and I really struggled with it. However, I'm doing great on the Slingshot wakefoiler. the new model has FCS2 fin boxes so the board doubles as a surf board. I've been riding it consistently with the 24" mast. On my 2nd or 3rd day with it, I was able to ride 2+ miles over the course of 4 pulls. So I can get up every time and ride above the water consistently.

It's like the total beginner feeling all over again. I got excited to "cross the wake", LOL.

The General
05-30-2019, 03:55 PM
I finally pulled the trigger on a foil. I picked up the Liquid Force Wakefoil 2.0

I got up on the first try. The foot straps are 100% responsible Iím sure. I was amazed at how easily I was able to get up off the water. Just lighten the front foot and your up. I have a long way to go but I was able to get slack after about the third pull. It always seems to shoot forward too fast so I tried the wakeboard rope and started surfing the second wake back. It felt a little easier because I didnít have to worry about hitting the boat. This created a new issue as well though because now thereís so much slack rope, theres no saving it if I lose the push. Iím 5í10Ē and 225lbs so I am blown away that it lifts me so easily.

Iím hooked!


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trayson
05-30-2019, 04:13 PM
So I've been doing mine primarily at wakeboard length with the rope. Only tried it a couple times at surf length.

That said, I'm not really sure if I find it all that exciting after the initial thrill of gliding above the water has worn off. I mean, when I think about it on the surf wave, I think about how much more I can do on an actual surfboard... Aside from being able to dump most or all ballast, I'm not seeing how foiling the surf wave would be more fun than surfing the surf wave. (and I have equipment for both.

Sure, I'm all about getting a challenge, and that's what led me to buy one in the first place (as well as being one of the first to try something new).

Maybe if I got good enough to start getting airs??? I dunno. I don't see myself getting rid of it, but it hasn't blown my mind thus far.

The General
05-30-2019, 07:19 PM
I agree a lot of the draw is that its the newest thing. I definately think airs are possible, maybe not for someone my size but down at Middleweight perhaps lol

spatty99
05-30-2019, 08:32 PM
I've found that the trick to surf foiling (as opposed to riding at wakeboard length) is to stay 3ish or more feet away from the actual wave (assuming the first wave, not several back). I kept getting launched when thinking I needed to ride in the pocket like regular surfing, but had no problem the first time I wandered further from the wave. Even with no ballast the wake has so much push that it will launch you out and you won't be able to burn off the speed and recover (until you are really really good, then you'll do it on purpose). I ride (have a Slingshot Infinity 84) with surf tab at 9.5mph and once you find the sweet spot you can ride straight all day long and slowly work on carving to gain and lose speed.

jph3
05-30-2019, 11:31 PM
I got the original slingshot Wakefoil and it’s a blast. I’ve almost given up surfing for the most part... took me a little bit to drop the rope, but it’s a blast once I figured out how far away from the wave you can go, or riding the second wave back.

I passed the slingshot on to a friend and now have a full carbon setup... 200 wing on a 29” mast. Game changer to say the least! Our goal this summer is to get multiple surfers on both regular and goofy, will post a vid if we get it done.

https://i.ibb.co/rQ6MvBx/JKz-GDQua-SF-Dhluh-Qswz-IA.jpg (https://ibb.co/2FtP5zv)

MJHSupra
05-31-2019, 07:08 AM
How much for a carbon setup?

jph3
05-31-2019, 09:05 AM
If you watch for deals, around $1000 for the foil setup. I’d recommend going to foilmount.com and getting a board that makes the most sense or buying that new singshot wf2... or finding a rep that can get you a deal. I have a couple boards that I use because I also take it to the ocean and surf the small stuff with the same foil.

trayson
05-31-2019, 11:55 AM
I got the original slingshot Wakefoil and it’s a blast. I’ve almost given up surfing for the most part... took me a little bit to drop the rope, but it’s a blast once I figured out how far away from the wave you can go, or riding the second wave back.

I passed the slingshot on to a friend and now have a full carbon setup... 200 wing on a 29” mast. Game changer to say the least! Our goal this summer is to get multiple surfers on both regular and goofy, will post a vid if we get it done.

https://i.ibb.co/rQ6MvBx/JKz-GDQua-SF-Dhluh-Qswz-IA.jpg (https://ibb.co/2FtP5zv)

I have the slingshot wakefoil setup with the standard wing (H5 wing I think? it's the blue one, LOL). What setup would you recommend for surfing?? How far forward or back should I mount the mast on the board? Should I use the 24" or the 30" mast? How much ballast should I use?

