DIY Foil Mast Height Extension – Easy and Cheap Longer Mast

DIY Foil Mast ExtensionA simple, easy, and cheap ($20) to make foil mast extension.  Allowed me to lengthen my carbon mast giving me more height clearance and tighter turning ability.  Carbon masts are expensive and often only available in one or two fixed lengths.  Custom carbon masts are also expensive and even more so if I were to guess wrong on the length.  So my goal here is to get the extra length I need to do tighter turns, and figure out what length mast is the sweet spot for me.  As in long enough to do the turns I want without being so long that it's hard to ride.

First video is the how to video showing and explaining how I made the mast extension, and the second video is a ride video and report (YouTube Ride Report).
Video 1 = 2:46
Video 2 = 1:46


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Wing Handling for Beginners – Wing Foil Tutorials

Wing Handling for Beginners - Wing FoilingThis series has many videos showing how to handle the wing for foil winging.  Starting with the basics, on land and then in the water, of picking up the wing and turning it right side up and finishing at the point of ready to get up on the foil.  I show and explain various ways of holding the wing, flipping the wing over, and moving forward and turning around without catching the wingtips.  I show a few knee starts of getting up on the foil, focusing mainly on the wing handling (I will make a more in depth series on knee starts and getting up on the foil).
Video 1=0:47, Video 2=9:44, Video 3=1:53, Video 4=3:20, Video 5=0:21, Video 6=5:00, Video 7=7:00, Video 8=1:46, Video 9=2:15, Video 10=4:22, Video 11=6:30, Video 12=2:13, Video 13=3:42, Video 14=5:57, Video 15=3:25, Video 16=6:02, Video 17=4:03


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How I Make Foot Hooks for Foil Boards

Foil Foot HooksThese videos show how I carve my own foot hooks for my foil surfboards and wing boards.
I also show how I make the mounting system for my boards.
As well as short videos explaining why I use hooks instead of straps or nothing.
Video 1 = 0:34
Video 2 = 5:33
Video 3 = 0:56
Video 4 = 6:17
Video 5 = 0:56


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Tether to Stay Upwind – Wing Foil for Beginners

Wing Foil Upwind ToolA simple and cheap tether to allow anyone to stay upwind while learning to handle the wing. 

Only takes a few minutes to setup and remove without needing a new board or additional fins.

I spent hundreds of dollars on 3 piece adjustable paddles, and wasted countless hours paddling, walking, and biking back to my luanch point. I could have just used a tether, which I already had in the garage. I am certain I would have figured out the basics of wing handling on day one if I knew this simple tool to stay upwind.

Video 1 = 2:59
Video 2 = 0:18
Video 3 = 1:43


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Turning – How to Turn a Foil in Waves

TurningThese videos show how to turn a foil, how foil turns differ from surfboards, and how to turn safely.  In the first two videos I breakdown the mechanics of turning a foil.  Next an animated explanation of how foil gear size effects lean over and the ability to turn.  Then I show videos of me crashing on gear that was to advanced for me to turn safely - what not to do.  Followed by videos where I show foil turn scenarios and explain what's going on and how to have more success turning a foil.
Video 1=7:54
Video 2=5:33
Video 3=4:44
Video 4=4:40
Video 5=1:17
Video 6=1:15
Video 7=2:55
Video 8=3:05
Video 9=2:47
Video 10=2:58
Video 11=3:07
Video 12=2:07


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Wing Foil – Tips for Beginners

Wing Foil Tips for BeginnersAfter spending thousands of dollars wrongly guessing what I needed and completely flailing for 8 sessions, I discovered how to wing foil with ease in sessions 9 and 10. 

In these videos I explain what didn't work for me and then I show and explain what did work and why it works.
 
Here is a Preview:

 

Video 1 = 10:01
Video 2 = 1:52
Video 3 = 2:11


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