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by OzBungy
Fri Sep 25, 2020 4:57 am
Forum: Wingsurfing
Topic: Winging is half-assed kite foiling - discuss
Replies: 51
Views: 2446

Re: Winging is half-assed kite foiling - discuss

The upwind performance is still quite poor compared to a kite foil. That leads to very long runs to gain ground (similar to windsurfers). That reduces amount of gybing practice I get. Gybes are easy enough to do but it's hard to build consistency without lots of practice. Every failed wing gybe att...
by OzBungy
Fri Sep 25, 2020 3:38 am
Forum: Wingsurfing
Topic: Winging is half-assed kite foiling - discuss
Replies: 51
Views: 2446

Re: Winging is half-assed kite foiling - discuss

... My take is that it's harder than kiting (and easier than sup foiling) from a fitness standpoint only. So if one isn't really fit, it may seem to be more technical than kite foiling or nailing an unhooked trick, even though it really isn't? I find that winging gets physically easier and easier a...
by OzBungy
Wed Sep 23, 2020 4:35 am
Forum: Wingsurfing
Topic: Very Strong Winds
Replies: 9
Views: 586

Very Strong Winds

I went out yesterday to try winging in 40 knot winds. I was hoping winging would be a safer option than kite foiling when there were squalls and storms about. The wing riding was easy enough but managing the gear when not moving was a drama. Everything flops around and gets in the way. After a faile...
by OzBungy
Mon Sep 21, 2020 1:49 am
Forum: Wingsurfing
Topic: Winging is half-assed kite foiling - discuss
Replies: 51
Views: 2446

Re: Winging is half-assed kite foiling - discuss

Windigo1 wrote:
Mon Sep 21, 2020 1:33 am
I really wished there was a wing forum for those who enjoy that sort of thing and a kite forum for kiters. I would not be visiting the wing forum...
This is a wing forum. You don't have to visit it. You chose to click on the links that brought you here.
by OzBungy
Sun Sep 20, 2020 7:15 am
Forum: Wingsurfing
Topic: Winging is half-assed kite foiling - discuss
Replies: 51
Views: 2446

Winging is half-assed kite foiling - discuss

Not really, I just thought the title would attract a little attention. I quite like winging. I am putting in the time on the water and gaining skills and it's all going fine. I fully understand the pleasure of gaining new skills, and the various niches that winging can fill. I've read in several pos...
by OzBungy
Sun Sep 13, 2020 1:50 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Cabrinha overdrive bar - tubing out of trim
Replies: 2
Views: 185

Re: Cabrinha overdrive bar - tubing out of trim

Dismantle it and put it back together. It's not so hard. You can do it from either end. Take the chicken loop off the swivel. Pull out the spacer. Put a loop of line on the end of the line up the tube. Pull some slack up the cleat end. Reseat the cleat. Pull the line. Reassemble. You have to really ...
by OzBungy
Sun Sep 13, 2020 7:24 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Hydrofoil low end (~7-11knots)
Replies: 41
Views: 2407

Re: Hydrofoil low end (~7-11knots)

The true benefit of light wind kiting is light wind days often end up a lot stronger than forecast. We have had many great sessions by being on the spot when other people have not bothered going to the beach. That's why it's important to have a fair bit of range in your super light wind kite. Often ...
by OzBungy
Sun Sep 13, 2020 7:08 am
Forum: Gear Builders
Topic: Vacuum Bag and Hard But Not Cured Resin
Replies: 5
Views: 489

Re: Vacuum Bag and Hard But Not Cured Resin

did the vacuum bag layers to full cure (or as full as it gets overnight), with a peel ply surface. The two carbon parts bonded together nicely with no significant voids, bubbles or pinholes. 3m Super 77 adhesive stopped the edges of the carbon fraying and helped the carbon stick to the surface while...
by OzBungy
Sun Sep 13, 2020 4:55 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: How to make 4:1 Trim System on 2020 North Navigator Bar
Replies: 34
Views: 1214

Re: How to make 4:1 Trim System on 2020 North Navigator Bar

Excuse the question but, why do you want a 4:1 trim bar? I use 2:1 long trim bars on my LEI. It's no effort at all to pull in or release the trim. I couldn't imagine adding the complexity of 2-3 pulleys just to reduce the pulling force. The long trim gives me access to a huge wind range and simplifi...
by OzBungy
Sun Sep 13, 2020 4:22 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Kite foiling is dying sooo fast
Replies: 80
Views: 5335

Re: Kite foiling is dying sooo fast

Our local windsurfers are having a similar discussion about the decline in windsurfing and getting the kids into it and all the rest. It's all rubbish. None of these sports are declining.They were never big in the first place. They all have a bit of a surge shortly after the start and then drop back...

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