Do you think it's really worth the money to get a bigger wing? or is my wing just fine?
https://cdn.wakemakers.com/media/wysiwyg/catalog/content-blocks/FWake-Foil.jpg

Like I said, I can comfortably ride at wakeboard length, so surfing is the next thing.

jph3
05-31-2019, 01:00 PM
I have the slingshot wakefoil setup with the standard wing (H5 wing I think? it's the blue one, LOL). What setup would you recommend for surfing?? How far forward or back should I mount the mast on the board? Should I use the 24" or the 30" mast? How much ballast should I use?

Do you think it's really worth the money to get a bigger wing? or is my wing just fine?
https://cdn.wakemakers.com/media/wysiwyg/catalog/content-blocks/FWake-Foil.jpg

Like I said, I can comfortably ride at wakeboard length, so surfing is the next thing.

The bigger the wing the more lift... so it just depends on what you want to do. i am able to pump back and forth to ride both sides, and I am trying to figure out best way to ride 4th and 5th wave back. I would read this and see what would best suit you, but the best thing would be to master that H5 either way while you have it.

(check chart at very bottom of page... its very accurate for the ones I have ridden: http://www.mackiteboarding.com/Foilboarding-Styles-Foil-Fridays-Ep-01/)

As for setup, I am running between 11-11.7, weight it evenly so both sides throw a killer second wave specifically. I rode my Slingshot behind a G23 fully ballasted and it just wasnt all that fun. Too much bucking/throwing.

Definitely try surfing it outside into the flats... you will find the push is in a weird spot, and then you use the carve to slow it back down as you come back into the wave. I spent way too much time going forward and back, and I should have been more concerned utilizing all 360* of the wave... very different from just wakesurfing alone.

The next toy on the list is a slingwing... been watching prices since others have released theirs (Naish, etc), but I have a pro deal that hopefully comes in June. Will be fun to use when the winds pick up at our local lake.

trayson
05-31-2019, 01:08 PM
Slingshot is just a few hours away from me. I know a guy... that's what allowed me to pull the trigger on the wakefoil. I even drove out to their warehouse and picked it up to avoid big dollar shipping costs. (skip shipping and give the warehouse guy a 6-pack).

jph3
05-31-2019, 01:20 PM
Slingshot is just a few hours away from me. I know a guy... that's what allowed me to pull the trigger on the wakefoil. I even drove out to their warehouse and picked it up to avoid big dollar shipping costs. (skip shipping and give the warehouse guy a 6-pack).

Come On! Hook up central!! I would ask them to try the new 84 wing for a day, guarantee you they have a demo. Also see if you can get a slingwing to try :)

Boonejeepin
06-03-2019, 11:56 AM
Still enjoying my Slingshot foil. Any better suggestions for storage/transport? The bulk of the foil inside the boat is the only downside.

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trayson
06-03-2019, 12:25 PM
So I rode the foil a lot more this weekend. I tried it at surf length and I felt that the normal wakeboard wing that I ride at 13mph at 75 feet didn't have enough lift for surfing at 10 to 11mph.
https://i.imgur.com/X8iLZtz.jpg

I'm tempted to get the Infinity 76. For surfing, I didn't want to go nuts, so I only filled the port 1100 bag. I did it with the 24" mast. (When I tried surfing with full ballast and the 30" mast, it was too binary as I got in the pocket and I got ejected immediately.)

I was able to briefly slack the rope, but not enough to keep it going. So, it seems my options are more speed (silly for surfing), more ballast, or larger wing. Thoughts?

trayson
06-03-2019, 12:28 PM
Still enjoying my Slingshot foil. Any better suggestions for storage/transport? The bulk of the foil inside the boat is the only downside.


I know that with the bimini you probably couldn't build overhead racks like I did, but that's the best way to transport mine. It's on the floor of my boat when trailering and up on the overhead when we're on the water.

https://i.imgur.com/nWZKjMf.jpg

rdlangston13
06-03-2019, 12:35 PM
I need to find someone who has one of these so I can test it out.

trayson
06-03-2019, 12:53 PM
I need to find someone who has one of these so I can test it out.

You flying up to PDX anytime soon? ����

rdlangston13
06-03-2019, 01:03 PM
Uh, no.


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jph3
06-03-2019, 01:04 PM
That’s how I store mine as well. I think you’d be surprised at just laying the board on the back pad (obviously with the foil in the air). I can run at 35+mph all day long with it back there and no movement at all.

trayson
06-03-2019, 01:17 PM
Uh, no.


