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Prone Foiling a Wind Board?:-)

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Created by Johndesu 1 month ago, 12 Oct 2021
Johndesu
NSW, 401 posts
12 Oct 2021 2:03PM
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Just wondering if anyone may have prone foiled a wing board? I tried my new / newish 2021
5.7 x 95L Naish Carbon Ultra Wing board today in onshore winds (25 - 35kns) x 6inch wind waves with my trusty old scratched up 1550 v1 & good old 300 rear wing on a 45cm Armstrong Mast (very shallow as just breaking over reef & rocks) and it felt great considering the crappy conditions etc, does anyone maybe have any experience, insight comments etc?:-)

tomooh
263 posts
12 Oct 2021 11:45AM
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I sold a friend an axis 6ft 8 98 litre board and he uses it as a prone board all the time. Old people don't need the latest and greatest or smallest and hardest to use. If he was using a paddle he would be on something with more width and litres. He can catch waves and paddle back out easily.

eppo
WA, 8600 posts
12 Oct 2021 8:36PM
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Yep, its fun for sh1ts and giggles

Youngbreezy
WA, 808 posts
13 Oct 2021 7:22PM
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Johndesu said..
Just wondering if anyone may have prone foiled a wing board? I tried my new / newish 2021
5.7 x 95L Naish Carbon Ultra Wing board today in onshore winds (25 - 35kns) x 6inch wind waves with my trusty old scratched up 1550 v1 & good old 300 rear wing on a 45cm Armstrong Mast (very shallow as just breaking over reef & rocks) and it felt great considering the crappy conditions etc, does anyone maybe have any experience, insight comments etc?:-)



Damn you must have been desperate to get out in those conditions!

Johndesu
NSW, 401 posts
13 Oct 2021 11:00PM
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Youngbreezy said..

Johndesu said..
Just wondering if anyone may have prone foiled a wing board? I tried my new / newish 2021
5.7 x 95L Naish Carbon Ultra Wing board today in onshore winds (25 - 35kns) x 6inch wind waves with my trusty old scratched up 1550 v1 & good old 300 rear wing on a 45cm Armstrong Mast (very shallow as just breaking over reef & rocks) and it felt great considering the crappy conditions etc, does anyone maybe have any experience, insight comments etc?:-)




Damn you must have been desperate to get out in those conditions!


Yes well it was my 1st time on my new board and also 1st time back at my new favourite spot after a while because of Covid lock down / the 5km rule, but it was worth it, today I actually sup foil surfed it in similar conditions with better results, can't wait to try it out on my 4.5 Slick as soon as it arrives in the post, so far the best board I have used for foiling:-)

Hwy1North
34 posts
17 Oct 2021 1:50AM
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Sometimes I misjudge the wind (and chop) from the view point at my spot which is a long paddle to a reef, and find standup too difficult, so I ditch the paddle and prone surf my sup board. I don't prone that spot because it's just shallow enough that paddling a prone sinker hits the reef, but the sup doesn't. The main downside is the thickness of the board creates a disconnect to the foil that is very noticeable. When holding a wing or a paddle, it's not as noticeable. It is way more fun to be on my 4'8" 38l prone board and a smaller foil in good waves than a 120 liter sup board and bigger foil in not so good waves. A wing board like the Army 4'11" or 5'2" would probably be a decent prone board for small waves and advanced winging, but again, it's always a compromise somewhere.... One nice thing about having one board for all conditions is that you always pick the right one!



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