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Re: The Duotone wing

Postby ronnie » Wed Mar 20, 2019 8:40 pm

jkrug wrote:
Wed Mar 20, 2019 7:57 pm
looks like holding a bar with a kite attached would be easier.
Kristin is a multiple kiting World Champion, but said that the wing is easier than a kite for doing what she was doing in the instagram.

It will probably only be suitable for foiling downwind (usually on wind driven swell or waves) using mostly wave power and then using the wing to foil back upwind to catch the next wave.

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Re: The Duotone wing

Postby tegirinenashi » Thu Mar 21, 2019 12:31 am

#Duowing? #Duosail? #Armstrong?
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Re: The Duotone wing

Postby Slappysan » Thu Mar 21, 2019 12:35 am

jkrug wrote:
Wed Mar 20, 2019 7:57 pm
looks like holding a bar with a kite attached would be easier.
I think it looks like holding a bar with a kite would be better but this product would allow for noobs to try it without the need for lessons.

It also allows for solo launches with zero space.

I would think your arms would fall off after 30 minutes though. I think a much better option would be a Flysurfer Peak4 on 3m lines (they also have like 3m of bridal).

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Re: The Duotone wing

Postby windmaker » Thu Mar 21, 2019 5:48 am

Closer to windsurfing than kitesurfing.

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Re: The Duotone wing

Postby drone » Thu Mar 21, 2019 10:06 am

Looks like kitewing.com. Own one. My dad 70 y. like it on ice.
It's safer than kite. New thing it's inflatable.
Can't imagine how to waterstart on small board.
Must be fun on SUP foil in placeses where you cant lanch kite or for peaple who cant kitesurf.

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Re: The Duotone wing

Postby ronnie » Thu Mar 21, 2019 12:10 pm

drone wrote:
Thu Mar 21, 2019 10:06 am
Looks like kitewing.com. Own one. My dad 70 y. like it on ice.
It's safer than kite. New thing it's inflatable.
Can't imagine how to waterstart on small board.
Must be fun on SUP foil in placeses where you cant lanch kite or for peaple who cant kitesurf.
There was a Waterwing version of the kitewing, and this is a video that shows how to waterstart it. The Waterwing was not a success. They made them up to 7m area, and the boards neeeded more power than a foil.


The Duotone wing seems to be for stronger winds (maybe enough wind to generate foilable waves?) and the prototypes were quoted as 2.5m area. The one in Tenerife seems to look more like a 'production' version of a prototype.

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Re: The Duotone wing

Postby ronnie » Thu Mar 21, 2019 12:29 pm



Matchu winging it in lighter wind.

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Re: The Duotone wing

Postby ronnie » Thu Mar 21, 2019 12:48 pm

tegirinenashi wrote:
Thu Mar 21, 2019 12:31 am
Duowing? Duosail?
It seems to be hashtagged as #wingfoil

https://www.instagram.com/explore/tags/wingfoil/

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Re: The Duotone wing

Postby NYKiter » Thu Mar 21, 2019 12:55 pm

Looks like a recipe for lateral epicondylitis....

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Re: The Duotone wing

Postby ronnie » Thu Mar 21, 2019 1:30 pm

NYKiter wrote:
Thu Mar 21, 2019 12:55 pm
Looks like a recipe for lateral epicondylitis....
It does. My tennis elbow now seems to have recovered after about 5 months.

The Kitewing system seems to have been used a lot on ice and snow, but it seems to have a gripping/potential_harness system that would make tennis elbow less likely.





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