It's not as bad as you'd think. Clean, clear water. Summers in the 80s and 90s with no humidity. No critters in the water to worry about. More winery's and breweries than you can count and a food culture that's on point. Soon our water temps will be better! (we'll see low 70s water temps in the summer)

Prospersigman
06-03-2019, 02:10 PM
Soon our water temps will be better! (we'll see low 70s water temps in the summer)

Us Texans would be freezing our ass off in low 70's water temps...my local lake just hit 80 this weekend and that is almost perfect, I'd rather have 85 or so.

The General
06-03-2019, 02:18 PM
I'd rather have 85 or so.[/QUOTE]

85 sounds like heaven. My first rip on Tuesday was 65.The lake will peak at about 75-77

rdlangston13
06-03-2019, 04:21 PM
I have a mirco brewery down the street from my house, we have some of the most diverse food in the country but who cares. All I need is a steak house and mexican food (which ya'll dont have, taco bell doesn't count). I don't worry about the critters in the water, and our water has been in the 70s since March and will stay in the 70s until November. And we have clear water just a couple hours away at Canyon Lake or Lake Travis. I think I'll stay here.

And what I meant previously was just that I don't have any plans to head up that way.

trayson
06-03-2019, 05:35 PM
I have a mirco brewery down the street from my house, we have some of the most diverse food in the country but who cares. All I need is a steak house and mexican food (which ya'll dont have, taco bell doesn't count). I don't worry about the critters in the water, and our water has been in the 70s since March and will stay in the 70s until November. And we have clear water just a couple hours away at Canyon Lake or Lake Travis. I think I'll stay here.

And what I meant previously was just that I don't have any plans to head up that way.

It's all good my friend! But for the record, we have plenty of legit Mexican food up here. And I'm not talking about that Tex-Mex crap. I'm talking the real deal so-cal Mexican like mi Abuela made for us. And I'm talking as someone that's half mexi myself (all of my Great Grandparents on my Mom's side were born IN Mexico). :-PPPPPPP

But hey, we're about to get an In-n-Out burger within an hour drive, so we're on par with you guys now (I read you're finally getting one too!).
Trust me, we're planning on retiring to somewhere with WARM water and the list includes TX, TN, and GA as candidates!!!

trayson
06-03-2019, 06:19 PM
Still enjoying my Slingshot foil. Any better suggestions for storage/transport? The bulk of the foil inside the boat is the only downside.

https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190603/7b425a0ba969b2cb012e866bc508d143.jpg
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Russ, what wing do you have on your foil? And how much ballast are you running? and I like the cute pink boots on your wakeboard. It's so you.

rdlangston13
06-03-2019, 06:19 PM
It's all good my friend! But for the record, we have plenty of legit Mexican food up here. And I'm not talking about that Tex-Mex crap. I'm talking the real deal so-cal Mexican like mi Abuela made for us. And I'm talking as someone that's half mexi myself (all of my Great Grandparents on my Mom's side were born IN Mexico). :-PPPPPPP

But hey, we're about to get an In-n-Out burger within an hour drive, so we're on par with you guys now (I read you're finally getting one too!).
Trust me, we're planning on retiring to somewhere with WARM water and the list includes TX, TN, and GA as candidates!!!

You know what they say. No one retires and moved north lol


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trayson
06-03-2019, 06:22 PM
You know what they say. No one retires and moved north lol



I hear ya. Although we DEFINITELY plan on having a winter place in SLC to shred the Wasatch Range.

Boonejeepin
06-03-2019, 07:30 PM
Russ, what wing do you have on your foil? And how much ballast are you running? and I like the cute pink boots on your wakeboard. It's so you.

I have the surf wing from last year. I forget which model (maybe H2). Plenty of lift. I run from 75-100% of my surf ballast. The boots are so me but my daughter wonít let me use her wakeboard.

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Boonejeepin
06-03-2019, 07:33 PM
Thatís how I store mine as well. I think youíd be surprised at just laying the board on the back pad (obviously with the foil in the air). I can run at 35+mph all day long with it back there and no movement at all.

I have a half strap for the rear foot and it makes the board wobbly when placed with the wing up. The rack is the best place that I have found but I am worried about overweight the rack/swing mechanism.


