I haven't got a wing yet but I completely agree with you. My guess is that people that think they can do this with a kite probably don't use surf foils. The one thing the surf foil made me realize is how much of a hindrance the kite becomes once I'm foiling on a wave. Even with my Peaks4 3/4/5m at some point I have to grab the bar and redirect it to keep drifting; ride, pump, repeat. I wish I could pack the Peak up somehow, ride and then instantly relaunch it. The wing is the closest thing to that right now. The only drawback I see with wings is that they seem to require a lot more wind.juandesooka wrote: ↑Fri May 15, 2020 9:19 pmI am 20 sessions in, so far have only had 1.5 sessions with legit surf, and it's everything I have dreamed about. Whip in, then luff the wing, and surf foil it independent of wind power, and then at the end of the wave power back up, get outside and do it again and again. Yes, I could have done the same with an 8m and a kite foil, but it wouldn't be the same free feeling.
Keep in my mind my dream comes from hyper-obsessive sup/surf foiling over the past 2 years. I have given up a number of kite sessions, mostly marginal but a few good, in pursuing this new passion. Being honest, I am already half over kiting in favour of the new mistress ... and this wing right now is the lacey lingerie that just makes it even better.
I continue to see wings as either an easy entry into wind sports for non-wind chasers. Or as an add-on to surf/sup foiling for the hardcore. The wing is not a substitute for kiting or windsurfing for most people already into it. And so, ultimately: there is virtually zero point talking with most of you people on here or posting videos about it, seems like trying to convince gay folks how exciting straight porn is (or vice versa hahaha). So with that, I'll crawl back under my rock and go back to chatting with the wing-minded folks in my own private idaho.
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