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by juandesooka
Wed Jun 16, 2021 12:41 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Helmets for kitesurfing and the bucketing and drag myth
Replies: 85
Views: 4081

Re: Helmets for kitesurfing and the bucketing and drag myth.

I am pro helmet. And considered a nerdy kook as pretty much the last of the local kiters to do so. Now winging more and it's pretty common there, more windsurfers involved, so less cool factor. :roll: Just for fun, a helmet PSA https://youtu.be/0m-c4GixUpg Excuses aside, let's be honest, it's becaus...
by juandesooka
Fri Jun 11, 2021 3:56 am
Forum: Wingsurfing
Topic: Wingfoil versus Kitefoil?
Replies: 47
Views: 5640

Re: Wingfoil versus Kitefoil?

Every time I read this tread it bugs me. It is the "versus". Makes it yet another kiteforum pissing contest ... and maybe I've been around too long but <YAWN> ... seriously, same half dozen people saying the same thing over and over and over. Change the thread to Wingfoiling AND kitefoiling. Why cho...
by juandesooka
Thu May 27, 2021 4:03 am
Forum: Wingsurfing
Topic: Cold Water Winging
Replies: 5
Views: 733

Re: Cold Water Winging

yeah, as an obsessive surf foiler, it's like tow in assisted without a jetski
I have seen video of the gorge and heard descriptions....head high rolling swells upstream, stacked up, sounds like wing paradise!
by juandesooka
Thu May 27, 2021 2:26 am
Forum: Wingsurfing
Topic: Cold Water Winging
Replies: 5
Views: 733

Re: Cold Water Winging

Vancouver Island! Cold water, cold wind, and lots of blown out surf. Wing paradise in a 5mm wetsuit with hood, boots, and gloves. :lol: Really though, it's maybe a break from the cold ... surf foiling has put me back in the water, after years out of it with longboarding, sup, sup foil, and kiting. B...
by juandesooka
Tue May 25, 2021 7:06 am
Forum: Wingsurfing
Topic: Wingfoil versus Kitefoil?
Replies: 47
Views: 5640

Re: Wingfoil versus Kitefoil?

I sold my 5m kite, not planning to do any more 40kt+ kiting. Is wingfoiling really replacing kiting in high winds? I enjoy a wing in a golden range of say 12-28kts, but when it's any stronger, even if I have a 3m wing, then I find the foil to be a bit overkill, unnecessary, and with limited advanta...
by juandesooka
Tue May 25, 2021 12:45 am
Forum: Wingsurfing
Topic: Wingfoil versus Kitefoil?
Replies: 47
Views: 5640

Re: Wingfoil versus Kitefoil?

Light wind anything kinda sucks. ;-) I think kiting buys me a few knots of fun at the really low end, like with my 17m. But how many times have I had to swim it in when 7kts becomes 6? At least with winging I can slog back in, no fuss (as long as board is big enough to stand on). At 10kt, I can just...
by juandesooka
Sun May 23, 2021 6:05 pm
Forum: Wingsurfing
Topic: Wingfoiling under the Golden Gate Bridge
Replies: 15
Views: 2148

Re: Wingfoiling under the Golden Gate Bridge

For sure there are places that wings open up. I'm amazed at the local interest levels in winging. In the winter there were quite a few at times. They don't really follow through on the promise of winter fun as there is usually just too much drag. Better with skates and skateboards than skis or snow...
by juandesooka
Sun May 23, 2021 5:59 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Foil but must be cheap
Replies: 21
Views: 2848

Re: Foil but must be cheap

With so many foils out there now, you can probably find a top brand used for about the same price as secondary brand new. But Gong is a good option I think, people seem happy with them. For boards, I've run the gamut of cheap options. One is surfboard with through hulls holes: epoxy in a graphite go...
by juandesooka
Thu May 20, 2021 4:33 pm
Forum: Wingsurfing
Topic: Wingfoiling under the Golden Gate Bridge
Replies: 15
Views: 2148

Re: Wingfoiling under the Golden Gate Bridge

Good example of a spot that winging opens up possibilities. Kiting is doable there, but the odds stack up against it, towards being too risky. I recall someone posting the Golden Gate / Crissy is is most rescued spot in the world for kiting, to the point that kiters are encouraged to carry a vhf wit...
by juandesooka
Wed May 19, 2021 8:39 pm
Forum: Wingsurfing
Topic: Aluula Wings
Replies: 13
Views: 1931

Re: Aluula Wings

here's my buddy on a prototype of the hybrid

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