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by juandesooka
Thu Apr 18, 2019 5:00 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: The Naish Wing-Surfer
Replies: 113
Views: 4245

Re: The Naish Wing-Surfer

hehehe, I am staying out of the politics! that IG post is a good one though, a non pro using this wing for a downwinder, that's useful evidence of practical usefulness (regardless of brand....let's be frank, all 4 brands chasing this are likely to have comparable products, as will be the half price ...
by juandesooka
Thu Apr 18, 2019 2:55 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: The Naish Wing-Surfer
Replies: 113
Views: 4245

Re: The Naish Wing-Surf

This is a Naish Wing thread ... but just saw this Slingshot post on their wing, with an OUCH quote. The blog has some interesting info. The said the price will be around 1k https://blog.slingshotsports.com/top-5-questions-answered-about-wingsurfing-and-the-slingwing-2019/ "In the water sports indust...
by juandesooka
Thu Apr 18, 2019 2:03 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: The Naish Wing-Surfer
Replies: 113
Views: 4245

Re: The Naish Wing-Surfer

You misunderstand me. I said I like *turning* the board as fast as I can, not *going* as fast as I can. When I go in the waves, I surf them (or try to, anyway) up and down the wave face instead of zipping around in them. I’m aware of the problem of keeping the kite in the air as you are riding down...
by juandesooka
Thu Apr 18, 2019 12:19 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: The Naish Wing-Surfer
Replies: 113
Views: 4245

Re: The Naish Wing-Surfer

Wouldn't a tiny super light ram air, packable kite like the peak work so much better? Short little 3 m lines if you want, Just enough to get it out of your face! Make it a tiny two liner, pull it out, hold it up for a min, drift it down and pop it up. Just loop up two pigtails on your paddle and th...
by juandesooka
Wed Apr 17, 2019 11:58 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: The Naish Wing-Surfer
Replies: 113
Views: 4245

Re: The Naish Wing-Surfer

I admit it — I’m a hater too. I like flying small kites as fast as I can and turning small boards with big foils as fast as I can. These wings don’t turn like kites and you have to use really big boards. I have tremendous respect for the windsurfers who paved the way for kiteboarding, but this look...
by juandesooka
Wed Apr 17, 2019 11:11 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: The Naish Wing-Surfer
Replies: 113
Views: 4245

Re: The Naish Wing-Surfer

What could make the difference too in the appeal factor would be the setup procedure. When I see Kai Lenny walking with the wing overhead carrying his foil down an alley, it screams super awkward. But imagine if you could have it neatly tucked in a small backpack, you paddle out from the shore to d...
by juandesooka
Wed Apr 17, 2019 9:03 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: The Naish Wing-Surfer
Replies: 113
Views: 4245

Re: The Naish Wing-Surfer

PF physics: I think maybe ice kiting or land boarding may be a better comparison. If you are floating on top of the water, there is very little drag/friction, you wouldn't need much wind to get you moving the 5kts or so required to get up on a large wing. Also keep in mind that surf/sup foilers can ...
by juandesooka
Wed Apr 17, 2019 4:13 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: The Naish Wing-Surfer
Replies: 113
Views: 4245

Re: The Naish Wing-Surfer

I am with Ronnie. I'd try this for sure, but I am a surfer-kiter-kitefoiler who has now invested a year in learning to SUP foil. So yes, a niche within a niche, but for what I do, this presents fun possibilities. My big wing can ride the smallest of swells, barely even noticable as a wave -- and rid...
by juandesooka
Wed Mar 20, 2019 11:45 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Xcel Drylock X 5/4 hooded - the best one?
Replies: 9
Views: 691

Re: Xcel Drylock X 5/4 hooded - the best one?

xcel has been the primary suit for our local surfing community for last 10 years or so. Excellent suits, decent prices. Drylock: best they have Revolt: next best Infiniti: 3rd best. Still solid, not as nice finishing on cuffs, inside material not as fluffy (not as quick drying and wicking) Axis: unt...
by juandesooka
Fri Mar 08, 2019 2:08 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Who are the foilers?
Replies: 47
Views: 3073

Re: Who are the foilers?

My locale: Kitefoil: seems to have plateau'd. Windfoil: all of a sudden, 4-5 of the local windsurfer community took it up last year (they travel in packs). And suddenly they are actually stoked about sub 25kt conditions again, even saying things like "I wish it would get less windy so I can foil". L...

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