Buy me a coffeeBuy me a coffee



+-

Recent Posts

Re: Foil Tech Talk: Stabilisers by SunovaMaine
November 23, 2020, 11:16:29 pm

North Fuerte with NW wind? by Frankieboy
November 22, 2020, 10:59:01 am

Re: Moses W1100 Foil Review by steff
November 16, 2020, 07:58:20 pm

Re: Foil Tech Talk: Stabilisers by Dommo
November 03, 2020, 09:39:42 am

Joiner tube between main spar and boom by Jethrow
November 03, 2020, 09:03:41 am

Indiana 88 Wing Foil Board, 2021 by Uwe
October 29, 2020, 07:50:22 am

Re: Foil Tech Talk: Stabilisers by Seabass
October 25, 2020, 08:53:15 pm

Upwind Technique by JBo
October 21, 2020, 12:04:00 am

Re: Board Bags by wolle
October 19, 2020, 12:18:54 pm

Re: Board Bags by stenninger
October 13, 2020, 01:32:12 pm

Re: Board Bags by Dommo
October 11, 2020, 07:00:39 am

Board Bags by Alvaro
October 10, 2020, 05:30:05 pm

Re: Learning on 1st Gen foils vs the latest by Jethrow
October 07, 2020, 09:43:15 pm

Re: Learning on 1st Gen foils vs the latest by idguinness
October 06, 2020, 06:14:21 pm

Learning on 1st Gen foils vs the latest by Jethrow
October 03, 2020, 03:27:48 am

Re: Flapping wing! by wolle
September 21, 2020, 02:45:59 pm

Re: Mast length for learner by max
September 21, 2020, 12:09:31 pm

Re: Mast length for learner by Mike dubs
September 21, 2020, 09:08:42 am

Re: Mast length for learner by Dommo
September 17, 2020, 09:19:45 am

Re: Foil not required... by ericmsil
September 15, 2020, 06:12:51 pm

Re: After 790, do I go to 679? by deja vu
September 14, 2020, 09:26:13 pm

Re: Foil Tech Talk: Stabilisers by JeffreyJDavis
September 14, 2020, 06:34:05 pm

Re: Mast length for learner by Wetstuff
September 14, 2020, 06:33:11 pm

Re: A little video of my progress after 10 or so hours of practice. by JeffreyJDavis
September 14, 2020, 06:11:35 pm

Re: After 790, do I go to 679? by JeffreyJDavis
September 14, 2020, 05:58:35 pm

Mast length for learner by max
September 13, 2020, 09:50:53 pm

Re: Foil not required... by Wetstuff
September 09, 2020, 08:06:37 pm

Re: After 790, do I go to 679? by deja vu
September 09, 2020, 07:58:49 pm

2021 Indiana Wingfoil Boards Product Video by gmb13
September 09, 2020, 12:31:02 pm

Re: Flapping wing! by gmb13
September 09, 2020, 12:30:02 pm

Author Topic: First Session: Groove G-Fuerte Wingboard  (Read 498 times)

0 Members and 0 Guests are viewing this topic.

gmb13

  • Administrator
  • Jr. Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 81
  • Karma: +1/-0
  • Referrals: 3
First Session: Groove G-Fuerte Wingboard
« on: July 19, 2020, 11:19:21 pm »
Had my first session on the wingboard I collaborated on with Michele Pezzato from Groove boards.

Enjoy the show :-)

https://youtu.be/JEhfJ0a_t-Q
--
Gunnar
"If you want to show some more support for the work I put into the Forum, please feel free to buy me a coffee by clicking on the link at the top of the forum.  Thanks :-)

Share on Facebook Share on Twitter


Wetstuff

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Posts: 16
  • Karma: +0/-0
  • Referrals: 0
Re: First Session: Groove G-Fuerte Wingboard
« Reply #1 on: July 23, 2020, 06:04:35 pm »
Nice riding, Gunnar.   What is the size of that foil wing? 


Jim

gmb13

  • Administrator
  • Jr. Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 81
  • Karma: +1/-0
  • Referrals: 3
Re: First Session: Groove G-Fuerte Wingboard
« Reply #2 on: July 30, 2020, 11:59:34 am »
Nice riding, Gunnar.   What is the size of that foil wing? 


Jim

Hi Jim,

It's the 5.4

--
Gunnar
--
Gunnar
"If you want to show some more support for the work I put into the Forum, please feel free to buy me a coffee by clicking on the link at the top of the forum.  Thanks :-)

RussAndy

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Posts: 10
  • Karma: +0/-0
  • Referrals: 0
Re: First Session: Groove G-Fuerte Wingboard
« Reply #3 on: August 03, 2020, 08:16:23 pm »
Gunnar:

The board looks great.

I am in the market for a board as are a lot of the guys at the local beach here so any input you can provide on these items will help us. Thank you.

Where can you get them if you are in the USA?
What are the costs fully shipped in the USA?
Any idea of sizes available here in terms of liters?
What are the features of the board? Why is it a good board? Based on what I have read its inexpensive in USD terms, and its well made, and light... doesn't stick, has a high amount of volume relative to its size so is dense, etc.
I would say it rides and has a profile much like the fanatic 5.4 ? would you agree if that's a fair statement.

