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The Naish Wing-Surfer

Postby ronnie » Fri Apr 12, 2019 10:33 am

Naish have now announced it is in production.

This is Robby using a 4m.


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Re: The Naish Wing-Surfer.

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Postby ronnie » Fri Apr 12, 2019 11:52 am

It seems to only use hand grips - like on this iRig (except the iRig has a mast foot attachment to make it work like a sail - the Naish wing is like a dihedral kite).
(The iRig has been used since 2015 - usually on windSUPs (but not always - https://www.windsurf.co.uk/featured/kla ... rspective/))


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Re: The Naish Wing-Surfer

Postby ronnie » Fri Apr 12, 2019 12:20 pm

There used to be a kite viewtopic.php?f=1&t=10142 which had a double bladder in the leading edge. The idea was to make the leading edge stiffer by creating a web of material between the two bladders. That might possibly be of some use in a wing?
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Re: The Naish Wing-Surfer

Postby tomtom » Fri Apr 12, 2019 12:35 pm

had that kite. It wasnt to made it stiffer - ideo was to made it more aerodynamic. It was complete failure though,
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Re: The Naish Wing-Surfer

Postby jkrug » Fri Apr 12, 2019 1:05 pm

for a 4M kite/wing to pick you up out of the water, seems it would have to be blowing well into the 30s. besides Hawaii, where does that happen? maybe on a SUP foil where the wing doesn't really have to pick you up, but i don't see it working on a regular kite foil board, or even a surf foil board without those kinds of winds. given that, it might be interesting at a place where normal kite launch would be near impossible, like some mountainous lakes i know. if it's priced like a trainer kite...

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Re: The Naish Wing-Surfer

Postby ronnie » Fri Apr 12, 2019 1:50 pm

jkrug wrote:
Fri Apr 12, 2019 1:05 pm
for a 4M kite/wing to pick you up out of the water, seems it would have to be blowing well into the 30s. besides Hawaii, where does that happen? maybe on a SUP foil where the wing doesn't really have to pick you up, but i don't see it working on a regular kite foil board, or even a surf foil board without those kinds of winds. given that, it might be interesting at a place where normal kite launch would be near impossible, like some mountainous lakes i know. if it's priced like a trainer kite...
I did see a guy waterstart with a framed wing and ride back to the beach in Tenerife about 10 years ago and he was using a small strapless surfboard without a foil. It was a windy day - as you say.

It seems the current inflatable wings are intended for foil boards that can float your weight.

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Re: The Naish Wing-Surfer

Postby junebug » Fri Apr 12, 2019 2:11 pm

jkrug wrote:
Fri Apr 12, 2019 1:05 pm
for a 4M kite/wing to pick you up out of the water, seems it would have to be blowing well into the 30s. besides Hawaii, where does that happen? maybe on a SUP foil where the wing doesn't really have to pick you up, but i don't see it working on a regular kite foil board, or even a surf foil board without those kinds of winds. given that, it might be interesting at a place where normal kite launch would be near impossible, like some mountainous lakes i know. if it's priced like a trainer kite...
I’ve never tried a wing, but, FWIW, for kitefoiling with a Lift 150, I switch to a 4m kite in 18/19kn....

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Re: The Naish Wing-Surfer

Postby cglazier » Fri Apr 12, 2019 4:20 pm

It looks like Naish will be first to the market with a production wing product. Good for them. :D
I'd buy one if I could use it with my normal sized board and hydrofoil (700 sq cm wing) in winds of 20 knots. But if I need a big SUP board, a big wing hydrofoil and stronger winds... I'm not so sure... :o

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Re: The Naish Wing-Surfer

Postby MattyM » Fri Apr 12, 2019 5:04 pm

One of the nice things about kitesurfing is NOT having a great big sail right in front of you like windsurfing.


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