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- Kiting since: 2015
- Local Beach: Ngati Toa, Plimmerton, Titahi Bay, Waikanae, Petone, Seatoun, Lyall Bay, Eastbourne, Lake Wairarapa
- Favorite Beaches: Plimmerton
- Style: Wave, jump
- Gear: Late model Switch kites element and nitros,
DIY CAD ultra-concave wave twintips 1500 and 130mm with my own fin designs. Easy upwind, awesome carving. Switch Nitro 10m V7, Naish 5.3m Wing. Now focussing on Wingsurfing to rise to a new challenge. Building my own foils from my CAD design and 3D prints, built a CNC machine last year and now cutting designs with CNC as well as 3D printing.
Up to 3 DIY foil designs built and getting the hang of wingsurf foiling as we switch into 2021.
- Location: Porirua New Zealand
drsurf wrote: ↑
Sun Feb 21, 2021 12:37 pm
If you haven't used a suitable sized Peak4 kite with a surf foil, try it. The drift, power control and power per sq metre is radically different from other kites of all types. Cheaper than a wingding too.
Thanks, interesting comments. I haven't flown a foil kite since i was learning 5 years ago, a 13m Peter Lynne Gorilla. Pulled like a truck, stink depower. The complex foil bridles do allow for more projected area to actual area ratio then ILE kites and the kites are in stronger wind up higher. So I will accept I'm wrong this time
Still, I'm enjoying a level of excersize doing something I love wing foiling that I don't get kite boarding.
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when people get bored with wing , they will looking for something new.
The same what happens now switching from kite to wing.
For me wing are bulky & boring, except for wave riding.
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