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Re: The Naish Wing-Surfer

Posted: Mon Apr 29, 2019 9:51 pm
by ap888
^^looks kind of fun...expect the part when you constantly have the wing tip going in the water and having to always make sure it's high enough...happens much less with a foil but still happens (saw in vids) that would be super annoying that's the only thing really not so nice about the batwings other then that seem to be good :thumb:

Re: The Naish Wing-Surfer

Posted: Wed May 01, 2019 9:16 am
by kitecomedy
scottnorby wrote:
Mon Apr 29, 2019 9:26 pm
Sup 110 liters and almost no wind
:D :lol:


just joking...

Re: The Naish Wing-Surfer

Posted: Wed May 01, 2019 1:06 pm
by JakeFarley
"Scootching" :thumb: reminded me of pumping a foil.

Re: The Naish Wing-Surfer

Posted: Mon May 20, 2019 9:59 am
by ronnie

Re: The Naish Wing-Surfer

Posted: Mon May 20, 2019 8:59 pm
by Peter_Frank
It still looks odd and goofy, not smooth or aestethic in any way, compared to every other wind discipline, windsurf or windfoil or kitesurf or kitefoil or whatever.
And eventhough everyone says it works with small wings in little wind, we always see loads of wind in the videos, where you could even ride with a windsurf waveboard if you wanted to :rollgrin:

I am not impressed in any way I must say, so hope it is thrilling and fun if it is the "thing" :wink:

8) Peter

Re: The Naish Wing-Surfer

Posted: Tue May 21, 2019 9:43 am
by windmaker
Peter_Frank wrote:
Mon May 20, 2019 8:59 pm
It still looks odd and goofy, not smooth or aestethic in any way, compared to every other wind discipline, windsurf or windfoil or kitesurf or kitefoil or whatever.
And eventhough everyone says it works with small wings in little wind, we always see loads of wind in the videos, where you could even ride with a windsurf waveboard if you wanted to :rollgrin:

I am not impressed in any way I must say, so hope it is thrilling and fun if it is the "thing" :wink:

8) Peter
Same for me, could be wrong but don't understand the urge some big brands have to bring this to the market asap. Could be the "missed the kitefoil beginning" syndrome from Naish, Slingshot, duotone etc.

Re: The Naish Wing-Surfer

Posted: Tue May 21, 2019 9:55 am
by rynhardt
Peter_Frank wrote:
Mon May 20, 2019 8:59 pm

I am not impressed in any way I must say, so hope it is thrilling and fun if it is the "thing" :wink:

8) Peter
Yeah I feel the same way about those weird hydrofoil boards :rollgrin:

Re: The Naish Wing-Surfer

Posted: Tue May 21, 2019 11:50 am
by ronnie
rynhardt wrote:
Tue May 21, 2019 9:55 am
Peter_Frank wrote:
Mon May 20, 2019 8:59 pm

I am not impressed in any way I must say, so hope it is thrilling and fun if it is the "thing" :wink:

8) Peter
Yeah I feel the same way about those weird hydrofoil boards :rollgrin:
Foiling didn't really catch on at the start. Only when it became more efficient and practical did it start to really grow.

The wings look inefficient and awkward now, but they have room to become more efficient and handle better - and riders will become more skilled, switch stance etc. The wing is more suited to foiling, and will be particularly good for flying tacks.


Re: The Naish Wing-Surfer

Posted: Tue May 21, 2019 2:39 pm
by Peter_Frank
windmaker wrote:
Tue May 21, 2019 9:43 am
Peter_Frank wrote:
Mon May 20, 2019 8:59 pm
It still looks odd and goofy, not smooth or aestethic in any way, compared to every other wind discipline, windsurf or windfoil or kitesurf or kitefoil or whatever.
And eventhough everyone says it works with small wings in little wind, we always see loads of wind in the videos, where you could even ride with a windsurf waveboard if you wanted to :rollgrin:

I am not impressed in any way I must say, so hope it is thrilling and fun if it is the "thing" :wink:

8) Peter

Same for me, could be wrong but don't understand the urge some big brands have to bring this to the market asap. Could be the "missed the kitefoil beginning" syndrome from Naish, Slingshot, duotone etc.

Could be, so now they dont wanna miss the bus once more :rollgrin:

8) Peter

Re: The Naish Wing-Surfer

Posted: Tue May 21, 2019 2:41 pm
by junebug
ronnie wrote:
Tue May 21, 2019 11:50 am


Foiling didn't really catch on at the start. Only when it became more efficient and practical did it start to really grow.

The wings look inefficient and awkward now, but they have room to become more efficient and handle better - and riders will become more skilled, switch stance etc.
I don’t think foiling caught on because it became more efficient and practical. I think it caught on because the big boys like LF, SS, Naish, etc. started making aluminum setups designed for beginners and priced them relatively cheaply.

IMHO, the wings will never catch on. It’s not a problem with the equipment design. It’s a problem with the equipment concept. Why use a wing when a kite is so much more versatile? This feels like a step back, and my prediction is that the brands pushing it will drop it in short order.