Russ

****

gmb13

  • Administrator
  • Jr. Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 81
  • Karma: +1/-0
  • Referrals: 3
Re: First Session: Groove G-Fuerte Wingboard
« Reply #4 on: August 05, 2020, 10:59:12 am »
Gunnar:

The board looks great.

I am in the market for a board as are a lot of the guys at the local beach here so any input you can provide on these items will help us. Thank you.

Where can you get them if you are in the USA?
What are the costs fully shipped in the USA?
Any idea of sizes available here in terms of liters?
What are the features of the board? Why is it a good board? Based on what I have read its inexpensive in USD terms, and its well made, and light... doesn't stick, has a high amount of volume relative to its size so is dense, etc.
I would say it rides and has a profile much like the fanatic 5.4 ? would you agree if that's a fair statement.

Russ

****

Hi Russ,

I don't work for Groove.  But I know they ship worldwide.  I think at the moment they only make the G-Fuerte in 70 and 100L.

What makes this board good?  It basically has all the stuff I figured out over the last year.

The Hard and sharp rail shape in the tail (back foot) area prevents side slipping and drives the board forward when pumping.  The sharp edge at the back allows for a easily release for the water.  It has a small amount for rocker im the tail to help release from the water.  The Volume distribution is set to have the max volume under the front foot position which prevents the nose from sinking when getting up from you knees and this really helps to balance on the board. 

It has a "Drag" handle in the nose which is there to help you drag the board through shorebreak.  This can also be used to balance yourself on the board.

Compared to the 5'4 Fanatic it is lighter and stronger, does not stick when you touch down, and does not slip sideways when pumping in really light winds like the Fanatic does.

--
Gunnar






--
Gunnar
"If you want to show some more support for the work I put into the Forum, please feel free to buy me a coffee by clicking on the link at the top of the forum.  Thanks :-)

RussAndy

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Posts: 10
  • Karma: +0/-0
  • Referrals: 0
Re: First Session: Groove G-Fuerte Wingboard
« Reply #5 on: August 05, 2020, 07:04:34 pm »
Thanks Gunnar that is a fabulous review, really really helpful, a buddy is looking at the fanatic and I will tell him to consider this ...much obliged, board looks great by the way, nicely done.

I think volume distribution to support front foot is a massive design benefit, and imagine we will see more of that in other models, makes total sense now that I think of it, and I would love to have more of it in my existing stick. Most problems around getting up are nose down problems. If you have the nose more up then maybe take off is easier.

If I get hold of Groove I will post pricing and shipping availability and share what I learn.

RussAndy

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Posts: 10
  • Karma: +0/-0
  • Referrals: 0
Re: First Session: Groove G-Fuerte Wingboard
« Reply #6 on: August 06, 2020, 05:47:50 pm »
Folks:

I spoke to the people at Groove, here is the Skinny on the G-Furte, Its a shame I didn't know this I just bought another board and this one would have been a strong candidate.  Probaby would have bought one. Also comes with boardbag which is cool. Carbon construction etc.

If you have further interest I have an email address for michele pezzato who managers their orders.

Prices (TAXES and boardbag included)   

G-fuerte 70lt= 1200 USD
G-fuerte 100lt= 1400 USD
G-fuere 130lt=  1700 USD

Shipping in the range of $150 bucks.

Delivery time about 20/25 days from confirm.

Russ

****

Slyde

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Posts: 8
  • Karma: +0/-0
  • Referrals: 0
Re: First Session: Groove G-Fuerte Wingboard
« Reply #7 on: August 08, 2020, 10:26:42 pm »
Nice design work Gunnar. Good to see some independent ideas on wingboards. I have come to the same conclusions as you after a year on the wing and just built my latest board incorporating some of the same ideas: front foot volume, no tail chine but just a little tail rocker. I kept the side chine to the tail as I notice that when I am in swells and banked over that he tail sometimes touches the water on the turn. I dont know why people persist with the tail kick. For SUP foiling it makes sense but for Wing Foiling no sense. What volume board are you riding in the video and what are your conclusions after a year about board volumes for real world conditions?

gmb13

  • Administrator
  • Jr. Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 81
  • Karma: +1/-0
  • Referrals: 3
Re: First Session: Groove G-Fuerte Wingboard
« Reply #8 on: August 10, 2020, 10:48:28 pm »
Nice design work Gunnar. Good to see some independent ideas on wingboards. I have come to the same conclusions as you after a year on the wing and just built my latest board incorporating some of the same ideas: front foot volume, no tail chine but just a little tail rocker. I kept the side chine to the tail as I notice that when I am in swells and banked over that he tail sometimes touches the water on the turn. I dont know why people persist with the tail kick. For SUP foiling it makes sense but for Wing Foiling no sense. What volume board are you riding in the video and what are your conclusions after a year about board volumes for real world conditions?

The Board in the video is 70L, hence the name G-Fuerte 70.  I find that if the board is designed well, people can easily use Body Weight (kg) +/- 10 in almost any conditions.  I find that this board is much easier than my previous 85L board I was using. 

--
Gunnar
--
Gunnar
"If you want to show some more support for the work I put into the Forum, please feel free to buy me a coffee by clicking on the link at the top of the forum.  Thanks :-)

 

google-site-verification: googleb51bd89e996b6947.html