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wario
06-04-2019, 08:30 AM
It did have a bit of a learning curve but once you figure it out youíre golden. I didnít care much for the surf style but I really enjoy the long line wakeboard. https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190604/88af483aa9ea25f911b298886d927c85.jpghttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190604/3bc675beaf5ba399a8f49b2911e17036.jpg


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jph3
06-16-2019, 12:20 AM
Iíve convinced myself (maybe my wife) the foil is a gas saver :)

Second and third waves are butter, working on the 4th, but itís a loooong way back there.
https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190616/c45cb40cab8ee55dac1a7a631387a95c.jpg

water temp 61, for all those guys surfing 85*... Iím jealous.

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Millean
06-16-2019, 04:44 AM
Oh Man I love these Moomba With People Enjoying Its Speed:cool: (https://biggbosstvshow.com/bigg-boss-tamil-vote/)

trayson
06-17-2019, 11:50 AM
I've been working on using the infinity 76 surf wing. I can get slack on the rope fairly consistently. It's really interesting where they power is. I've gotten a few brief rides without the rope, but it'll take time I'm sure.https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190617/f7174d786661ae0ac429bf1ae03ee460.jpg

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itsokayyyyy
07-03-2019, 01:58 AM
I've been working on using the infinity 76 surf wing. I can get slack on the rope fairly consistently. It's really interesting where they power is. I've gotten a few brief rides without the rope, but it'll take time I'm sure.https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190617/f7174d786661ae0ac429bf1ae03ee460.jpg

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Wow, that's great! thanks!
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zabooda
07-03-2019, 02:18 AM
Trayson got himself a groupie. Lol

trayson
07-03-2019, 12:03 PM
Trayson got himself a groupie. Lol

I'm kind of a big deal...

jph3
07-19-2019, 01:06 AM
So Iíve been playing on the back waves (2nd, 3rd and 4th), pumping from regular to goofy wave and back... but last night I went back to first wave to play around and itís crazy how much area outside the wave you can use.

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Also had the driver pull the throttle back and I could pump around the front of the boat and back to the other side. Still love this thing...

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jph3
07-22-2019, 11:43 AM
Is that a wakefoil setup for $699.00? Thanks for the input. I'm gonna pull the trigger but still looking for a less expensive set up. The Slingshot is 1699.00 plus shipping. I'm also from Canada so its 40% more due to the exchange.

No unfortunately these things are speedy... I would highly recommend the slingshot infinity 76 or the 84... but finding a used one is possible for $7-800 usd.

I got a lift setup, and itís full carbon. So you could find the right foil, go to foilmount.com and then attach it to any used board that is in the 4í6Ē to 5í6Ē range?


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trayson
07-22-2019, 11:59 AM
JPH3, you got MAD SKILLS!!! that's crazy. I'm still getting comfortable with simply riding mine ropeless. I really don't put in very much time with it though. I only even end up riding it maybe half the time we're out on the boat. so there's that. But it's super fun to see the potential. I'm rocking the infinity 76, and that's been great. Not sure I even have any reason or desire to keep the old stock wakeboard wing... But probably dumb to keep it.

What size mast do you like for foil surfing? I've been told to stay with the 24. But I do have a 30 at home too...

jph3
07-22-2019, 03:29 PM
Thanks but Iím still a newb... gotta figure out how to pump this thing from the dock!

Trying to utilize the time while the kiddos are tubing too :)
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jph3
07-22-2019, 06:45 PM
Sorry meant to type ĎSPENDYí not speedy above.

Also forgot to mention mast size. Iím riding a 29 and wish I had more. Iíd try out that 30 for sure and start on the second wave with a longer rope. Way less prop wash on the back side of that wave.


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jph3
07-30-2019, 01:27 PM
Hereís a video of what Iíve been playing around with so far... trayson hopefully youíve been able to get back on the 2nd wave where itís cleaner?

https://youtu.be/0uN_9HSuUkg


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The General
08-03-2019, 07:39 PM
[QUOTE=jph3;344797]Here’s a video of what I’ve been playing around with so far...

I agree with Trayson, MAD SKILLS!

Im on a Liquid Force 2.0 with 24" mast and I can't really pump any more than maybe 10 feet lol. I just ordered the 36" mast so i'm hoping that will provide the "freeboard" I think I need. I'm a little bigger as well at 227lbs. I will not eat chocolate all winter, i will not eat chocolate all winter, I will not eat chocolate all winter.

Cheers!

trayson
08-04-2019, 11:20 AM
Here’s a video of what I’ve been playing around with so far... trayson hopefully you’ve been able to get back on the 2nd wave where it’s cleaner?

https://youtu.be/0uN_9HSuUkg


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Damn, I haven't tried yet. Just haven't had all that much foil time lately. and I think I might still need a rope to catch me from time to time. :-/