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Re: Kite foiling is dying sooo fast

Postby alford » Fri Sep 11, 2020 6:45 pm

That video is GOLD!

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Re: Kite foiling is dying sooo fast

Postby knotwindy » Fri Sep 11, 2020 6:54 pm

Watched this through skiing, telemarking, snowboarding, etc. The older folks always get mad at the new toys not because it’s new and different but because it’s ‘dangerous’. What they miss is it’s not the new toys that are dangerous but because everyone they see using it are beginners and they are indeed dangerous for a bit. Then they get better and the ‘problems’ mostly disappear. Also, the new toys tend to run a different path/line and the older folks aren’t used to it so don’t know what is coming next and get scared. Once they see it for a bit they can see the new paths and things relax further.

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Re: Kite foiling is dying sooo fast

Postby TheJoe » Fri Sep 11, 2020 7:38 pm

So kiting is dying because winging lol. Nothing to do with people being locked down this year, not traveling or maybe worried about jumping into a money pit sport with uncertain financial stability. I would say the sudden lack of growth in kiting from new kooks has more to do with covid than jumping on winging. I am about to make the leap but it's not to replace kiting it's to make surfing worthwhile in our very bad surf. All so for tanker surfing which is a big plus for my local area.

The thing that makes winging look goofy is everyone treating like windsurfing. The gear will get better and people will find more interesting ways to ride. But for me hands down using the wing to ferry out to catch a tanker wave to ride is what it is about. Not to mention I can all ways just grab a paddle and go to the surf if the wind is too light for a wing or kite. It just adds more options to those that want them.

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Re: Kite foiling is dying sooo fast

Postby plummet » Fri Sep 11, 2020 8:42 pm

I'm doing less foiling now too. Not because of wingwanging. I have zero interest wanging wings.

I'm back into my grass roots of mutant riding in the waves. Boost want wave ride. Its what I love to do most. Foiling entertained me for a while because it was different and it does scratch my adventure itch. But its not as much fun as a fully powered boost and wave ride session.

So..... if boost and wave ride is available, thats what ill do. If conditions dont allow for that style of riding I will foil up and go for an adventure.

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Re: Kite foiling is dying sooo fast

Postby juandesooka » Fri Sep 11, 2020 9:13 pm

plummet wrote:
Fri Sep 11, 2020 8:42 pm
So..... if boost and wave ride is available, thats what ill do. If conditions dont allow for that style of riding I will foil up and go for an adventure.
I have re-energized some interest in kite foiling with a new ride (zeeko spitfire) and also with attempting boosting. Always thought that was pointless and lame, but it's actually pretty fun. Certainly a new challenge. Gives some flat water interest when it's 10kt and winging is weak.

Being in the wing honeymoon period, I have now given up a couple rare summer kitesurf sessions in waves in favour of winging -- just because of wanting to use it in waves, after all this training. Come winter surf season, there may be some tough choices, so many options for fun, how's a guy to choose? LIke a dog with 3 bones.

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Re: Kite foiling is dying sooo fast

Postby Surfkiternew » Fri Sep 11, 2020 9:37 pm

Why compare Wing with kite sport ....Wing Is more close to windsurfer than kiter..Just becouse the same brand do both ..more sense to take over windsurf than kite...
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Re: Kite foiling is dying sooo fast

Postby PullStrings » Fri Sep 11, 2020 9:37 pm

Kite foiling was never alive
Wing foiling will die soon
Bring back the rollerblades !!

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Re: Kite foiling is dying sooo fast

Postby FLandOBX » Fri Sep 11, 2020 10:45 pm

knotwindy wrote:
Fri Sep 11, 2020 6:54 pm
Watched this through skiing, telemarking, snowboarding, etc. The older folks always get mad at the new toys not because it’s new and different but because it’s ‘dangerous’. What they miss is it’s not the new toys that are dangerous but because everyone they see using it are beginners and they are indeed dangerous for a bit. Then they get better and the ‘problems’ mostly disappear. Also, the new toys tend to run a different path/line and the older folks aren’t used to it so don’t know what is coming next and get scared. Once they see it for a bit they can see the new paths and things relax further.
Interesting perspective. I watched that 1985 ski-snowboard video, and the really pathetic comments seem to come from the guy in the sunglasses, who I wouldn't classify as one of the "older folks". And the guys at my spots who are winging are definitely "older folks" (mostly over 55-60). I don't think the issue should be characterized as older folks vs. younger folks. It probably has more to do with whether a person is open-minded with a live-and-let-live approach to life than it has to do with age. :thumb:

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Re: Kite foiling is dying sooo fast

Postby flaps1111 » Fri Sep 11, 2020 10:52 pm

I saw the Greg videos and I thought wow I want to do that!!. Now I'm doing it too.. I see winging videos and riding with wingers in flat water and it looks so boring.
And I must admit that surfing with a foil is not as true as feeling the wave with a surfboard so I suppose is similar with a surf foil/sup/wing.

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Re: Kite foiling is dying sooo fast

Postby OzBungy » Fri Sep 11, 2020 11:14 pm

neilhapgood wrote:
Fri Sep 11, 2020 3:56 pm
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when you say 'bad shoulders' is winging bad for shoulders? I have had surgery on mine after dislocations so very wary of any sport that might put them at risk of dislocating again. Is winging a bad sport for people with shoulder dislocation issues or a different shoulder problem?
Winging can be very hard on everything if you're doing it wrong. That's one reason why I say it's not like windsurfing.

You feel horribly underpowered and you do everything you can to increase power and arms and shoulders and back and legs are working hard.

It's not how much power you have. It's how you apply the power. Enough power properly applied is good. More power doesn't help and you can almost infinitely adjust the power. Once you work that out it's easy.


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