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Re: Kite foiling set to die almost completely out as wing foiling takes hold

Postby PullStrings » Thu Feb 18, 2021 7:26 pm

Just Passing Through wrote:
Thu Feb 18, 2021 4:32 pm
PullStrings wrote:
Thu Feb 18, 2021 3:02 pm

Bored after trying it

Ikitesurf classifiels has 124 Wingsurf Wings for sale
Doubtful.

There are 2,200+ kites listed now on Ikite...
....since at least 100 times more people use kites

Makes sense
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Re: Kite foiling set to die almost completely out as wing foiling takes hold

Postby Just Passing Through » Fri Feb 19, 2021 3:02 am

Don't get me wrong. I'm not selling my kite foil gear.

I originally thought winging was not for me. My original kite "pusher" said " You gotta try this." I have since eaten my fair share of crow...

I enjoy both. Kite foiling and wing foiling are complimentary. Each has their condition where they shine.

Given another generation of progession and development winging may get down to the low wind areas that only kite foiling can achieve. Only time will tell.

Remember, kiting has had a 20 year head start...
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Re: Kite foiling set to die almost completely out as wing foiling takes hold

Postby Eduardo » Fri Feb 19, 2021 3:25 am

Just Passing Through wrote:
Fri Feb 19, 2021 3:02 am
My original kite "pusher" said " You gotta try this."
My pusher said the same. When I windsurfed, he said you gotta try this kitesurf thing. When I kitesurfed on a TT, he said you gotta try this surfboard. Then you need something new? You gotta try foiling. You want to try something stronger and lighter? Try this Aluula stuff. He keeps me addicted and I keep paying enough to buy him a beach-front house in Maui. But I'm having fun so no regrets...

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Re: Kite foiling set to die almost completely out as wing foiling takes hold

Postby RidingRobi » Fri Feb 19, 2021 11:32 am

PullStrings wrote:
Thu Feb 18, 2021 3:02 pm
Possibly got Bored after trying it

Ikitesurf classifiels has 124 Wingsurf Wings for sale
I am anecdotal evidence for that.
Thought it would be nice on my local lake, bought all that stuff new and sold it after a few sessions as it is quite boring compared to kitefoiling when you have no swell.
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Re: Kite foiling set to die almost completely out as wing foiling takes hold

Postby Slappysan » Fri Feb 19, 2021 9:23 pm

Just Passing Through wrote:
Fri Feb 19, 2021 3:02 am
Remember, kiting has had a 20 year head start...
Actually I think hand wings pre-date kites for water sports, they just sucked until people started foiling.

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Re: Kite foiling set to die almost completely out as wing foiling takes hold

Postby longwhitecloud » Thu Feb 25, 2021 3:30 am

Slappysan wrote:
Fri Feb 19, 2021 9:23 pm
Just Passing Through wrote:
Fri Feb 19, 2021 3:02 am
Remember, kiting has had a 20 year head start...
Actually I think hand wings pre-date kites for water sports, they just sucked until people started foiling.
Pretty sure i seen pics from late 1800s of people with them on iceskates

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Re: Kite foiling set to die almost completely out as wing foiling takes hold

Postby McLovin » Thu Feb 25, 2021 7:14 am

Slappysan wrote:
Fri Feb 19, 2021 9:23 pm
Actually I think hand wings pre-date kites for water sports, they just sucked until people started foiling.
Full CIRCLE - what would Darby say...

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Re: Kite foiling set to die almost completely out as wing foiling takes hold

Postby joriws » Thu Feb 25, 2021 8:25 am

Already decades late on kitewing power.. :)

https://www.lakechamplainregion.com/sto ... entury-ago

A pic from 1912 stated at text. True or false year, don't know.. Maybe someone also tried that kind of wing on era's SUP aka the log and lumberjack.

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