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Re: Surf Foils for Kiteboarding?

Postby oregonkiter » Mon Jul 23, 2018 12:40 am

^^^

Same! I find the larger surf wings much easier to control, and have fun on in high wind, and swell. I can slow down and play.

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Re: Surf Foils for Kiteboarding?

Postby grigorib » Mon Jul 23, 2018 2:00 am

oregonkiter wrote:
Mon Jul 23, 2018 12:40 am
^^^

Same! I find the larger surf wings much easier to control, and have fun on in high wind, and swell. I can slow down and play.
Funny that half a year ago I was still getting “those are beginner wings”, “you can go really slow on race wings too”. Can doesn’t mean should.

One perspective I was certainly missing was when someone brought up endless flat water of Italian lakes. Yeah, I’d get race wings to try that but where I ride a slower wing is fun.

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Re: Surf Foils for Kiteboarding?

Postby Icharus » Mon Jul 23, 2018 8:46 am

Great thread guys - I am currently riding the Shinn mega k all the time - I have 4 foils and have most fun carving this one around on small waves. Does anyone have an opinion on the naish large? It would be great to be able to compare the lifts of all these foils available -I guess even dimensions would be helpful.

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Re: Surf Foils for Kiteboarding?

Postby Dwight » Mon Jul 23, 2018 6:11 pm

Icharus wrote:
Mon Jul 23, 2018 8:46 am
Great thread guys - I am currently riding the Shinn mega k all the time - I have 4 foils and have most fun carving this one around on small waves. Does anyone have an opinion on the naish large? It would be great to be able to compare the lifts of all these foils available -I guess even dimensions would be helpful.
Naish L is a good one if you also want to surf it, no kite. If kite only, I’d recommend the medium Naish. It can handle more speed from the kite, while being just as fun as the Large.

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Re: Surf Foils for Kiteboarding?

Postby Icharus » Fri Aug 24, 2018 4:29 pm

up date - since I got the naish large - its pretty similar to the Shinn max K - really enjoying both - but I want to go bigger still and ditch the kite - Toby would a kite less forum be an oxymoron on kite forum ?

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Re: Surf Foils for Kiteboarding?

Postby tautologies » Fri Aug 24, 2018 4:39 pm

Icharus wrote:
Fri Aug 24, 2018 4:29 pm
up date - since I got the naish large - its pretty similar to the Shinn max K - really enjoying both - but I want to go bigger still and ditch the kite - Toby would a kite less forum be an oxymoron on kite forum ?
Naish has an XL now. It is backward compatible with the rest of your Naish set up.

Btw I also got the new Kite foil from Naish and that is a significant upgrade IMO.

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Re: Surf Foils for Kiteboarding?

Postby Laughingman » Fri Aug 24, 2018 5:11 pm

gmb13 wrote:
Fri Jul 13, 2018 10:26 pm
Kamikuza wrote:
Fri Jul 13, 2018 1:37 pm
Yeah, you need to be bigger to make the bigger wings work. So long as they're not sea anchors ...
Where are you guys getting your ideas from?

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Re: Surf Foils for Kiteboarding?

Postby ronnie » Fri Aug 24, 2018 6:13 pm

Icharus wrote:
Fri Aug 24, 2018 4:29 pm
up date - since I got the naish large - its pretty similar to the Shinn max K - really enjoying both - but I want to go bigger still and ditch the kite - Toby would a kite less forum be an oxymoron on kite forum ?
Something like this that was collapsable and could then be quickly deployed again - is still a kite. He's using a GoFoil Maliko foil.

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Re: Surf Foils for Kiteboarding?

Postby Laughingman » Sat Aug 25, 2018 1:31 am

ronnie wrote:
Fri Aug 24, 2018 6:13 pm
Icharus wrote:
Fri Aug 24, 2018 4:29 pm
up date - since I got the naish large - its pretty similar to the Shinn max K - really enjoying both - but I want to go bigger still and ditch the kite - Toby would a kite less forum be an oxymoron on kite forum ?
Something like this that was collapsable and could then be quickly deployed again - is still a kite. He's using a GoFoil Maliko foil.
Lol why not just windsurf :rollgrin:

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Re: Surf Foils for Kiteboarding?

Postby Kamikuza » Sat Aug 25, 2018 2:22 am

Laughingman wrote:
Fri Aug 24, 2018 5:11 pm
gmb13 wrote:
Fri Jul 13, 2018 10:26 pm
Kamikuza wrote:
Fri Jul 13, 2018 1:37 pm
Yeah, you need to be bigger to make the bigger wings work. So long as they're not sea anchors ...
Where are you guys getting your ideas from?

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Gunnar
Exactly! WHERE ARE YOU GUYS GETTING THIS?.

I average over 20 km/hour without even trying and that includes starting/stopping as most of my jibes end up in the drink.... my wing is alive, far from sluggish.
I use a Liquid force Impulse with a 750mm mast
Clearly it's not a sea anchor then. Some are ;)


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