Kai Lenny using a Kitewing - which doesn't flap around.Peter_Frank wrote: ↑Wed Dec 11, 2019 9:08 amAgree fully, there is something wrong with the way it looks - ugly is a good word
But he is REALLY good, I am really impressed seing this, amazing, and I dont think it is boring on flat water, seing that you can do 360's wind from the topside and loads of tricks - just like we do on windsurfers on flat water.
Every watersport has its own way of progressing and making it exiting and more difficult, great
Looks very odd though, the way a wing flaps around on a big board not connected.
Maybe it starts looking good if it gets more mainstream and most of us do it, human nature to adapt, but at current state it looks odd for some reason
Something aestitichally wrong as it is now...
It seems to me that the only thing you can "get" from Balz video is that you can try anything you want. Sometimes you're going to make it. Sometimes not.
Big tone (or any other non pro’s), any videos to share?bigtone667 wrote: ↑Thu Dec 12, 2019 10:26 pmI thought it worthwhile revisiting the original post now that I have a little bit of experience.
Anyone tried wing foiling? Now all the major kite brands are coming up with their offerings. Duotone, slingshot, cabrinha are just some examples.
Yes, I have. I have used the Naish, Duotone and Gong products. 3,4,5,7m wings. They are all good.
Anyones tried it yet? Whats the minimum water that you need to start playing with this? Duotone offers several sizes and the biggest, 6m they say is from 10knots.
If you are a water god, excessively fit etc etc 10 knots is possible, but not for me. I think 12/13 knots is my minimum on a 7m wing. I kite foil below that. But my bottom end has improved with both my board and wing pumping abilities.
How difficult is it to learn? I have some experience foiling, but really just learning. I thought this could be fun in places where kiting is not allowed or bad access..?
If you are using the Naish/Gong products, handing is really easy and it is easy to get started on a SUP (especially if you have never foiled before). The duotone wing is bit more frisky when you are not moving, but a little practice gives you the necessary skill to manage it. Gunnar has some great video's using the Ozone Wasp providing the clues.
I could already foil, so I had no challenges at all on a SUP board. I have now shrunk from an 8 foot 150L SUP down to a 6.5 125L SUP (this improved the winging experience enormously).
And I now wing in heaps of places I would/could never launch a kite at, so there are a heap of new locations. And it appears at the moment that the wing offends neither windsurfers or kiters .
Is it suitable to give to someone whos never tried a kite? Can u ride a regular SUP with this and have some fun?
I am currently teaching my wife to wing (previously taught her to do basic kiting) and she likes the fact that she can do it without any assistance. Teaching her on a SUP...... it's not exciting like a SUP foil, but it is getting her going. Once her basic wing skills are down, I will introduce a foil on a short mast.
One of Naish guys is now winging on a 1200cm2 wing, and I am now running the AXIS 101 (1430cm2). So no reason why is will not work. You need to get enough speed/pumping to get up, once you are up you will take off.
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