That is 80% of the local crew, all out on the same semi-lame morning session. One of those days that is close to unsurfable, with too little swell to make the spots work ... but "epic foiling". It is remarkable how foiilng can transform terrible surf into so much fun. I think it's mostly the rush of being an extra 2' higher and moving fast. But also making use of something otherwise unusable, taking sh*t and making it a tasty meal(*). All of the local foil crew are long-time surfers who got tired of the jostling crowds, and have been longboarding and supping (and kiting) the B-waves for years. Foil is a massive gain on a SUP. Especially prone.That's a lot of foils in one place. Looks like a great foil wave too.
Hi Jon,I'm not sure, but I think we will eventually want the front stabilizer mounted in an arrangement that is deeper in the water than the main wing. For one, I think it will breach during pumping, and also I think making sure its "wake" isn't disturbing the flow over the main lifting wing. making the fuse shorter and the wing a bit bigger is probably also a good call.
from the picture, it looks like you'll have to get the foil all the way forward in the box and even then your weight probably has to be further back on the board than typical.
Other than that, try a few pitch angles on the front stab and I bet you'll get there
How much volume is that last board?my froth contribution ... buddy screwed up his shoulder after 40 days straight of foiling, plus trying wing foiling in too-light wind, so now he's stuck flying the drone. This is not a great wave day and, as it turns out, we suck! But as I tell everyone, "it's a lot more fun than it looks!"
I am the white helmet sup and the yellow board prone rider at 2:15 (last wave) if you make it far.
Good on ya. Though not sure if AOA is the issue. The Zeeko spitfire wings are dead flat mounted on a flat fuselage. However, that's for kiting, where you have way more speed. Maybe the bigger XXLW version they make has more AOA? Dunno. Doesn't look like it: http://zeeko-kites.com/gb/all-the-products/426-spitfire-edition-alloy-hydrofoilxxlw-3760253112307.htmlMade the mods and took it out yesterday. Just grendel out. Caught about 5 waves, didn't get up on foil once. Then the base plate started to come loose, so I got out.
Looked at the angles of my axis wings and realized how these flat wings have too low of an AOA. Gonna shim the canard wing a little and make something to mount my axis wing to this fuse w/o having to drill any new holes in the wing or fuse. I have some G10 and fg panels lying around.